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EnapaiSunset Ridge Trail ascent; Laura Cowles Trail Descent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 1999


Camped for Labor Day weekend at Underhill State Park. Busy day at the summit (because the weather was gorgeous).
Posted Jul 23, 2006 7:21 pm

IlafanA free CD and everything!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006


After having to wait until 10:00 AM for the toll road to open (don't rich Vermont people get up?), we drove to the visiter center about 1.5 miles from the summit. A CD entertained us along the steep drive ("You're on it!"). The hike from the VC is pretty easy and was very crowded. The views were wonderful as the clouds were only brief and fleeting. Overall, a pleasant experience (good campsite at the State Park off 108, too).
Posted Jul 20, 2006 6:43 pm

royswkrJune 1963  Sucess!
Stayed at Taft Lodge, loop to Nose
Posted Jul 10, 2006 10:37 pm

redmondSunset Ridge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2006
Beautiful day out, a little hazy but amazing views. Saw very few people on the trail, but the summit was a little crowded with people coming from the toll road. Great mountain, definitely one to climb again.
Posted Jul 10, 2006 12:45 pm

KoonsyRoute: Long to Profanity  Sucess!


very fun trail. Got hit with very strong winds as we got up towards the summit, what a blast. Atleast we didn't get much rain that day.
Posted Jul 9, 2006 4:07 pm

autoblockNot-So-Long Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2006


I was primarily searching for Bicknell's Thrush, but hiked the Not-So-Long Trail up from the Stowe side on the first day the Green Mtn Club said it was OK. Mud below, snow above, and fresh moose prints on the trail. Found my thrush at the Taft Cabin turnoff, strolled to the Chin and returned. Had the whole mountain to myself. Roundtrip from car, 4 easy hours.
Posted Jun 8, 2006 6:23 pm

EastKingLong Trail to Profanity Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2006


Trip Report coming soon. Weather was great both the Chin and Adams Apple are unbelievable. Glad I brought my ice axe but I wish I brought my snowboard.
Posted Mar 29, 2006 10:45 am

locationA_D_D85THE CLASSIC LOOP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2006


BEst hike i have ever done_started on the 10th of feb. camped out in a lean-too at underhill state park woke up to an unbelievable clear day_started out on the SUNset Ridge to the CHIN from the CHIN i hiked longtrail to the forehead and then back down on the maple ridge trail_to the CCC road_that got boring really quick_ so a bushwack straight to the lean-too made it alittle more interesting_ camped out sat night where it was negative temps all night and then hiked out to the underhill center sunday morning__ will do again in the summer_
Posted Feb 13, 2006 6:34 pm

dobsonianRoute Climbed: Sunset Ridge Date Climbed: February 7, 2006


Got some nice MSR snowshoes and wanted a chance to use them so I managed to sneak up here before a meeting at IBM but unfortunately was unable to summit. I arrived around 11A at the winter parking area, suited up, followed snowshoe tracks through the 6" of fresh snow up to the teardrop trail cutoff (saw snowboard tracks coming from there on the way out so someone had some fun!). I gave myself 3 hours to get up with the extra mile hike from parking and made it well above Cantalever Rock before I had to turn back. Bushwacked about .5 mile when I lost the blue blazes but knew the ridge from a summer climb and eventuallly got back on the trail. Turn around decision was made 2:45 in when I came across an explosed ledge with fresh snow and a little ice but no place to get a good hold and a good 1000' drop (just after you get to exposed ridge line on sunset). I bailed when I couldn't get the ice ax to find purchase anywhere, probably a good idea since I was on my own and blazing the trail. I figure I was 700' below the chin and maybe .6 miles horizontal, would have been a nice day at the top, bummer!
Posted Feb 9, 2006 2:20 pm

AlpinistRoute Climbed: Teardrop Trail / Sunset Ridge Date Climbed: January 28, 2005  Sucess!


Hiked up the Teardrop Trail to the Nose then along the ridge to the Chin. Clear skies but hazy day. High winds above treeline. It was a fun snowshoe hike. This is my 13th state highpoint.
Posted Jan 28, 2006 7:47 pm

outdoors4sure37Route Climbed: Butler Lodge Trail to Wampahoosuc? Trail to Long Trail Date Climbed: January 7th 2006  Sucess!


Hiked to the Forehead from Underhill and across the entire ridge to the Chin from there. Bitter cold and wind and very deep snow but gorgeous views on this clear winter day.
Posted Jan 9, 2006 5:16 pm

kozRoute Climbed: From the West Date Climbed: August 31, 1996  Sucess!


Highpoint #3, with my wife. Can't recall exact trail, but approached from the less-busy West side. Word to the wise: probably best not to start a getaway weekend with a strenuous hike!
Posted Jan 2, 2006 11:18 pm

e-docRoute Climbed: Octagon Date Climbed: Feb 27, 2003  Sucess!


In Stowe for a conference. Took ski lift to Octagon and hiked/snowshoed to summit. Panoramic and clear view. Perfect weather.
Posted Dec 31, 2005 11:42 am

Holsti97Route Climbed: Long Trail Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!


Took the Long Trail with my 16 year old son Ryan. Nice hike, but didn't like all of the blue marks on the rocks marking the trail. Leave No Trace? Lot of people on the summit that day. HP #2.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 3:06 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: Bushwack to sunset ridge. Date Climbed: January 9th, 2005  Sucess!


I bushwacked my way from where the gondola dropped me off and even though I was not sure whether I would reach the summit, I managed to catch up with the summit trail and had a beautiful winter summit ascent up an icy slope all the way to the top of Vermont.
Posted Nov 8, 2005 2:44 am

big_gRoute Climbed: LT north summit traverse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2005


Managed to bag this one during a short weather window. I was planning on a zero day waiting out the weather in Butler Lodge when suddenly the clouds began to lift. What is this? Views? Huh?

Just enough time to summit and make it to Taft Lodge for the night.
Posted Oct 21, 2005 11:32 am

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: Most trails Date Climbed: Many Times

Seth Maciejowski

This is probably my favorite mtn in the northeast up there with Katadin, Lafayette and the Gothics in the Adirondacks. Most all of the trails to the summit are great and you can't go wrong although I would say stay away from the one that crosses the ski area as it is kind of hacked up.

Climbed Hell Brook in a hurricane in 2003
Climbed Maple Ridge in the dark in 2005
Climbed Laura Cowles in 50 minutes in 2006

I love this mountain!
Posted Oct 14, 2005 5:17 pm

sdespinsRoute Climbed: Halfway House Trail to Long Trail to Sunset Ridge Date Climbed: 10/10/05  Sucess!


Misty, foggy and wet but beautiful. Nice loop, ~4 - 5 hours total. To get to Halfway House Trail (blue marker), start in Underhill State Park, start up CCC Road, follow signs for Sunset Ridge, stay Right at bridge on left that begins Sunset Ridge. Halfway House Trail starts a bit more up the road, to the left. Nice trail, a bit wet with lots of streams. Emerge near relay station above tree line. Pick up long trail (white) going left, follow along ridge until meet with Sunset Ridge (blue market to left). Continue along ridge for a while, descend back to parking lot.
Posted Oct 12, 2005 9:56 am

tammyvhRoute Climbed: Hell Brook/Hell Brook CutOff/Long Trail North to Summit/Haselton Date Climbed: October 6, 2005  Sucess!
Wet trip up Hell Brook, very muddy on the cutoff to the Long Trail. Hazy day on top of the mountain, could not see Lake Champlain. Nice climb back down Haselton.
Posted Oct 10, 2005 12:54 pm

mtnbndRoute Climbed: Sunset Ridge Trail Date Climbed: August 22, 2005  Sucess!


Sunset Ridge trail was a great suggestion from the fellow at Climb High in Burlington. Much of the trip was spent above timberline, which was nice since my sister had never been. The Sunset Ridge gave great views of the Green Mountains, Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Weather deteriorated the higher we climbed. At the summit there was very limited visibility and it was very windy, damp and cold. A great trip on a great route. Will do it again.
Posted Oct 4, 2005 11:26 am

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