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ChinigoMansfield Loop - up Long Trail, down Haselton  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008


Weather was better than expected (partly cloudy), though because it had rained the day before everything was wet and the streams were running! Going up was almost a continuous ascent, and the climb to the Chin was great fun. (I also made a side trip to the Adam's Apple.) Someone left a pair of red poles (Leki?) by the side of the trail - where it got steep between the AA and Chin - I hope they retrieved them later. Views were sporadic due to the clouds, but that was expected.

As usual, I met and talked to many nice people along the way, especially at the Chin summit and at the visitor's center. (Thanks for the water purification tablet!)
Posted Aug 4, 2008 10:15 am

Patrick BOne way up, another down.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2008

Patrick B

Defiantly a difficult ascent. The Hell Brook route was wonderful and you got to do some climbing. The Rocks on the route were wet so there was always the danger of slipping :/. My dad wanted to descend the Long Trail since descending on rocks isn't the best idea. The chin was spectacular!
Posted Jul 27, 2008 6:26 pm

kavakStowe Gondola to Cliff Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1983


On the road with the family in tow. They humored me in allowing me a quick ascent while they enjoyed the grassy meadows below. Hazy day with wonderful views of the countryside.
Posted Jun 25, 2008 10:26 am

cbuckergreat all around  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2008


Incredible, very direct route, steady climb. Still about 3+ ft of snow in spots on the trail and some ice above the treeline. Unbeleiveable views of the Adironaks, whites, greens, and lake champlain. the summit ridge is a natural work of art and an awesome hike. The air was so clean snow was visible on the Whites and Adirondaks with the naked eye (60+ miles).
Posted Jun 16, 2008 9:08 am

mmcguiganFun Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 1990


Great hike up. Followed the LT. Lots of fog and rain that day so we never got a view from the summit.
Posted May 5, 2008 4:09 pm

Sam Page2x  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

Sam Page

A civilized outing with some interesting scrambling at the end.
Posted Apr 19, 2008 6:13 pm

lanemahanSunset Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Hiked the Sunset Ridge trail to the chin. Unfortunately, all of the great views I heard about on that trail were obscured by clouds. Nice hike, went up and back in one morning / afernoon. Had lunch on the summit. High point #1!
Posted Mar 22, 2008 4:27 pm

thelisaNo views but good fun
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008


My boyfriend and I skinned up and skied down in bootdeep powder. Great conditions!
Posted Feb 18, 2008 5:08 pm

jimeganMT MANSFIELD  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2006


Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:26 pm

96avs01Winter Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2008


A little winter fun after the previous day on Mt. Washington. Used the Cliff Trail from the gondola to summit, then roundtrip traverse to Forehead, and descent in time for the football games.
Posted Jan 22, 2008 2:39 pm

Six2Missed, twice!


I attempted a northbound hike of the Long Trail in the fall of 2005. I ran out of time and money in Jonesville and Mansfield escaped me.

This past September, I drove the auto road up, but it was colder than I expected. I hadn't planned to be there, and I didn't have the time to hit the summit - bummer.
Posted Nov 28, 2007 1:24 am

eric-grizLong Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2000


Hiked up here during my 2000 Long Trail end-to-end.
Posted Nov 9, 2007 9:43 pm

Jerry LLong / Profanity  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2007

Jerry L

Beautiful views. Hiked with the wife.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 8:46 am

TJ311The Long Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2007


It was an unusually warm October day in Stowe, 75 F and total sunshine. It was a bit windy, even at the start. It took my climbing partner and I about 2 hours to reach the summit from the trailhead @ HWY 108 (Mountain Road). We made a dozen stops for photo ops. The summit views were outstanding in all directions. It was extremely windy though and we didn't stay long. The hike down was hard on the knees. My 2nd state highpoint.
Posted Oct 16, 2007 8:36 am

buzzdainerFrom Smuggler's Notch  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1996


Spectacular day for a hike up Vermont's highest peak.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 4:15 pm

ktiffany22Good times!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2007


These people don't believe in switchbacks... and I LOVE THAT!!:-) Coming from Colorado 14ers to this altitude, we were flying up this thing! It was great to not be huffing the usual:-) Fun hike- 2nd state highpoint:-)
Posted Sep 28, 2007 8:55 pm

alpspitzeLongs Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 1999


Hiked up during some hurricane remnants. Didn't mind getting soaked.
Posted Sep 25, 2007 9:15 am

DubsRainy Saturday  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007


Took the Hell Brook Trail most of the way. Nice and challenging, fun, and WET in the rainy weather. Very beautiful on the way up.
Posted Sep 21, 2007 10:22 am

tioga5 times!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


I have been up this mountain in four consecutive summers, from 2004-2007. I have always had great weather for it. I never really appreciated the magnitude of the mountain until I came up over the forehead on the Long Trail with a 30lb pack on my back. I had always come up from the north on the LT in previous years. Did it a 5th time with my wife, brother, mom, and dad on a vacation to Vermont in 2010. Went up Sunset Ridge Trail and down Laura Cowles Trail.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 10:25 am

paisajeroamericanoA Great End to the Year  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2006


A fun day in the snow during a dry winter in Vermont. We even managed to pick up a hitchhiker in town and bring him up the mountain. Unfortunately, Craig twisted his ankle on the descent.
Posted Sep 13, 2007 5:39 am

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