Glastenbury Mt. Climber's Log

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chilkoot - Aug 9, 2014 12:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2014

Second time here  Sucess!

Made a nice loop with the West Ridge Trail and the Long Trail to make around a 22 mile day. Camped at Woodford State Park nearby and had beautiful weather. Nobody else on the blue blazed side trail but many on the LT/AT. The fire tower has been rebuilt and offers stupendous views in all directions. There is even a geocache right at the summit, I would guess it is possibly the most remote geocache in Vermont in terms of distance from the nearest road. This was my second trip to the top. The first was during my AT thru-hike in 1998.


Vasler - Dec 30, 2010 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

LT Sobo  Sucess!

You can access the old firetower and I recommend it. During sunset, a bright ball of a thunderstorm came from the horizon and then overhead. There are spots for camping nearby the firetower. Glastenbury is supposed to have ghosts and a sasquatch of its' own, but we heard nothing.


fox5659 - Sep 30, 2010 7:34 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2010

AT/LT Section Hike

Some of the best water we came across was on top of this mountain.


ScAtTeRbOnE - May 30, 2010 8:20 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2010

Fayville Route  Sucess!

Rough forest roads on way in. Took snowmobile trail to AT/LT to summit. Great views from tower.


mmcguigan - Oct 20, 2009 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 1986

LT NB  Sucess!

On my first 50 miler with the BS


Bkoziol3 - Mar 31, 2009 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

3 Day AT Hike  Sucess!

made it up and over Glastenbury while on a 3 day AT hike... walked from the beginning of the Wilderness Area to the summit in about the hardest rain i've ever been out in.. It was like a Monsoon!! stayed up on the summit in the shelter with about 12 other stranded thru hikers... disappointed with no views but seems like it would be incredible on a sunny day! by-passed the fire tower...

Oakafee - Jan 20, 2008 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 2007

Long  Sucess!

A really nice view, and a lot of wind. But I'm still debating whether it was worth 23 miles of monotony. I read that Indians used to consider the top haunted, but I my own experience doesn't confirm that.


eric-griz - Dec 1, 2007 4:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2000

Rain  Sucess!

AT Northbound.


buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 11:30 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2004

Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

Very wet and mussy trail, still quite a bit of snow near the summit. No alien sightings.


tioga - Sep 15, 2007 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2007

Along the LT  Sucess!

The first 'real' mountain along the Long Trail. Summited it on a hot and humid day, but there was a stiff breeze on top that made it a pleasurable experience.


chilkoot - Aug 29, 2007 11:51 pm

Black fly hatchery  Sucess!

Not sure I've ever seen so many blackflies in one spot. I could not possibly have stayed at Goddard so pushed on over the summit and down to Kid Gore that day. The only respite from the blood-sucking bugs was at the top of the tower, on which one of my friends later bedded down for the night.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - May 2, 2006 2:16 pm

LT to the summit  Sucess!

A very nice and remote summit. You can see very little civilization around you since the peak is located in the middle of the GMNF. Stayed in the shelter near the top. Breeze keeps the blackflies down.

royswkr - Apr 15, 2006 2:14 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 1965

Long Trail SB  Sucess!

Day hike from (then) Arlington-West Wardsboro Road to extension of road past (then) Fay Fuller Camp, the only one of my 5 day hikes of Glastenbury to use only the then-current Long Trail


cmc56789 - Sep 4, 2005 9:55 am

Route Climbed: Appalachian-Long Trail Date Climbed: September 03, 2005  Sucess!

Long day on the long trail. Started around 8 AM and reached the summit aboout 2:30 PM, Crews were working on the tower and it was off limits. Odd to hear powersaws this far in to the woods. Had more Long Trails on the Long Trail. Views from top would have been nice, but it was still a nice hike through beautiful forest with an occasional scenic vista along the way. Returned under cover of darkness, with a cool view of the lights of Bennington from a powerline crossing. Back to my parents house for hamburgers to celebrate.


Tweezer - Nov 29, 2003 1:18 am

Route Climbed: from south Date Climbed: summer of 96  Sucess!

Fun hike, Super strong winds! The tower would shake pretty hard in the wind !!!!!


big_g - Mar 3, 2003 6:41 pm Date Climbed: Sep 30, 2005

Route Climbed: AT/LT  Sucess!

Hit this on my 2000 AT and 2005 LT thruhikes. Awesome shelter! Too bad about the firetower.

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