Great hike up; quick romp down as an electrical storm was swiftly approaching!
A short, steep and challenging climb ends in some of the most gorgeous views in the Green Mountains. I watched a storm roll on in at a distance and it made my day.
Beautiful fall hike via the Long Trail.
It’s pretty rocky and muddy, so I would definitely advise some ankle support.
This is my first high point; I truly can’t wait to see the adventure ahead of knocking out the other states!
Honestly, my favorite peak of the trip. Having done Mount Marcy in the morning, and then making the drive to this peak by the late afternoon, I severely underestimated what it would take to summit this mountain. From google maps, I could see there was a road to the summit ridge, so I didn’t think it would be that difficult of a hike. But I got to the east side of the peak, at the ski resort, after a breathtaking drive from Smuggler’s Notch to Stowe Mountain Resort. I hadn’t eaten much, and had little time to make the summit before sunset. So I hoofed it up the access road under the ski lift. Took that all the way to the Cliff trail, where my dog and I enjoyed that amazing scramble to the summit ridge. Absolutely incredible trail, rocks and vista. Met a guy up on the summit that told me about Katahdin and the difficulties I might encounter, and decided I wasn’t going to make a summit attempt of Katahdin on this trip. But Mount Mansfield was amazing!
Hiked from Smuggler's Notch campground after camping there. Late start as I chose to wait out the rain, so trails were quite wet. Took Hazelton trail up, Long trail over the ridge and back down to the ski resort. Awesome views above treeline, the mile long section on the ridge is fantastic. Hot day.
Made a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMthm3gg81U
Summit trail was really crowded. Apparently there are "summit police" up there, got chased off after about 10 minutes because they felt it was too crowded.
Missed the Long Trail in fresh snow, essentially bushwhacked all the way to the top, then came down via Stowe groomers.
Longs Trail to summit - 2.3 miles in 2 hours 15 minutes of hiking time, rising on average over 1200 vertical feet per mile for a total of 2793 vertical feet of gain – a short hike, but it was all steep. Used the Cliff Trail/Gondola to descend.
Slow going, and the snowfall reduced visibility to about 500 feet at the summit. Not my favorite trip up Mansfield, but we made it!
Good gradual day hike... very green. There is no summit marker, but you'll know when you're there. Very neat looking down on all the green-ness of the green mountain state from the summit!
A nice Sunny day on top of the peak.
Bad weather day. Up Laura Cowles Trail, down Sunset Ridge. About 2 hrs 20 mins car to car from Underhill State Park, in bleak conditions. Would like to re-do when weather is nice.
Hiked up Mansfield via Halfway House trail with my best man a few days before the wedding.
Super Cold!!!!! Rime ice was all over the rocks this time of year already so dress appropriately. I took the Stowe gondola to top and hiked about a mile to the summit
Dumping snow all day. Went up Profanity trail via Long trail. Extra .6 RT due to road being closed. Post-holing knee deep at times up on Profanity and complete whiteout on top. Beautiful winter wonderland... bit more work though with conditions and all the fresh powder. Good times
Drove up the toll road and hiked along the trail in the clouds. Intermittent rain and wind on slippery rock made it an adventure. The trip proved Charlotte, Alice, and Susie "are not completely useless."
I hiked this one from the trailhead at the end of the toll road. The weather was perfect and the round-trip hike took about 60 minutes.
This was my 4th state highpoint. We started off in the early afternoon and the temperature at trailhead was mild as I recall. We hiked the Sunset Ridge trail and I was charmed by how beautiful it was in the beginning, with all the trees, plants, mushrooms, bridges, babbling brooks, birds, and little chipmunks. Every once in a while, we would come to a clearing in the trees that would offer up beautiful views of the fall foliage in the valley below. All the while we were traversing through the woods, the trail was very rocky, but once we got close to the top of the treeline and above it, it was pretty much all rocks. This was the most challenging part for me. Once we got to the top, the views were fan-freaking-tastic, but then the wind started whipping up and we descended from the summit quickly to get away from it. Beautiful hike, amazing views, beautiful state!