In all seasons. Not the most aesthetic Vermont peak, but has the most alpine.
Highpoint #4 and according to the volunteer at the top, we were climber numbers 3 and 4 for the day.
The volunteer on top taught us about rare vegetation. I felt guilty eating a salad later.
HIghpoint number 13!!!!
Honestly, my legs were a little sore after doing Katahdin the previous day, but the trip was wonderful. I did the Gondola/Cliff trail both ways and it was a blast. Lots of people on the top.
Really nice hike and great views of Lake Champlain in the distance. Crowded party atmosphere on top too.
Another high point!
Definately worth a trip, would like to attempt in winter next.
Thick fog at the top mid-day but still a nice sprint up and down the Long Trail. Would love to have enjoyed an eponymous frosted beverage afterward.
Gorgeous day, great views, started pretty early so summit didn't have too many people. And only a few pesky black flies were still out and about.
Who would of thought a June day could be this crappy. in the woods was fine and pleasant enough but above the treeline brutal winds like 60mph at least and freezing rain. Fog so thick there was no views at all, i'll have to go back for real Mansfield experience
Went solo. Saw only two other people. I had summited and was on the way down when I ran into them. They had turned back because they lost the trail. I wish we were closer and all three of us could have made it.
Got socked in after crossing the tree line, but once on top observed nice blue sky on one side and socked in on the other. Cool effect!
Started up through the trees then picked up Chinclip (closed) and took it to the warming hut. Stashed my snowboard there and pushed for the top. Had fun working up some gully systems. On the ridge, got full whiteout conditions with really strong winds. Turned around somewhere between the Lower Lip and the Chin. Great ride down the Cliff trail and Nosedive though.
Went up the Long Trail, walked down to the Summit House, and descended Haselton Trail. Cloudy morning, but still far views to the Adirondacks.
Via Long Trail at base then bush-whacked up some sweet walls:)
Where in the blazes did the (white) blazes go? Hint: if you lose the trail, find a ski run and mush to the top of the gondola house, then follow the boot pack up the so-called gondola trail. I think it brings you out near the top of the profanity trail. I lucked out and had a bluebird day with temperatures near or below zero, however. Winds were gusting but mostly under 10 mph. Next time I'd like to see the Taft Lodge and Lake of the Clouds.
I summitted as part of the Long Trail during my through-hike. The roads near the top were uninteresting to say the least, but in the obscurity of fogs they were soon forgotten.
Three times now - once via Long Trail from the picnic area and twice via Hell's Brook. It just doesn't look like there's any way up when crossing the Adam's Apple, but it's really nice from there to the top.
Rocky, slippery, and crowded!