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!
Long Trail / Profanity Trail up to the beautiful summit; loved this mountain. Trail easy to follow, mostly tree-lined woods until the last half mile. Plenty of other folks hiking on a great summer day.
With the help of a local friend of a friend I summited my first state high point on a trip to Vermont. Loved seeing the ecosystems change with elevation and the tundra on the top reminded me of Alaska. Only ones at the summit for sunrise!
I started up from Underhill State Park around noon. It had rained a lot recently, so I took the Sunset Ridge trail, which the ranger had recommended as the least waterlogged. The going was still pretty wet, but not nearly as bad as Mt. Marcy the day before. Though the weather had cleared up down below, everything above treeline was locked in clouds... my second cloudy summit. Oh well. The scrambling was still fun, and all the waterfalls along the trail were going like crazy.
The nice thing about this hike is that about half of it is in the open air. Makes for good stopping points along the way up
The weather stole my views as visibility wasn't great with the snow and wind. Fun climb. Went down Laura Cowles.
Hell Brook Trail. Short, steep climb with some short, fun scrambles.