Mount Mansfield Climber's Log

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birdhead

birdhead - Oct 9, 2009 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2009

Long Trail  Sucess!

Hiked up the Long Trail on my first day ever in Vermont (a beautiful state). The fall colors were in full force and the setting was very nice. The trail up has a steep grade with a few small waterfalls and some nice scrambling near the top. The weather was marginal on the summit that day and unfortunately there was no view from the top. I descended the Profanity Trail back to the Long Trail to make a nice loop. Three hours round trip.

Zandt

Zandt - Oct 6, 2009 11:46 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

Lazy boy for HP #11  Sucess!

We were lazy -- took the toll road up and then hiked over to the high point from there, pup in tow.

It was still awesome -- views incredible -- if we'd had more time I'd have gone for a full hike up. What a gorgeous mountain, fantastic autumn views of the valleys below.

derekthered

derekthered - Sep 23, 2009 1:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2008

Quite a view  Sucess!

It was absolutely frigid on top, but the colors were fantastic! Shocked some lady when she saw me wearing shorts. :)

CRiedel2

CRiedel2 - Aug 11, 2009 8:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

First TimeTo Vermont  Sucess!

Decided to check out Vermont for the first time this past weekend. We camped at Underhill State Park and I hiked up the Sunset Ridge Trail to the Chin. It was supposed to rain, so I hustled a little quicker than I would normally. It was cloudy, but there were still great views. Detoured to Cantilever Rock on the way back down.
I plan on going back to the area and checking out more of the trails VT has to offer. Went to Ben &Jerry's the next day before heading home.

weathergirl42

weathergirl42 - Jul 6, 2009 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2009

Long Trail  Sucess!

A great hike but no views above treeline because of weather. Called my Dad from the summit to wish him a happy Father's Day. Would love to go again for the views! HP #4.

osatrik

osatrik - Jun 29, 2009 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1985

1st Ascent!!!  Sucess!

Ok, maybe not the overall 1st ascent. But the oldest documented on summitpost.org (as of this entry), and it was my daughter and my first state highpoint. I subsequently visited 49 state high points, and Vanessa summited 39.

jtellis

jtellis - Jun 1, 2009 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2009

great time  Sucess!

went up hell brook today, very cold for june 1, plus chance of rain and off-season--so i only encountered three people and had the top of the chin to myself for more than half an hour. really enjoyed this one--definitely will do it again, maybe in november.

VermontMike

VermontMike - May 16, 2009 1:15 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 1985

Home Sweet Home  Sucess!

The mountain that made me love hiking.

maddie77777

maddie77777 - Sep 20, 2008 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008

HP # 12  Sucess!

I literally could have stayed on this summit the entire day. Was cloudy and foggy when we got near the top, but the skies opened up, and it was absolutely gorgeous. I can't wait to go back to these mountains!

BCJ

BCJ - Aug 30, 2008 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Pretty area  Sucess!

Great views for a long ways.

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Aug 26, 2008 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Busy Mountain

Long Trail from Rt. 108. Good hike up starts in beech forest and ends above timberline in sub-alpine tundra. Great views from top, but trail was very busy.

Tahawus

Tahawus - Aug 12, 2008 12:23 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2007

Mount Mansfield  Sucess!

Climbed via the Maple Ridge Trail from Stevensville. Saw dozens of salamanders for most of the hike. Lots of mud and even a few patches of snow. Great views during the hike along the ridge to the Chin. There were a ton of families who had driven up to the Nose and were hiking up to the Chin. It was Memorial Day Weekend after all. My second state highpoint!

Chinigo

Chinigo - Aug 4, 2008 10:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008

Mansfield Loop - up Long Trail, down Haselton  Sucess!

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!)

Patrick B

Patrick B - Jul 27, 2008 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2008

One way up, another down.  Sucess!

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!

kavak

kavak - Jun 25, 2008 10:26 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1983

Stowe Gondola to Cliff Trail  Sucess!

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.

cbucker

cbucker - Jun 16, 2008 9:08 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2008

great all around  Sucess!

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).

mmcguigan

mmcguigan - May 5, 2008 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 1990

Fun Mountain  Sucess!

Great hike up. Followed the LT. Lots of fog and rain that day so we never got a view from the summit.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 19, 2008 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2007

2x  Sucess!

A civilized outing with some interesting scrambling at the end.

lanemahan

lanemahan - Mar 22, 2008 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Sunset Ridge  Sucess!

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!

thelisa

thelisa - Feb 18, 2008 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2008

No views but good fun

My boyfriend and I skinned up and skied down in bootdeep powder. Great conditions!

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