I used to ski up that way several times over the years... ~before~ I got the HighPoint bug.. Had to make a special trip this time.. #21
My trio summited from Smuggler's Notch during a NASTY, day-long downpour. The trails were creeks, and I think my legs may have been drier in some swimming pools! Honestly, I wouldn't change it though, as it made the summit a far greater accomplishment.
It was really strange to get to the top and find a 'ranger' standing there in the wind and rain seemingly perfectly at peace - love it!
A nice little climb. Was really impressed with its long summit ridge. ANother great northeastern peak!
Reached the summit on the Saturday of the first weekend in December with temperatures in the 30's and a clear, sunny sky. Can't beat it! Good amount of ice and a little snow, but overall we were met with pretty tough to beat conditions for December.
Left late in the afternoon from the Underhill State Park and hiked up the Sunset Ridge Trail. Probably my 25th time up here, the sunset did not disappoint- amazing view. Very ice trail, but little snow. Hung out at the top for a while, came down by 9:00 by moonlight - simply beautiful.
Very cold morning, sun came over the ridge as I came out onto the open Sunset Ridge. Enjoyed views up to the main ridge, had summit to myself, very cold strong winds. Started running into tourists along the ridge, visited Forehead and descended via the very steep but scenic Maple Ridge Trail. Great day!
Up sunset, down halfway house. Beautiful day on top of the Greens
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!