Mt Mansfield

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DATE: Oct 28, 2023
END DATE: Oct 28, 2023

Hike/Event Location: Underhill VT

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Plymouth, NH United States

Meeting Time: 8:00 AM

Max # People: 25

Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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Mt Mansfield: elevation (highest point) 4380ft, distance to highest is 3.86 miles, total trip distance approx. 7 miles.

  • Ascent via the Tear Drop Trial to Maple Ridge Trail to “The Forehead” (3885 ft)  Traverse the ridge via the Long Trail to the Mansfield summit (4380 ft)
  • Decent via the Sunset Ridge Trail

This trip is considered STRENUOUS.

  • Steep grade
  • Consistent and steady pace
  • Distance/elevation
  • Not advised for first-time hikers

The group will meet at the Tear Drop Trailhead at 8 a.m. and depart up the trail at 8:15 a.m. SHARP.

PREPARATION/WHAT TO BRING: The Green Mountains can have unpredictable and extreme weather changes year-round. It is recommended that hikers have extra dry clothing and wind protection. Always have water and food. If you need suggestions on what to bring, PLEASE ASK!! The summit building access will be unknown, please plan accordingly.

It is also highly recommended to bring a BLISTER KIT (DIY kit online).

For this trip, it is important to bring along flexibility, patience, and a sense of humor.

Group Size It is not fun leaving folks out.

  • If you cannot attend, PLEASE cancel so others may join.
  • If you are on the waiting list, please contact me days prior to the trip, most likely there will be room and if needed this trail will allow us to break the group into two smaller groups.
  • Please do NOT bring any dogs on this hike. The summit will be busy with hikers and non-hikers.

Decreasing the impact on the environment is always a priority! Please plan to “carry in and carry out” all items. It may also be possible to collect other hikers’ debris along the way.

Weather: If the weather is a concern any updates or cancellation information will be posted by the Thursday prior to 6 pm. If there is a cancellation, it will include a “possible” rescheduled date so participants can watch for that opportunity.  For the current weather on this hike use the following link: https://fairbanksmuseum.org/eye-on-the-sky

Safety is a priority! Any time a hiker is injured or lost a HUGE team of volunteers is dispatched to aid in the search and rescue efforts. No one wants to be injured or put others in harm’s way. Always be prepared. Know your limits. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the hike leaders.

The group will meet at the Tear Drop Trailhead at 8 a.m. and depart up the trail at 8:15 a.m. SHARP.

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

The group will meet at the Tear Drop Trailhead at 8 a.m. and depart up the trail at 8:15 a.m. SHARP.

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Plymouth, NH

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Bobcat Posted Oct 26, 2023 at 3:50 PM

Hikers are welcome to stay at Bear Pond, NH on Fri and/or Sat nights or stop by after the hike on Saturday. The house is about 1.5 hours from the trailhead. Email BobCat for directions.

nhclimber03264 Posted Oct 6, 2023 at 7:35 PM

This hike date has changed to 10/28 due to poor weather expected on 10/7

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