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Sun/wind/ fog/ ice/ mud….

The drive to the trail was optimistic but soon found out that the summit was in the clouds winds were howling with ice on the…

Mt. Mansfield

9/24/2022 Summited Mt Mansfield via the Long Trail to Profanity Trail crossed the ridgeline and descended via the Haselton Trail. Met a group from the…

Mount Mansfield loop

Had fun and light hike – after the last few over night hikes this day hike was a refreshing pack free trek. we did the…

Mount Mansfield loop

Had fun and light hike – after the last few over night hikes this day hike was a refreshing pack free trek. we did the…

Mount Mansfield loop

Had fun and light hike – after the last few over night hikes this day hike was a refreshing pack free trek. we did the…

Mount Mansfield

This has been a bucket list hike for me. So happy to be able to check it off that list. I grew up coming to…

Vermont #1

Challenging but rewarding hike!

Bluebird Day on Mansfield

A perfect blue bird day heading up Mount Mansfield. Took the long trail there and back from just above the ski area parking. It’s pretty…

Holy Rocks

The view of the ridge line was incredible and absolutely breathtaking. We ended up doing this hike counter clockwise and I’m not sure if that…

New Appreciation for the Long Trail

Two years ago I interviewed Jeff “Legend” Garmire and we discussed the Long Trail. I knew the basic stats– mileage and vertical gain–but I had…

Mt. Mansfield

We did this climb and descent in one day and camped at underhill state park. It was gorgeous!

Is there really an end?

This was the last peak I needed to cross off my list for this challenge and I almost wanted to prolong it as far as…

Master Mansfield

My hike began at 9:25 am on what was a beautiful summer day.  The temperature was in the low 60s which is perfect for hiking. …

Mansfield

Well, didn’t need to do this on one of the hottest days of the year, but…with this hike up Mansfield, I completed three lists: VT…

No Views From “The Chin”

On the day of our hike (Saturday, July 30th), the weather forecast in the area of the mountain was for light drizzle for an hour…

Mansfield

Great Trail with beautiful views up and down, I did the loop. $4 per person parking, bathrooms and water at trailhead. Some parts which were…

Mansfield Hike

Great Trail with beautiful views up and down, I did the loop. $4 per person parking, bathrooms and water at trailhead. Some parts which were…

Mt. Mansfield solo hike

Started at 6am so it was cool and pretty quiet. Peak was windy and sunny.  Sunset Ridge got really sunny and warm on the way…

Brutal (but beautiful) day hike

Got lucky with great weather, we took our time and completed the loop trail just under 9 hours. Beautiful hike but we are very sore!

Last One of the Series

What a day what a day! First, the weather was perfect for a hike and clear enough to see for miles. The only downside was…

2 down 4 to go!

Absolutely perfect weather! The gondola trail at the end was precarious with the pup but we made it without incident!

Mt. Mansfield

We went for a beautiful hike on Mt Mansfield while staying in Stowe for the long weekend! The hike was challenging but those views were…

Mt Mansfield

The ranger suggested we go up and over the forehead wall first, which was great advice. I wouldn’t want to go down the forehead wall.

Mt Mansfield!

Wow, the Maple Ridge Trail on the way up was intense. Lots of rock scrambling for breakfast. We were thankful for the overcast morning to…

Mount Mansfield

Probably one of the more technical trails we’ve hiked in a while. Day started out with fog but cleared by the time we reached the…

Sliding down Mount Mansfield

Trail was nice until the split. Turns wet and slippery rock sheers. Profanity Pass is correctly named. Hellbrook cutoff is a swampy mess and needs…

Windy Mansfield

It was 50° when I got to the parking area. There wasn’t too many cars when I arrived. I went up Laura Cowels trail. It…

Vermont Long trail

I slept Saturday night in the Taft lodge,  it was awesome. I woke up at 4am and was hiking by 4:30am. I got to the…

Magical Day on Mansfield

Summited Mount Mansfield via the long trail on a solo hike and couldn’t of asked for better weather. The summit was full of hikers and…

Cloudy days in VT

For some reason this trail always seems to take forever. It’s like it just keeps going. It’s not difficult, or particularly long. It’s just one…

Mansfield

Perfect hike! Loved this mountain!

On Top of Vermont!

We went CCW from Underhill State Park taking the CCC Road to Maple Ridge Trail (rock slabs & a “leap” but nothing too crazy if…

Room without a view on Mansfield

4th time hiking this in the challenge – no views this time but you can still have fun!! Hiked down the Long trail – do…

#5 – Mansfield

Ascent to the “forehead” was the toughest yet!  Didn’t feel the need to get the “adam’s apple” 🙂  Lots of regular folks at the top-…

Sunset Summit of Mount Mansfield

August 6th I started my way up to summit Mount Mansfield in Stowe, VT via the Eagles Cut Trail working counterclockwise where as the last…

Rainy day hike

Was a cool rainy day.  Should have not believed the weather man, trail was slippery due to the rain and no view due to the…

Mount Mansfield

Great weather – enjoyed the top .  First VT hike for me .

Another highpoint 5/6 complete

perfect hiking conditions. Crisp and windy at the top. One of may favorite high points for sure. Trail wasn’t as sketchy as many comments would…

Summiting Mount Mansfield

I started my fifth peak for Six Pack of Peaks: New England on the Long Trail Trail to Mount Mansfield Summit. From summit went down…

Mt. Mansfield Loop

Great going up! Beautiful views! Wet and slightly treacherous on the way down! =)

Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield is gorgeous.  Highest peak in Vermont with great views

Ascending the Chin

For our ascent to the summit of Mount Mansfield we enjoyed a warm and relatively clear summers day. Although the humidity was palpable, the skies…

What profile?

What a great day to adventure out to VT with my adventure buddy!

Manly Mansfield

This week was supposed to start our Oregon 6 pack but we had to stay local. We decided to work on a few lists this…

The face

It was a nice hike pretty warm and humid at the bottom but towards the top top it was really nice. A lot of above…

The face

It was a nice hike up good day to hike. Trail was really steep and rocky with a few scrambles. I was tired at the…

Stumbling tired!

Was exhausted from Camel’s Hump the day before. Got a little lost in my exhaustion while descending. Beautiful view at the top. Well worth it.…

Mt. Mansfield ‘aka’ Stowe

Spent my formative years skiing the other side of the mountain with my parents, I had a fortunate childhood. It was a real trip to…

Besting the rain

Beautiful hike, a little humid again but enjoyed the summit views!

VT’s Tallest

Beautify drive from CT to the foothills of Mount Mansfield. Arrived at about 1pm after a 4 hour car ride. Hiked Sunset Ridge up to…

Mount Mansfield climb

Hiked Laura Cowels up to summit and Sunset Ridge down. Trail description for Laura Cowels is acurate steep and slippery.  Trails were busy for a…

Lucky #7 – Challenge Complete!

Mount Mansfield marked the culmination of an epic hiking journey in 2019. This was my 7th and final summit of the challenge. Each mountain was…

The Finale on Mt Mansfield

We were staying in Stowe, and decided to climb up the Eastern side of the mountain- Long Trail to Profanity back to Long Trail. We…

Mount Mansfield

Great hike, good weather.  The trails are well marked

Double Trouble – Part 1

My friend and I took a trip to Vermont and hiked both mount Mansfield and mount Camel’s Hump on the same day. Our first hike…

Two for One, Part 1: Mount Mansfield

Absolutely awesome hike! Did this hike before heading over to Camels Hump and have to say that of the two, this was my favorite (although…

Mansfield

I had done Mansfield many times . I wanted to make this a hike I could bring others to from around my area to enjoy.…

My Mansfield

Very beautiful mountain. Many spots with breath taking views. We got caught in some rain on the way up other than that the weather was…

Foggy Day

We hiked Mount Mansfield on a hot, muggy day, with a 50% chance of rain. The early part of the walk was beautiful. There are…

Rock Garden Trail Oh My!

It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm when we set out to hike. Everything was going A-OK until we somehow ended up on a…

Vermont is a State I love…

A beautiful Spring Vermont day, 80+ degrees. Trails in great shape despite recent rains. Clearly didn’t bring enough water. Challenged ourselves by hiking through the…

Chilly Summit

We had a clear, sunny day, but a bit chilly! It was windy and about 45 degrees at the summit. Trails were a little wet…

Grande Finale on Mansfield!

Finishing the New England six pack with Mount Mansfield! Beautiful day for this last hike and 4th peak in a row after a total of…

Great day for 2 peaks

After a failed attempt in early March it felt good to conquer this beast again.

Highest Peak in Vermont!

This was a very enjoyable hike that started out slow foot path climb under tree cover and progressed up and above the tree line to…

Magnificent Mansfield

It took just under three hours to get up to the peak of Mansfield. The weather was hazy and humid all the way up, which…

Halfway

Rain was in the forecast but it held off … trails were great loved the rock wall and walking out in the open ….it was…

Vermont Sunshine

We finally got a bluebird day to go hiking. This was day one of a two day trip to Vermont. My daughter, Hannah and her…

Double Header: Mount Mansfield

My mom, Bella and I stayed up in Vermont for 3 days so we could do Mount Mansfield and Camels hump. After a long day…

Rocky Way to the Top of Vermont

Mt Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont. I started my hike at Underhill State Park. Took CCC road (2.2 miles) and then Maple Ridge…

A tip of a hat

Wow, what can I not say about this mountain. We started our trek in what we perceived will be wet conditions throughout the hike. So…

Whipping Winds of Mansfield

The day started off with a thunderstorm and we were expecting rain again for the morning so we were not expecting much on this hike.…

And so it begins!

Great hike! Heavy rain and overcast skies on the way up but the weather improved once we reached the summit and the hike down was…