Ascent of Mount Hunger on 2008-05-31

Climber: David Hathaway

Others in Party:Scott Barras
Date:Saturday, May 31, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hunger
    Elevation:3539 ft / 1078 m

Ascent Trip Report

Green Mountain Club Burlington Section scheduled trip: Scott and David met at the Richmond commuter lot at 7:30 and drove via the back roads from the I89 Middlesex exit (they're pretty rough, so it's worth driving on to Montpelier and taking Rt 12) to the trailhead for the Middlesex Trail, where we left David's car. We then drove on to the trailhead for the Worcester Mountain Trail and started up at 8:40. rain was pretty steady most of the way up, but let up somewhat after we passed the Worcester Mountain summit. We encountered a lot of blowdowns and moose droppings (but no moose) between Worcester and Hogback (or Putnam, or unnamed peak, or whatever the high point in the range is called). The old guidebook David had said it was 9.2 miles from Worcester to Hunger, but the sign said 5.4 miles, and the latter seemed closer to correct. After a short lunch stop at Hogback, we continued on to Hunger, and encountered many (maybe 20+) Quebecois hikers (the only other people we saw). Since we were in the clouds the whole way we passed the many "Vista" stops. Descending from Mt. Hunger the rains started up again, but we made it down the rock slabs with no mishaps and reached David's car round 3 PM. And, of course, as we drove down toward Montpelier and back to the Burlington area, the sun came out. It was a wet, but still enjoyable hike.
Summary Total Data
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Low Clouds
Ascent Part of Trip: Worcester Range May 2008

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Worcester2008-05-31
2Mount Putnam2008-05-31
3North Hunger2008-05-31
4Mount Hunger2008-05-31

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