Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2008-10-04

Climber: Derek Michel

Date:Saturday, October 4, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mansfield
    Elevation:4393 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

Began ascent from Whiteface Shelter on the Long Trail. Trail is a moderate climb most of the way up, though there is a bit of a scramble up near the summit. Snow was on the ground as well as the conifers. Beautiful, cold day. Foliage was top-notch. Lots of day hikers. Descent via the Forehead was somewhat more technical, but the GMC provides ladders. Overall, an exhausting day, and the hike would have been a lot nicer if it weren't for the sound of the gondola dropping herds of tourists off at the top. Reached Butler Lodge in the evening after 12.5 miles of hiking.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Long Trail
    Trailhead:Whiteface Shelter  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Long Trail
    Trailhead:Butler Lodge  

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