Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2007-11-18
|Others in Party:||Jerry Meitz III|
|Date:||Sunday, November 18, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3500 ft / 1066 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted the trip ridiculously late in the day, and planned to do things "the manly way" by ignoring trails and climbing straight up the mountian after going down the CCC Road a little ways. There was plenty of snow on the ground near the bottom of the mountain, and it only got deeper as we climbed. Not only did the snow get deeper, but the foliage got much denser until moving through the trees and snow was becoming pretty difficult.
We were about two-thirds to three-quarters of the way up at about 5:00p, when we realized we wouldn't be able to make the summit before nightfall, and even if we did that we had nothing (literally just the clothes on our backs) to help us survive the night. (Also, I had a flight out of BTV at like 7:30p.)
Not wanting to be stuck on an unfamiliar mountain (this was our first time to Mansfield) at night without a flashlight or, well, anything useful, we sprinted through the thick snow and brush, down the side of the mountain, making as much noise as possible so to scare any bears that might have been looking for a pre-hibernation feast, praying that our ridiculous choice to not follow a trail wouldn't end up causing us to miss the parking area completely and be hopelessly lost in the Vermont wilderness.
At about 5:50p, with the sun securely set and just enough ambient light for us to realize it, we came across the Eagle's Cut trail and thanked our maker for that stroke of good luck. By 6:00p we were safely in the car, heading off to Little Ceasar's and Burlington Int'l, where I did make my flight and was probably the most-homeless-looking passenger ever to fly on JetBlue.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm|
This page has been served 735 times since 2005-01-15.
Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page
Copyright Â© 1987-2015 by Peakbagger.com. All Rights Reserved.
Watch how to prevent shock and fell replica handbags down? You can purchase waterproof shockproof watches, this replica watches type ofanti-collision and fall watch wrestling louis vuitton replica limits higher than the replica watches ordinary watch, yet they are not replica handbags small knock a small touch to replica watches uk put the watch broke! Daily life, we must replica watches develop good habits love watches. When off rolex replica watch, pay attention to omega replica gently put to a safe location, must not arbitrarily throw on louis vuitton replica the table, it is easy to cause damage to replica watches the watch exterior and interior parts!Shock and fell down to hermes replica watch what effect? A great impact! Likely impact and fell louis vuitton replica back down the watch to be scrapped, to try to prevent this breitling replica from happening omega replica !