The trail to Big Slide was hard-packed snow the whole way. Perfect for snowshoes. No ice the whole way.
Today was an absolutely perfect day to hike. It was chilly (14°F at the start), not so cold that your sweat freezes your zippers but cold enough that snow didn’t stick to your clothes. Or your snowshoes! (Yep, it’s snowshoe … Continued
I was a bit surprised (happily) that both Dial and Nippletop have received a decent amount of snow. There was 3-5″ above 4,000′ elevation. Nippletop was cold and the wind was whipping. I used spikes between Dial and Nippletop, and … Continued
Vermont has 5 mountains above 4,000′ elevation, with 4,393′ Mount Mansfield as the highest. When viewed from the side, Mansfield roughly resembles an elongated head. Looking south-to-north, there is a bump for a forehead, then a sloping prominence to the tip of the nose, two small bumps along the ridge as the lips, and the high point on the rounded chin.