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Backpack: Glastenbury Mtn VT (2d-1n) Advanced

  • Nov 3, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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Backpack: " Sugar High" Burn-off Weekend with ghostly names"

Glastenbury Mtn VT (2days - 1night - Shelter )

Rated: Advanced  Approx 9.5 Miles each day.

** Weather Permitting**

The Plan:

Carpool from Nashua or other Locations early Saturday Morning.

Arrive at the AT & Long trail, trail head at 8am Leave bags with Packers and Drop cars at the exit point on Hollow Road at the trail head for Bear Wallow Trail.

Hike out at no later then 9am traveling up the AT & Long Trail to the Summit of maple Hill going by numerous look-outs over the Green Mountains. and the last of the peeking of the turning leaves being viewed

Arrive at Shelter about 5pm. Set up camp and make dinner. Have happy hour and hit the bags early.

Sunday Morning. Get up early and summit Glastenbury Mtn 15-20 min walk. Watch the morning glo from the fire tower area.

Head back to Tents and pack up and follow the West Ridge Trail down to Bald Mtn and turn left on Bear Wallow Trail back to our dropped car. Roll home full-filled.

Stats:

Drive Time: Estimated @ 3 Hours

Day #1 - AT Long Trail Hike 9.8 Miles @ 1.25mph = Hiking time 7.84 hours

Elevation Gain 1600ft

Day #2 - Leave camp on the West Ridge Trail -> Bear Hollow trail.

9.7 Miles @ 1.75mph = Hiking time 5.55 hours.

Elevation Gain 700ft

Comments:

Smooth trails and falling leaves makes this section with its veiws over the valleys to the west & east a enjoyable trip. Packers looking to move up from the Beginner 3 or Intermediate grade will find this a challenge but not strenuous for there next step up on there skills.

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  • Jay B.

    Awesome Trip! Everyone where great traveling companions. All where prepared for the expected min temp of 20 deg's. Had some chilly nights as we where still damp from hiking in. I particularly enjoyed my warm water bottle at bedtime... Then in the morning, of course who wants to leave a nice warm sleeping bag..:-) But all where manageable and everyone did nicely dealing with the winter temps..

    November 5, 2012

  • Kristie W.

    Awesome time, as usual! Thanks Karl, Kim, Caleb, and Jay for all the great laughs!!

    November 4, 2012

  • Karl R.

    This trip was the best. We had a great group of people. It was cold, very cold but awesome none the less.

    November 4, 2012

  • Karl R.

    That should be I live in Quincy

    October 31, 2012

  • Karl R.

    Car pool any live in Quincy

    October 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello all! Anyone traveling from Boston and interested in car pooling?

    October 25, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey josh, another option for us could be to split the cost to rent a car for sat-sun.

      October 31, 2012

    • Josh N.

      That's not a bad idea. Although I need to see if I can take the bike up to Conway, NH to bring down all of my backpacking gear first. Otherwise, I don't have anything.

      October 31, 2012

  • Kristie W.

    LOL...Sounds good! See you then!

    October 31, 2012

  • Jay B.

    Did you say 5:30 Ugh... Who's bright idea was this..:-)

    Yup sounds fine.. Got a bunch of folks that have not responded to text messages likely small group again.. I have reopened the RSVP's to get some interested folks on the trip. This the problem with things that are free.. Weather sounds perfect for our trip so far.. No rain..:-0)

    October 31, 2012

  • Kristie W.

    Hey Jay, are you interested in carpooling from Bob's Store in Nashua? I am thinking we need to meet at 5:30am at the latest to make it to the meetup point by 8am.

    October 31, 2012

  • Jay B.

    @ Kim There will be water at our camping and shelter location. Along the trial likely. But I would bring (2) wide mouth Nagaline bottles full for this trip. "if" we we don't get a cold snap a Bladder will be just as good for caring 2 quarts. Bladders hoses do freeze.
    I will have a water filter for the group. I will get more into the gear beginning of next week... There is also a list for Backpacking in the Files section of this group online.. Cheers!

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know what the water situation is? (As in, are there places to refill?)

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds good! My +1 is a humanoid too ;)

    August 27, 2012

  • Jay B.

    Dogs are welcome. But they have to be of good behave type. Looks too the rules of the long trail on the GMC website.. Don't post the dog as one unless it is human..:-) We can spread out on the trail on the way to the shelter. Map will be posted online in the files section as well as the fall gear list that is helpful for planning.

    August 27, 2012

6 went

  • Jay B.
    Trail Name: "Evil Jay", Organizer
    Event Host
  • Kristie W.
    Total, Honey Badger!, Co-Organizer
  • Karl R.
    AKA "BP" Bog Probe, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest

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