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**
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.
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
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.