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Climb Mt. Mansfield, The Highest Peak in Vermont

  • Sep 28, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Looking to climb an over 4000 footer, you say?

How about the highest peak in Vermont? Mt. Mansfield.

To sign up, Email Bob or Tony.

This is an extremely challenging hike for well conditioned mountain hikers with previous above treeline experience. First off, it is a 4400 footer with about 3000 ft elevation gain. Also, it's going to be cold. Not quite winter hiking, but nighttime lows around the freezing mark. That means you will be carrying heavy packs with extra clothing. Then, there will be a good amount of hand-over-hand scrambling on exposed rock face, as well as some walking along steep, narrow ledges with dangerous sheer drop-offs. Not for folks who get queasy with heights. This is kind of the point where mountain hiking becomes mountain 'climbing'. For those that just recently completed the Mountain Hiking 101 Series with us, this is much higher, and somewhat more difficult to climb, and has more difficult scrambling than our last mountain, Chocorua.

HERE IS HOW TO SIGN UP:

EMAIL ME OR TONY. That's it.

If we feel that this is the right hike for you, we put you on the list and you come. If we feel this is not the right hike for you, we will make an appropriate decision. We take this responsibility very seriously and our decisions are based on everyone's safety and welfare.

We can work on travel/lodging/food arrangements once we see who is going. but we have to work fast -- it's less than 2 weeks away!




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  • Jennifer E.

    Awesome day, awesome hike, and awesome company. For my first hike with this group in quite a while, it was a perfect opportunity to reunite with some of those I had met before and an even better time to meet new friends. Camping was a blast and thanks to Tony and Bob for making me feel welcome, cooking some great food, and putting together such a fun event. I can't wait to do some more hikes with the group and I'm so happy that RI hiking club has begun more advanced hikes. See you all in the near future.

    September 30, 2013

    • Matt

      And a nice cool down hike up Camel's Hump on Sunday. Thanks for introducing the group to Prohibition Pig as the after hike dinner spot!

      September 30, 2013

  • Nancy G

    Hats off to an amazing group of organizers for preparing us and seeing us safely through such an awe-inspiring climb! This heart pounding, butt kicking, nail biting adventure is one I’ll never forget. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable and enjoyable experience.

    September 30, 2013

  • Kenny P.

    Gorgeous mountain. The scenery in the pictures was awesome. Nice job folks.

    September 30, 2013

  • Tony C.

    This was an excellent hike with a great group people . I was glad to share the experience with you .The pictures look great . You have to enjoy while we can . It does not get much better that . Thanks to my fellow campers for a great breakfast both days . I am still trying to figure out what those strange noises from Bobs tent were. But some things are just not for us to know .

    September 30, 2013

  • Sonia

    I couldn't have imagined a better way to spend my Saturday! This nature curmudgeon was truly awed by the beauty of the Notch and the difficulty of the rock scrambles. Oh and it seems that I have found the remedy to the day after pain: Aleve & bourbon make a rather delightful combination ;-) The company yesterday could not have better :-)

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • Jan B.

    What a great weekend!!! Being my first time in Vermont, it is a beautiful state with amazing sites around every corner. After traveling through the Notch, I have a new appreciation for signs saying Falling Rocks. Thank you RIHC for allowing me to tag along and WAY TO GO to all you mountaineers...There's nothing better than the smell of the pines at tree line, looking DOWN at a cloud and reaching a summit on a clear day.
    At base camp we had excellent food and beverages and a host of laughs. Thank you Bob for preparing 2 wonderful morning meals!!!!! I can't wait for the next adventure with all of you!

    2 · September 29, 2013

  • Bob T.

    "Walks and Rambles" my butt! This 'DD' rated climb was a body bruiser. The commenters before me both used the word 'amazing', and now I am using it too. Tell you anything?
    Amazing hike, mountain, and views! Amazing weather (for which I will take full credit actually :/) And an amazing group of wonderful hikers!
    From 5 am coffee with no one up to drink it, to a terrific celebration dinner at Gracie's (... or not, depending on which table you got!).
    From Jan rooting for us down at the base, to snail-pace Tony's whining and complaining on the trail.
    From the emergency toe amputation and helicopter medivac, to the gifts left at the campsite.
    From a bunch of former flatland hikers, to a prestegeous group of strong mountain climbers reaching ever-higher goals.
    I am very happy and proud to be part of this group. Thank you. You rock!
    A special thanks to the campers. A generous, cooperative, and fun bunch. We sure had some good laughs at Ranger Rick and his antics!

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Joanne

    Tony and Bob, the hike was top notch in every way, the views, weather, trail and great people this one will be hard to beat! Thank you both and to all who attended!

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Frieda S.

    Just an amazing climb with new friends! The views were spectacular! The whole weekend gets a 10+!!!

    1 · September 29, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    This was an amazing hike some tricky spots but worked through them with the help with some great leaders thank you Bob, Tony and Matt well worth the efford.

    1 · September 28, 2013

  • Mary S.

    Sooooo bummed that I can't join you this weekend. Have a blast and be safe! And remember, Bob, no tequila until AFTER the summit!

    1 · September 27, 2013

    • Bob T.

      Already missing you and the other 101s that couldn't make it. There'll be plenty more

      September 27, 2013

  • sherri

    Have a great weekend everyone....and an awesome hike!

    1 · September 27, 2013

    • Kenny P.

      Same here. Miss you folks already.

      1 · September 27, 2013

  • Nancy G

    Anyone interested in sharing the cost of a motel or cabin?

    September 20, 2013

    • Francine

      HI Girls, which cabin/motel are you staying at ?? Prefer not to tent.....

      September 25, 2013

    • Sonia

      There are 3 of us staying at the Riverside Inn (cheapest accommodations I could find within a reasonable distance)

      September 25, 2013

  • Jan B.

    Hi Francine, You can carpool and tent with me if you like. Call me.

    September 25, 2013

  • sherri

    I can't make this but you guys are welcome to my grill. I can leave it with Tony or if someone else on Saturday at Bigalow Hollow.

    September 19, 2013

    • Bob T.

      sorry you can't make it.

      September 24, 2013

    • Bob T.

      and thanks for the grill offer. not many camping so mine will be enough.

      September 24, 2013

  • Frieda S.

    Anyone else want to share a room? I was going to drive from Thetford (almost 2 hour drive) on Sat. morning but would like to be closer.

    September 20, 2013

  • Christine H. D.

    Yes nancy I would like to go in on a room or cabin with you

    September 20, 2013

    • Sonia

      I'm interested in a room/cabin (which ever one is cheapest) for this hike...can't see myself setting up my tent at 10pm on Friday night...

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Beatriz

    Sorry I'll miss it. Have a great time!

    September 19, 2013

  • Frieda S.

    I was actually planning on going by myself.....this is great!

    September 19, 2013

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