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VT- Labor Day Weekend camping - Hike 2 of VT's 4,000 footers! Mansfield

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2014

3 Nights in a secluded campgroud tucked away deep in the

Mt. Mansfield State Forest

Join HVH on a wonderful late summer weekend

camping in Northern VT


Climb Vermont's tallest peaks - Mt. Mansfield and Camels Hump!

**Very special full moon hike**

Slow pace - Great for all skill levels

Tent rentals available

 

 

Mt. Mansfield weekend!

Nice group camping area with tent sites and lean-to - First time campers welcome

Completely private- No Labor Day crowds here - WE HAVE THE WHOLE AREA!

Camping is $35 for the weekend (includes parking and 3 nights camping) - Payable cash on arrival

Tent rentals available (includes sleeping pad and sleeping bag $35)

Last year's amazing Pics here: http://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=17579222

 

DETAILS:

Friday - Arrive at the group camping area at Underhill State Park - Right at the base of Mt. Mansfield.

Saturday - We will hike Mt. Mansfield at a slow pace (I will have my 9 year old) and enjoy the endless views of the surrounding peaks and country side. The trail leaves right from our campsite!

Sunday - We make the short drive to Camels Hump (another VT 4,000 footer)

We will also tour a local dairy farm and winery

Saturday night - Group campfire cookout!

Monday:

A short hike in the morning, a visit to the Ben and Jerry's factory and Magic Hat Brewing.

 

 

 

 

* no refunds for tent rentals

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NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back.

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  • Chris B.

    Hello,
    I just went to set up my ALPS tent and realized my poles were swapped out with a different Alps tent. If you have an alps tent you might want to check to see if you have the correct poles. If not, I have them, and we can swap :)

    Thanks for checking.

    October 5, 2014

  • MrBud

    Thank You one and all for taking in a new member and making me feel so welcome. Since this was my first hike up a mountain in a very long time I was glad to have your support. Meeting of you was no doubt the best part. Chris I appreciate all your efforts in putting it together. Hope to see many of you again very soon.
    Bud

    3 · September 6, 2014

  • Jenn

    Hey. Is anyone going to David Starchild's waterfall hiking camping event this weekend? It would be cool to see you guys again and I would like a ride from Queens.
    http://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/events/203003462/?comment_table_id=407974882&comment_table_name=event_comment

    September 4, 2014

  • Megumi

    An awesome weekend with awesome people and amazing food and drinks. Oh, and awesome hikes, too. What a great way to end the summer. Thanks, everyone!

    Chris, can you please open another album? I have photos to post, but the album is full.

    3 · September 2, 2014

  • Chris B.

    The first photo album is full, here is a link to post additional photo's
    http://www.meetup.com/hvhikers/photos/24263172/?success=uploaded

    September 3, 2014

    • Jin

      Haha, u r funny! :)

      September 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Jin

      1 · September 3, 2014

  • Nidal G.

    Chris and everyone. Thank you so much for making this trip an unforgetable Labor Day Weekend. The music, the singing, the hookah, the smoars (two different methods) the wonderful hikers, the sharing, the common firewood oven, the beers/wine, jokes , the dancing, let us not forget most of all our love of the Mountain and Nature and Mt. Mansfield. Thank you so much again Chris Baker. You did it again!

    I enojoyed meeting new people and connecting with others I met on previous hikes. I did finally swim in Lake Complain!

    9 · September 2, 2014

    • Mari

      Thanks for the help in the grill!

      September 3, 2014

    • Nidal G.

      You are welcome Chris and Mari!

      September 3, 2014

  • A.(Toni)Aurora

    Last years was good but this years was epic !!!! Live band around the camp fire, Serafin after feeling ill all day makes an appearance during his walk with the dog and belts out a few songs !! It was great to meet some new members !!

    5 · September 2, 2014

    • Jenn

      Thanks Serafin for that astounding performance. It made the night!

      1 · September 2, 2014

  • Chris B.

    I have an EMS rainfly that is not mine. Any takers?

    1 · September 1, 2014

    • Cepaфин

      An EMS rainfly is better than an unzipped fly anyday!! :-)

      September 2, 2014

    • Jenn

      Haha, I like that interpretation.

      September 2, 2014

  • Nidal G.

    Yeah I know Champlain!LOL!

    1 · September 2, 2014

  • scotthselt

    awesome beer, heady topper..endless vegetables, stuffed peppers, chili, and lobster mac over the fire, 6 yr aged cheddar, great music..... oh and the hiking was good too!

    1 · September 2, 2014

    • Chris B.

      They only had 6 yr. cheddar at Sugarbush??

      September 2, 2014

    • Starchild

      Scott, we will not be mentioning, discussing or using peppers, especially the 'sweet' peppers you got, ever again.

      1 · September 2, 2014

  • Cepaфин

    I like the way Chris Baker hosted a psych hike on Sunday. It started out as a hike to the Camel's hump and as soon as everyone passed him, he turned around and headed straight for the brewery. :-)

    September 2, 2014

  • Elena

    Great, great weekend! Thanks everyone!!

    6 · September 1, 2014

    • Cepaфин

      Thanks for the stuffed capsicum!!

      1 · September 2, 2014

  • Chris B.

    After doing this for 5 years it's hard for an event to really stand out from the rest. The perfect mix of people, great hiking, 4 piece band, and so much laughing I lost my voice. Huge congrats to all that summited their first 4,000 foot peak!
    A shout out to the cheaters that beat me in volleyball. Jane's shot was IN! Bad Spanglish!
    Breweries visited: Brewster, The Crop, Rock Art, Lost Nation, stone coral, Magic Hat, Switchback, Fiddlehead.
    Thank you all for contributing to one of the best weekends of the summer! SHOTS!

    10 · September 1, 2014

    • A.(Toni)Aurora

      Team baker was beat fair and square by the unwanted team ! Jane' was good but she was out of bounds!!! Great game
      Rematch next year for sure Baker !!

      September 2, 2014

    • Cepaфин

      Glad to have been part of such a great weekend. Thanks Chris and thank you to all.

      September 2, 2014

  • Starchild

    Thank you all for a awesome weekend, a great way for me to celebrate my AT finish date one year ago and a great welcome home from working on the Smoky Mountains. Now I wonder if it will be easier to recover from this or the[masked] miles of the Appalachian Trail.

    5 · September 2, 2014

  • sally

    Amazing!

    2 · September 2, 2014

  • sally

    Chris, thank you for arranging this fantastic wend Thanks everyone for being so warm,inviting , fun and encouraging. A big thank you to the musicians which made the bonfire / evenings extra special . Again this was and amazing wend spent with a group of wonderful warm people . Looking forward to seeing you again in future events

    3 · September 2, 2014

  • Eric O.

    Thanks Baker, your events are like a fine sharp cheddar. They just keep getting better!

    4 · September 1, 2014

  • Anjan

    Hi Chris, am not making my trip this time, some emergency, I really miss :(

    August 29, 2014

  • laura

    Would anyone leaving tomorrow morning have room in their car for my friend and me? We can meet anywhere we can get to by train from NYC. Thanks!

    August 29, 2014

  • Jenn

    Who's bringing a stove? How many does the group need?

    1 · August 24, 2014

    • Anjan

      Hi Jennifer, I guess everybody get their own, I can share expenses, if anyone interested. Also am driving from Edison ,NJ if anyone interested can join for car pool

      August 24, 2014

    • Johanna van G.

      I have a stove, but don't know how to use it...you're welcome to use it if we can figure out how...;-)

      August 29, 2014

  • Caroline

    We are gokng to be arriving late but plan to stop for pizza in stowe for a late dinner. Anyone interested in pizza we can pick up extra pies. Get organized on numbers and lwt us know how many pies!

    August 29, 2014

  • Caroline

    Hi, Is anyone leaving today with room for two in their car? My sister and I are in manhattan (west side) and flexible on departure time. If room, do let me know. Gas and tolls on us of course.

    August 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you want to train or bus it to Hartford I have 3 spots - leaving around 2 or 3pm

      August 29, 2014

    • Caroline

      Got a ride. Thanks all

      August 29, 2014

  • JERRY B

    Hi Everyone; will meet there late tonight, see you in the morning for the hikes.

    August 29, 2014

  • Karry

    Is any drivers got room for one leaving this evening after 7 from Brooklyn today?

    August 29, 2014

  • Chris B.

    I will have print outs for each driver with the agenda and address. Please see me when you arrive.

    August 29, 2014

  • Jenn

    Who is familiar with the camping site? Is there drinking water and convenience store nearby? I am trying to reduce the amount of sustenance I am bringing. How much do you suggest we bring?

    August 29, 2014

    • Chris B.

      There is drinking water at the campsite and the closets store is a 10 min. drive.
      I am bringing bagels, pop-tarts, bananas, snacks for hiking, sausage for dinner, and lots of beer.
      Simple to pack, simple to cook, simple to clean!

      August 29, 2014

  • Mari

    Leaving 1pm Woodside Station, Queens for 1 spot. [masked]

    August 29, 2014

  • Lori G.

    Hello, I will be driving from NYC 5pm tomorrow. Have space for 3 people.

    August 28, 2014

  • Thuy

    I have one spot in my car. Leaving from Brooklyn Bed-Stuy early afternoon tomorrow.

    August 28, 2014

    • Johanna van G.

      Do you still have room in your car?

      August 28, 2014

    • ceejay

      I'm next to prospect park! :) can I hitch the ride w u?

      August 28, 2014

  • Megumi

    Hi Baker! If Pete and I arrive late in the evening, would we be able to get in to park, and how late will you be shuttling people and gear back and forth from the parking lot to the camp site?

    August 28, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Camp is open 24 hours. Shuttle until 1am. :)

      August 28, 2014

    • Megumi

      That's perfect. Thanks!

      August 28, 2014

  • Cepaфин

    Driving with pickup in the UES. Room for two. Message me through my Meetup profile.

    August 28, 2014

  • Alyssa

    Do we need to reserve tent rentals in advance? Also, is the $35 tent rental rate per night, or for all 3 nights? Thanks:)

    1 · August 27, 2014

    • Caroline

      I am unclear how to rent the tent as well, do we just let you know chris? Or is there a web link? I didnt see it in tbe email. Thanks in advance.

      August 28, 2014

    • Chris B.

      I'll message you now.

      August 28, 2014

  • michael

    I'm stuck working tomorrow so driving up on Saturday morning. I might be able to also swing by Ridgewood (NJ) or Harriman (NY) train stations. If ride needed for Sat morning, please contact me[masked]

    August 28, 2014

  • zak

    Hi All, I will be leaving from NYC late morning (Friday) or early afternoon. I have 3 spots available. if anyone still needs a ride, email me and will work it out.

    August 27, 2014

    • Alyssa

      Hi - I emailed you yesterday - I would love a ride if you still have a spot! Here is my cell again:[masked]-8336. Thanks:)

      August 28, 2014

    • Annie

      Still have room?

      August 28, 2014

  • Chris B.

    Waiting list: We have lots of room. Feel free to join if you like! The rest of you: TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY. Looking forward to seeing you all up there.

    1 · August 28, 2014

  • Yonatan

    I will be driving from Queens at around noon Friday, I have 2 spots available for light packers. email me if you need a ride and will work it out.

    August 27, 2014

    • Alyssa

      I'm in Ridgewood, Queens

      August 28, 2014

    • Yonatan

      Hi Alyssa, I sent you a text.
      I will be leaving from Woodside.
      Yonatan

      August 28, 2014

  • Stephen M.

    I will be driving up from NYC on Friday and driving back on Monday and welcome passengers.

    1 · June 12, 2014

    • Caroline

      Still room?

      August 27, 2014

    • Annie

      still have room?

      August 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jennifer totally understand about hygiene concerns - From my limited camping experience (other folks may have different ideas) would be to use lots of baby wipes, bucket filled with water for sponge bath, and/or wash up in the sink.

      August 27, 2014

    • erika

      swimming holes!

      2 · August 27, 2014

  • Chris B.

    TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE***Anyone have a drivers license that would like to take MetroNorth and drive my car??

    1 · August 20, 2014

    • Caroline

      same question. I am licensed and open to driving, riding or sharing the drive. Let me know.

      August 27, 2014

    • Jenn

      I hope you gals find a ride especially since you posted many times. My carpool with Jin, Masao, and John is full. See you there.

      August 27, 2014

  • sally

    I do , I will email you later to figure out where to meet... Thanks

    August 11, 2014

    • Alyssa

      Do you have room for one more? Let me know:[masked]-8336. Thanks!

      August 27, 2014

    • sally

      Alyssa ,I am leaving at 10 am Friday from Westchester .when did u plan on leaving ?

      August 27, 2014

  • Caroline

    Hi Everyone, I am looking to carpool and wondering if there is space available? I am in Manhattan but able to take the train to other locales and am flexible on departure time. Of course willing to chip in on gas, tolls etc. Thanks in advance!

    August 27, 2014

  • Eric O.

    Does anybody want to carpool from the Mid Hudson area? I can drive or ride.

    August 25, 2014

    • sally

      Hi Eric , I thought you need a ride but I will already be in the road before 530 see you there

      August 26, 2014

    • Alyssa

      Hi-I'm interested if you still have a spot!

      August 27, 2014

  • Alyssa

    If anyone has a spot in their car, please let me know-I don't take up much space! Cell:[masked]-8336. Thanks:)

    August 27, 2014

  • wyn

    Hiii! Looking to carpool, if anyone has room for 2? will help with gas/toll. Another option, willing to get a rental if anyone wants in.. thx!

    August 4, 2014

    • Masao

      Hey Sally, sent you a message!

      August 21, 2014

    • Alyssa

      Hi - I'm looking for a ride- coming from NYC, happy to go in on a rental car or take the train out to meet somewhere. Let me know if anyone has space:[masked]-8336. Thanks:)

      August 27, 2014

  • Jin

    I'm thinking to rent a car from Jersey City and looking for people who want to share in the expense of a car rental, toll, and gas. Let me know if you are interested in being part of it.

    August 15, 2014

    • May W

      Jin - can you message me please since your email option is turnoff?

      August 23, 2014

    • Alyssa

      Let me know if any spots open up or if you can squeeze me in - I'm a little person, and only bringing one small backpack (renting tent/sleeping bag there)! Here is my cell:[masked]-8336. Thanks:)

      August 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone leaving from NYC? We can share expenses. I don't drive. Thank you

    August 23, 2014

    • Marc N.

      any room for me? I'll be more than happy to share expenses too!

      August 23, 2014

    • Alyssa

      Do you have room for one more? Let me know:[masked]-8336. Thanks:)

      August 27, 2014

  • Vanessa H.

    So, looks like there are no barbeque pits huh? I guess we will need camping stoves if we we plan to do cooking. Also, I see there are 2 parking areas at the site. I'd like to reserve one of those spots if possible.

    August 27, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Hello, there are fire pits with grills available at each site. No charcoal grills.

      1 · August 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    do you guys mind if i possibly tag along? just moved to Vermont from NYC haha.

    August 26, 2014

    • Chris B.

      Sign up if you have not already and we will see you up there!

      August 27, 2014

  • Nelly

    Just found out my dad is coming into town and I haven't seen him in over 4 yrs so I have to back out.
    Have fun everyone. Hopefully I can make the next camping trip

    August 26, 2014

  • Jenn

    What are some things we should definitely have? I'm making a trip to REI in the city in the afternoon.

    2 · August 23, 2014

    • Jenn

      Thanks Rebecca. How about Paragon Sports? I'm actually going to go shopping this week.

      August 24, 2014

    • Chris B.

      August 25, 2014

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