Vermont 4,000 footers weekend!

Trip dates: Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:00 AM to Monday, May 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Working on the NE 67? Join us for a three-day peak bagging weekend as we hike all five 4,000 footers of Vermont.

Day 1: We'll meet on the way to consolidate cars and plan to hit the trail at a civilized hour, allowing for drive time. The day's goal is Mt. Killington (9.6mi/2650'), with a possible side trip to Pico.

Day 2: The adventure continues! Again consolodating cars, we'll start the day bagging Mts. Ellen and Abraham, then drive to bag Camel's Hump. Though we cannot guarantee that weather will cooperate, if it does, you'll be treated to spectacular views on the summit just in time for sunset, where we'll plan to eat dinner. Formal wear encouraged (be creative); we'll provide some privacy for changing (20.6mi/4,200').

Day 3: Because of our late night return from Camel's Hump, day three also guarantees us a late start time as we grab Mansfield before heading back home (4.6mi/2,800'). After the hike, we may do a group dinner at a local restaurant.

The group will camp at a Vermont state park and cook leader-provided breakfasts and dinners.

Is this hike for you?

We're looking for a small group of strong hikers with experience backpacking or with back-to-back hikes, that can handle the distance and elevation gains listed above.

Before applying, please make sure your REGI profile is up-to-date with all of your recent, adventurous hikes!

Trip details

Trip region: 
Vermont, Green Mountains
Trip state: 
VT
Leader: 
Jonathan Niehof jtniehof@gmail.com

Jon finished a round of the New England Hundred Highest just before heading off to the Southwest for four years. He's thrilled to be back in New England and working seriously on the winter 4000-footers. Other fun had in the meantime includes the Pikes Peak Marathon and a rim-to-rim-to-rim run of the Grand Canyon. Goal-oriented but interested in keeping things safe and fun.

Coleader: 
Brittney Kleinfelter brittneykleinfelter@gmail.com

Brittney is a peak-bagging hiker, having completed the NH 48 4,000 footers in four months and two days. Her favorite hikes include a Semi-Pemi loop and a Solo Presi Traverse. She is WFA/AWFA/CPR/AED certified.

Trip location: 
Lincoln Gap, VT
Status: 
Full
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
AA1B

Audiences

Adults (18+)

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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Fee includes: 
Includes two nights of camping, dinner Saturday and Sunday, breakfast Sunday and Monday. We may do a group dinner Monday evening which is not included. A portion of your cost may go to defray leader expenses.
Creation date: 
2017-04-10 12:36:35.0
Last updated: 
2017-05-19 15:27:17.293