Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2005-05-28

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:Breck Aspinwall
Al Atkins
Date:Saturday, May 28, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mansfield
    Elevation:4393 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice climb up the Sunset Ridge Trail today. We stopped for a quick lunch at the Chin, then hiked down to the Adam's Apple where we turned around and headed south on the Long Trail. When we arrived at the summit station near the Nose, we were informed by a ranger that the Nose was closed due to microwave radiation from one of the towers up there, but she wouldn't try to stop us if we wanted to go for it. We had planned on doing the entire Mansfield ridge, but we noticed a thunderstorm coming in from the west and decided to get the hell out of there. We then made a hasty retreat down the Halfway House Trail back to Underhill State Park where we camped in one of the lean-tos for the night.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route:Sunset Ridge-Cantilever Rock-Long Trails
    Start Trailhead:Underhill State Park trailhead  
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Mansfield summit(The Chin)  
Ascent Part of Trip: Mansfield half-traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Mansfield2005-05-28 
2Mount Mansfield-Adams Apple2005-05-28 
3Mount Mansfield-Lower Lip2005-05-28 
4Mount Mansfield-Upper Lip2005-05-28 

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