Ascent of Mount Mansfield on 2015-05-24

Climber: Michael Vecchiarelli

Others in Party:My wife. My sister-in-law
and their dog.
Date:Sunday, May 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Mansfield
    Elevation:4393 ft / 1338 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Underhill State Park.
Walked from the parking area to Eagle Cut Trail and CCC Road until we arrived at the trailhead of the Sunset Ridge Trail.
Climbed the Sunset Ridge Trail until it ended at the Long Trail and hiked this to the summit (The Chin).

The park was pretty crowded, as it was Memorial Day weekend. The weather was pleasant with drizzle from time to time. The wind really picked up near the top and at the summit it was very windy.

Our descent took the same route. It was quicker than the ascent and pretty uneventful.

Views at and near the summit are fantastic. Overall, this is a great day hike. I'd love to check out the alternate routes to the summit one day.
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Holiday hike (2015-05-24). Photo by Michael Vecchiarelli.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2500 ft / 762 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.6 mi / 10.6 km
    Route:Sunset Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Underhill State Park  1893 ft / 576 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy
Mostly Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 

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