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Ascent of Aldis Hill on 2015-10-05

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Monday, October 5, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Aldis Hill
    Location:USA-Vermont
    Elevation:849 ft / 258 m

Ascent Trip Report

A trail hike nb from congress street ..... 1 mile, 40 minutes RT

After this last hike of the day we drove home through Swanton, stopping in for gas, groceries and a snack at our favorite stop, McDo. We declared 225$US at the CA customs (my keen boots and Rose's sketchers shoes).

From the Saint Albans City Hall on Hwy #7 we drove east on Congress Street for .5 mile to a left onto Governor Smiths Drive and immediately parked the van. On the corner (right) is a large grass lawn with woods to the north (which appears to be public land). The hill called Aldis Hill Park, must have more than this one trail access that I used.
I must note that I first went to a house at the north end of Governor Smith Drive for information, the guy sent me to this trail.
50 yards east of our parking spot, at the north side of the grass lawn there is a good trail that enters the woods and climb 1km to the summit ridge. There is a Hikers sign on Congress Street opposite the trail, the topo more or less shows this trail at its right location.

I walked the well-used trail north to the N-S rocky ridge and continued north on the ridge to my chosen HP at a rock at about .6 miles, GPS 44.81818,-73.06970. A nice interesting area very popular with a locals, I met up with a lady and her dog on her run.

"I WANT TO FIND A REASON TO WALK THAT MOUNTAIN,
I WANT TO FIND A REASON TO GET TO THE TOP,
NOTHING HAS CHANGED IT'S STILL THE SAME,
I WANT TO FIND A REASON."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:249 ft / 75 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:trail nb from congress st
    Trailhead:corner congress/governor smith  600 ft / 182 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack



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