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Mount Ascutney

Date and Time

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Location

Weathersfield Trail, Perkinsville,
Connecticut, West of River,
VT

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.



Overview

The hike up Mt Ascutney is on the Weathersfield Trail, Vermont's oldest hiking trail. It is 5.8 miles with an elevation gain of 2060'. The terrain is a combination of steep, strenuous and moderate. There is no hand-over-hand climbing, and no exposed summit. There are stream crossings, ice-falls, huge granite outcroppings, a hang-gliding launch, and a viewing tower with grand vistas. A radio tower is on the summit. Snow and ice are on the trail requiring foot traction. Plan to use Microspikes or Hillsounds. Note: Yak-Trax and Stabilicers are not aggressive enough and will not be accepted. Crampons are not necessary. Have Snowshoes available. We will hike at a moderate pace (1 mile per hour is reasonable going up a mountain). We will take regular breaks for "HELP" (hydrate, eat, layer adjustment, and pee) and try to minimize stops so we don't get cold.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free


Crossing-over the ice on the way to the over look

Activities

Hiking
Snowshoeing

Offered By

Berkshire (Mass.)

Status

Open

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Paul is an experienced 4 season upcountry leader for the AMC. He is certified in AWFA and CPR.