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Mount Abraham Vermont Sled/Backpack (2C16)

Date and Time

Friday, February 21, 2020 9:00AM - Monday, February 24, 2020 2:00PM

Location

Lincoln Gap Vermont,
Vermont, Green Mountains,
VT

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

This 16 mile 3 night backpack is to climb Mount Abraham in Vermont's Green Mountains. The summit stands at 4,006'. This summit is above treeline. We will approach via the Long Trail going north from Lincoln Gap. The road is not plowed in the winter through Lincoln Gap. The plan is to camp in the national forest on the Warren side of the mountain. As the route may not be broken out we will have two climbing days available to us. Please note that this is a scouting trip for the leaders. We have not been in this area before. Our focus on this trip is more about teaching safe wilderness winter camping and hiking skills than bagging the summit. We may have to melt snow for water. We have had winter trips where we spent all 4 days breaking trail in beautiful surroundings but never got close to a summit. This trip requires previous winter hiking and camping experience in cold temperatures. All participants will need snowshoes, crampons, a winter sleeping bag rated to at least -20 degrees F and have winter boots with a removable liner. No single layer or leather boots will be approved. Under other on the registration form, please list what sleeping bag and boots you have or that you need our advice on what to get. Leaders will be using mountaineering sleds and we have some spare sleds we can loan out.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Area map.
Gear list - Note winter near the end.

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

Due to the early start participants may want to stay in the area the night before. We will meet at a location to be determined for breakfast that has cell service.

On the way up Mt. Mansfield Vermont.

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

Potomac

Status

Open

Difficulty

Strenuous

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.

Co-Leader



Long time backpacking leader for the Adirondack and Appalachian Mountain Clubs.