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Fourfingers
08-24-2008, 01:19 PM
24 August, 2008

Trail from the Lake Mansfield Trout Club is in spectacular shape for its whole length. Well-designed, solid treadway, gentle slope, nicely marked. Very pleasant, shaded ramble past waterfalls, beaver ponds.

Clara Bow Trail takes advantage of a natural jumble of rocks with some over, under, around and through scrambling - quite easy on a dry day. It might be "interesting" when wet. We took this trail from Taylor Lodge to the LT. About a tenth of a mile outbound from the Lodge is a very small but vicious patch of nettles that annoyed my left hand, leg, and arm. It's in a place where there is a dropoff on the right so one leans into the bushes on the left.

Nice morning walk to the ridge, through Nebraska Notch, and back to the Stowe side.

Fourfingers and Screwloose

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