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    Vermont 4K this weekend?

    Anyone interested in a vermont 4K this Saturday?

    Tony

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    WOW, Tony! You finished the NH4K last weekend, and you are starting on the NE4K right away

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    And I'm thinking about joining him.


    What'd you have in mind, Tony? Something not too long a drive? I haven't bought any VT hiking guides or maps yet. How much would it bug you if I kept stopping to take pictures of the foliage ... I know you're a faster hiker than I am, anyway.
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    Hi there,

    I was thinking of either Abraham and Ellen (2, 4K's...) or Killington (4K)and Pico (NE highest 100 list) or Camels Hump. I prefer to maximize the number of 4k's on each trip......

    I bought the Long Trail Guide a few weeks ago. It is OK, but not as detailed as the WM Guide.

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    I have Jared Gange's book on order.

    Screw thinking about it. The weather's going to be awesome. Count me in!

    My vote would be Ellen & Abraham. Two for the price of one, and not a longer drive than the Whites. Killington's close enough to go anytime.


    Which route were you thinking? The round-trip sounds wicked easy (and necessary, if we carpool).
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    I agree, lets do Ellen and Abraham. If we go from Appalachian Gap to Ellen and Abraham out and back, we are looking at 11.6 miles, 7 hours r/t, and 2,500 feet elevation gain. It is also an out and back on the same route. The Jerusalem/Long trail out and back is 10.5 miles, 6.5 hours r/t and 2,300 feet gain.

    We'll need to take I- 93 to to I-89 to VT route 100 to route 17.

    Bring the camera, we'll stop along the way......

    What time and where do you want to meet?? Oh,probably looking at a 3 hour drive.

    Tony

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    I can come up Rte 3 and meet you at your place, or we can shoot for a location further up Rte 89 if you know of a good spot. I don't care if I'm driver or passenger.

    It'd be ideal if I didn't have to leave before 5:30am, but I can do earlier if necessary. I think it took me 35 or 40 minutes to get to you last time.

    If we start from the north I'd prefer the Jerusalem Trail in order to avoid General Stark Mtn. I also have no objections to going from Lincoln Gap which has the least climb.
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    We can meet at my house at 6:30???? I can drive it, I think you u drove to Carrigain last time.......

    Let me know if you need directions, I'll e-mail them to you.

    Tony

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    I've still got the directions from last time, will be at your place at 6:30, and will gladly be a passenger for a change.


    Any other takers out there?
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    This whole thread is sooooo unfair! I'm gonna be stuck indoors at a conference with a bunch of editors!
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    MichaelJ,

    I'll bring the Long Trail Guide, and get hold a VT highway map tomorrow after at work.

    I'll see you at 6:30, need to stop for coffee though...........


    Alpinista,

    Hopefully you can make the next expedition!!

    Tony

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    I don't mind driving as well and going gap-gap (is Lincoln => Appalachian the better way?).

    I can't hike Sunday, I'm going to visit my parents, but if we do the separate cars it's not a worry for you...
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    Leave no stragglers.

    If you do Killington, do Pico and Mendon, why not? Lots of us have done Mendon, Killington, Pico in a day.
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    You can save 20 + minutes of drive time by getting off Rte 89 at exit 4 (Randolph) and taking Rte 12A to Roxbury and taking the Roxbury Gap over to Rte 100 in Warren.

    Be sure to stop at the Den for a drink and dinner after your hike!

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    Originally posted by cantdog
    I did Abraham & Ellen with Christopher Garby and it was @11 miles. They are the only VT 4s that can be done in a single day hike.
    Err, I am not really sure about that ...

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthrea...&threadid=3498
    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthrea...&threadid=3534
    http://home.earthlink.net/~ellozy/hike-from-heck.html
    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthrea...&threadid=1769

    Even ordinary mortals can do Mansfield in the morning and Camel's Hump n the afternoon of a moderately long day (9.4 miles and 5,100 feet, doing Mansfield by the Long Trail and Camel's Hump by the Burrow's Trail).

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