plam gallery

adventures with plam

Mt. Mansfield (Chin) with MP. 6.3mi, 2700'. 5:00. Up Sunset Ridge trail and down Laura Cowles trail. Weather reports predicted some chance of T-showers and 40% POP. Fortunately, only a few drops fell on us while hiking. The weather, however, was hot as promised (30C). Start at 1:00, summit at 3:50, back at 6:00. Treeline on Sunset Ridge at 3200'. Laura Cowles was .4mi shorter for descent, but slippery, wet, rocky and viewless; I think Sunset Ridge is a better bet. Left summit after 20 minutes after about 6 types of bugs landed on MP in a lull in the wind.
  • All done! 1440 visits All done!
  • Bonus: a bird 1884 visits Bonus: a bird
  • Mossy Rocks 1301 visits Mossy Rocks
  • Tree on rock 1323 visits Tree on rock
  • Roof 1324 visits Roof
  • Back at Sunset Ridge junction 1364 visits Back at Sunset Ridge junction
  • Me + MP closeup 1275 visits Me + MP closeup
  • Ladybug 1274 visits Ladybug
  • Mansfield summit ridge 1193 visits Mansfield summit ridge
  • View back up to summit 1148 visits View back up to summit
  • Wavy rocks and tiny shrubs 1872 visits Wavy rocks and tiny shrubs
  • Last views on Laura Cowles before dropping below treeline 1155 visits Last views on Laura Cowles before dropping below treeline
  • Wet Rock 1226 visits Wet Rock
  • More dripping water 1605 visits More dripping water
  • Boardwalk 1074 visits Boardwalk
  • Ski Area 1318 visits Ski Area
  • Profanity Trail (Bad Weather Bypass) 1062 visits Profanity Trail (Bad Weather Bypass)
  • Meadow 956 visits Meadow
  • Minature Old Man of the Mountain 756 visits Minature Old Man of the Mountain
  • Dog #3 989 visits Dog #3
  • Owners of Dog #3 705 visits Owners of Dog #3
  • Mansfield Summit Marker 936 visits Mansfield Summit Marker
  • Towers (closer up) 760 visits Towers (closer up)
  • Me + MP + Panorama 1073 visits Me + MP + Panorama
  • Sunset Ridge trail, plus towers 1001 visits Sunset Ridge trail, plus towers
  • Weather 858 visits Weather
  • Cairn 904 visits Cairn
  • Village, plus showers 904 visits Village, plus showers
  • Crack 1067 visits Crack
  • Summit view 1159 visits Summit view
  • Tiny people in distance 1431 visits Tiny people in distance
  • "West Chin is closed" 1246 visits "West Chin is closed"
  • Ridge 1052 visits Ridge
  • Laura Cowles trail junction 1581 visits Laura Cowles trail junction
  • Alpine grasses 1373 visits Alpine grasses
  • No Camping 1066 visits No Camping
  • "Top out" 1374 visits "Top out"
  • "Mantel" 1187 visits "Mantel"
  • Rocks, plus summit 1053 visits Rocks, plus summit
  • Mansfield summit ridge 1146 visits Mansfield summit ridge
  • Alpine zone-like vegetation 1254 visits Alpine zone-like vegetation
  • Dog #1 907 visits Dog #1
  • Dog #2 1126 visits Dog #2
  • View 1294 visits View
  • MP 1452 visits MP
  • Simul. climbing 1808 visits Simul. climbing
  • Real trail beginning (Sunset Ridge Trail) 1463 visits Real trail beginning (Sunset Ridge Trail)
  • Boulders (I) 1240 visits Boulders (I)
  • Green Mountains 1128 visits Green Mountains
  • More green 1160 visits More green
  • Boulders (II) 1152 visits Boulders (II)
  • Mt. Mansfield summit ridge 996 visits Mt. Mansfield summit ridge
  • First panoramic view (3200') 1304 visits First panoramic view (3200')
  • Rocks in distance 929 visits Rocks in distance
  • MP and me 1602 visits MP and me
  • Image 1968 2258 visits plam
  • Trail beginning (Eagle Cut Trail) 1428 visits Trail beginning (Eagle Cut Trail)