Chittenden County Highpoint Trip Report

Mt Mansfield

Date: July 24, 2006
Author: Thomas Harper

I took the toll road to the Visitors' Center at the top - the cost now is $24. It was pouring rain and the fog was thick but I was having so much fun I kept going. I had made it past both Lips until I heard what I thought was thunder. I immediately turned around and headed back. The green Mountain Rangers at the Visitors' Center asked me if I'd made it. I said no, since I thought I heard thunder. They said it was probably the nearby artillery range.

Well, I'll keep that in mind for next time. I got some great shots, though, and any trip where I get a good shot I don't consider wasted. I'll keep the artillery in mind for next time.