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    Brian Leadbetter reviewed Mount Mansfield via Hellbrook Trail and the Long Trail

    27 days ago

    This is my favorite trail I have done. my previous favorite was Franconia. This however is not for the faint of heart. In saying that I am not a wildly experienced hiker and had knee surgery 5 months ago so its doable for most.

    It rained a bunch yesterday so the trail was slick, but that made it more fun. This trail starts out strong from the beginning and doesn't let up until you are back at your car. At the beginning you see that it will be steep and get a great view of the water and as you move up a bit a beautiful waterfall. The early stages are fun climbing up rocks and branches. It's steep and possibly the most tiring part of the journey. There a big rocks and caves, but the fun is just beginning. As you move higher it gets harder to climb and there will be points where if you call it wouldn't be good. The steepest climbs I have ever done. It was a blast though.

    Our path was up hellbrook then up and over the Adams apple where we met up with the long trail to the chin. This part getting up to the chin was insane. Your climbing straight up and if you fall you are donezo. We went over the chin, checked out a bit of sunset ridge then down the profanity trail to the hellbrook cutover. The cut over was the worst part of the whole thing. There was still some snow on top of rocks and we were worried we would fall through it. This part of the trip was far less traversed and a pain. The way down with all the water made it very slippery, but we went slow and made it with no problems.

    I could not recommend this trail more and it was so rewarding when you finally finished.

    Brian Leadbetter reviewed West Middlesex Fells Reservation Bike Loop

    about 1 month ago

    good little walk through the woods, but nothing too exciting. for mountain folk like us it was a bit mundane. No real hills or anything fun to climb. very easy

    Brian Leadbetter saved Holt Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Brian Leadbetter saved Mount Norwottuck

    about 1 month ago

    Brian Leadbetter added Nemc

    2 months ago

    Brian Leadbetter reviewed Arethusa Falls and Frankenstein Cliff Trail

    8 months ago

    Definitely go up the Cliff side. Really fun hike. It can be quick. Going up the Cliff is steep, but quick. Views at the top are great and the waterfall towards the other end is a great reward.

    Brian Leadbetter added NEMC

    8 months ago

    Brian Leadbetter added Phone died

    9 months ago

    Brian Leadbetter reviewed Bucklin Trail to Killington Peak

    10 months ago

    This was a great hike. Long incline with some fun rocks to climb right at the end resulting in a perfect view with a bar at the top. Good time. This was the first peak for the North End Mountain Club.

    Brian Leadbetter reviewed White Arrow Trail

    10 months ago

    Good hike. The rocks towards the end were a lot of fun to play on. Found ourselves wishing it was longer and thought about going up another mountain after. This was hike number 2 for the North End Mountain Club.

    Brian Leadbetter completed White Arrow Trail

    10 months ago

    Brian Leadbetter added NEMC

    10 months ago