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Gile Mountain
Norwich, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
The Gile Mountain Tower Trail
The Gile Mountain Tower Trail

Route: Gile Mountain Tower Trail

I opted for Microspikes in the sub-freezing temperatures this morning and did not posthole. Prior to the transmission line crossing, there is perhaps 6 to 12 inches of snowpack. Would probably snowshoe if above freezing. The snowpack decreases as one ascends. The final tenth or so of a mile to the building is virtually snow free.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Gile Mountain
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Parking Elevation: 1,460'
Destination: Gile Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:11
Trailhead Elevation: 1,460'
Summit Elevation: 1,873'
Vertical Gain: 413'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:32
Hike Vertical Gain: 413'

The Gile Mountain Tower Trail trailhead
The Gile Mountain Tower Trail trailhead

The sunrise from the Gile Mountain firetower - Click to enlarge
The sunrise from the Gile Mountain firetower

Directions to trailhead: From Exit 13 of I-91, take US 5 North into Norwich, continuing straight into the village (while US 5 turns right). Soon thereafter, take a left onto Turnpike Road. Turnpike Road eventually turns to dirt and will pass under high tension lines. The Gile Mountain Tower Trail parking lot and trailhead will eventually be on the left.

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