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Mount Mansfield
Adam's Apple, The Chin, The Nose, The Forehead

Stowe, VT, and Underhill, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below. "Summit" photos may in fact not be at the actual summit - but instead at the best nearby vista.

Heading south from the Chin to eventually the Forehead

Mt. Mansfield (the Chin) is the highest point in Vermont. The Long Trail is fairly well maintained throughout this area, with waterbars and stairs built into places that would otherwise be disasters - as seen on other parts of the trail south of here.

The hike becomes extreme on the last part of the ascent up to the Chin - there is somewhat sustained climbing up the north face - not fun when it's icy! From the Chin to points to the south is not overly challenging. Much of the hike is above the treeline, making for some windy but scenic hiking.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Adam's Apple
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: The Chin
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: The Forehead
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: The Nose
Length: Difficult
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, September 21, 2006
Hike Commenced: 9:01 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,560'
Destination: Adam's Apple
Ascent Commenced: 9:02 AM at Long Trail trailhead
Summit Reached: 10:27 AM
Trailhead Elevation: 1,620'
Summit Elevation: 4,120'
Vertical Gain: 2,525'
Destination: The Chin
Ascent Commenced: 10:31 AM
Summit Reached: 10:46 AM
Trailhead Elevation: 4,120'
Summit Elevation: 4,393'
Vertical Gain: 353'
Destination: The Forehead
Ascent Commenced: 10:50 AM
Summit Reached: 11:58 AM
Trailhead Elevation: 4,393'
Summit Elevation: 3,940'
Vertical Gain: 380'
Destination: The Nose (non radiated high point)
Ascent Commenced: 12:01 PM
Summit Reached: 12:16 PM
Trailhead Elevation: 3,940'
Summit Elevation: 4,025'
Vertical Gain: 185'
Hike Ended: 2:10 PM
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,633'

Long Trail trailhead on Route 108

Long Trail up to Adam's Apple. I hit my head on that tree.

Adam's Apple Summit, looking south at the Chin

Heading south from Adam's Apple to the Chin

Long Trail up the north face of the Chin - not straight off the edge, but up the cliff to the left

Chin Summit looking south

Long Trail to the Forehead

Looking west from the Forehead

Heading back North on the Long Trail to the Nose

Dirt road around the radiated area of the Nose

Looking south at Camel's Hump from the Nose

Directions to trailhead: Take 108 North from the Stowe base area, past the small state park visitors kiosk. There will be some parking on the left side of the road, just north of the trailhead. There's additional parking north of there at the picnic area.

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