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Mt. Olga
Marlboro, VT

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

Looking down the old Great White Way ski trail

Hogback used to be a medium sized downhill ski area during its prime. Various buildings and T-Bar lifts still exist throughout. While part of it is on state forest land, be careful as other parts are posted. Learning from my Vice President, I didn't walk onto the east face of the ski area, as I heard side arm fire at near point blank range.

There is a firetower at the summit which provides for excellent views on a clear day. There are also excellent views at the base of the ski area.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Mt. Olga
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 19, 2006
Hike Commenced: 10:41 AM
Parking Elevation: 2,168'
Destination: Mt. Olga
Ascent Commenced: 10:46 AM at Great White Way trailhead
Summit Reached: 10:56 AM
Trailhead Elevation: 2,161'
Summit Elevation: 2,415'
Vertical Gain: 262'
Hike Ended: 11:18 AM
Hike Vertical Gain: 289'

Looking up the old Practice Slope ski trail near the beginning of the hike

Looking northeast on the Mt. Olga firetower

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 9 west from Brattleboro. Hogback/Mt. Olga will be on the left side of the road at the top of a large uphill section of road.

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