August 20, 2011
Sunset Ridge Trail to Mansfield summit
Seven people met at Underhill State Park to hike the Sunset Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Mansfield. The weather was perfect, clear shy, light south wind, high temperatures in the 70's. The group took the side trail to Cantilever Rock. This was a new sight for most of the group, and they were suitably impressed. Continuing up the trail at a moderate pace we enjoyed lunch and impressive views from the summit. Given that it was a beautiful weekend day, we were surprised to not find hundreds of visitors on the summit. We estimated that fewer than fifty people were on the Chin. The return trip was even more impressive than going up since we were walking into the viewscape.