Saturday July 13 2019 Mt. Mansfield Hike by Nancy SchulzAt 9:15, our group of six set out from Underhill State Park on a sunny, breezy day that was perfect for hiking. We took the CCC Road to the Maple Ridge Trail and then followed the Long Trail across the summit of Mt. Mansfield to the Chin, where we enjoyed our lunches. After soaking up the 360 degrees of stunning views, we descended via the Sunset Ridge Trail and were back at the cars by 4:30. We hiked through numerous natural communities from deciduous woodland forests to higher elevation subalpine zones and alpine zones-- from lush, dense woods to krumholtz, to alpine bogs, and to the rock fields of the ridge line. A hike such as this reinforces how lucky we are to live in Vermont!