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Saturday September 07 2019 Skyline Trail from Stowe Pinnacle to Hunger Mountain by Phyllis Rubenstein and Rudy Townsend

On Saturday, September 7, 2019, a cool, but sunny late summer day, 6 of us hiked up a lush, wooded trail, passing by a giant cairn and an enormous teepee, to Stowe Pinnacle, where we had stunningly close views of Mt. Mansfield, Bolton, the Waterbury Reservoir with its Cotton Brook mudslide, and the northern Green Mountains. Five of us continued on to the Skyline Trail and then to Hunger Mountain. We stopped to admire views along the ridge line west to the Adirondacks and east to the White Mountains. We ate lunch at a spot where we had a view of the northern (wooded) summit of Hunger Mountain, and snacked on the open rocks of Hunger Mountain’s northern summit. Once we were atop Hunger Mountain’s southern summit, the blue skis were overtaken by threatening clouds. After finishing our 8.1 mile hike at the Waterbury trail head of Hunger Mountain, the rain began. It is so satisfying to beat the rain!
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