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Starks Nest Long Trail Ascent from Appalachian Gap

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An ascent to the top of Mad River Glenn starting at the Appalachian Gap on Vermont 17.


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1.6

Miles

2.5

KM

Ascent

3,618' 1,103 m

High

2,382' 726 m

Low

1,245' 380 m

Up

9' 3 m

Down

15%

Avg Slope (9°)

35%

Max Slope (19°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
Mad River Glen is a skiers' only area. If you intend to split board or snowshoe up the trail, be sure that the area is closed prior to a snowboard descent.

Description

This ascent starts at the Appalachian Gap where Long Trail crosses Vermont 17 approximately 1.4 miles west of Mad River Glenn Cooperative. Approximate coordinates of the road crossing are 44.210985, -72.931607. Head south on Long Trail and begin the ascent to the top of Starks Nest. This ascent has a lot of descent options along the way. It provides nearly full access to Mad River Glen, traversing the ridge past Chair Lift 2 and ending at Starks Nest, which is where Chair Lift 1 offloads.

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