Green Mountain Club hikes Stowe Pinnacle, Mansfield in February

The Burlington Section of the Green Mountain Club plans two free group hikes in February that are open to the public:

• Stowe Pinnacle on Sunday, Feb. 18: This moderate snowshoe to the bare summit of Stowe Pinnacle offers a view of the Stowe/Waterbury Valley. Total distance is 3 mi. with a 1520-foot elevation gain. Contact is Lindsay Pokorak, lpokorak@gmail.com.

• Mansfield Ridge on Saturday, Feb. 24: Start at Underhill State Park up Sunset Ridge to the Mansfield Chin summit; follow the ridge to the forehead and return via Maple Ridge and the CCC road. This difficult snowshoe will be at a moderate to strong pace for a total distance of 9 mi. and 2600-foot elevation gain. Contact is David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

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