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Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield, September 2004
Elevation 4,393 feet (1,339 metres)
Location Vermont, USA
Range Green Mountains
Coordinates 44°32′37″N, 72°48′51″W
Topo map USGS Mount Mansfield
First ascent unknown
Easiest route Hike

Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in the U.S. State of Vermont. The peak elevation, in the town of Underhill, is 4,393 ft. (1339 m) above mean sea level. The mountain has the appearance of a human face when viewed from the east with distinct forehead, nose, lips, chin (the highest point) and an Adam's apple. Description: Photograph of Mount Mansfield Source: Photograph taken by Jared C. Benedict on 26 September 2004. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... The Himalaya as seen from the International Space Station A mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands or separated from other mountain ranges by passes or rivers. ... The Green Mountains may refer to: The Green Mountains in Vermont in the United States extending into southern Quebec in Canada. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Example of a topographic map with contour lines Part of the same map in a perspective shaded relief view illustrates how the contour lines of the original follow the terrain Topographic maps, also called contour maps, topo maps or topo quads (for quadrangles), are maps that show topography, or land... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Underhill, Vermont Underhill is a town located in Chittenden County, Vermont. ...


Mount Mansfield is one of the two spots in Vermont where true Arctic tundra survives from the ice ages. A few acres exist on Camel's Hump immediately to the south, but Mount Mansfield's summit still holds about 200 acres. In physical geography, tundra is an area where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons. ... Variations in CO2, temperature and dust from the Vostok ice core over the last 400 000 years For the animated movie, see Ice Age (movie). ... Camels Hump is Vermonts third highest mountain, but perhaps its most recognized. ...


The mountain is used for various recreational and commercial purposes. The summit is home to transmitter towers for a number of local TV and radio stations. Mount Mansfield has many hiking trails, including the Long Trail, which traverses the main ridgeline. Additionally, the east flank of the mountain is used by the Stowe Mountain Resort for skiing and tourism, and for a toll road that is open to automobiles. Masts of the Rugby VLF transmitter in England Radio masts and towers are, typically, tall structures designed to support antennas (also known as aerials in the UK) for telecommunications and broadcasting, including television. ... The Long Trail is a hiking trail which covers the length of the state of Vermont running north and south 272 miles from the Massachusetts border (near Williamstown) to the Canadian border near North Troy, Vermont. ...


History

Westward view from the top of Mt Mansfield
Westward view from the top of Mt Mansfield

The mountain was called Moze-o-de-be-Wadso by the Abenaki, which meant "Mountain-With-A-Head-Like-A-Moose." The name Mansfield came from the now dissolved town of Mansfield, Vermont in which the mountain was located. A popular misconception is that the mountain and the town were named after William Murray, First Earl of Mansfield. However, the Earldom did not even exist until twenty years after the town was granted. The fact is, several of the original grantees were from Mansfield, Connecticut, which, in turn, is known to have been named for Moses Mansfield, one of the chief landowners there (it was common for settlers to name Vermont towns for their previous homes). _____________________________________________________________________________ Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 950 KB) Summary Photograph by Chuck Sokol. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 950 KB) Summary Photograph by Chuck Sokol. ... William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (March 2, 1705 - March 20, 1793), was a British judge and politician who reached high office in the House of Lords. ...


Correction: "The mountain has the appearance of a human face when viewed from the EAST with distinct forehead, nose, lips, chin (the highest point) and an Adam's apple." The word 'East' should be changed to WEST. To view the face, you must be on the western side of the mountain, looking eastward.


The adam's apple is on the north end of this ridge, and the forehead to the south. From north of the mountain, looking south, this ridge appears as a triangular peak. At the northeastern portion of the mountain, there are spectacular cliffs. At the base of these cliffs (on the western side of the Notch Road/Rt 108), there is a large honeycomb network of talus caves. There are high cliffs on the eastern side of the Notch Road as well. These two sets of facing cliffs are separated by only a few yards at their base. The Pleasant Valley Road (from Cambridge to Underhill) follows closley to the western base of the mountain, and provides a gorgeous, intimate view of the entire ridge.


This facial profile is explained in a locally told story, involving a, supposed, Indian legend: This mountain, as the legend goes, was taller and came to a distinct peak in ancient times. Indians of that time would seek a special, private place to 'await their maker', when they knew their time was near. One particular Native American (a chief, perhaps) chose to climb to the very top of this peak to await death. He supposely died before he reached the summit... and God carved his profile into the mountain.


Skiing on Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield is home to four of the most challenging ski trails in the U.S. In addition to other expert trails, these famous trails are known as the "Front Four". The Front Four are Goat, Starr, National and Liftline and contain steep pitches, many natural hazards (rocks and trees), and little grooming. There are also numerous cross country ski trails around the base of the mountain and on its lower slopes. Addtionally, two backcountry ski trails, the Bruce Trail and the Teardrop Trail, descend Mount Mansfield on the east side and west side, respectively.


Hiking Mount Mansfield

Mount Mansfield as seen from Jericho, VT, December 2003
Mount Mansfield as seen from Jericho, VT, December 2003

Mount Mansfield has four major trails which one can hike to the summit. They range in difficulty from M (moderate) to DDD (very difficult). The Long Trail, a famed route through VT, is ranked as M, and so is the Haselton Trail. More difficult is Profanity Trail, which is ranked as a DD (More Difficult) and the very difficult trail the Cliff Trail, a DDD. These trails extend to the peaks named The Forehead, an elevation of 3940 ft., the Upper Lip and the Lower Lip, and The Chin (4395 ft.) . The Chin is Vermont's highest point. Each peak is generally named for the part of a face that Mount Mansfield resembles when viewed sideways. Marking the trails are white and blue blazes. The Long Trail has 2"x6" white blazes. All other trails are marked with blue blazes. In order to reach the Cliff Trail, a DDD, one must ride up the gondola. This is an extremely challenging .7 mile hike to the ridge, along which The Long Trail extends. To reach the Profanity Trail a long trek up The Long Trail must be done. Finally, the Haselton starts at the base of the gondolas, running up to The Toll Road. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 541 KB) Summary Photograph by Sara Burghoff 12/5/2003 Photograph taken from the sports field of Browns River Middle School in Jericho, Vermont Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 541 KB) Summary Photograph by Sara Burghoff 12/5/2003 Photograph taken from the sports field of Browns River Middle School in Jericho, Vermont Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev...


References

Johnson, Charles W. (1980) The Nature of Vermont: Introduction and Guide to a New England Environment, The University Press of New England ISBN 0-87451-183-6


External links

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Constitution | Culture | Geography | Government | History | Images | Towns | Villages in Vermont Image File history File links Flag_of_Vermont. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Mount Mansfield, at 4,393 feet, is the highest elevation point in Vermont. ...

Capital

Montpelier Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Vermont State House, Vermonts third on this site, built in 1859 Flag Seal Location Location in Vermont Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Vermont Washington County Mayor Mary Hooper Geographical characteristics Area     City 10. ...

Regions

Champlain Valley | Green Mountains | Mount Mansfield | Northeast Kingdom This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Champlain Valley is a region of the United States around Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York. ... The Green Mountains may refer to: The Green Mountains in Vermont in the United States extending into southern Quebec in Canada. ... Vermonts Northeast Kingdom Also know to locals as NEK is the northeast corner of this American state, comprising Essex County, Orleans County, and Caledonia County. ...

Counties

Addison | Bennington | Caledonia | Chittenden | Essex | Franklin | Grand Isle | Lamoille | Orange | Orleans | Rutland | Washington | Windham | Windsor The 14 Vermont counties List of Vermont counties: The state of Vermont is broken into 14 counties. ... Addison County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Bennington County is a county in the state of Vermont. ... Caledonia County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Chittenden County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Essex County is the county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Grand Isle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Lamoille County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Orleans County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Rutland County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Windham County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Windsor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. ...

Cities

Barre City | Burlington | Montpelier | Newport City | Rutland City | South Burlington | St. Albans City | Vergennes | Winooski Barre Burlington Montpelier Newport Rutland South Burlington St. ... Barre City, Vermont Barre is a city in Washington County, Vermont, in the United States. ... Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ... Vermont State House, Vermonts third on this site, built in 1859 Flag Seal Location Location in Vermont Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Vermont Washington County Mayor Mary Hooper Geographical characteristics Area     City 10. ... Newport City, Vermont Newport is a city located in Orleans County, Vermont. ... Rutland City, Vermont Rutland is a city in Rutland County, Vermont, in the United States. ... South Burlington, Vermont South Burlington is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. ... St. ... Vergennes, Vermont Vergennes is a city located in the northwest quadrant of Addison County, Vermont, in the United States. ... Winooski, Vermont Winooski is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont, at the mouth of the Winooski River. ...


This is a list of United States states by elevation. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mount_Rainier_from_southwest_mini. ... Cheaha Mountain is the highest point in the U.S. state of Alabama. ... Denali redirects here. ... Humphreys Peak is the highest point in the U.S. state of Arizona and is located in Coconino County. ... Mount Magazine is the tallest mountain in the state of Arkansas and is the site of Arkansass newest state park. ... Mount Whitney is the highest point in the contiguous United States at elevation 14,505 feet (4,421 meters). ... Mount Elbert in Colorado is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. ... Mount Frissells South Slope (2380 feet) is the highest point in Connecticut. ... The Ebright Azimuth is the point with the highest natural elevation in the American state of Delaware. ... Florida High Point Marker. ... Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, one of five volcanic peaks that together form the island of Hawaii. ... Borah Peak (also known as Mount Borah) is the tallest mountain in Idaho, located in the Challis National Forest. ... Charles Mound is a gentle, 1,235-foot-high hill in northern Jo Daviess County, near the small town of Scales Mound and 11 miles northeast of Galena. ... Hoosier Hill is the highest point in the state of Indiana at 1257 feet. ... Hawkeye Point is the highest elevation in Iowa. ... Mount Sunflower, although not a true mountain, is the highest point in Kansas. ... Black Mountain is the highest point in the state of Kentucky, USA, with a summit elevation of 4145 feet (1263 meters) above mean sea level. ... Driskill Mountain is the highest natural summit in Louisiana with an elevation of 535 feet (163 meters) above sea level. ... Mount Katahdin (USGS name) is the highest mountain in Maine. ... Backbone Mountain is a mountain range in the central United States. ... Mount Greylock is a mountain of 3,491 feet (1,064 m) in northwestern Massachusetts, on the Appalachian Trail just south of Vermont and not too far east of New York. ... Mount Arvon, elevation 1979 feet (603 m), located at 46° 45 20 north latitude, 88° 09 21 west longitude in LAnse Township, Michigan, Baraga County is the highest point in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Eagle Mountain is the highest point in Minnesota, at 2301 feet (701 m), located in Cook County at 47° 53′ 51″ N 90° 33′ 36″ W Categories: Mountains of the United States ... The mountain is located just off of Mississippi Highway 25, south of Iuka. ... Taum Sauk Mountain is part of a large parks-and-wilderness area. ... Granite Peak is the highest point in the state of Montana, USA. It lies within the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, in Park County. ... Panorama Point is the highest peak in Nebraska. ... For other mountains by this name, see Boundary Peak. ... Mount Washington (formerly Agiocochook) is, at 6,288 ft. ... High Point is located in the northwestern part of New Jersey in Montague, Sussex County, is the highest elevation in the state at 1,803 feet (550 m). ... Summit Sign at . ... Mount Marcy, at 5,344 ft, is the highest mountain in the Adirondack Mountain Range and the highest point in New York State. ... For other mountains named Mitchell, see Mount Mitchell. ... White Butte, elevation 3506 ft (1069 m), is a prominent butte in of Slope County in the Badlands of southwestern North Dakota, located at 46°23′12″ N 103°18′07″ WIt is very small and easy to climb. ... Campbell Hill is Ohios highest point in elevation. ... Black Mesa Mountain is the highest point in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... Mount Hood is a stratovolcano in northern Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. ... Mount Davis is the highest mountain in Pennsylvania, located in the 5,685 acre (23. ... Jerimoth Hill is the name of the highest natural point in the US state of Rhode Island, at 812 feet above sea level. ... Sassafras Mountain is the highest point in the state of South Carolina, USA, with a summit elevation of 3560 feet (1085 meters) above mean sea level. ... Harney Peak is the highest mountain in South Dakota, located in Black Hills National Forest. ... Clingmans Dome (or Clingmans Dome) is, at an elevation of 6,643 feet (2,025 metres), the highest point both in the state of Tennessee and on the Appalachian Trail. ... Guadalupe Peak is the highest point in Texas. ... Kings Peak is the highest peak in Utah. ... Mount Rogers is the highest point in the state of Virginia, USA, with a summit elevation of 5729 feet (1746 meters) above mean sea level. ... Mount Rainier is a composite volcano in Pierce County, Washington, located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle, Washington, in the United States. ... Spruce Knob, at 4,863 feet (1482 m), is the highest point in the state of West Virginia, U.S., and the tallest mountain in the Allegheny Mountains. ... Timms Hill is the the highest point in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, with an elevation of 1,951 feet (595 m) above sea level. ... Gannett Peak is the highest peak in the U.S. state of Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette Counties along the continental divide. ...

4000-foot mountains of New England

Maine:
Abraham • Bigelow (Avery) • Bigelow (West) • CrockerKatahdin (Baxter) • Katahdin (Hamlin) • North Brother • Old Speck • Redington • Saddleback • Saddleback Horn • South Crocker • Spaulding • Sugarloaf

New Hampshire:
Northern ranges:   CabotWaumbek
Carter-Moriah Range:   Carter DomeMiddle CarterMoriahSouth CarterWildcat (A) • Wildcat (D)
Presidential Range:   AdamsEisenhowerJacksonJeffersonIsolationMadisonMonroePierceWashington
Crawford Notch area:   Field • Tom • Willey
Twin Range:   Bond • Bond (West) • Bondcliff • Galehead • Hale • North TwinSouth TwinZealand
Pemigewasset Wilderness:   CarrigainHancock (North) • Hancock (South) • Owl's Head
Sandwich Range:   Osceola • Osceola (East) • Tripyramid (Middle) • Tripyramid (North) • Passaconaway • Tecumseh • Whiteface
Franconia Range:   FlumeGarfieldLafayetteLibertyLincoln
Western White Mountains:   Cannon • Kinsman (North) • Kinsman (South) • Moosilauke

Vermont:
AbrahamCamel's HumpEllenKillingtonMansfield In mountaineering, the four-thousand footers (or 4ks) refers to a group of mountains of interest in the sport of peak-bagging. Each peak is at least four thousand feet above sea level, and also meets a more technical criterion of topographic prominence. ... The states marked in red show New England. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Mount Bigelow (also called Bigelow Range and Bigelow Mountain) is a long mountain ridge with several summits. ... Crocker Mountain is a 4,228 foot (1,289 meter) peak located in Carrabassett Valley, Franklin County, Maine, in the United States. ... Mount Katahdin (USGS name) is the highest mountain in Maine. ... Saddleback Mountain is a mountain located in Rangeley, Franklin County, Maine. ... Sugarloaf Mountain is a mountain located in Franklin County, Maine. ... Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Mount Cabot is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... Mount Waumbek is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... The Carter-Moriah Range of mountains is located in the White Mountains, in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... Carter Dome is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... Middle Carter Mountain is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... Mount Moriah is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... South Carter Mountain is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... Wildcat Mountain is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... This article concerns the best-known Presidential Range; for the range of the same name in the Green Mountains of Vermont, see Presidential Range. ... Mount Adams is the second highest mountain in New Hampshire, after Mt. ... Mount Eisenhower. ... Mount Jackson is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... For other mountains named Mount Jefferson, see Mount Jefferson. ... Mount Isolation is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. ... Mount Madison is a mountain in the Presidential Range of New Hampshire in the Unitred States. ... Mount Monroe is one of the tallest mountains in the state of New Hampshire. ... Mount Pierce is a mountain in New Hampshire. ... Mount Washington (formerly Agiocochook) is, at 6,288 ft. ... Crawford Notch is the steep and narrow gorge of the Saco River in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, located almost entirely within the town of Harts Location. ... Mount Field is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ... Mount Willey is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ... The Twin Mountains are a pair of mountains located in Franconia, New Hampshire. ... The Twin Mountains are a pair of mountains located in Franconia, New Hampshire. ... Mount Zealand, or Zealand Mountain, is a mountain located in the White Mountains, in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ... Mount Carrigain is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ... Mount Hancock is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire, named after John Hancock (1737–1793), one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. ... Owls Head is a 4025-ft. ... The Sandwich Range is located north of the Lakes Region and south of the Presidential Range. ... Mount Osceola is a 4,340 foot peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire located in the White Mountain National Forest. ... Mount Passaconaway is a 4043-foot (1232-m) mountain in the Sandwich Range Wilderness of the White Mountain National Forest near the eastern edge of Waterville Valley. ... View of Flume from Liberty. ... Mount Garfield is a mountain located in Grafton County, New Hampshire. ... ... Summit of Mount Liberty Mount Liberty is a 4,459-foot high (1,359 meter) summit in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. ... Mount Lincoln is a mountain within the Lafayette Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire. ... Cannon Mountain (formerly Profile Mountain) is a 4,100 foot (1,250 meter) peak in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. ... Mount Moosilauke Panorama: This image shows a 360 degree view from the summit on a clear summer day. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Mount Abraham is the fifth tallest peak in Vermont at 4006 ft. ... Camels Hump is Vermonts third highest mountain, but perhaps its most recognized. ... Mount Ellen is a 4083-foot (1244 m) high mountain in Vermont. ... Killington Peak, with an elevation of 4,241 feet, is the second highest summit in the Green Mountains and is the point with the second highest elevation in the U.S. state of Vermont. ...

 

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Vermont - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (6553 words)
Several mountains have timberlines: Mount Mansfield, the highest mountain in the state and Killington are two examples.
Mount Mansfield, at 4,393 feet (1,339 m), is the highest elevation point in Vermont.
Other high points are Killington Peak, Mount Ellen, Mount Abraham, and Camel's Hump.
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