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Day two of our ski trip turned out to be another day of no skiing. We weren't interested in carving ice in sub ten degree weather. Instead, we headed toward Mount Hunger, a very popular Vermont hike right next to the Ben and Jerry's/Cabot Cheese factories (yes, we went to both after we were done).
But before our libations, we headed up the short, but very steep and steady Waterbury Trail. It was packed down very nicely, but a bit icy. Not so icy that you would need crampons, but definitely icy enough to require *sharp* microspikes.

We made great timing up the trail despite its unrelenting slope. It heads uphill with very little relief all the way to the summit, and the conditions were excellent, though slippery in spots. We had to dodge a few ice patches here and there, especially up high.

The summit was wonderful. You don't get windless, bluebird days often in the winter, and despite being cold, we stayed quite warm the entire hike. For a short hike, it's definitely one of the best ones I've done in New England for bang for your buck, with views of NY, Vermont, and NH peaks.
Total Time: 2 hrs 37 minsTotal Distance: ~4.05 milesTotal Vertical Gain: ~2555 miles