High Point # 3 of 48: Mt Mansfield, VT- Elevation 4,393 ft.
Today, Monday, July 27th, Randy Clukey and JR Jasinski began their attempt to visit the highest point in each of the lower 48 states in record setting time. In doing so, they will be raising money for Big City Mountaineers, an organization providing outdoor experiences for under-resourced children.
For more information on our challenge, please visit www.highpointingchallenge.org
Darn Tough Vermont is supporting Randy and JR by providing several different models of our Merino wool socks. From Florida to Wyoming, from trail running to glacier travel, Randy and JR will encounter a wide range of temperature and weather extremes. Darn Tough Vermont’s Merino wool and high density cushioning will offer JR and Randy the performance needed to keep them on their feet until they are finished with this philanthropic adventure. For today’s summit of Mt Mansfield, we wore our Darn Tough Vermont 1/4 Sock Cushion (Model #1401).
I met up with JR and Randy at Mt Mansfield to deliver the socks around noon today. Keep in mind, they started at Katahdin, had been to the top of Mt Washington and were on the way to Mount Marcy, New York’s tallest peak following reaching the summit of Mt Mansfield. JR and Randy eagerly put on the socks. Thanked me, then looked at me and said, “Let’s go pilgrim!” After a few seconds of debate, i quickly dashed ahead of them, knowing they would catch up in a heart beat. After all, JR and Randy have been training for this trip….
Good thing I wore my Montrail Mountain Masochist trail running shoes. The soft EVA foam did a great job cushioning my feet from the jagged rocks and the gryptonite outsole provided plenty of light weight traction on the off camber trail to the summit. I think it was 1.4 on the Long Trail to the “chin,” Mt Mansfield’s highest point.
I’m beat….good thing I’m not doing all 48:)
Some photos from Mt. Mansfield
Rental provided by Enterprise.
Randy pushing for the summit.
Tom, local yokel and Resort Employee had Darn Tough Vermont socks on too!