Monday, October 26, 2015

Southern Vermont

We enjoyed our time in Vermont and not only because it meant we were that much closer to the end but because the Fall scenery was beautiful.  We have rested a few days at a friend's home in New Hampshire and are getting back on trail at Mahoosuc Notch today, Monday 26 October 2015 and heading north to Mt Avery.  I apologize for the lack of details in this initial post, but I ran out of time and wanted to get the pictures up for all to enjoy.  I will post more details shortly.

Monday 12 October 2015 - Wednesday 21 October 2015
Our biggest challenges was the dropping weather temps, but we rolled with the punches and were able to get into towns along the way and keep ourselves warm and comfy.

Hendo and Hendo's Mom in the vicinity of Porcupine Ridge working our way to the top of Glastenbury Mountain

Hendo's Mom walking amongst beautiful black birch trees showing off their leaves of gold.

Hendo traversing one of many blowdowns along the trail.  The Green Mountain Club doesn't clean up blow downs in some sections to supposedly enhance our wilderness experience.

Hendo and Hendo's Mom on the summit of Glastenbury Mountain

Kid Gore Shelter

We hung our tent parts up around the shelter platform mom and I slept in to keep us warmer at night, it worked great!!

Our improvised colder weather sleeping arrangements

The beautiful view which greeted us in the morning at Kid Gore Shelter

Looking out from Kid Gore Shelter

Hendo's Mom relaxing at the end of the day, enjoying the GMC magazine at Story Spring Shelter.  We made it just in time before the rain started.

Stratton Mountain Fire Tower

Hendo's Mom and Hendo getting ready to climb up Stratton Tower

Hendo's Mom and Hendo on Stratton Tower, it was extremely windy

The beautiful view from the Stratton Tower

And the other side of Stratton Tower

Hendo's Mom and Hendo at Stratton Pond

A tree was down on the power lines leading into Manchester Center, VT...we called it in to Green Mountain Power.

Warning sign before highway VT 11/30

Video from on top of Bromley Mountain..

 Hendo's Mom on Bromley Mountain

 Bromley Mountain

 Styles Peak

Yep, that is white stuff on the ground...SNOW!!

 Hendo's Mom on Baker Peak

 Baker Peak View

 Baker Peak View

 Hendo Hiking up Baker Peak

Hendo on Baker Peak

We found a camera bag a gentleman had forgotten next to a tree at USFS Road 10 near Danby, VT.  Luckily he had an ID tag on it with his phone number and we were able to contact him and mail it back to him in Illinois.

A cute rock cairn garden White Rocks Cliffs

A handy ladder going over Mt Quimby

The trees are listening

Damage from Hurricane Irene at the base of looked like a warzone

And at US 4 at the base of Killington Mountain we finished Vermont.

1 comment:

  1. WHOO HOO! 20 miles to go! That sounds awesome! Enjoyed the videos and that's ironic the camera bag belongs in Illinois of all he's ecstatic to get it back! You are the trail angels now!

    Happy trails!
    Jan Nickell, Mt. Zion, IL