Monday, October 26, 2009
I completed my first hike in VT on Sunday (I tend to hike only in the ADK's), and oh what fun it was! My sister (who lives in Swampscott, MA) and I arranged to meet up about halfway between the two of us for a nice Sunday hike. We decided on Mt. Ascutney because of it's location and decided on a meeting time of 10AM figuring this gave us ample time for hiking in the daylight, and enough time in the evening to be driving home while it was still somewhat light as well.
Travel Time to Trailhead: ~2 hours from Hudson Falls, NY
Total Round-trip Trail Distance: 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 2250 Feet
Total Hiking Time: 6 hours (with lots of breaks, and lots of time spent at lookouts)
Views From Top: Priceless :-)
Because I took so many that I love, here is the link to my Flickr photo set from the trip.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
We usually have this climb to ourselves... but today we passed about 15 people who were heading up as we were heading down. It's definitely leaf peeping season in the northeast. Luckily, we had the top to ourselves for awhile, as we had gotten out early.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I've been looking at this photo for the past day, trying to decide if I like it or not. I still haven't really decided, so thought I would just post it. I love the textures, and the random bright green fern at the top right of the photo, but there is something that just isn't sitting right... and I haven't figured that out yet.