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Mount Ascutney: Futures Trail

Last week, I took a short trip down to the Upper Valley to see some folks and some quiet time. I stayed at Ascutney State Park, which was not quite as quiet as I recalled from my last trip, as … Continue reading

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Sugar Hill Reservoir

This week, as part of my staycation explorations of Vermont, I returned to the Moosamaloo natural area in Ripton and Goshen. My destination, Sugar Hill Reservoir, came from the Middlebury Trailrunner, though I took a different route. From the Widow’s … Continue reading

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The Widow’s Clearing

The story of the Widow’s Clearing, as related by The Middlebury Trailrunner, piqued my interest, particularly the part about the remains of an apple orchard in the clearing. I have to do some digging into whether apple trees continue to … Continue reading

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Misty Mountain Old

” . . . a vague quality in the hill-crowded countryside with its towering, threatening, close-pressing green and granite slopes hinted at obscure secrets and immemorial survivals which might or might not be hostile to mankind.” — H. P. Lovecraft, … Continue reading

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The Jerusalem Trail

When I turned off Route 17 onto Jerusalem Road, dark gray clouds hung low over the mountains, shrouding their tops completely. As an omen, they don’t come more ominous. It balanced out shortly after. Arriving at the trail head, itself … Continue reading

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