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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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First Taste of Snow

It’s not quite Thanksgiving snow, but I was happy to see the view outside the windows of Fort Awesome (not the view above) covered in a fresh quarter or half inch of snow. Every year I have to get my … Continue reading

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Strangefolk Reunion Tour

The original lineup of Strangefolk — Reid Genauer, Erik Glockler, Luke Smith and Jon Trafton — reunited after nearly twelve years for a four show tour this week. I was lucky enough to catch two of them, both at Higher … Continue reading

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Snowfall

We had a gorgeous snowfall today. Pure white snow covered everything. It was cold enough for the snow to stick, but not enough to be uncomfortable or cause the snow to freeze in inconvenient ways. Shame that it took us … Continue reading

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