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    Swarming and definitely hungry at Indian Brook in...

    Swarming and definitely hungry at Indian Brook in Essex VT yesterday. (550' elevation +/-).
  2. https://vtstateparks.com/assets/pdf/trail-status.p...

    https://vtstateparks.com/assets/pdf/trail-status.pdf

    Link is to the VT trail closures/ status.
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    I've been on two led hikes. My first NH 4ks were...

    I've been on two led hikes. My first NH 4ks were a GMC group trip up the Hancocks. Car pooling and all that was fun.

    The second time was up Gore Mt. in VT in winter. I underestimated how slow the...
  4. Silver Lake- Sailsbury/ Leicester VT

    5/11/2019- Lollipop loop via Silver Lake trail and Silver Lake Loop trails.

    Trails mostly dry, no snow anywhere, no ice on the lake.

    Comments- lots of wildflowers out at the moment. Painted...
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    I walked up the closed portion of route 108 in...

    I walked up the closed portion of route 108 in Stowe VT during lunch yesterday. 95% dry pavement for the first mile but some big patches of snow starting at 2000'. Lots of bare ground on the...
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    Not sure how things would work in NH (Live free...

    Not sure how things would work in NH (Live free or die!!) but the permitting of this project would seem to be a pretty big uphill climb. I would be pretty stunned if this ever got built. Might just...
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    Wow, haven't run into this issue yet. I would go...

    Wow, haven't run into this issue yet. I would go from intrigued to annoyed pretty quickly- especially as described in the opening post. My aim is iffy beyond 100' but I'd likely try to down it with a...
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    I'm guessing it's tough to give up on the dream...

    I'm guessing it's tough to give up on the dream of having a 4 legged hiking companion. People adopt dogs and hope that they're good hikers only to discover that the dog is stressing out the whole...
  9. Take a dunk in the river and go to Piecasso!! I...

    Take a dunk in the river and go to Piecasso!! I wouldn't call it formal but it is busy. Next option would probably be Doc Ponds. Not sure about veggie option but both have an outdoor patio area and...
  10. If only any of them had technology like the...

    If only any of them had technology like the internet available to them to look stuff up.
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    Hiking in Vermont, I never really put much...

    Hiking in Vermont, I never really put much thought into the whole dog thing. We've had our dog for about 2 years and done quite a bit of hiking with him. Thankfully we have a nice trail near us that...
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    At this time of the year I stick to the low...

    At this time of the year I stick to the low elevation walking trails (near where we live in Essex VT). Two years ago I had a total of 6 on me (none attached) from one walk on an old woods road that's...
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    I was surprised to see the snow flying this...

    I was surprised to see the snow flying this morning on my way out to the car this morning- in Essex VT. On the way to work in Stowe, several cars had 1" plus on the roof.

    WRT black flies- They...
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    IT band issues sidelined me for about 3 years. It...

    IT band issues sidelined me for about 3 years. It started in 2011. I was a bit out of shape for the hike I was trying to do. After summiting, I sat and relaxed for a little bit. A few minutes after...
  15. I finished mapping out the blue trail and some of...

    I finished mapping out the blue trail and some of the other trails in that area.

    I checked in with the WVPD about the blue blazed connector trail and they're not really excited about it. Their...
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    Most of the hikes I know about in VT are in the...

    Most of the hikes I know about in VT are in the Central/Northern area and may not be on the way home at all. But if you're going to try to get to Burlington regardless of the implications to your...
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    Best place to live for hiking

    Recommendations for places to relocate to with my fiancée, possibly out West. We are avid day-hikers with mild interest in backpacking but also kayaking, running etc.

    Ideal most important...
  18. Cannon via Lonesome Lake, Dodge cutoff, Hi Cannon, Kinsman Ridge tr. 11.08.14

    Trail Conditions: First .5 miles of Lonesome Lake trail was 2" of snow +/- on wet leaves, no traction needed. Snow cover gradually increased on the way up with some limited icy sections. We "broke...
  19. Also, I bought two pairs of the katoola...

    Also, I bought two pairs of the katoola microspikes at OGE last night. I'm excited about trying them out!
  20. A little of my back-story: most of my winter...

    A little of my back-story: most of my winter hiking has been in my trusty LL Bean snow claws. But they fell apart last winter (literally!). The new LL Bean is opening in Burlington and I'm hoping to...
  21. My fiancée and I are thinking of tackling...

    My fiancée and I are thinking of tackling Eisenhower this weekend.

    I have some uncomfortable mountaineering boots and crampons or my regular hiking boots which I was thinking of wearing with...
  22. If you have more than 10 different hiking...

    If you have more than 10 different hiking dedicated websites bookmarked on your browser.

    If you have more than 20 guidebooks on your bookshelf.
  23. Dixes via Beckhorn, clockwise loop on herdpaths 8/15-17/2014

    August 15-17, 2014:

    Trail Conditions: Dix trail was wide and wet up to Slide brook lean-to, narrower and wet to Lillian brook lean-to and a bit rough in general (elevation change and mileage don’t...
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    Nye and Street- 9/13/2014

    September 13, 2014:

    Trail Conditions: The marked trail along the northern shore of Heart Lake was practically level and in very good shape. The first half a mile or so of the herdpath "Old Nye ski...
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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