Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue Ridge Mountain, Mendon, Vermont

November 14,2010
My friends (Jim, Jeff, & Five More Minutes) and I that are part of a hiking group decided at the spur of the moment to take a hike to the summit of Blue Ridge Mountain in central Vermont via the Canty Trail. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, especially for Vt in November. It was sunny, temps in the mid 50's with a gentle breeze. The trail starts off easy but in a wet land eventually steeply ascending alongside a cascading mountain brook. The brook eventually leads to a wonderful waterfall. Past the brook the trail enters the evergreens and the temps dropped about 10 degrees. We reached the peak and enjoyed the views while having a lunch. We did do some trail maintenance as well, clearing out a few trees that were blocking the trail. Round trip was 5.2 miles with 1700 feet of elevation gain.

The waterfalls.

L-R. Pico Mountain, Killington Peak, Mendon Mountain, Little Killington
L-R. Jobiwan, Five More Minutes,Jeff, Jim 
 Jobiwan, Jeff & Jim
 Five More Minutes

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