Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures
by Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour) (Falcon Guides)
© 2008 Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour)/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
I've done this hike several times, great steady workout, lovely abin by the pond at the top where it is always much cooler.
The workout was exhilarating but until you reached the area surrounding Skylight Pond the views left you guessing so not a five star but certainly 4 for the cardio. We ran into 1 other hiker all day and this trail still ranks as one of my favorites for it's peacefulness. Summiting other peaks that are crowded because of parking lots and ski lifts often discourages me. Solitude and more solitude. The lodge was one of the best I've seen.
We found our way up to the intersection with the long trail. At this point it was getting dark and we were eager to find the cabin and lake. However, the markings were sparce and the trail was not at all apparent. We tried walking down each end of the long trail and ultimately slept in a stand of fir trees without a tent and it snowed all night.
It was very cold and knowing we were so close to the cabin was frustrating.
More markings would be very helpful.
I think it was the snow, as I'd found the pond and cabin easily a few years ago in the fall.
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