"The fjord-like Lake Willoughby, with sparkling, deep waters reaching depths 0f more than 300 feet, is considered the jewel of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Two sheer-sided rock cliffs—Mount Pisgah and Mount Ho—face each other, towering some 1000 feet or more above the lake, It’s a dramatic sight and worth a visit to Vermont’s quietest and most remote region. Pisgah is the biblical summit from which Moses sighted the Promised Land. We know some longtime Vermonters who would indeed consider this region 0f vast valleys, farmlands, lakes, and mountains their own promised land. We can’t vouch for that, but we can tell you that the views from atop the summit of Mount Pisgah (in Vermont) are majestic.
The hike is a moderate jaunt with some steep pitches. For part of the way, you’ll travel along the edge of the plunging cliffs as you skirt the western flank of the mountain. For this reason, the hike is definitely not for acrophobics. The granite ledges leading to the summit can also be slippery in winter, so snowshoes with crampons-and caution-are recommended."