Distance: 3.1 miles
Time: 2 hours 14 minutes
Year to date miles: 139.2
Map: See book
Parking: Upper Hollow Road, just past Pinnacle Road, Stowe, VT. Room for around 10 cars. Book lists GPS coordinates.
Post hike dinner: Pie in the Sky, Stowe, VT
Directions: AMC's Best Day Hikes in Vermont
Notes: Short mileage, but tough hike. We were in a rush to get done before sunset. We didn't make it all of the way to the summit, because it started thundering shortly before the Ridge Trail turn off.
|The trail starts on planks through buttercups.|
|Let's get this hike started!|
|Even though it is past mud season, there was a lot of mud on the trails. The beginning of the hike is nice and level.|
|There is a large cairn on the hike. Tradition is that everyone adds a stone to the cairn.|
|And another growing cairn|
|And of all things, there are 2 teepees on this hike.|
|The intersection with the Pinnacle Meadows trail. Continue straight. At this point the hike is already grueling.|
|A sign on the trail marks a vista, just a few steps off of the trail. Worth a stop.|