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Stretching The Drive Home

07-04-2011

Submitted By Michael Virdone

The Mountains & Stats

5 miles with 1700 feet of gain
  • Stratton (3940 Feet, VT) globe

People On The Trip

Trip Report

     Stopped on the drive home from NH for some quick hiking.

      Made the climb from the base of the ski area to the top of the gondola in 1 hour even (1.4 miles ~1700 feet gain). Returned to the car in 2.25 hours round trip. Overall it was a fun hike with good views plus the enjoyment of hiking past all the tourists. By my timing the lift took ~10-15 minutes so we were only 1/6th as slow as the lift.

      Met an AT thru hiker at the tower at the top

The Good and The Bad

The Good:

Speed hiking
Good Views
Jumping in the stream by the 7-11 to clean up after the hike

The Bad:

Bugs on the hike down

The Drive

Saw some beautiful different parts of VT. It was a bit difficult to behave on the twisty roads with the cat in the car though

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