Mt. Stratton

Hiked Mt. Stratton in Vermont on 11/10/2016. The weather was bright and sunny with temps in the low 30s. The trail up to the summit is part of the Appalachian trail and the Long trail, it was nice to be on a trail after so many bushwhacks in the last few months. The lower part of the trail was a little difficult to follow in places because of the new fallen leaves that covered up the treadway but I managed to not get lost.

Start of the trail
Start of the trail
Nice open forest
Nice open forest

There weren’t any views on the way up except for one place that had been cleared where there used to be a bench that has rotted and not useable any more.

View from the former site of a bench
View from the former site of a bench

Made it to the summit in about an hour and 40 minutes. It was quite windy so all I did was climb the tower and take a few pictures and then turned around and started down. It was quite chilly with the wind. There were good views in all directions almost all of them included a ski area. The sign on the summit said it was 3.8 miles back to the parking lot. The sign at the bottom said it was 3.4 miles to the summit and both signs were Forest Service signs. The guide book said 3.8 miles.

Mt Stratton tower
Mt Stratton tower
View from the tower
View from the tower

On the way down I noticed some odd growths on quite a few trees that I hadn’t seen on the way up.

Strange growths on the trees
Strange growths on the trees

Made it back to the car and ate my PBJ on the way home. Only 19 more peaks to finish the New England 100 Highest.

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