Hiking in Vermont is one of the things that you should do in Vermont. (Reference Post: 100+ things to do inVermont by Solo Friendly ) In Green Mountain State, we choose Breadloaf Wilderness for an overnight hiking. – Thanks AMC for the recommendation! We liked your hiking books. – The description was — “The largest of the Wildernesses in the Green Mountain National Forest, Breadloaf takes its name from Breadloaf Mountain, the highest point in the area at 3,835 feet. Within the boundaries you’ll be able to climb Vermont’s Presidential Range: Mounts Wilson, Roosevelt, Cleveland, and Grant.” However, it was not easy to get to the trail head due to hurricane Irene. The driving required lots of detour on the dirt roads. The hurricane was long gone, but the damage was still vividly alive in places in Vermont.
Finally we spent two days at Breadloaf Wilderness. Actually, we camp one more day because we just liked the place so much. The stream near the trail head was one of the most beautiful spots of the roadtrip.
Anyway, here are photos of Breadloaf Wilderness hiking in Vermont.
This is how one of many roads in Vermont look like. They washed out bad, bridges were broken, and trees fell down. Hopefully they restore well.
Pick up fresh vegetables at local farm stand was one of many pleasures of Vermont. Weigh, price, payment were all self-service. This is the reason why our camping meal were all extraordinary.
Ready to go!
Breadloaf Wilderness, Greenmountains of Vermont.
Camp fire at Emily Procter Shelter.
Dinner – stired local-organic vegetables with olive oil and salt + pepper
Scenery of Green mountains of Vermont. There were only two view points along the Long Trail. But those were worth to look at.
Scenery from the second point.
Don’t forget to feed yourself while hiking the big mountains! Mmm… pepperoni!
Cooley Glen Shelter. One of the two shelters in the hiking loop.
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13 thoughts on “Runaway Photo: Hiking at Green Mountains of Vermont and Irene”
Yeah, definitely some damage done there….but those streams still look very pretty. Nice photos! (Dinner looks pretty yummy too.) 🙂
Thanks Gray! The damages were scary, really. Hope it stopped there. Small towns hit pretty bad… hope they are doing okay now!
Juno, you’re such a bohemian! lol. That shelter is hardcore– looks like one side is completely open! Was there a flap?
Oh yes. Three walls and one roof, that’s all. It’s what a shelter look like in the mountains, Leslie. hehehe! It’s just open space but keep you safe from the rain and wind. But I got to tell you, I was freezing cold that night!
Wow, those views are incredible!
Hi Juno! PURPLE!! I LOVE PURPLE! GOOD ONE! …uh, it’s pretty close to the color of my new website coming out soon.. but different enough. whew!
I’m glad you have the chance to hike and camp in USA’s soooo beautiful parks and mountains! It would be easy to spend an entire life explriing USA’s Nat and STate Parks if you like camping and hiking! I’ve done looooaaadds of them before moving to Japan in 1991. I never got to Green MOuntains, but did White Mtsn. and Adirondacks in that region of US.
HOpe we can meet one day! I”m sure we’ll hit it off! cheers, Lash
The pictures look pretty & green. They remind me of a small mountain town in India called Shimla, complete with the pine trees and the stream. I’m aching to go to a place like that now 🙂
I love the photos of your hiking trip, especially the ones of water. The dinner looks pretty good as well. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Roger. It was a great hiking trip. Not much of a view comparing to the others I’ve been to, but the view was certainly worth it and the whole Green Mountains were really pretty.
We’re driving up to Maine and looking for places to stay in between, and I thought of Green Mountains because of your post!!! It was very memorable 🙂
Thanks! I love the Green Mountains. I want to go back to different part some day. 🙂 Hope you have fun there!!!
Lovely pics. I too love hiking and the my most recent hike was to Triund from McLeodganj. I so want to go back to mountains
hi. I’m planning to hike these trails in a couple weeks. Do you remember a spring/stream nearby Cooley glen shelter? Thanks. Thien.