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.

Pick up fresh vegetables at Vermont

Fresh vegetables at local farm stand in Vermont

Organic vegetable stand


Ready to go!

Ready to go hike!


Breadloaf Wilderness, Greenmountains of Vermont.

Breadloaf Wilderness, Green mountains of Vermont



Camp fire at Emily Procter Shelter.

Emily Procter Shelter


Dinner – stired local-organic vegetables with olive oil and salt + pepper

Wicked dinner with organic vegetables
Shelter in the morning.

Shelter in the morning


Scenery of Green mountains of Vermont. There were only two view points along the Long Trail. But those were worth to look at.

Beautiful scenery on Green Mounrtains


Scenery from the second point.

Scenery of Green Mountains
Breadloaf Wilderness!


Don’t forget to feed yourself while hiking the big mountains! Mmm… pepperoni!

Hiking with Vermont pepperoni and rice cake.


Cooley Glen Shelter. One of the two shelters in the hiking loop.

Cooley Glen Shelter

Stream on the way

Post Irene...


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Beautiful stream


13 thoughts on “Runaway Photo: Hiking at Green Mountains of Vermont and Irene”

    1. 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!

  1. 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

  2. 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 🙂

    1. 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.

  3. hi. I’m planning to hike these trails in a couple weeks. Do you remember a spring/stream nearby Cooley glen shelter? Thanks. Thien.

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