Starting off the 17.5-mile slack pack over Stratton Mountain
Lots of frogs on this section.
Fire tower at the summit of Stratton Mountain
Fire watcher cabin on top of Stratton Mountain
A sea of clouds nestled along Stratton Mountain
More Green Mountains
Smoking Sox resting up inside the fire tower on Stratton Mountain
A peek at Stratton Pond during the descent
Spruce Peak Shelter - only three miles from the end of our slack pack.
View west of VT Route 7 and more Green Mountains
The two-level Bromley Shelter - our home for Thursday night.
Climbing one of the Bromley ski slopes with Stratton Mountain in the background
I sweated and was out of breath hiking up a beginner's slope.
It felt like I was climbing a double black diamond run, but it was only Run Around #1.
Lumiere at Bromley's summit.
Bromley Ski Area summit.
Another view south of Stratton Mountain.
My pack at the junction of the AT and the summit trail.
Dew for Peru
Boardwalk over VerMUD.
The last little bit of the climb up Baker Peak.
The 'trail' quickly descends out of view, showing the steepness of the ascent of Baker Peak.
Views from Baker Peak
Hazy valley views from Baker Peak.
Brand-new suspension bridge over Big Branch.
Little Rock Pond after a long 17.8-mile day. Well worth it.
Little Rock Pond on a beautiful Saturday morning.
Collection of cairns on White Rocks Mountain.
Views of the Clarendon area.
Rutland Airport view - less than one mile to go!
Clarendon Gorge suspension bridge.
Mill River - a great spot for a post-hike bath.
My Saturday night lodging at the Mapletown Inn.
Interior decorating by Kinko the Clown.