Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Sunday, September 17, 2017
Vermont, Green Mountains,
Join us for a scenic 2 day/1 night backpack into the southern Green Mountains of Vermont. We will take a 14.8 mile loop through the western portion of the Lye Brook Wilderness. Although no summits are involved in this hike, it will include approximately 2500 feet of elevation gain. Our route will take us past Lye Brook Falls (Vermont's tallest waterfall) and also feature scenic views, a variety of hardwood trees, shimmering ponds, the possibility for abundant wildlife, and swimming for those who wish. We will tent camp in the Bourn Pond area, which is approximately the halfway point of the hike. Participants will be responsible for their own meals throughout the weekend and all gear required for 3 season backpacking. While this hike could be done in one day, our intent is to take a slower pace, sleep under the stars (or clouds!), opportunity to explore nature and "ask the naturalist" (who will be along as a co-lead), and generally decompress in order to enjoy as much of nature as the weekend will allow. We plan to hike at a moderate pace, and is appropriate for those who are interested in nature and looking for a relatively easy backpacking experience.