Part two of our three-part Vermont Travelogue takes to Ascutney Mount, near the White River.
The maps of the mountain promised several trails, with a few ways to the top. The mileage indicators were, 2-3 miles. What one has to take into account though is how much climbing you have to do. There was a lot, some of it rather steep.
About an hour up, we came to the highest waterfall on the mountain, measuring something like 70 feet. From here, I’m standing at the edge (well, not at the edge, a respectful distance from it) looking up the rocky creek bed.
A half hour or so later we decided that, with the weather threatening the way it was, we ought to get back down and try plan B. Just as we were hitting the parking lot the rain started. We drove around, got some lunch, and this time took the main park road up to the top. Along the way we stopped to eat our sandwiches and enjoy the view of New Hampshire.
It’s always exciting to be looking down at the clouds.