It could not have been a more beautiful day. The 10 of us, plus 3 dogs, started the hike with sunny skies and 55 degree weather. The gradual incline allowed us to keep a steady pace following the crystal clear stream through the woods to the Long Trail. We stopped for a brief snack at the Cooley Glen Shelter and then continued on to the summit of Mt. Grant. Mt. Grant offers seasonal views (rather than sweeping views) to the south looking at Killington and Pico.

At the summit, we enjoyed chocolate chip cookies from both Kelley and Carlene, 70 degree temps and sunny skies. What a treat for June in Vermont. There were virtually no bugs and a perfect light breeze to accompany the beautiful clear blue sky. After soaking up the view and sun, we made our way back to the trail head for a 5 hour roundtrip, perfect day hike.

Leader: Kelley Christie and her dog Trigger and guest dog Hadley.

Other Participants: Taylor Christie, Larry Gagne, Carlene Squires, Andy Squires and their dog Callahan, Ryan Bean, Cindy Taska, Heather Winther, Mary Keenan