After dropping a car at the Monroe Trail, we headed back down Duxbury Road, to start our trip up Bamforth Ridge on the Long Trail. This trail never fails to impress, up Vermont’s highest ascent, from 350 feet at the Winooski River, to the 4083 feet of Camels Hump. Starting up through a climax forest, of mature maple, the trail continues on its way, 6.2 miles. Roots, rocks, scrambles, and views increasing as we make our way.

From the sunny summit, we continued south on the LT to pick up the Alpine Trail. Stopping to check out the bomber wreck, on down to the Monroe trail, we finished at the trail head.

Trip Leader: Darryl Smith