There were no takers for the planned trip along the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, but Robynn said she’d be interested if the trip moved to paved roads. So a change of venue was made, and we met at 10:30 at the Fish & Wildlife access across from Sandbar State Park. The day was sunny and pleasantly cool with light winds, and after about 10 minutes to get organized we started out at 10:40. We crossed the causeway, turned left onto Langdon Road and then followed South Street, West Shore Road, Moccasin Avenue, and Griswold Road in a loop around the west side of South Hero Island. Some of West Shore Road is unpaved, but it was hard packed gravel that didn’t cause Robynn trouble with her skinny road bike tires. We headed north over the bridge on US 2 to North Hero where we turned left and followed South End Road to Camp Ingalls on the southwest end of the island around 1 PM. We then retraced our track with a brief side loop on East Shore N and Faywood Road right after we got back onto South Hero Island. On the way back we stopped for 15 minutes for lunch at about 1:30 at the Fish & Wildlife access a little north of the ferry landing. We got back to the cars around 2:45.

Trip leader: David Hathaway, with Robynn Albert