This is a fun walk. It’s not too much of a climb and takes just a few hours up and back. You walk the Long Trail south from the LT-Duxbury Road parking lot at the Winooski River for about 1.6 miles to a tiny lookout facing south down the valley and Rt. 89. Then you walk back through the hardwood forest and still have more than half your day to tool-around. Just enough to get you warmed up.

Ambitious climbers with more time on their hands can continue up the LT to the Camel’s Hump summit via Bamforth Ridge and get some nice views along the way.

With Matthew, Angelica (new to the GMC and new to Montpelier) and Bill, Ted trip leader.