A group of 9 walked this ramble in the woods for a couple of hours. with a few short rocky climbs of a few hundred vertical feet. The first 900’ are on a boardwalk.

Raven’s Ridge is described as a rocky forest refuge for a variety of wildlife. This Nature Conservancy property (nature.org/Vermont) stretches from Lewis Creek south along a ridge on the boundary of Charlotte and Hinesburg to a large wetland complex in Monkton. The area straddles all three towns.

The Conservancy has improved the path that gives access to unusual rock formation below the ridge known as “the oven”. The whole outing is a couple of miles long and we were rewarded with some nice west-facing views from the top of the ridge. Note the ridge is closed for part of the spring as it is a raven nesting area.

With Deb, Fred, Kathy, Jonathan, Barbara, Alice, Lisa, Charlotte, Wally and trip leader Ted Albers.