Life at the Top

Our job is to protect the wildlife here.

life-at-topThey’re sitting on top of the world! At the peak of Stratton Mountain, close to 4000 feet above sea level, is a lone rustic cabin in an idyllic setting, home from June 1 to mid October every year to Jeanne and Hugh Joudry, summit caretakers for the Green Mountain Club.

The cabin looks totally isolated on a map or an aerial photograph, but, according to the Joudry’s, “during hiking season, about 40 people pass right by our cabin every week day and as many as 75-125 on the weekends.” When they first came to Stratton in 1968, only an alternate Long Trail route went by the cabin. “We saw 4 people a month.” Read more…


-Louise Jones