view from the long trail
Conserving Higher Ground

Atop the tallest mountain in Southern Vermont some sunny day you may find yourself at the Stratton Mountain fire tower, perched 55 feet high at 3,936 feet above sea level. Here you scan out upon a 360-degree view of the most contiguous forest and wilderness areas in all of Vermont. You are on the oldest long distance hiking path in the United States, the Long Trail (L.T.). You are also standing on the longest, skinniest national park in the United States…

Snow Sports

Gaining an Edge at Stratton Mountain’s Women on Snow Ski Program

Whether you are a first-time skier, beginner, intermediate or expert, the Women on Snow clinic is an excellent program for all levels.


Dorset Hollow: Barns, Mountains and History

While visiting southern Vermont last weekend, I carved out some time to take photos. The weather was cold and snowy, and the light turned flat and gray. With my daughter in tow, I decided to head to Dorset Hollow to show her some barns and wide open fields.


The Winter Woods of Vermont’s Mountains

While driving on Route 7 yesterday, I had to concentrate to keep my eyes on the road rather than study the jagged rocks of a random mountainside somewhere near Wallingford. It felt as if I was seeing the hidden parts of the mountain exposed for the very first time, and all I wanted to do was strap on my snowshoes and head into the woods.