Time  5 hours 58 minutes

Coordinates 1663

Uploaded September 27, 2016

Recorded September 2016

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3,970 f
2,208 f
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5.8
11.54 mi

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near Stratton, Vermont (United States)

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Stage 138

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 137 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL AND LONG TRAIL - VERMONT - Section 8.1 - Goddard Shelter / Glastenbury Mountain to Stratton-Arlington Rd
⇒ Link to the next stage: 139 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL AND LONG TRAIL - VERMONT -Section 7.1 and 6.3 - From Douglas Shelter to Mad Tom Notch USFS 21, Peru, VT

Route along the Appalachian Trail , passing through the state of Vermont (United States), from south to north, from the intersection of the trail with Stratton-Arlington Road (Kelley Stand Road), the William B. Douglas Shelter, inside the Green Mountain National Forest.

The stage corresponds to the second part of section 7 of the Appalachian Trail, according to the official distribution of stages of this trail in the state of Vermont, and also coincides in its layout with that of a section of the Long Trail, which is the trail oldest long distance railway in the United States, created between 1910 and 1930, with a total length of 438 km. (always through the state of Vermont), from the boundary of this state with Massachusetts, in the vicinity of the town of Williamstown, MA, to very close to the Canadian border, in North Troy, Vermont.

We made this hike together with a group of mountaineers from the Hudson Valley Hikers, led by veteran guide Jason A. Taormina.

The route has an easy route, well signposted, gradual in the ups and downs, and with very little rock. They abound, yes, the roots of the trees furrowing the path, and we also find the odd stretch with plenty of mud, without the protection of the classic wooden planks that are used in many places to get around the wet areas.

During the first six kilometers, the Appalachian Trail gradually ascends the slope of Stratton Mountain, until reaching the summit of its southern peak, located at 3,936 feet. In it there is an old forest monitoring tower, built in 1914, and renovated in 2011, currently used as an observation platform.

From this splendid viewpoint, located in the central area of the Green Mountain National Forest, you can enjoy a 360º panoramic view: To the north, very close, the northern peak of Stratton Mountain, with the ski lift facilities of its popular station skiing, and much more distant, the Killington Peak; to the southeast, Mt. Monadnock; to the northeast, Mt. Ascutney; to the southwest, the Glastenbury Mountain, through whose sum the AT also passes; to the south, the Sommerset Reservoir and Mt. Snow; and to the west the Taconic Range, with the Mt. Equinox.

PROVISIONAL DESCRIPTION
CONTENT IN ELABORATION
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Intersection

Inicio de la etapa. Intersección del AT con la Stratton-Arlington Road.

Start of the stage. Intersection of the AT with the Stratton-Arlington Road.
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Sendero con subida muy gradual, con un poco de barro y raíces, pero poco rocoso

Path with very gradual rise, with a little mud and roots, but little rocky
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Subida hacia la cima de Stratton Mountain (3.936 pies)

Subida hacia la cima de Stratton Mountain (3.936 pies)
Summit

Stratton Mountain (3.936 pies). Cima, torre y vistas panorámicas 360º

Stratton Mountain (3.936 pies). Cima, torre y vistas panorámicas 360º
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Bajando de Stratton Mountain

Bajando de Stratton Mountain
Bridge

Pequeño puente sobre arroyo

Pequeño puente sobre arroyo
Intersection

Desvio al Stratton Pond Shelter

Desvio al Stratton Pond Shelter
Lake

Stratton Pond

Stratton Pond
River

Winhall River. Pequeño puente y riachuelo

Winhall River. Pequeño puente y riachuelo
Intersection

Desvío al William B. Douglas Shelter

Desvío al William B. Douglas Shelter
Shelter

William B. Douglas Shelter

William B. Douglas Shelter

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