Time  7 hours 6 minutes

Coordinates 1661

Uploaded September 27, 2016

Recorded September 2016

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3,291 f
1,765 f
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2.9
5.8
11.68 mi

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near Manchester Depot, Vermont (United States)

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Stage 139

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 138 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL AND LONG TRAIL - VERMONT -Section 7.2 - From Stratton-Arlington (Kelley Stand) Rd to Douglas Shelter
⇒ Link to the next stage: 140 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL AND LONG TRAIL - VERMONT - Section 6.2 - From Mad Tom Notch USFS 21, Peru, VT to Big Branch Shelter

Route along the Appalachian Trail , passing through the state of Vermont (United States), from south to north, from the William B. Douglas Shelter, to Mad Tom Notch at the intersection of the trail with the track USFS 21, Peru, VT, all inside the Green Mountain National Forest.

The stage corresponds to the first part of section 7 and to the third part of section 6 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 oldest long-distance trail 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 hike along with a group of mountaineers from the Hudson Valley Hikers, led by veteran guide Jason A. Taormina.

We start the tour early, immediately after having breakfast, raising the camp the night before at the William B. Douglas Shelter, located 800 meters from the path, in a side detour.

Shortly after this detour, and after crossing a small torrent and a wooden bridge, we went for a mile towards the west following a wide track, currently of forest use, known as Old Rootville Road.

Just opposite the point where the AT turns to the north, and with almost no signaling, there is a short branch identified with blue markers, which leads to a rocky viewpoint located 50 meters from the track, called Prospect Rock (2.079 feet). From this viewpoint you can see a beautiful panoramic view towards the town of Manchester and the Mt. Equinox (3,848 feet).

DESCRIPTION AND PROVISIONAL PHOTOS
CONTENT IN ELABORATION
Shelter

Inicio del recorrido. William B. Douglas Shelter

Inicio del recorrido. William B. Douglas Shelter
Intersection

Intersección del AT con el desvío al William B. Douglas Shelter

Intersección del AT con el desvío al William B. Douglas Shelter
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Sendero. El AT a través de una pista para uso forestal. Old Rootville Road

Path. The AT through a track for forest use. Old Rootville Road
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panorama

Prospect Rock (2.150 pies). Desvio del sendero, que gira hacia el norte, y justo enfrente (y sin señalizar), mirador rocoso

Prospect Rock (2,150 feet). Deviation from the path, which turns to the north, and just opposite (and without signaling), rocky viewpoint
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Sendero

Sendero
Intersection

Intersección del sendero con el desvío al Spruce Peak Shelter

Intersección del sendero con el desvío al Spruce Peak Shelter
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Summit

Corto desvío lateral, a la cima del Spruce Peak (2.040 pies), y vista hacia el Taconic Range

Short side deviation, to the top of the Spruce Peak (2,040 feet), and view towards the Taconic Range
River

Pequeño torrente

Pequeño torrente
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Subida gradual hacia la cima de Bromley Mountain (3.260 pies)

Subida gradual hacia la cima de Bromley Mountain (3.260 pies)
panorama

Torrentera estacional

Torrentera estacional
Intersection

Intersección del AT con la ruta VT-11/30

Intersección del AT con la ruta VT-11/30
River

Bromley Brook

Bromley Brook
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Subida gradual por la ladera de la Bromley Mountain

Subida gradual por la ladera de la Bromley Mountain
Shelter

Bromley Shelter

Bromley Shelter
panorama

Vista

Vista
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Tramo del AT que discurre sobre una de las pistas de esquí de Bromley Mountain

Section of the AT that runs on one of the ski slopes of Bromley Mountain
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Summit

Bromley Mountain (3.263 pies), torre de observación e instalaciones telesilla esquí

Bromley Mountain (3,263 ft), observation tower and ski chairlift facilities
Parking

Mad Tom Notch Road (USFS-21)

Mad Tom Notch Road (USFS-21)

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