Time  7 hours 49 minutes

Coordinates 2222

Uploaded May 16, 2016

Recorded May 2016

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Stage 146

⇐ Link to previous step: 145 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VERMONT - Section 3.1 - From Notown - Stony Brook Road, to The Lookout and VT-12, Woodstock, VT
⇒ Link to the next stage: 147 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VERMONT and NEW HAMPSHIRE - Section 1. Rt 14 - Tigertown Rd, West Hartford to Etna-Hanover Center Rd, NH

Tour of the Appalachian Trail ( Appalachian Trail ), passing through the state of Vermont (United States), in a south to north direction. From the intersection of the trail with the VT-12 route, near Woodstock, VT, to Tigertown Road - Podunk Road, near the VT 14 route, in West Hartford, VT, very close to the White River.

The route corresponds to section 2. according to the official distribution of stages of the Appalachian Trail, in the state of Vermont, although it incorporates a very short section of section 1.

The stage runs through a wide open green corridor through land that has historically had an intensive agricultural and livestock exploitation, with numerous farms and small population centers, in which, in recent decades, the forest has been recovering its primitive space.

There are no significant elevations on this route, and the altitude above sea level is also relatively low (400 feet in the White River area, in West Hartford), but the small hills follow one after the other, and with them the subbajas, in many cases with little gradients.

The stage begins in an almost hidden parking lot on the edge of VT-12, near Woodstock, next to a wooden bridge that crosses the Gulf Streem. From there, the trail starts a quick climb to Dana Hill (1,530 feet), which gives us beautiful views of the green meadows and surrounding valleys.

The descent of Dana Hill leads us to the intersection of the trail with the Woodstock Stage Road, followed by a mountain stream, the Barnard Creek, with a small wooden bridge of recent construction, which facilitates the passage (the tropical storm Irene, in August 2011, caused much damage to bridges, roads and other infrastructure of the TA in this region).

Just over three kilometers later, after traversing a stretch of path through gentle hills and a little slope, the Appalachian Trail crosses another stream, the Pomfret Brook, with a significant flow (at least this time of the year, mid-May) , fruit of the thaw and the recent spring rains, which makes it difficult to wade when the usual crossing rocks are covered by water.

After the stream, we crossed the homonymous road Pomfret - South Pomfret Road, and we began the ascent to two new hills: Dupuis Hill (1,730 feet) and quite ahead, without going through its summit, Thistle Hill (1,800 feet), where a lateral detour of about two hundred meters takes us to the Thistle Hill Shelter, built in 1995 by the Dartmouth Outing Club.

On the descent from Thistle Hill to the White River, the trail reaches another two hills: the Arms Hill, with a panoramic view to the south, and the Bunker Hill (1,520 feet), although in this case it does not pass through its summit either.

Once in the valley, we enter the urban area of the small town of West Hartford, VT, crossing the mighty White River (important affluent of the Connecticut River) through the Patriots Bridge, on the Quechee-West Hartford Road.

Going north on route 14, parallel to the river, we find at a short distance the Tigertown Road, which passes under Interstate 89 through two underground passages. After the second of these steps, at the confluence with Podunk Road, there is a small parking lot for two or three vehicles, where the stage ends.
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Inicio de la etapa. Estacionamiento del AT en la ruta VT-12, cerca de Woodstock. Gulf Stream Bridge.

Start of the stage. AT parking on VT-12, near Woodstock. Gulf Stream Bridge.
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Comienza la subida inicial, por la falda de Dana Hill (1.530 pies)

Comienza la subida inicial, por la falda de Dana Hill (1.530 pìes)
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Vista en subida a Dana Hill (1.530 pies)

Vista en subida a Dana Hill (1.530 pies)
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Sendero en bajada

Sendero en bajada
Intersection

Intersección del AT con Woodstock Stage Road. Barnard Creek

Intersección del AT con Woodstock Stage Road. Barnard Creek
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Vista

Vista
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Vista del valle

Vista del valle
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Pomfret - South - Pomfret Road, Pomfret Brook

Pomfret - South - Pomfret Road, Pomfret Brook
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Pequeña colina y vistas

Pequeña colina y vistas
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Sendero ancho y llano. Camino forestal

Sendero ancho y llano. Camino forestal
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Dupuis Hill (1.730 pies)

Dupuis Hill (1.730 pies)
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Sendero

Sendero
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Desvío fallido a un supuesto refugio. Cloudland Shelter. Después de recorrer un buen trecho, dimos la vuelta,sin encontrarlo.

Failed detour to a supposed refuge. Cloudland Shelter. After going a long way, we turned around, without finding it.
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Desvío a Thistle Hill Shelter

Desvío a Thistle Hill Shelter
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Arms Hill. Colina y vistas hacia el sur

Arms Hill. Colina y vistas hacia el sur
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Sendero a través de campos

Sendero a través de campos
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Intersección del AT con la Quechee West Hartford Road

Intersección del AT con la Quechee West Hartford Road
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White River, Patriots Bridge, ruta VT-14 y entrada en el pueblo de West Hartford

White River, Patriots Bridge, route VT-14 and entrance to the town of West Hartford
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White River, afluente del Connecticut River

White River, afluente del Connecticut River
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Estacionamiento del AT en la Tigertown Road, West Hartford, VT. Fin de la etapa

AT parking on Tigertown Road, West Hartford, VT. End of the stage

8 comments

  • Photo of rutadura

    rutadura May 17, 2016

    Hora tras hora, día tras día y semana tras semana, solo viendo tu trabajo fotográfico ya es una delicia seguir tus pasos desde la distancia, Pablo un fuerte abrazo y a seguir en plenitudes mentales y físicas.

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    rutadura May 17, 2016

    Que maravilla !!!! https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-outdoor/146-appalachian-trail-vermont-seccion-2-rt-vt-12-woodstock-a-white-river-ruta-14-tigertown-road-wes-13320476#wp-13320480/photo-8219037

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    rutadura May 17, 2016

    Estos prados ahora son un disfrutar enorme !!! https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-outdoor/146-appalachian-trail-vermont-seccion-2-rt-vt-12-woodstock-a-white-river-ruta-14-tigertown-road-wes-13320476#wp-13320487/photo-8219319

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    rutadura May 17, 2016

    Pensar el sosiego de ese recorrido solo interrumpido por el trinar de las aguas, ya es un placer !!! https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-outdoor/146-appalachian-trail-vermont-seccion-2-rt-vt-12-woodstock-a-white-river-ruta-14-tigertown-road-wes-13320476#wp-13320488/photo-8219350

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    rutadura May 17, 2016

    Como se nota donde se cuida el entorno !!! Chapó https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-outdoor/146-appalachian-trail-vermont-seccion-2-rt-vt-12-woodstock-a-white-river-ruta-14-tigertown-road-wes-13320476#wp-13320486/photo-8219237

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    rutadura May 17, 2016

    Bárbaro el sendero !!! https://es.wikiloc.com/rutas-outdoor/146-appalachian-trail-vermont-seccion-2-rt-vt-12-woodstock-a-white-river-ruta-14-tigertown-road-wes-13320476#wp-13320494/photo-8228990

  • Photo of Pablo de Gárate

    Pablo de Gárate May 19, 2016

    Muchas gracias, querido amigo, por tu valoración, y por tu entusiasta apoyo.
    Son muchas las horas de preparación que hay detrás de cada etapa, ya que los recorridos lineales (no circulares) obligan a un esfuerzo de logística mucho mayor. El estudio del recorrido, los puntos de inicio y término de cada jornada; los medios de transporte para llegar a cada punto; los lugares de acampada o la selección de los refugios; la selección de las raciones de comida; la provisión y filtrado de agua; el cálculo del peso; la climatología y la ropa necesaria para hacer frente a la lluvia, al frío, a las tormentas o al calor; las cautelas para prevenir el ataque de animales salvajes (principalmente osos); el cálculo de los tiempos de marcha, en función de los perfiles y desniveles de cada etapa...... en fin, !Que te voy a contar a tí!. En todo caso, lo importante es disfrutar con todo ello: con el antes, con el durante, y con el después.... :-)

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    rutadura May 19, 2016

    Que barbaridad de razón llevas un tu comentario que comparto en su totalidad, si cabe añado que toda esa preparación y dedicación, es otra manera de dilatar la mente y disfrutar de la aventura, y tu final me encanta😉

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