This is a SERIES about the iconic Long Trail. Not a photographic masterpiece but earned with sweat - summers in Vermont can bet hot and humid.
Maybe you have read the book “A walk in the woods”. I have not yet but I have seen the movie. It is about two older men that hike parts of the famous Appalachian Trail which is about 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long. Some crazy folks walk the whole lot which takes some months. If you have ever some spare months, maybe this would be your challenge.
Vermont’s Long Trail hosts also a part of the Appalachian trail. I have always wanted to get a feel of it and so we did an easy hike this summer. Folks say it is one of the hardest hikes in the world as you hike for months in sometimes dense forest with very little sun coming inside. I would say this is pretty much true. After some weeks it must get a little depressing.
This is the States you would cross: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
The Long Trail is a hiking trail located in Vermont, running the length of the state. It is the oldest long-distance trail in the United States, constructed between 1910 and 1930 by the Green Mountain Club. The club remains the primary organization responsible for the trail, and is recognized by the state legislature as "the founder, sponsor, defender, and protector" of the Long Trail System.
The Long Trail runs 273 miles (439 km) through the state of Vermont. It starts at the Massachusetts state line (near Williamstown, Massachusetts), and runs north to the Canada–US border (near North Troy, Vermont). It runs along the main ridge of the Green Mountains, coinciding with the Appalachian Trail (for which it served as the inspiration) for roughly 100 miles (160 km) in the southern third of the state. Additionally, over 175 miles (282 km) of side trails complete the Long Trail System.
A walk in the woods is a good read, very funny in parts, but I can imagine this trail is anything but funny in parts. Have you read Wild by Cheryl Strayad, its a film also but off course read the book first.
A great little series Barbara well put together to kick off our theme.
It is an amazingly long trail. Although you did not do it all ( 🌝 ), you got a nice series of photos along part of this trail. From your photos one can see that the trail is partly almost invisible making one to believe that one could get lost easily. Nice that you have added people in some of the photos. My favourite is #6. A great entry to the theme!
Yes, Barbara, this truly is a good contribtion to our theme of December. Each photo of the series shows the trail - in beautiful surroundings. The dense vegetation is so attractive! As always I like your personal and informative note which accompanies your photos.
Greetings fom - at last - very rainy Germany! You know, the drought ...
Very nice series. You know it is hard to carry a big heavy camera with you at time on such hike and not easy to walk when you have it out and when it is kept in the bag than I'm too lazy to take it out to take pictures...Cell phone camera comes in very handy these days, sometime you just want to document the trip and not really hopping to get an photography award with these shots....:) or maybe win an award with it anyway...but for sure some memories of the events.
These are very different than when I was there where it is already not much green left. and it is very different than the trails I'm used to in CA and Utah and Arizona, where it is mostly desert hot and dry. This reminded me of hiking in tropical area, jungle like in Thailand and Southeast Asia countries. Through the series, it give us a really good impression of the place and the green and I can feel the humidity.