Elmore Mountain Fire Tower

We managed to slip in before the crowds on an overcast morning to ascend the rather steep 1.75-mile Fire Tower Trail. Aslan managed to dislocate himself from his family prior to reaching the top.

Fortunately, he was “baying for help” and after several (seemingly forever) minutes of calling his name, he rejoined us. I climbed up the tower and captured this view.

Our descent was uneventful with the exception of meeting an interesting hiker on the way down. Mountainsides seem to bring out the philosophical sides of humans. 🙂

Hiking With Humans

I rarely hike with humans, preferring a K9 partner instead.

But there are a few friends with which I enjoy sharing the wilderness experience, Sandy for instance. I find it impossible to hike with her and not feel  blessed by the experience. We have laughed, mumbled and stumbled through more than a few hikes. 😀

I Love Vermont

“If the spirit of liberty should vanish from other parts of the union and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.”
– President Calvin Coolidge, 1928

Vermont Attitude