|Leaving at 5:30 a.m. to catch bus.|
|East Cambridge cemetery. Beautiful solitary trees.|
|Hard to take a bad photo in the fog!|
|There is a cross Vermont route, mostly dirt road, that I'd like to do |
someday that takes in this pass.
|Sugar houses have stockpiled wood for spring.|
|A spring where I fill my water bottles.|
|Minimal baggage. Tent and jacket are stashed on rear rack.|
rail trail. Burger, coleslaw, and lemonade in Enosburgh Falls renews my energy for the climb up to Lake Carmi.
|Lake Carmi, a large lake in northern Vermont, known for small mouth bass |
and a black spruce bog
|Sunrise on the shoreline at my campsite.|
|Franklin County farmland. Dairy farms are vast with thousand of acres planted in corn.|
last out this way. Close to Saint Albans, I ride alongside a committee member for a while. He clues me in on recent improvements: signs are new in 2014 and a map which highlights Franklin County bike routes. I grabbed a map at a trail register and made sure to include my comments.
|River crossing in Sheldon. The wooden surface was chewed up by snowmobiles.|
|High Bridge on Arrowhead Lake. 20 miles from home.|
All in all, the adventure renewed my wanderlust. I enjoyed new roads, new places, during spectacular foliage. I can't think of anything that would've improved my journey. Can't beat that!
Total trip - 110 miles. Map of route.