It's been about 6 months since I've been up to Vermont, so I was happy to get back up there for a fun day of exploration. Haystack Mountain in Pawlet, Vt is part of the North Pawlet Hills Natural Area, with most of the land protected by the Nature Conservancy. The summit is owned and protected by Friends of Haystack Mountain, a local group.
Here is a view of Haystack and its rocky cliffs from Waite Hill Road.
Route 30 west, hemmed in by mountains. Burt Hill is in the foreground and the Pattern mountain range is just to the southwest.
Spectacular views back over the Bennington Valley.
Had a great day altogether. After an absence of several months, I remembered today why I love Vermont.