We woke up to mostly cloudy, humid conditions at our hotel in Burlington this morning. After enjoying our continental breakfast we hit the road. A short distance south in the town of Charlotte is Mount Philo State Park, a 168 acre park with several miles of hiking trails as well as a seasonal road to the 968 foot summit area. The park is extremely popular and offers camping options as well as the phenomenal views. A nominal fee is charged in season, and a friendly park attendant greeted us as we entered the park. Just past the toll booth is a parking lot for hikers. The paved road continues on just past the kiosk and trail head.