Hiked about 7.5 miles RT with a little over 1800 feet elevation gain. A very interesting and easy, pleasant bushwhack.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
While looking over some satellite shots of 3109 foot Grass Mountain, just east of the New York state line in Arlington, Vermont, I noticed a large clearing near the summit which looked like it would provide some good views. A closer inspection revealed that there is public access all the way to the top, so my buddy Jim and I decided to hit this peak on a pleasant spring day. We drove to the very end of the driveable portion of Shaftsbury Hollow Road and parked on the side of the road at a fork where a private drive leaves left. Right beside the car, we were treated to Little White Creek, a gorgeous brook that runs beside the road. Elevation at the start of the hike was 1300 feet, and the peak sat 2.9 miles away almost due north.
We were both very impressed with the large, wide open meadows at this high elevation.
Arriving back at Little White Creek and the car, where we washed up, feeling quite satisfied.