Trip report


Full Day Hike DATE: 06/20/2024 - 06/20/2024

Trip/Event Location: Danby, VT

Trip Leader(s): OtisSpunkmeyer

Max # People: 30

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

We will be joining a mixed group that has been doing this hike for years.  The total distance covered is approximately 10 miles, should take about 6 hours with stopping for lunch and an afternoon

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

From US Route #7 in Danby head east on Brooklyn Road (right if heading north, left if heading south).  Pass through the town of Mt. Tabor after which the road turns into Forest Road 10.  Continue on Forest Road 10 passing the Big Branch picnic area and in a short distance, there will be a large paved parking lot on the right (3.2 miles from the junction of US Route #7).  Pull in and park.





Trip Report/Photos
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   The weather was hot and the skies were sunny, and the forest was shady, ideal conditions for hiking au natural.  This year we had between 35 - 40 people who participated in this annual event, with at least 6 members of Gay Outdoors in attendance!  We started our hike at 9:30 am and almost immediately crossed Rte. #140 where we received honks and waves from passing motorists.  We reentered the forest and hiked 2.5 miles to White Rocks Overlook where we had lunch and enjoyed the view of the valley floor below us.  After lunch we hiked 4 miles to Little Rock Pond where we stopped for a well-deserved swim.  On the remaining 2.2 miles left of the hike, we encountered a thunderstorm.  I covered my pack with a plastic bag that I had brought and continued the hike in the refreshing warm summer rain.  We arrived at the trailhead parking lot on Forest Road #10 at 4:30 pm and we socialized a while as we waited for the tail end of the group to arrive.  After carpooling back to the starting point, many gathered in Manchester, VT for an après hike pizza party.  I did not attend as I had a 3-hour drive ahead of me, but I am told by those who did attend, an enjoyable time was had socializing and making new friends for future hikes.  

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Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Bedford, NH

United States
sustaining member

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

Essex Junction, VT

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Leominster, MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Swansea , MA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Putney, VT

United States
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