Ames Farm Inn
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Just over the border in Vermont, we passed through the quiet little village of Bennington. Specialty cafes, vintage shops, and beautiful churches should be on the brochure for this town. Huge trees shaded the sidewalks that were dotted with flower-filled urns. It personified a New England village.
We entered Green Mountain ...
We stopped off ...
... the next day, so decided to stay on an extra night and make the most of the peaceful town and scenic views. After a much needed lie-in and a very chilled start to the day, we eventually decided to walk/hike up to one of the area’s many waterfalls. After a bit of research, Arethusa Falls was to be our destination. At 200 feet it is the tallest in the region and a nice 2.8-mile round trip from the road.
The incline was gradual to start with and about a ...
... and after I attempted and failed to get up the climbs, he had to climb back up a second time to clean the route.
After that, we hiked over to Jimmy Cliff where I led an easy 2-pitch sport climb just to practice leading, placing gear and belaying from up top. The name of the climb was "Clip a Dee Doo Dah". It could have been the theme song playing because it felt so easy!
We found a lovely restaurant with an upstairs bar in the ...
... physical pain. The nice dirt paths were certainly few and far between. Every chance we got to be on them felt like heaven compared to the hellish downhill over uneven rocks. The redeeming moments were the 360 degree views of the surrounding peaks and the valleys. Also, it turned out there were less hikers on this trail compared to Tuckerman Ravine so I was glad I ...
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