As I’m sure is the case with many photographers, fall in New England is my absolute favorite season. Both for photography, and for just about everything else. Cool, crisp air and beautiful foliage makes it an enjoyable time of year to be outside exploring. And Vermont is one of my favorite places to be during the season. I spent two days in north central Vermont last week taking in as much of it as I possibly could, and came away with some images I’ll be sharing here on the blog.
Some online scouting resulted in the location for today’s image. It’s a fantastic spot with unbelievable views of Cabot and the surrounding area. The hike up is reasonably short, but is definitely a bit strenuous, climbing 300-400 feet in elevation over roughly half a mile. Once at the top, however, the climb up becomes totally worthwhile. To get this specific vantage point requires standing on a narrow rock ledge with a sheer vertical drop to the forest below, and is definitely not for anyone with a fear of heights. I had hiked up hoping for a colorful sunset, but unfortunately the clouds were not present that evening. With that said, the foliage below was stunning (and almost at peak), and the setting sun added some additional interest. This will definitely be on my list to visit in the future whenever I get back to Vermont.