Photo Sunday: Green Mountains

If you like maple syrup, craft beer, rugged mountains and forests, picturesque small towns, real farm-to-table eating, or cultural liberalism, Vermont is the place. Here are a few pictures from my trip to the state two weeks ago:

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Hiking around Kent Pond, Killington, VT. The sun kept hiding behind clouds and coming out again, creating a dark, gloomy forest alternating with brilliant golden dapples of light.

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Thundering Brook Falls, Killington, VT. A pleasant short walk. Panoramic view.

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Green mountains, we’ve got ’em: Panoramic view from the ridgeline of Mt. Mansfield, the tallest mountain in Vermont, looking west toward Burlington and Lake Champlain.

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My son is a natural mountain climber. He made the trip to the top of Mt. Mansfield (in a backpack carrier) and had a blast the whole time.

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The Colchester Causeway, an old railway line converted into a walking and biking trail on Lake Champlain.

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Giant public mural at the Church Street Marketplace, Burlington, VT. It’s hard to see him from this perspective, but Bernie is in the mural about halfway down.

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