Thundering Falls (Appalachian Trail, Vermont)

After my hiking obsession began back in 2006, I told everyone I would hike the Appalachian Trail with my dog, Bubba, a rottweiler. Well… Bubba has yet to make his appearance in my life… and quite frankly I’d rather have a Huskie or Akita and name him Fiyero.

I have however stepped foot on the Appalachian Trail, only in Vermont, but that counts… right?

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Thundering falls is short drive from Gifford Woods State Park, and we fell onto this trail by accident.  My dad was off exploring on a bike ride and came upon it.  This is what struck him.

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A majority of this short trail is a walkway like this, over a marshy-swampy area.  Its gorgeous! We did this hike at just about dusk.

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I have a thing for photographing trails.

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Thundering Falls is a short path off the AT.  Its gorgeous! Unfortunately at this time of day, and my goal to use only manual mode that day really backfired, so I have no photos of the falls. The falls were not at all “thundering” but in August there’s a reason for that.  The path to the falls is a short 0.4 mile almost level path.  You can climb up the steep incline to the top of the falls.  We did this, part of the way.

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TRIP DETAILS:

  • Date: August 8, 2016
  • Who Hiked: Dad, Mom, Josh, Me
  • Route/Trails: Appalachian Trail, Thundering Falls
  • Trip Stats:

For more information on Thundering Falls click here.

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