We've been going up to Burke Mountain for Columbus
Day for a few years an having a great time. This year we decided
to take a full week before Columbus Day and explore a few more
dirt roads. John had won a weekend at the Grafton Inn at the Mt
Equinox race, so we started our trip there. We booked a house
in Burke for the rest of the week.
One of the things we love about Vermont is all
the great dirt roads, including a few numbered main roads. The
quality is superb. We regualrly take our skinny tired (well skinny
by our standards) road bikes on these lovely smooth low-traffic
For this trip, we maximized what we could carry
in a teeny car. We brought two road bikes, two mountain bikes
(for the Burke trails) and the tandem.
Exploring new roads sometimes means we find trails,
but this wasn't too bad. We stumbled upon a freshly graded road,
and then back to lovely hard pack surfaces.