Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Equinox Mountain Scenic Drive

We are driving historic highway 7a South through Vermont and discovered Skyline Drive up to the top of Equinox Mountain. It's a 5.2 mile trip up a steep winding mountain road with plenty of hairpin turns. At 3858 feet above sea level it's the highest mountain in the Taconic Range and affords breathtaking views of The Green Mountains, Adirondacks, Berkshires & White Mountain Ranges.

Skyline Drive up Mount Equinox

The view from the observation deck on Equinox Mountain

Today the building at the top stands vacant.

The scenic vista

This way to Lookout Rock

Lookout Rock Trail

I'm no expert, but these look like coveted Chantrelle Mushrooms to me.

Wildflowers along Lookout Rock Trail on Equinox Mountain

Jack at Lookout Rock

The road down is extremely steep for a long way.

We stopped at this scenic overlook to let our brakes cool down for a while. They were smokin' hot!

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