Hiking Mount Elmore

My daughter and I hiked Mount Elmore, located in Elmore, VT, a couple of days ago, but we’ll have to go back, because we did only one of the trails.  There is the option of going straight up the Fire Tower Trail (1.25 miles) or right onto the Elmore Mountain Ridge Trail (3.95 miles), which also leads to the fire tower.  It was a gorgeous autumn-like day— perfect for hiking.

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We came across a variety of mushrooms.  I love how this one has a heart ’embossed’ in it.

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This trillium berry was huge!

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We stopped at Balancing Rock to have a quick snack of carrots and protein bars.

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These tiny orange mushrooms were sooo cute!  I think they are called hygrophorus squamulosus.

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After Balancing Rock and before the fire tower, there is a rocky clearing where you can get a good view of Lowell Mountain with its windmills as well as a view of Lake Elmore.

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This is Lake Elmore as seen from the top of the fire tower.

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