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Old 05-06-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Thumbs up The Burning, Lye Brook Wilderness, VT

This hike was with my beagle Howie. Got to the trailhead off Glen Road in Manchester, VT and started out on the Lye Brook trail. After 2.3 miles, took the side trail to Lye Brook falls. It crossed a land-slide cause by Hurricane Irene last year. Got to the falls and climbed a short path up on the left to get a better look. Returned back to the main trail and continued on for another mile or so. Here is where the adventure started. I had checked out sattelite images of the area and noticed a large area of rock on the opposite ridge. On the topo maps, this ridge is labeled as "The Burning". Sounded kind of ominous - like a Steven King novel. A google search did not turn up much except an old photo from 1900. I wanted to check it out and see if there were still any views. So, I left the trail and dropped down into the hollow. It was steep (30-40% grade), but not treacherous (no ledges). Got to the brook and there was a small waterfall upstream. Rock-hopped across the brook and then headed back up the other ridge. It was just as steep heading up this side through the mostly open deciduous woods. I got near the top of the ridge and then headed NW. Reached the first patch of open rock. There were three little snakes here sunning themselves. I didn't notice until I was nearly stepping on them. They slid away. After that little scare, I continued on until I reached the first lower and large area of open rock. The quartzite slabs of rock here were the size of refrigerators or larger. It was a bit difficult to get across as there sizeable gaps between the huge boulders. It was also not beagle friendly territory, so I ended up ducking back into the woods and climbing up to the top of the mass of rocks (to nearly elevation 2600 ft). Crossed here and then continued on the ridge a bit. I skipped the second larger patch of rocks. I contemplated following the ridge all the way back down to the trailhead, but the woods were coniferous at the top and scratchy. I was also making slow progress and figured it would be faster to go back to the main trail. So, I dropped back down into the hollow. Got to the brook and waded across this time as I wanted to soak my feet anyways. Then I headed back up to reach the trail. It was a quick walk out on the trail. A nice, partly sunny day for hiking. Some bugs were out, but they were not too awful. Crossing the ravine twice added quite a bit of extra elevation change to an otherwise moderate hike.

Round-trip Distance: 8.0 mi
Elevation Change: 2900 ft

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Old 05-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #2
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Sounds like a cool trip, The Burning does sound very ominous... Maybe it was part of the Bennington Triangle

Will be in that area shortly, thanks for the report..

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Old 05-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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Oh, cool! I'm under the impression not too many people ever go deep in there. Nice lonely place.
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