Saturday, July 22, 2006

Take a hike!

As accustomed as we are to thinking about our favorite ski area as a place for winter fun, have you ever hiked one in the summer?

Many of them have great hiking trails. For example, I recently hiked the Healdville Trail in Ludlow, Vermont. This trail goes up the back of Okemo Mountain and ends at an old fire tower at the top of South Peak. Climb the tower, and you get a beautiful 360-view of the Green Mountains. Breathtaking.

Plenty of other ski areas have hiking trails, too. It's a great way to enjoy them during the summer months. And it'll give you a different perspective of the trails you ski during the winter. (Hmmmm, who knew that rock was there??)

See ya at the top!

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