It's the Green Mountains, Boys

Sunday, May 16, 2010 Road Junkies 0 Comments

Lenox, MA to Brattleboro, VT
Northward, ever northward. As much as we enjoyed the Berkshires, we continued our trek north this morning, making our first stop in Bennington, Vermont, in the heart of the Green Mountains. Our letterboxing quest led us to Old First Church, a beautiful village church built in 1805. The church was founded in 1762, the first Protestant church in Vermont. Over 200 years since the dedication of the present building, Old North continues to be an active church community.

The historic cemetery adjacent to the church has graves dating back to the mid 1700's and is the resting place of 75 veterans of the American Revolution, as well as the poet Robert Frost.We love that letterboxing frequently takes us to cemeteries, especially an old one like Old First. Often the clue for a cemetery letterbox tells the story of a person who rests there.

Moving east from Bennington, we headed into a very heavily planted area for letterboxing. Unlike most days of this trip, when we've found three or four boxes, we logged into 12 letterboxes today. Plenty more await us tomorrow, and we should reach a new milestone since we finished today with 995 finds.

We saw this sign at a trail head today. It happens to be a trail used by snowmobiles in the winter. But, huh?Daily Stats:
Miles Driven: 143
Letterboxes: 12
High temp: 68
Inky fingers: 20
Puzzling signs: 1