|Famous view from the South Shore of Lake Willoughby, Vermont|
I had been on a little excursion through northern New Hampshire and Vermont on this particular trip which has included a backpack trip of Mt Cabot, mountain biking East Mountain and now this. I camped out at the White Cap Campground on the lake's southern shore and had a magnificent sunset and sunrise. It was a cloudless, cool summer day which was perfect for exploring and hiking.
|The cliffs of Lake Willoughby which are famous for ice climbing in the winter|
After this little walk, I had to hike Mt Pisgah which promises uninterrupted views of the entire lake and most of the NEK. I would not be disappointed.
|Mt Hor and the south end beach.|
For me it was a nice walk and the shade made the steepness bearable. Black flies were everywhere but hey, it was New England in mid-June... what do you expect? There were a few directional views on the way to the summit but nothing like what I would see just past the actual marker.
|Views of Lake Willoughby from Mt Pisgah|
|Another lookout from Mt Pisgah|
Well I would have loved to have spent a weekend there hiking and paddling but I was due back for work that evening. Nevertheless, I was happy to have seen the Northeast Kingdom's most famous sight. I'm sure I'll be back!
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