Skywatch Friday, Season 5, Episode 21

at the summit of Mt Equinox in Sunderland, Vermont

Mt Equinox is one of the highest mountains in southern Vermont.   At an elevation of 3,848 feet , it is the Highest peak in the Taconic Mountain range.

The Green Mountains, The Valley of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire may be seen to the east.
Adirondack Mountains of New York provide the backdrop to the west, and the Taconic and Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the south.    Guard rails have been installed almost the entire length of the drive making it one of the safest, best engineered, well constructed toll roads in the country.   There are many vistas and areas for picniking  along the 5.2 mile drive, which has a vertical gain of 3,248 feet to the summit.

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Mount Equinox sunset

Mount Equinox sunset

Driving up the winding roads of the  5.2 mile Skyline Drive is not for the faint-hearted but is worth the trip to the summit.   It begins  at the tollhouse on Historic Route 7 A at an elevation of 600 feet and with a vertical grain of 3,248 ft to the summit, Mount Equinox is 3,848 feet above sea level.    There are trails to hike of various levels along with spectacular views but be prepared for the almost ten degree drop in temperature, bring a jacket and gloves.   

To the East you can see the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains, and the valley of Vermont.  To the west, are the view of the Adirondack mountains of New York.   To the south, a view of the Taconic and Berkshire mountains.  

The mountain is owned by the Catharsian monks who live  on  a private monastery on the mountain their entire lives.


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