The locals like to talk about challenging VT roads but the talk of rt 108 in Smuglers notch is no joke. Vermont has two sets of mountains the familiar Green and the more stately White Mountains. As I prepare for my return home to NYC I embarked on a mini adventure.
The road through Smuglers Noth is breathtaking but nervous and unskilled drivers should go elsewhere. The last time I did make it to the top but the roads are even worse on the other sise narrow and windy and your safest bet is to stay as far to the right without smashing into rocks. This is all predicated on the driver going the otherway having similar skill.
I went from Stowe North in search of 105 back home. Well I never found 105 but I did find Eden and the section between Eden and Montgomery is Moose Alley. I finally saw one in the disance in the swamp with my binoculars. It was much more angular then I thought. The mosquitoes were brutal and if you can stay in the car.
On the way home I found Belvedere Corners then Bakersfield and a amazing site on Route 36. Sunset on a clear night overlooking Lake Champlain and the NY Islands is breath quite a view. However it is on a hill that is fairly steep.
I look foward to returning home but I wish the circumstances were better.