Grand Isle County Highpoint Trip Report
Date: June 13, 2004
The road directions in Michael Schwartz's trip report were perfect. I have a few updates.
Author: Denis Hanson
point 1.5 miles northeast of Grand Isle
New houses have been and are being built on Loverslane Road. It looks like an exurb for Burlington.
Lots of Subarus, the "official" car of Vermont. The wigwam poles are gone; the thermometer remains.
I didn't notice the spikes but that may have been because I was distracted by the zillions of mosquitoes
trying to suck me dry.
I also "felt" that the thermometer area was the highest but could not be positive. Back up Loverslane Road
a short distance is a driveway to a water tower from where you can also access the northern part of the
Just across from the roped woods road is an opening into a field that gives a good view of the Adirondacks.
point 1.5 miles southwest of South Hero
I parked at the Snows Farm Vineyard and got permission to hike up the hill from there. To the west of the
tasting room there is a field. At the top of the field is an old woods road heading uphill. The opening
contains, in June, the clamped off end of a maple sap collection system. If you follow the sap collection
hose uphill to its end you will be very near the highpoint. I though it very fitting that a maple sap collection
system be found on a Vermont highpoint.
Grand Isle is a great place to view prominence and there isn't a road that isn't scenic. From the causeway,
I could see Lyon Mountain in NY, all the Adirondacks, all the Green Mountains from Jay to Abraham and
maybe Killington, and unknown peaks in Canada.