Vermont the tripper state

When hiking you can expect that the trail is not smooth like a sidewalk or even like a footpath in a park. It can be full of rocks (remember Pennsylvania?) or roots. Vermont has been full of roots.  When the dirt around the root has been eroded away so that it looks like an arch in the middle of the trail–that is a tripper.  Or when the root has been broken off and is sticking straight up–that is a tripper.  Sometimes the root hasn’t been eroded away but you can’t see it because of the overgrown weeds, ivies, little trees, grasses etc–that it is a tripper.

Vermont has been full of trippers, so many in fact that we’ve ceased to warn each other about them, or it would be the only words we would speak all day long.


About prairiedog2013

Grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but currently lives on Long Island, New York. Was a day-hiker years ago, but is now a thru-hiker. Loves living the thru-hikers life. She has hiked nearly 3,000 miles. Her hikes include the Northville Placid Trail (2011, 2012), the Centennial Trail in South Dakota (2012), the Appalachian Trail (2013), the Fjallraven Classic (2014) and many other trails.
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4 Responses to Vermont the tripper state

  1. Pam says:

    sing a song to each other at every tripper and you will be dancing down the trail. 🙂 Be careful

  2. Doug Walter ( trailwalker) says:

    Muddy , and slippery when I came through , but really enjoy the birch trees there ..beautiful setting and enjoy the walk through that state..Hike on young ladies and enjoy each step ..

  3. songbirdknits says:

    I was totally thinking sing a sing too. Glad not only one, now watch your steps

  4. revdrevy says:

    I bet the hiker wobble is a lot like my ducky waddle walk. Love you guys!

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