Green Mountain National Forest, Vermont (Winhall Brook Campground, Grout Pond Loop Trail, and Branch Pond Trail)
I left work on Thursday and drove to Winhall Brook Campground in Vermont. I'm spending the weekend in upstate New York with family and left a day early to break up the long drive.
Winhall Brook is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers and is an excellent campground. This is the second time I've stayed here, although this trip I arrived after dark and left before daylight.
I woke early Friday and headed to the Grout Pond Recreation Area in the Green Mountain National Forest, arriving in time to watch the sunrise. I hiked the 2.7 mile Pond Loop Trail, spotting a moose in the southeast corner of the pond. Here is a video of the moose.
I then hiked the 1.75 mile Branch Pond Trail in the Lye Brook Wilderness before heading to New York.