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Day 54 – A hot, humid day for climbing in VT and NH

For our biggest climb of the day, we rode east on Hwy 116 to a ridge, then we coasted downhill to a stream at Hwy 112. We pedaled uphill towards the southeast, following a rocky, clear water stream (see photo) to a pass where the Appalachian Trail crossed the highway. Then we coasted downhill to the Maple Haven Resort and camp site, just west of North Woodstock. Showers and dinner revived us. Today was highly rewarding as we pounded out nearly 75 miles with major climbs in the 90 degree heat and oppressive humidity.
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Day 53 – Into Vermont

Vermont seemed tidier and cleaner than New York. In Middlebury, we rode past Middlebury College and purchased breakfast at a deli. I got my glasses repaired and we got infusions of cash. After buying food for lunch, we headed south on US Hwy 7 for 6 miles, then we rode east on Hwy 125 toward Middlebury Gap- a gain of 1,700 ft. of elevation. Some stretches of the road were extra steep, but we labored on. We passed by Bread Loaf, a satellite campus of Middlebury College. After passing Snow Bowl, a Middlebury College ski hill, we reached the gap- then we zipped downhill for 5 miles to Hancock!
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