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January 16, 2010
Millstone Hill ski outing

Ski outing to Millstone Hill Touring Center in Websterville, 1/16/2011 On a crisp and clear Sunday morning, nine of us (three new people, and 6 regulars) met at Montpelier High School and carpooled to the touring center. The trail fee was only $5, so that was a nice start to the day. We parked at the trailhead lot on Little John Road and headed out on a gradually ascending and descending five mile ski through beautiful woodlands, past ancient abandoned quarries, and amazing man made small mountains of waste granite (grout piles). The high point was lunching at the top of Grand View which afforded 180 degree distant views to the north and east, and close views looking down into the Wells & Lamson and Marr quarries 200 feet below our feet. There were some gentle climbs and relaxing descents that brought us back to the trailhead. A small group of four continued on to the Empire Lookout that was reached by breaking trail to the top of an impressive grout pile. The trip was a nice one on a beautiful day.

Eric Seidel

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Looking over the abandoned Marr quarry at Millstone Hill (Photos by Reidun) Original image

The group having lunch at Grand View; left to right are: Ann B, Priscilla D, Monique G, Eric S, Priscilla T, Andrew N, Marilyn W Original image .

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