Sunday March 29, 2015 Road Walk in East Montpelier by Ken HertzAny road walk must answer "where do we park?" and "how long is the walk?" Online maps give you a start at answering those questions, and an auto tour can help accept or eliminate the choices. For this outing, we parked at the Calais Elementary School and walked a four mile loop. Only a portion of the walk was actually in East Montpelier, but we are all neighbors out here.
Our group numbered nine, and we did a good job of staying together. The weather was gorgeous, with temperatures just about freezing; a bright, strong sun; and little wind. The road condition was passable -- some mud, a smattering of ice, and some almost dry stretches. Remember, this is the start of a long mud season, with up to five feet of frost in the ground. Car traffic was very light. The terrain was gently rolling; a Vermonter might call it "flat."
Time, including car travel, was 2 1/2 hours.
Where did people learn of the walk? Trail Talk, Long Trail News, our web site, our mailing list, The World, and the Montpelier Bridge.