Dries Buytaert

Weekend in Vermont

Set back in the woods, in the Vermont foothills, only accessible by a dirt road, you'll find the perfect weekend cabin called the "Baby Barn".

A great room with 20 foot ceiling, tall glass windows and a large fire place
The great room of the Baby Barn in Londonderry, Vermont.
Baby barn
Baby barn

On Saturday, Vanessa and I went on a 14 km (9 mile) hike, called "Griffith Lake Loop". It is part of the Appalachian Trail. The hike took us more than 6 hours to complete. Not only did we have 640 meters (2,100 feet) of elevation gain, we also had to cross multiple streams, and hike through mud and snow. Because of the snow at higher altitudes, parts of the trail were hard to follow and quite exhausting. Two days later, my legs still hurt.

Vanessa crossing a stream by stepping from rock to rock
Vanessa crossing one of many streams on the Griffith Lake Loop trail in Vermont.

— Dries Buytaert