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u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/vermont

There are SO MANY! Too many to list!

Mount Philo is great, relatively easy, close to B-town, has beautiful views from the summit.

I'd really recommend picking up a day-hike book at Outdoor Gear Exchange or something to give you more ideas. Like this one or this one.

For shorter walks and hikes, Local Motion's Trail Finder is a great resource.

Welcome to Vermont and happy hiking!

u/surrakdragonclaw · 19 pointsr/vermont

>Just give it a read and let me know what you think. Thanks

sure, have an upvote and a real reply: I think the Forbes article makes a bunch of big, ideological claims that I simply don't agree with, such as

> The U.S. government has shown time after time that it is ineffective at managing much of anything.

I don't want to get into a big debate overall about liberalism versus libertarianism, so I'll just say that a comment like this is flamebait which is going to rile up people who disagree, and get those who agree nodding their heads. So, we should should instead try to focus on very specific things. I think this article does a very bad job of that, to me it reads basically "private industry good [citations needed], government bad [citations needed]." If we look at what we have in other utility industries (I work in Power) -- power is mostly a confederation of regional monopolies which have been very tightly regulated. I think in 2018 internet access is more like a utility than it is like television, and I think that model might work to some extent. Now we're in an era of that regulatory grip loosening in the power sector, and there is certainly interesting innovation happening as a result, but, two key thoughts there:

  • The starting point for deregulation was already being in a situation where every household in the US could get electricity. We're nowhere near that with broadband.

  • The kind of deregulation happening is far short of the complete land-grab "let the telecomms do whatever they want" that Ajit Pai is suggesting.

    > If the telecoms are forced to compete in a truly free market, Comcast and Time Warner won’t exist 10 years from now. They’ll be replaced by options that give us better service at a lower price.

    Again, huge red flag and citations needed from where I sit; the existing entrenched telecomms in many cases own the lines and the copper right down to the last mile. Disrupting that is not going to be as "easy" as disrupting the cab industry or something.

    I am equally dismissive of the second article because the author very clearly states that they're not a subject matter expert and then makes a bunch of dubious claims. Comparisons to the early days of the internet do not hold water for me; I was online through a VAX server in 1991, it was a completely different landscape, it was mostly limited to military and academic use and had almost no utility to the average person. Also, the internet was (and still is) a government weapons project. That's tangential, but this book is pretty good because it paints the whole mythology of the internet in a very different light and makes a strong case that at its core it's a surveillance system for government and corporate interests:

    The article suggests that there is zero middle ground by which we could have basic neutrality ensured and also allow, for instance, T-Mobile's Binge On to be legal. That's much too black and white, so it strikes me as either naive or willfully obtuse.

    Okay, I read your articles end to end, here are a couple I would offer:

    Just my .02 as someone who requires broadband to eat.
u/Possibly-deranged · 1 pointr/vermont

Glad you had a good hike, and day for it!

Much better than the last time I was up there in winter. Got about 2/3 the way up Sunset Ridge, just past tree line, was pelted with ice pellets and 70+ MPH wind gusts that literally knocked me off of my feet. Needless to say, we turned around and went back to our start (forecast had not been so vicious for peaks that day). Winter hiking is always pretty and fun, but always respect the mountain and it's temper-tantrums lol. Just make sure to have the right gear, extra layers for warmth, a bivy, sleeping bag, backpacking stove, etc. A good read on how vicious these mountains can get:

u/Soulthriller · 5 pointsr/vermont

A great book is People of the Rainbow: A Nomadic Utopia. Rainbow Gatherings have been happening since 1972 after a spiritual calling for a community of people wanting to shift the societal paradigm was felt after the Vortex I Festival (inadvertently created by Nixon!)

I've been to the Rainbow Gathering a couple times and was attracted to it initially because of its egalitarian philosophy based on interconnected wholeness of all living systems and likewise reflecting this in their actions. Of course, there are takers, so-called "drainbows" that are basically street kids that had messed up childhoods and ran away from home or became vagabonds for some other reason who are not living the Rainbow ideals (there are exceptions though and I've actually camped with the so-called "dirty kids" that weren't bad people and they definitely weren't hippies).

Overall, they're a really nice group of people. Note that if you want to come, alcohol is forbidden inside the Gathering but at the Front Gate there is a camp called A-camp where you can drink to your heart's content if that's what you like to do.

Everyone is welcome, as long as they're not harming others which is a pretty basic rule for being a functioning human being, which is why the Rainbow Family says anyone with a bellybutton is welcome.

Also, if you see a white person that has dreads and is wearing tribal-esque clothes it doesn't necessarily mean they're a hippy...they could also be a pirate. you'll know what I mean when you see it.

u/sawyersutton · 4 pointsr/vermont

American Flatbread in Waitsfield.

Backcountry skiing, pretty much anywhere.

4th of July parade in Moscow.

Winter time sunrise hikes on peaks that are not on the Long Trail. (The Worcesters and anything in the Northeast Kingdom really come to mind.)

At least visit if not purchase your food from a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)...If this is not an option and growing a batch or two of food in the summer is, try that out. If you're really into this, you might check out this book.

u/mgiannul · 2 pointsr/vermont

My favorite Vermont book: Out! The Vermont Secession Book by Frank M. Bryan

Additionally, if you like mysteries, check out the Joe Gunther series of novels by Archer Mayor. He lives in Newfane and most (all?) of the novels are set in Brattleboro.

u/Colonel_Eliphaz · 1 pointr/vermont

You might enjoy books by Joe Citro, who documents Vermont 'hauntings' and other oddities.

(But don't buy it at amazon. Get it at a local bookstore.)

u/wonk777 · 1 pointr/vermont

I drive a lot for work and carry a Verizon and an AT&T phone (personal phone and work phone). Verizon definitely has the best coverage in Northern VT, but there are huge holes that AT&T fills.

But as was said, use Google "download areas" and get the Gazetteer. We keep a Gazetteer in every work car and no matter how proficient everyone thinks they are at getting around and downloading maps and shit, we've all ended up thankful that the Gazetteer is there.

u/Hostilian · 7 pointsr/vermont

I don't remember the details, but this concrete sculpture along with a couple others along I-89 between Montpelier and Burlington were provided to the state in the 70s (maybe?) by either one artist or a group of artists free-of-charge. I believe the bowl of the spoon was painted yellow or gold at one point.

The unabridged whole story (and many others) can be found in Off The Leash, a book I highly recommend. (Full disclosure: I'm related to the author, so I'm a bit biased)

u/ArquusMalvaceae · 3 pointsr/vermont

Looks like it did! IMDB has a credits listing for someone that appears in a DVD special feature. Amazon has an out-of-stock listing for it, but you can watch it via their streaming service for $20.

u/d-cent · 2 pointsr/vermont

For anyone who is interested in introversion and alot of the history behind it. Check out the book Quiet

u/o_to_the_zone · 1 pointr/vermont

Get one of these - at any local bookstore - and an app that will give you GPS coords offline.

The maps have gps cross coords

The local bookstore thing is important.

u/taylordobbs · 3 pointsr/vermont

My dad literally wrote a book on the history of forestry in this region. It's called The Northern Forest.

u/TongueDartTheFartB0x · 1 pointr/vermont

>Also...this has nothing to do with religious cults

lol, good one! this is 100% religious based, no matter what that douchebag guy says.

>Then again, I'm not predisposed to link Mormons with brutal religious cults.

may I offer some light reading to you then?

u/GreenMtCat · 3 pointsr/vermont

Read the book Insurrection, Corruption & Murder in Early Vermont: Life on the Wild Northern Frontier.

u/trueg50 · 3 pointsr/vermont

Very well done story.

For anyone that wants to learn more about Vermonts contribution, and soldiers stories, I cannot recommend Howard Coffins "Full Duty" enough. Vermont soldiers were some of the finest in the Army of the Potomac, yet tragically were disproportionately affected by disease and sickness.

> Coffin's exciting saga, written with the immediacy of a combat correspondent, dramatizes why and how a small, poor, remote Northern state responded so quickly and enthusiastically to President Lincoln's first call to arms in 1861.

> From the defense of Washington and the siege of Richmond, from Big Bethel to Cedar Creek, we observe the bravery and exploits of Vermont's farm-bred troops who turned the tide in pivotal battles to preserve the Union. More than 10 percent of Vermont's entire population-34,238 Green Mountain men and boys-served in the war, sustaining one of the largest per capita losses incurred by a Northern state.

u/fluxola · 6 pointsr/vermont

You might look up works by local author Joseph Citro aka the "Ghostmaster General". He has lots of material on New England spookiness. For example:



One of personal favorite creepy VT locations would be the abandoned mill foundation on Martinsville Road in Hartland VT. Comes complete with history of murder, suicide and cult activity. Very spooky. Pretty dangerous, too... don't go alone.