Snake Mountain and a trip to Barre

We had agreed to do a bit of babysitting today, we decided on a relatively small local walk with a promising name: Snake Mountain. The views from the top were spectacular and on the way down we discovered a beautiful little lake, in which little salamanders were swimming around (there’s a video below!).

That afternoon we headed over the hills to Barre, which also had plenty of interest to offer. A massive granite quarry attracted migrant workers, including many Scots, who funded a statue of Robert Burns. Unfortunately we were too late for a tour of the quarry, but we managed to visit the graveyard, which contains many interesting gravestones carved from the local granite.

 

Hike: Snake Mountain

Total distance: 9.08 km
Max elevation: 405 m
Min elevation: 98 m
Total climbing: 784 m

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