Travels with Travis: The Back Roads of Vermont October 09 2014

Arriving in Northern Vermont the autumn colors were just starting to peak, the rolling hills covered in brilliant shades of yellows, oranges, reds and greens. I turned off the main highway, deciding to let myself get lost among back roads of this beautiful state. With no destination and no idea how long I would be driving, it allowed me to really slow down and appreciate the current sights, smells and sounds. The roads (sometimes paved and sometimes not) led me through long golden tunnels of the indigenous Maple trees, past beautiful waterfalls cascading over the rocks just off the road and over rolling hills where old red barns had postcard worthy views in every direction.

I spent multiple days hiking trails, driving dirt roads and exploring different areas of this breathtaking state. One of the things that impressed me the most was how clear and dark the night skies were. Far from the city lights, there was an old covered bridge where after the sun went down, the Milky Way Galaxy stretched out across the entire sky. The small pond in the foreground reflected the dark yet incredible landscape that I’m sure, not many people have witnessed.