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Section 1-2, Mile 0.0 to 104.5

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Section Overview
Mileage
Start Mile:0.0
End Mile:104.5
Distance:104.5
Elevation
Start Elevation:2329
End Elevation:1884
Min Elevation:862
Avg Elevation:2460
Max Elevation:3989
Elevation Gain (approximate):21654
Elevation Loss (approximate):-22113
Net Elevation Change:-445
Roads
State highways crossed: 4
Primary/Secondary roads crossed: 12
Other roads crossed: 2
Total roads crossed: 18
Popular Resupply
MileElevDFTName
14.4 1391 6 SR 9/Bennington
54.6 1837 6 SR 30/Manchester Center
72.1 1515 4 Seasonal Forestry Rd/Danby
80.3 1102 4 SR 140/Wallingford
86.7 862 3 SR 103/Shrewsbury
104.5 1883 3 US 4/Killington/Rutland
DFT is straight line distance from trail departure point.
Climate
°F Mean Prc SWE %Cov Max
Jan 29/2 15 4.3 - - -
Feb 32/3 17 4.2 - - -
Mar 41/13 27 4.8 - - -
Apr 55/25 39 5.0 - - -
May 69/36 51 5.5 - - -
Jun 77/45 59 5.5 - - -
Jul 82/50 64 5.3 - - -
Aug 79/48 62 6.0 - - -
Sep 71/40 54 5.2 - - -
Oct 59/31 44 5.0 - - -
Nov 46/21 33 5.9 - - -
Dec 33/8 21 5.4 - - -
Min temp is minimum average low and high temp is maximum average high in section. Does not account for 'heat waves' or 'cold spells', may alter temp by 10-15° or more. Precip is not snow, SWE is 'Snow Water Equivalence' in inches, MAX is max SWE. Cover is average monthly percent of snow cover. No snow data for Aug, Sep, Oct. Snow data begins Nov 2003.
Section Elevation Range
RangeMiles%
0-10000.50.5
1000-200024.123.1
2000-300056.654.2
3000-400023.222.2
Named Lakes/Wetlands/Glaciers
Name Mile DFT Acres Trail
Elev
Water
Elev
Lake Hancock 7.9 531 56 2312 2269
Little Pond 19.5 1188 22 2880 2603
Spring Lake 84.4 553 64 1660 1481
Within a quarter mile of trail. DFT is distance from trail in feet. Mile is closest trail mile to lake, not necessarily the best access. Acres is the area of the lake.
Named Drainages
MileElevName
9.5 2123 Stamford Stream
12.3 2220 Barney Brook
14.5 1341 City Stream
17.6 2317 Hell Hollow Brook
28.8 2748 Glastenbury River
32.3 2602 South Alder Brook
35.8 2214 Black Brook
36.8 2222 East Branch Deerfield River
45.6 2264 Winhall River
55.3 2089 Bromley Brook
64.6 2572 Lake Brook
66.3 2602 McGinn Brook
70.7 1517 Big Branch
72.1 1519 Big Black Branch
72.8 1650 Little Black Branch
75.6 1908 Homer Stone Brook
79.7 1371 Bully Brook
80.4 1109 Roaring Brook
86.6 883 Mill River
90.7 1388 Cold River
91.6 1488 Gould Brook
93.0 1729 Sargent Brook
Section Land Cover
TypeMiles%
diciduous62.2659.58
evergreen22.4821.51
mixed15.9815.29
woody wetlands1.871.79
developed; open space0.710.68
shrub/scrub0.390.37
open water0.380.37
developed; low intensity0.290.28
pasture/hay0.070.06
developed; medium intensity0.050.05
emergent herbaceous wetlands0.030.02
Section Tree Cover
TypeMiles%
Sugar maple-beech-yellow birch 94.1290.07
Red maple-upland 5.305.07
Red spruce-balsam fir 2.722.60
Eastern white pine 2.352.25
Fire Perimeters
YearNameMiles%
Public/Physical Boundary
TypeNameMiles%
Wilderness Big Branch Wilderness 6.6 6.3
Wilderness Glastenbury Wilderness 6.5 6.2
Wilderness Lye Brook Wilderness 5.1 4.9
Wilderness Peru Peak Wilderness 4.0 3.8
Forest Green Mountain And Finger Lakes National Forests 98.7 94.5
State Massachusetts 0.0 0.0
State Vermont 104.5 100.0
County Bennington 54.1 51.7
County Berkshire 0.0 0.0
County Rutland 39.7 38.0
County Windham 10.8 10.3
Basin Great Lakes Region 41.9 40.1
Basin Mid Atlantic Region 38.5 36.8
Basin New England Region 24.1 23.1
Physiographic Appalachian Highlands 104.5 100.0
Geology
AgeTypeMiles%
Precambrian Biotite gneiss; Amphibolite 64.7 61.9
Precambrian Quartzite; Mica schist 15.9 15.3
Cambrian Quartzite; Sandstone 12.0 11.5
Cambrian Quartzite; Dolostone 6.2 6.0
Precambrian Biotite gneiss; 2.5 2.4
Cambrian? Mica schist; Schist 1.8 1.7
Cambrian? Gneiss; Biotite gneiss 0.8 0.8
Precambrian Marble; Granulite 0.5 0.4
Proterozoic Y Granitic gneiss; 0.0 0.0
Road Crossings
MileElevTypeName
2.6 2121 Pri/Sec Risky Ranch Rd
3.1 2302 Pri/Sec County Rd
10.1 2046 Pri/Sec Stage Coach Rd
14.4 1392 State State Rte 9
34.8 2490 Other Forest Rd 71
36.7 2242 Pri/Sec Stratton Arlington Rd
54.6 1837 State State Rte 11
59.9 2449 Pri/Sec Mad Tom Notch Rd
72.1 1515 Pri/Sec Seasonal Forestry Rd
80.2 1206 Pri/Sec Sugar Hill Rd
80.3 1102 State State Rte 140
86.7 863 State State Rte 103
88.6 1702 Pri/Sec Lottery Rd
90.4 1529 Pri/Sec Keiffer Rd
90.7 1391 Pri/Sec Cold River Rd
92.4 1619 Pri/Sec Upper Cold River Rd
93.0 1730 Other Twp Rd 13
93.8 1889 Pri/Sec Clement Shelter Rd
Passes/Gaps
NameElevMile
Mad Tom Notch 2437 59.8
Lightning Strikes
AvgMax
Jan 2 3
Feb 1 4
Mar 3 10
Apr 4 27
May 7 63
Jun 8 49
Jul 8 92
Aug 7 62
Sep 4 27
Oct 3 13
Nov 1 2
Dec 1 2
Near trail lightning strikes
Shelters
NameElevMile
Waypoint Detail
Desc Mile DTN DTP NW Elev LPL HPL Comment
Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests
Berkshire 0.0 0.0 2329
Bennington
Massachusetts
Vermont
Massachusetts
Risky Ranch Rd 2.6 0.5 2.6 2122 2093 2332
County Rd 3.1 2.6 0.5 2303 2121 2302
Lake/pond/tank
Lake/pond/tank 5.7 2.6 0.0 2503 2496 2502
Lake/pond/tank 8.3 0.3 2.6 2253 2240 2834
Lake/pond/tank 8.6 0.9 0.3 2201 2198 2253
Stamford Stream 9.5 0.6 0.9 2122 2126 2227
Stage Coach Rd 10.1 0.2 0.6 2047 2040 2123
Lake/pond/tank 10.3 0.1 0.2 2152 2046 2152
Lake/pond/tank 10.4 1.9 0.1 2165 2152 2165
Barney Brook 12.3 0.3 1.9 2221 2162 2496
Harmon Hill 12.6 1.8 0.3 2319 2220 2315
SR 9/Bennington
State Rte 9 14.4 0.0 1.8 1391
City Stream 14.5 2.0 0.1 1341 1341 1392
Glastenbury Wilderness 16.5 0.1 2.0 2650 1341 2651
Maple Hill 16.6 1.0 0.1 2670 2651 2671
Hell Hollow Brook 17.6 7.2 1.0 2319 2312 2673
Glastenbury Mountain 24.8 4.0 7.2 3743 2317 3746
Glastenbury River 28.8 3.4 4.0 2749 2749 3744
Lake/pond/tank 32.2 0.1 3.4 2591 2591 3234
South Alder Brook 32.3 0.0 0.1 2601 2593 2601
Lake/pond/tank
Lake/pond/tank
Lake/pond/tank 32.6 0.2 0.3 2621 2608 2621
Lake/pond/tank 32.8 1.3 0.2 2657 2621 2656
Windham 34.1 0.7 1.3 2769 2654 2985
Forest Rd 71 34.8 0.4 0.7 2490 2490 2769
Lake/pond/tank 35.2 0.6 0.4 2398 2395 2490
Black Brook 35.8 0.9 0.6 2214 2211 2421
Stratton Arlington Rd 36.7 0.1 0.9 2244 2185 2247
East Branch Deerfield River 36.8 0.9 0.1 2224 2222 2242
Lake/pond/tank
Lake/pond/tank 37.7 0.0 0.9 2431 2414 2428
Stratton Mountain 40.6 2.4 2.9 3930 2431 3937
Lake/pond/tank 43.0 0.1 2.4 2483 2481 3929
Lake/pond/tank 43.1 0.1 0.1 2477 2473 2481
Lake/pond/tank 43.2 0.5 0.1 2463 2463 2478
Stratton Pond 43.7 0.3 0.5 2559 2463 2634
Lye Brook Wilderness 44.0 1.6 0.3 2591 2559 2591
Winhall River 45.6 3.3 1.6 2263 2266 2604
Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests 48.9 0.2 0.0 2257 2211 2339
Bennington
Lye Brook Wilderness 49.1 0.5 0.2 2224 2237 2257
Prospect Rock 49.6 2.7 0.5 2093 2093 2230
Spruce Peak 52.3 2.3 2.7 2020 2011 2411
SR 30/Manchester Center
State Rte 11
SR 30/Manchester Center 54.6 0.7 0.0 1837
Bromley Brook 55.3 2.2 0.7 2089 1827 2089
Bromley Mountain 57.5 2.3 2.2 3231 2089 3254
Mad Tom Notch 59.8 0.1 2.3 2437 2438 3231
Nat For Dev Rd 21 59.9 0.1 0.1 2447 2431 2447
Peru Peak Wilderness 60.0 1.4 0.1 2463 2449 2462
Styles Peak 61.4 1.7 1.4 3369 2462 3375
Peru Peak 63.1 1.5 1.7 3418 3192 3417
Lake Brook 64.6 0.2 1.5 2572 2572 3428
Rutland 64.8 0.2 0.2 2601 2572 2601
Griffith Lake 65.0 0.1 0.2 2618 2601 2618
Big Branch Wilderness 65.1 1.2 0.1 2621 2618 2620
McGinn Brook 66.3 0.9 1.2 2601 2602 2713
Baker Peak 67.2 3.5 0.9 2765 2601 2775
Big Branch 70.7 1.4 3.5 1515 1517 2841
Seasonal Forestry Rd/Danby
Seasonal Forestry Rd
Big Black Branch 72.1 0.2 0.0 1519 1492 1578
Lake/pond/tank 72.3 0.5 0.2 1594 1515 1590
Little Black Branch 72.8 1.5 0.5 1650 1593 1663
Little Rock Pond 74.3 1.3 1.5 1879 1646 1932
Homer Stone Brook 75.6 4.1 1.3 1909 1820 1907
Bully Brook 79.7 0.5 4.1 1371 1380 2532
Sugar Hill Rd 80.2 0.1 0.5 1207 1211 1384
SR 140/Wallingford
State Rte 140 80.3 0.1 0.0 1102 1102 1102
Roaring Brook 80.4 1.6 0.1 1108 1102 1109
Bear Mountain 82.0 4.5 1.6 2208 1109 2208
Clarendon Gorge 86.5 0.1 4.5 885 888 2214
Mill River 86.6 0.1 0.1 882 883 886
SR 103/Shrewsbury 86.7 0.0 0.1 862 864 883
State Rte 103
Lottery Rd 88.6 0.4 1.9 1702 862 1742
Lake/pond/tank 89.0 1.4 0.4 1784 1702 1786
Keiffer Rd 90.4 0.3 1.4 1528 1532 1886
Cold River Rd 90.7 0.9 0.0 1391 1391 1529
Cold River
Gould Brook 91.6 0.8 0.9 1489 1387 1558
Upper Cold River Rd 92.4 0.6 0.8 1620 1476 1619
Twp Rd 13 93.0 0.8 0.0 1729 1619 1751
Sargent Brook
Clement Shelter Rd 93.8 5.3 0.8 1889 1729 1899
Snowden Peak 99.1 5.4 5.3 3530 1889 3989
US 4/Killington/Rutland
US Hwy 4
US 4/Killington 104.5 0.0 1883
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