Celebrate the Reopening of the Pinnacle Cabin on October 14

The Windmill Hill Pinnacle Association [WHPA] is inviting everyone who has been to its iconic cabin and those who have never even seen the cabin or its spectacular view over southern Vermont to a reopening of Pinnacle’s rustic three-sided shelter, which was renovated in 2016.

The celebration will take place on October 14, 2-4 PM, rain or shine. Revel with friends, refreshments, and live music by local musicians Ron BosLun and Nick Kaiser at the renovated cabin and its amazing overlook. Meet master builders and stone masons Phil and Izaac Pellerin; volunteer Oliver Brody, who designed, fabricated, and installed the new windows; and numerous other volunteers and donors who made the improvements possible.

Learn here about the history of the cabin, its major restoration, and how to reserve it for an overnight. The rustic cabin is located on one of the most popular trails in the Pinnacle Association’s 25-mile system that runs from Putney Mountain to Grafton. The cabin and its overlook at the end of Holden Trail in Westminster are a favorite destination. 

Parking is very limited, so carpooling is essential. Limited transportation is available for those who cannot walk to the site. Please register October 7 so WHPA can plan for refreshments, transportation for those who need it, and give directions for park sites for carpooling. To register email whpa@sover.net or call 802-463-9226.

Participants should wear hiking shoes, long pants and tick repellant (don’t forget to check for those nasty creatures), and bring extra clothing in case of cooler weather. We hope you can join us for this very special occasion.

The Musicians:

Ron BosLun is a local teacher and folk musician well known for his kids' songs and story telling (including Lucky Jack, Abiyoyo, and Freddy the Frog). Accompanying himself on guitar and mandolin, Ron will play songs by John Prine, Norman Blake, Stan Rogers, Michael Smith, and others, as well as some of his own original works.

Classically trained in violin and cello, Nick Kaiser moved on to acoustic guitar and songwriting while also working for radio and TV stations in the Burlington area.  His fingerstyle guitar work meshes with his tenor voice and songwriting ability to produce appealing original pieces grounded in, but not limited to, the American folk song tradition.

The Pinnacle Cabin at its spectacular overlook is improved and awaiting appreciative visitors

The Pinnacle Cabin at its spectacular overlook is improved
and awaiting appreciative visitors

Ron BosLun

Nick Kaiser