Hike to Champion White Ash ~ CANCELLED - will be rescheduled

A hike to the biggest White Ash in Vermont.  
Register at westing@sover.net. Read more here.

The Fairy House
This charming fairy house cabin at the Pinnacle overlook was created by Lois Barber and entered in the 2016 Fairy House Festival run by The Nature Museum at Grafton. It shows the open south side of our rustic cabin.


Forester Arthur Westing led another informative hike to the largest White Ash tree in Vermont.

Forester Arthur Westing led another informative hike to the largest White Ash tree in Vermont.
He spoke about how the tree functions in the forest and how its parts contribute to its success. For detailed, clear information on how trees take in water, read Westing’s article “Water in Trees: Its Uptake and Ascent.”


Bob Sartini’s Hikes the Through White Trail from Putney Mountain to Grafton!

When the Pinnacle Association closed the gap in the long trail system, we spread the word that we wanted people who had hiked the whole distance to let us know about their experiences and send us pictures. It turned out that Trail Steward Bob Sartini had already hiked the distance and offered to let us publish his journal entries so others could know what to expect. He took no pictures along the way, but you can read about his experiences here...

Proposed Trail from Athens to Saxtons River

Click here to read about the progress that has been made on a collaborative project to develop a trail from Athens to Saxtons River.

Google Map Screenshot of the Area

Google Map Screenshot of the Area


The Making of an Eagle Scout and New Log Shelter Earl hammers a log into place.

The Making of an Eagle Scout and New Log Shelter

There have been a couple of reports and pictures, both in the Fall newsletter and on this website, about Earl Grennan’s Eagle Scout project that revealed various Scouts at work on the log shelter that is being built on a ridgetop in Grafton, but we wanted more information and pictures from Earl about this impressive labor. An interview with him revealed many more details and garnered some additional photos. Read more here...