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Hiking Trails in Vermont – Google Earth/Maps

October 9th, 2006

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VermontHiking in Google Earth

This weekend I started a project of mapping hiking and biking trails around Vermont and building a Google Earth data set of the trails, their heads, and destinations.

View the trails in Google Maps.

To view the trails in Google Earth:

  1. Download and install Google Earth
  2. Click on this link to open the Vermont Hiking 'Network Link' in Google Earth
  3. The 'Network Link' will automatically refresh with new data once a day.


If you are hiking/biking with a GPS unit and would like to contribute to this project, please send any trail submissions that you have mapped to:
Adam Franco
afrancoATmiddleburyDOTedu

In your submission, please include:
– Markers at:
— trailheads
— parking
— trail-junctions
— overlooks/destinations
– A path of the trail (GPS tracklog perferred overguess

Note: While estimates based on looking for points in Google Earth (rather than marked via GPS) are welcome, please add “(unverified)” to such waypoint/path titles.

Aurora Borealis in Vermont

November 1st, 2003

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That big coronal mass ejection (a.k.a. “solar flare”) that has been in the news this week has finally hit earth, causing really big and pretty auroras (Aurora Borealis = Northern Lights) even far from the poles. My mom said that she could see them in Pennsylvania. The view from Vermont was a large red and green curtain across the northern sky and up to about 45° off the horizon.

I took my camera and tripod about a quarter-mile down 125 past Ridgeline and took pictures for about 45min. It was pretty stunning.

I made up a slide show of [14 of] my pictures (taken between 8:30pm and 9:30pm Thursday night).

For more photos, visit: http://www2.adamfranco.com/photography/

Enjoy! I hope you got a chance to see them!

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