Stick Season Cometh!
October and early November, after the leaves have fallen and before the snow claims us, is known as the “stick season” in Vermont, a quiet month of pleasures much subtler than autumn’s leafy spectacle. It was a good year for apples, and many of them still hang like ornaments from bare-branched trees, bright red orbs against a quiet palette of browns and greys. White birches push against a curtain of white sky, but unfortunately (for avid skiers and snowboarders), that’s about the only thing white around here these days. “Unseasonably warm” is one way of saying “pain and misery” as far as many snow enthusiasts are concerned. Beat those global warming blues during your Thanksgiving Holiday with an awesome environmentally friendly adventure: Zip Lining! When you’re out on the canopy tour, keep your ears pricked for that tell-tale honking of Canadian geese, especially at zip 5 when, at 75 feet in the air, the view suddenly opens up and before you, in all their (brown, muddy) glory, are the infamous slopes at Smugg’s: Madonna, Sterling, and Morse. It’s not too soon to make reservations for your Thanksgiving holiday, as we’re bound to book up with a quickness!