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   Thank you so much for all the camp has done for our two daughters - they have really loved Hazen's Notch. It's such a beautiful place that is so special. See you next summer.

   - Pixita del Prado Hill, New York

   One early sunny March morning I followed the Hazen's Notch Association's trail up to the summit of Burnt Mountain, passing through peaceful woods and the open High Meadow before starting the climb proper.

   I was breaking trail as no-one had been up since the last snowfall, the only tracks were those of the local wildlife. Once on the ridge I caught teasing glimpses of potential views through the dense trees.

   On reaching the summit of Burnt Mountain, the trees opened to show a panorama arcing from Jay Peak to the Northeast, Mount Mansfield to the south, Lake Champlain to the west and beyond. I spent 45 minutes on the summit, enthralled by the scenery.

   A thorougly rewarding hike, and great to learn en route about the history of the mountain and the considerable efforts of the Anderson family to maintain the trails and restore the area to it's former glory.

   - Neale Hicks, Montreal, Québec, Canada

   Many thanks for enabling me to visit Hazen’s Notch last month. It was a pleasure to meet the staff at the Welcome Center. You are all doing a great job there with a beautiful piece of land and I hope to return one day, to reach the summit of Burnt Mountain. Until then - take good care.

   - Sheila Jacobs, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

   We have always welcomed spring here in Killington on River Road with thereturn of the red wing black bird and, shortly after, the peeping of the spring peepers. We had never heard the quacking of the wood frogs until this spring on a very cold day the beginning of April. Even though we are native Vermonters, we weren't sure what kind of frog they were. It wasn't until I heard a nature comentary by Edith Hunter that I realized that what we had heard was the wood frog.

   Quickly, I went on line and discovered your site. What a find, and what terrific information. I now know we have wood frogs in my small pond -- I, too, have pictures of these frogs piggy-backed in my pond. Thank you for solving our frog mystery.

   I shall look forward to using your website often. (We are avid watchers of nature -- and have had the fortune of having a full flock of wild turkeys all winter, an ermine who pranced around the yard all winter and a bob cat who showed up on the front yard one morning.) Thank you again.

- Nancy Gilman & Paul Dorian, Killington, Vermont

   The Hazen's Notch website is an integral part of our trip planning. It's the best !

- Sue & Jeff Moeller, Newburyport, Massachusetts

   Hazen's Notch is the best place to cross-country ski !

- Aaron Sheltra, Troy, Vermont

   Although many Vermont nordic centers say that they offer snowshoeing, few have marked ungroomed trails. The Hazen's Notch Association winter trails offer miles and miles of pristine routes for every ability level. You can snowshoe through open meadows, along a beaver pond or take a challenging and strenuous snowshoe hike to the peak of 2800' Burnt Mountain. Hazen's Notch is a snowshoe & cross country ski paradise.

- Marc Weinstein, Woodstock, Vermont

   Thank you for opening the new Sunset Ridge Trail to Burnt Mountain. The new ascent to the top was very rewarding and revealed wonderfull new views. It was a pleasure to be part of a great group of snow shoe enthusiasts on this wonderful day. Thanks again.

- Lutz Saborowski, Montgomery, Vermont

   Thank you for making my three days at Hazen's Notch so pleasurable. Your helpfulness and friendliness are greatly appreciated. The trails were perfect. I especially like the emphasis on classical tracks. The setting and snow make it special, but so does your management. Hope to see you next year.

- Jeanne Hubelbank, Massachusetts

   I have just returned from yet another exhilarating experience deep in the woods at Hazen's Notch. In the midst of the joyful challenge of raising five children, I look forward to my wooded excursions. It is time alone to recharge. I snap on my skis, and within seconds I am surrounded by the serenity and tranquility that the wintery, snow covered trails provide. The serenity of the outside brings forth serenity on the inside. I feel my cares and concerns being left behind as I glide my way through the forest. I feel free. The sun shimmers through the trees above. The snow-capped mountains in front of me proudly announce their ominous presence. I stop and open my ears wide to the loudness of the quiet. I am grateful to return to the present moment and to experience the fullness of now. These trails at Hazen' Notch are truly a taste of Heaven.

- Kimberly Quinn Smith, Montgomery, Vermont

   I wanted to thank you for leading our “trek” up Burnt Mountain last weekend. Aside from the challenge and feeling of accomplishment when we reached the top, it was really interesting to hear about the history of Burnt Mountain's name and the story of how you first discovered the view. Thanks again for a great experience.

- Laurie Usheroff. Montreal, Québec

   I was a camper at the Overnight Camp last year. I am unfortunatly unable to go this year and I really wish I could. I liked it a lot and I encourage all of you that have children to send them to this camp when they are ready. It was great! I am also very impressed with the web site and I send my best wishes to Rolf and Sharon.

- Michelle Barkyoumb, St. Albans, Vermont

This page was last updated on January 31, 2013

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