8-14 - Stowe VT to Littleton, NH - Day 60

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It was foggy as we got under way today at 6:30.  The breakfast today was at a restaurant 12 miles into the ride at the Charlmont Restaurant. On the way to breakfast, we passed though one town that was founded in 1776. We arrived at 7:30 and were back on the road by 8:30. The towns that we're riding through are older than any other than we've gone through. When we left breakfast, the fog was starting to breakup and it seemed to be about 75 degrees.

At the 23 mile mark, we passed the first covered bridge of the tour. The Fisher Bridge is a a covered bridge for trains. However it looks as if it's been a while since trains have used the tracks.  It was built in 1908 and rebuilt in 1968.

At the 27 mile mark, we stopped in the town of Hardwick for coffee.  Hardwick had the suspension foot bridge across the river.  It must have been almost 100 yards long.  Many photos were taken of the riders gathered on the bridge.

By 12:20 we reached the picnic stop in Danville. We were back on the road by 1:30. The rest of the ride was mainly consisted of short hilly sections of roads with shady trees covering the road in many places.  We had also noticed the great number of small white wooden churches with tall pointy steeples out in the countryside.

The day had been heating up and by the time we reached the convenience store at mile 67, it was 92 degrees and humid. By 4:45 we reached the Littleton. It was sunny, hazy, humid and 103 degrees!

Link to other Vermont Covered Bridge Sites: http://www.virtualvermont.com/coveredbridge/index.html


The Fisher Covered Bridge

Wow.. Fun on the bridge...

Osis at the end of the ride!