Wright’s Mountain

Bradford, VT
Difficulty: Difficult
Special Features: Natural, Vista
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: 2:30
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Binoculars, Compass, Field Guide

Description

Discover a Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT) conserved working forest – and a great view of the Waits River watershed. UVLT is a regional land conservancy working to protect farmland, forests, wetlands and waterways, wildlife habitats, trails and scenic areas in the Vermont and New Hampshire towns of the Upper Valley. Since 1985, UVLT has protected 530 parcels comprising 54,446 acres. UVLT is a non-profit organization and is supported primarily by contributions from local individuals and businesses. For more information visit www.uvlt.org, or call 603-643-6626.

While you’re in Bradford, check out the Farm-Way energy or the Bradford Memorial Quests! The Farm-Way Quest will guide you in and out of the Vermont gear store while teaching about the history of how Farm- Way came to be. The Memorial Quest is a bit of a puzzle, and to find the box you will need to gather letters and numbers from the clues.

Directions

Get off I-91 at exit 16 (Bradford/Piermont exit). Go northwest up the Waits River on Route 25. Continue for 4.8 miles. Turn right on to Wright's Mountain Rd. and then head up hill for 2.4 miles (staying to the right as it forks). You will park in the Wright's Mountain parking lot to your right.

Clues and Map

Click here to view/print the clues and map for this quest.

Created

2003

Update to this Quest

This quest originally appeared in Valley Quest:75 More Treasure Hunts. It was revised and included in Best of Valley Quest. If you are using Valley Quest II you will need to use these clue updates:

This Quest asks you to count water bars along the way — since the logging was completed, there are lots more water bars, but the Quest still works and is lots of fun. It works up until the ending.  New Ending: From the standing dead pine (snag), look down in the crevasse of the rocks. And you will find your treasure box! Please remember those before you, And respect those yet to come. When you’ve finished with the box, Do not hide it cleverly like a red fox, But be as accurate as a bat, And put the box back exactly where it was at! September 2011 The snag has decomposed a bit and is more of a rotting stump of a white pine. Look for the crevasse in the rocks and you will find your box!