Gile Hike - Beauty of Dartmouth!
I think one of the most notable benefits of attending Dartmouth College is the fact that you can immerse yourself in outdoor activities. Specifically, many students go on a hike on Gile Mountain (just outside of Hanover in Vermont), which is about a 15-minute drive from Dartmouth! I decided to go on one with my close friends this week and wanted to share my experience!
The trail is quite short –– I'd say it's around a 20-30 minute walk up to the tower. It's especially beautiful during fall, as many of the leaves turn red, orange, yellow, and even pink. When you go up the tower, where you can have a more high-up, aerial view of the trees, you can see a vibrant combination of autumn trees all across. Here are the pictures!
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Drive up to Gile
The drive up to Gile from Dartmouth was about 15 minutes! You can borrow a car through Dartmouth's ZipCar service.
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Walk up the mountain
A Gile hike is relatively light, which is why a lot of students go to relax during the week as well. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to walk all the way up to the top of the tower.
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The highlight of a gile hike is walking up the tower to see the view from above. Here is how the tower is structured.
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Finally, the view!