During Saturday's ride, I took a 2-hour tour of Ripton area, mostly on dirt roads. I started by following the signs to Ripton Elementary School from near this building and near the store on Route 125, the Middlebury Gap Road.
Gravestone of "The Sheriff of North Hollow", which he personally directed me to in 2004. Not clear if he's dead yet. No expiration date yet here for either him or his wife, though there were flowers and a flag at this stone during Sunday's ride.
Panorama from Mt Cushman at the grassy meadowlet on the former overlook tower site. The view from here is expansive with mountains in far distance (NH?)
Panorama from opposite side of Mt. Cushman, a few minutes away from the tower site, is more intimate: just a few valleys.