A Vermont hike with a photographer and his dog
5 September 2020
While exploring my new surroundings of Montpelier, Vermont, which happens to be America's smallest capital city harboring a population hovering around 8,000 residents, I ran into a fellow newcomer and his puppy. Actually, I spotted the energetic and floppy-eared (just one) Indigo cavorting around a corner along a path by Hubbard Park comfortably ahead of his "father".
Ted Dawson and I hit it off immediately, as we noticed we had one important thing in common - we both were sporting [Nikon] cameras and out to explore our new neighborhood in photographic fashion. We also found out we were both recent transplants to New England, as Ted remarked of his move just months before from the west coast with his now wife Hannah, an established realtor at Green Light Real Estate in downtown Montpelier. These commonalities established a relationship in exploration of our new surroundings with camera in hand.
One of the Vermont landmarks that Ted had been wanting to visit with a fellow photographer was Camel's Hump, a popular hiking destination known for its mountaintop resemblance to that of a dromedary's arching back. A comfortable hike with a spectacular view of surrounding central Vermont.