SPA Trip #4: Nach(os) Overlook(ed)

By:  Greg
June 22, 2010 3:07 pm | Category: Hiking, SPA

The Starting Points for Adventure series gives your outdoor-imagination a kick in the butt, and gets you on the fast-track to adventures. Approximately every week we provide a few pictures and clues of a great location a bit off the beaten path. We challenge you to read carefully, put your thinking cap on, go out into the wild, and find the location. Report back about your findings in the comments below, but please don't give it away for someone who has yet to figure it out. Of course, if you find something even cooler during your travels don't hesitate to challenge us! If you find something really awesome, and think it's worthy of being included in the SPA Trip series send us an email!

A waste of time I am not.
I’m so much more than a pee stop.
Indeed, a short green tunnel will take you
from the valley to a mountainside ledge who’s
view can hardly be topped.

green tunnel

In the Green Mountain state I am not located
but if said state’s area code is extrapolated,
and from the “hungry” digit one subtracts “E” in a special way,
the resulting number stands for a road that one might say
“goes through my Overlooked Nachos” wide and pav-ed.

my overlooked Nachos

If these clues leave you standing atop my Nachos, beside your car*,
and you ask “which way to go so as not to travel too far?”
Well I’m sorry, but the SPA series isn’t about leading by tether,
so after you’ve checked F.I.S. to get a sense of the weather
head north or south: both have equal adventure.

starting point for adventure
*and this attraction.

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  1. christian
    wrote on June 22nd, 2010 at 5:47 pm  

    tasty ‘chos. “i’m cold” -KC

  2. Ben
    wrote on June 22nd, 2010 at 9:10 pm  

    mmmm nachos…

    brings back fine memories from a certain day this past winter…

  3. pinkman
    wrote on July 7th, 2010 at 7:46 pm  

    I think I know this one . The Amtrak station gives it away (HaHa).
    Subject is looking South from rock outcrop.
    subject is walking relatively north in train station shot. Right?
    This mount reminds me of an early ’70 movie about rat(s). Right?

    • Greg
      wrote on July 8th, 2010 at 8:20 am  

      Hey Pinkman, yes and yes(ish) to your orientations. Although I’d call the train station orientation more east than north. Not sure I get the rat(s) reference, but I’m gonna dwell on it for a bit. No clues yet please. Give me a sec to think..

      thanks for checking in mr pink :D

  4. Peter
    wrote on July 7th, 2010 at 8:11 pm  

    I know that spot. Near Mt “Peter” & Mt “Meadow”…

    • Greg
      wrote on July 8th, 2010 at 8:21 am  

      It’s a good spot yessir! :D

      lots of fun stuff on all sides indeed

  5. pinkman
    wrote on July 8th, 2010 at 3:07 pm  

    could the notch be considered “Mommy Dearest”
    (no coat-hangers please)
    Maybe it’s named after the famous child actor who played Mark on the “Rifleman”

    Are these all before your time?

    • Peter
      wrote on July 8th, 2010 at 3:20 pm  

      Those references are dating you……lol

  6. pinkman
    wrote on July 12th, 2010 at 2:10 pm  

    The rock outcropping the lass is sitting on -Is that
    on a Mt. (sub-4000′) named for the 1971 horror flick (remade in ’03 starring Crispin Glover) about a social misfit who gets his revenge on those who have wronged him BY TRAINING RATS to attack them.
    No , not “Ben”- that was the sequel (that featured the Michael Jackson hit)

    I know she’s looking south over “Mommy Dearest” Notch

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