Pictures from a recent backpacking trip to Stratton Pond in the Green Mountains of Vermont. This is an excellent 2 day hike to a beautiful, swimmable pond nestled in the picturesque mountains of eastern Vermont. A snaking, back roads drive takes to you a trail head with parking off a well maintained dirt road. Primitive camping and a few platforms are available once you’re at the pond. The bugs aren’t that bad if you get a fire going, and the loons will lull you to sleep.