01-Aug-2022 -- From Saratoga Springs, New York, I drove north-eastward along highway US-4, passing several scenic lakefront towns (filled with people enjoying their summer vacation). After entering Vermont, I turned eastward just before the town of Middlebury, taking Vermont Route 125 through the small settlement of Ripton (where I later regretted not stopping at the delightful-looking country store). I turned northwards onto Lincoln Road (which started out paved, then turned to gravel), and then eastward onto Norton Farm Road: a gravel doubletrack road that was only barely negotiable with my 2WD rental car. (I’d be wary about driving this in anything other than dry weather.)
After driving along Norton Farm Road for about a mile, I parked at [44.00813,-73.00424] - 0.6 miles northwest of the point - where there was another (rougher) doubletrack branching off to the right. I began my hike by following this doubletrack, as it appeared to be heading towards the point. But then, as it appeared to veer away in the wrong direction, I left it, and began bushwhacking (through a mix of thick brambles, marshy areas, and thick forest) towards the point. I later discovered, on the return hike, that this was a big mistake. The doubletrack makes a big arc, but eventually resumes heading towards the point, eventually getting very close (only about 0.1 miles). So, important advice to future visitors, to minimize bushwhacking: Stay on the doubletrack.
The point itself lay in a nondescript (though still quite pretty) section of forest. Unfortunately, there were no gaps in the tree canopy nearby that would allow me to fly my drone.