On the Way to South America
South America? What on earth does that have to do with northern Vermont? Well, I don't know either, but I wanted to explore in some of the remote country west of the Connecticut River Valley, and when I saw "South America Pond Road", I couldn't resist checking it out. To add to the international confusion, this area is located within the town of Ferdinand, Vermont, which was named after German prince Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand. If you've never heard of Ferdinand, Vermont, that's no big surprise -- it's mostly wilderness, with a population of just 33 spread out over 53 square miles.