You’re in for a muddy ride this time of year, if you turn up onto Big Hollow Road off Route 116 in Starksboro.
There’s a short stretch of pavement as the road climbs steeply out of the valley. But it’s all dirt from there.
As on so many of Vermont’s less traveled roads, a surprising number of people live back in the hollow.
Just about when you think the settlements will give way to untouched forests, you arrive at the optimistically named Hillsboro Manor mobile home park.