Mitch, that looks like a cool trip. It reminded me of a trip I read about here last year. It turns out that trip was your trip as well, the Ymir Backcountry Huts. I like your vacation style!
I am taking a long weekend this year for this year's Midwest Telefest https://m.facebook.com/Midwest-Telefest-187042302644/
I could probably be in Vermont with the same drive time, but living in Michigan there is a siren call to drive north over the Mackinaw Bridge to the Upper Peninsula. Once in the UP, it's easy to say it's only a little further west. I look forward to seeing the Porcupine Mountains. By most standards as mountains go they are pretty small. However it is a special north country, blessed by cold powder from Lake Superior (unless it freezes over)
I look forward to your photos!