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Events and reports for 2004
Montpelier Section reports in the 2004 Long Trail News
Sat Jan 3
Saturday, January 3 -- Snow Surprise. Event depends on weather forecast and other factors.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Tue Jan 6
Tuesday, January 6 -- Planning meeting     Host: Ken Hertz
Sat Jan 10
Saturday, January 10 -- Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe/Hike. Annual Chili Party at Beaver Meadow Lodge. Morristown. 5 miles. Moderate. Please bring your own bowl and utensils.     Leader: Peter Downey -for your party contribution.
Sun Jan 11
Sunday, January 11 -- Snowshoe in Maple Corner area     Leader: Joan Heller
Tue Jan 13
Tuesday, January 13 -- Executive Committee meeting     Host: Allen Jacobs
Wed Jan 14
Wednesday, January 14 -- Fiftieth anniversary meeting     Host: Thomas Weiss
Sat Jan 17
Saturday, January 17 -- Snow Surprise.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Jan 18
Sunday, January 18 -- Snowshoe. Butler Lodge Trail from Stevensville to Long Trail to Nebraska Notch Trail. 5 miles. Difficult with moderate pace.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Wed Jan 21
Wednesday, January 21 -- Cross-Country Ski. Burke Mtn. Ski Touring Center. Various distances. All abilities. TRAIL FEE.     Leader: Mary Garcia or Mary Slater
Sat Jan 24
Saturday, January 24 -- Snow Surprise.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Jan 25
Sunday, January 25 -- Snowshoe. Mt. Mansfield to Summit on Long Trail. 5.4 miles. Difficult. Experienced winter hikers only. Crampons needed, Alpine ice axe suggested.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Tue Jan 27
Tuesday, January 27 -- Cross-Country Ski. Morse Farm, County Road, East Montpelier. Various distances. All abilities. TRAIL FEE.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Sat Jan 31
Saturday, January 31 -- Snowshoe. Smugglers' Notch Trail to Watson Camp and return. 6 miles. Difficult.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sun Feb 1
Sunday, February 1 -- ski/snowshoe at Montpelier's Hubbard or North Branch Park     Leader: Jill Aspinall and Rick Molz
Sat Feb 7
Saturday, February 7 -- Cross-Country Ski. Craftsbury Ski Center. Various distances. All abilities. TRAIL FEE.     Leader: Mary Garcia or Mary Slater
Feb 7
February 7-8 -- Overnight Snowshoe/Cross-Country Ski. Backpack to Zealand Falls Hut in NH. Fee: $22.00. Difficult. December 26th registration deadline.     Leader: Michael Chernick -or Peter Downey
Sun Feb 8
Sunday, February 8 -- Cross-Country Ski. Stowe Mtn. Resort Touring Center. Various distances. All abilities. TRAIL FEE.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Sat Feb 14
Saturday, February 14 -- Cross-Country Mystery Ski.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sun Feb 15
Sunday, February 15 -- Snowshoe. Couching Lion parking lot via Monroe and Dean Trails to Montclair Glen Lodge with loop on Allis Trail. 6+/- miles. Moderate.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Sat Feb 21
Saturday, February 21 -- Snowshoe. Mansfield Forehead via Butler Lodge Trail, Wampahoofus, Maple Ridge trails. 6+/- miles. Very Difficult. Experienced winter hikers only. Crampons required. Alpine axe strongly recommended.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Sun Feb 22
Sunday, February 22 -- Cross-Country Ski. Highland Lodge, Greensboro. Various distances. All abilities. TRAIL FEE. Optional 6:00 P.M. dinner at the Lodge.     Leader: Mary Garcia
Sat Feb 28
Saturday, February 28 -- Snowshoe. Woodward Mtn. Trail from Waterbury Reservoir dam to top of Ricker Mt. 3,000 ft. elevation gain. 6+/- hrs. on the trail plus car shuttle. Difficult.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Feb 29
Sunday, February 29 -- Cross-Country Ski. Trapp Family Lodge Ski Center. Various distances. All abilities. TRAIL FEE.     Leader: Marilyn and Bob Wilson
Trail Talk number 70 Spring 2004
Sat Mar 6
Saturday, March 6 -- Cross-Country Ski. Woods loop in Worcester. Difficult. Approximately 5 hrs. of skiing.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat Mar 13
Saturday, March 13 -- Snowshoe. White Rocks via the Middlesex Trail. 5 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun Mar 14
Sunday, March 14 -- Snowshoe. Mt. Elmore. To chimney overlook. 4 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Fri Mar 19
Friday, March 19 -- James P. Taylor Winter Series, Noble Hall, Vermont College, Montpelier. See page 1 for details.
Sat Mar 20
Saturday, March 20 -- Cross-Country Ski. Little River State Park. Moderate/Difficult. Approximately 4-5 hrs. on trails.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Mar 21
Sunday, March 21 -- Snowshoe. Rte. 12, Woodstock, to Winturri Shelter. Moderate. Approximately 8 miles.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Sat Mar 27
Saturday, March 27 -- Cross-Country Ski/Hike. Mt. Mansfield Toll Road. 7 miles. Moderate to Difficult.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sun Mar 28
Sunday, March 28 -- Snowshoe/Hike. Walk the Mountain Road in Stowe to Smugglers' Notch. (carry snowshoes) 4 miles. Easy to Moderate.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Fri Apr 2
Friday, April 2 -- Montpelier Section Annual Meeting. Christ Church, Montpelier. Meeting packet.
Sat Apr 3
Saturday, April 3 -- Snowshoe. Loop from Underhill State Park involving various trails. Difficult. Approximately 6 hrs. on trails.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Tue Apr 6
Tuesday, April 6 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting. See Trail Talk for details.
Sat Apr 10
Saturday, April 10 -- Snowshoe/Hike. Groton State Forest. Easy to Moderate.     Leader: Priscilla Daggett
Sun Apr 11
Sunday, April 11 -- Walk the Stowe Recreational Path. 10 miles round trip. Easy.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Wed Apr 14
Wednesday, April 14 -- Executive Committee Meeting.
Sat Apr 17
Saturday, April 17 -- Mystery Outing. Leader's choice to best enjoy the spring conditions.     Leader: Mary Slater
Sun Apr 18
Sunday, April 18 -- Road Walk. Fuller Hill, Warren. 7.5 miles. Moderate. Be prepared for muddy roads. Optional lunch at Warren general store after hike.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Sat Apr 24
Saturday, April 24 -- Work Hike. East Montpelier Trails. Help clear brush, etc. on this lovely, local trail system. Bring clippers.     Leader: Ann Burcroff
Sat May 1
Saturday, May 1 -- Road Walk. Chelsea. 6 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun May 2
Sunday, May 2 -- Wildflower Hike. Snake Mountain area in Addison County. 3-4 miles. Easy. To look for very early spring flowers. Bring wildflower guides and camera. Restricted to first 10 people who call.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie
Thur May 6
Thursday, May 6 -- Work party. Montpelier park system. Spend a day in the parks we use and enjoy, helping the parks director improve some of the trails for summer use. Wear work clothes and gloves. Bring lunch. Tools provided.     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Sat May 8
Saturday, May 8 -- Bike for Brunch. Approximately 26 miles. Cycle to Red Kettle Restaurant in Northfield (breakfast and lunch options) and return. Helmet required. Moderate.     Leader: Jill Aspinall and Rick Molz
Sun May 9
Sunday, May 9 -- Afternoon Mystery Pond Paddle. Approximately 3 hours on water. Moderate. PFD required.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat May 15
Saturday, May 15 -- Work Hike. Bamforth Ridge. Prepare Long Trail for hiking season. Remove blowdowns, add puncheons, and other related jobs. All abilities. Wear work gloves.
Sun May 16
Sunday, May 16 -- Wildflower Hike. Trailhead of Cooley Glen and Emily Proctor trails, Lincoln. 3-4 miles. Easy. Bring wildflower guides and camera. Restricted to first 10 people who call.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie
Sat May 22
Saturday, May 22 -- Work Hike. Smugglers' Notch. Install permanent LT signs, add puncheons, and clip overgrown areas. All abilities. Wear work gloves.
Sat May 29
Saturday, May 29 -- Bike Ride. Greensboro. 60 miles round trip. Difficult. Helmet required.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun May 30
Sunday, May 30 -- Hike. Little River State Park, Waterbury. 10 miles. Moderate. Admission Fee.     Leader: Thomas Weiss
Mon May 31
Monday, May 31 -- Bike Ride. Derby area. 24 miles. Moderate to Difficult. Bring lunch or buy en route. Helmet required.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Trail Talk number 71 Summer 2004
Sat Jun 5
Saturday, June 5 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier to Warren. Paved and dirt roads. 50+/- miles. Difficult. Lunch at general store.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Jun 5
June 5-6 -- Backpack. Division 1 of the LT. North Adams, MA to VT Rte. 9. Saturday, 6.8 miles, Sunday, 11.7 miles. Difficult. Limit: 8 people.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Jun 6
Sunday, June 6 -- Work Hike. Maintenance of Sterling Pond Shelter, construction of privy at shelter, build a tent platform, and maintaining Watson Camp. All levels are welcome. Sturdy boots required and bring work gloves.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie and Bill Clark
Mon Jun 7
Monday, June 7 -- Working Landscape Walk. East Montpelier. Explore the farms and forests on the East Montpelier Trail System. Combination of hiking trails and dirt roads. 5-6 miles. Easy/Moderate.     Leader: Sylvia Plumb
Wed Jun 9
Wednesday, June 9 -- Evening Bike Ride. Loop from Montpelier through Maple Corner. Rolling hills, paved roads except for 2.5 miles. 23 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Rick Molz and Jill Aspinall
Jun 11
June 11-13 -- GMC Annual Meeting. Burke Mtn. Base Lodge, East Burke. See LTN for details and registration information. Sponsored by Northeast Kingdom Section.
Jun 12
June 12-13 -- Backpack. Division 2 of the LT. Rte. 9 to Stratton-Arlington Rd. Saturday, 10.1 miles, Sunday 12.5 miles. Difficult. Limit: 8 people.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Jun 13
Sunday, June 13 -- Bike Ride. Orange to Plainfield. Paved and dirt roads. 20+/- miles. Easy/Moderate.     Leader: Priscilla Daggett
Mon Jun 14
Monday, June 14 -- Hike. "Park to Park" Loop. Circuit encompassing Hubbard and North Branch parks. 3 hrs., but participants can exit early. Moderate.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Tue Jun 15
Tuesday, June 15 -- Leaders' Walk in the Park. A walking workshop for new and experienced leaders, and those just curious. Share, review and learn good outdoor leadership practices.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Sat Jun 19
Saturday, June 19 -- Hike. Monroe Skyline Trail. LT from Lincoln Gap to Appalachian Gap. 12 hours back to Montpelier. 12.2 miles. Difficult. We will spot cars at the destination or split into two groups and do a key exchange.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sat Jun 19
Saturday, June 19 -- Bike Ride. Rte. 14 in Hardwick-Greensboro-East Craftsbury. 27 miles. Moderate. Lunch at Caspian Lake.     Leader: Mary Slater and Mary Garcia
Sun Jun 20
Sunday, June 20 -- Work Hike. Sterling Pond. All levels are welcome. Sturdy boots required and bring work gloves.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie and Bill Clark
Mon Jun 21
Monday, June 21 -- Hike. Mt. Hunger from Middlesex side. 6 miles. Difficult. Bring rain gear, snacks and Flashlight.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Tue Jun 22
Tuesday, June 22 -- Paddle. Shelburne Pond. 450 acres, surrounded by cliffs and ferns. Easy/Moderate. PFD required.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sat Jun 26
Saturday, June 26 -- 6th Annual Mt. Mansfield ridgeline rock scramble. 7-9 hours. Difficult. Hellbrook Trail to Chin, Canyon Trail to visitor center. Cliff Trail to Chin, Hellbrook Trail to Rte. 108. Limit: 6 people.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Sat Jun 26
Saturday, June 26 -- Bridge Work over Lamoille River, Rte. 15, Johnson. 5 miles round trip. Help GMC staff build 135' suspension bridge over river as part of LT relocation. Handle building forms and possibly pouring concrete. Bring hand tools (hammer, toolbelt, etc.) Wear sturdy work boots and gloves. All abilities. Swimming possible in afternoon.     Leader: Greg Western and Bill Clark
Sun Jun 27
Sunday, June 27 -- Kayak/Canoe. Paddle around Caspian Lake, Highland Lodge beach for swim and brunch on the deck. Easy/Moderate.     Leader: Joan Heller.
Mon Jun 28
Monday, June 28 -- Hike. Irish Hill. Moderate. Meet at 5:00 P.M. Paine Turnpike, Berlin Park & Ride (Exit 7).     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Jul 4
Sunday, July 4 -- Hike. Waterbury Reservoir, north Moscow end. 5 miles. 3rd annual visit to the land exposed by lowered water level. Easy. Bring hiking pole(s), sandals for crossing Cotton Brook or Little River. Meet at 9:00 A.M.     Leader: Andrew Nuquist and Bill Clark
Mon Jul 5
Monday, July 5 -- Hike. Camel's Hump via Bamforth Ridge. Descend to Couching Lion Farm. 9+/- miles. Difficult. Car spotting required. Meet at 8:30 A.M.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sat Jul 10
Saturday, July 10 -- Paddle. Otter Creek, Vergennes to Lake Champlain. Possible swim at Kingsland Bay. One way. Moderate. Bring PFD and money for state park. Meet at 8:30 A.M.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Jul 10
July 10-11 -- Backpack. Division 3 of the LT. Stratton-Arlington Road to USFS Rd. 21. Saturday, 12.3 miles, Sunday 11.5 miles. Difficult. Limit: 8 people. Meet at 8:00 A.M.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sat Jul 10
Saturday, July 10 -- GMC Mountain Music Festival
Sun Jul 11
Sunday, July 11 -- Bike Ride. Duxbury and Richmond. Dirt and paved roads. 45+/- miles. Moderate. Meet at 9:30 to drive to starting point.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Jul 11
Sunday, July 11 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting and Cookout. Old Hubbard Park Shelter, Montpelier, on top of the sliding hill. Spring St. entrance to the Park. Bring your cookout favorites. The fireplace will be ready. Scheduling events from September - December 1, 2004.
Mon Jul 12
Monday, July 12 -- Hike and Swim. Hike up Mt. Elmore to the fire tower. Descend to swim in Lake Elmore. 4.2 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Sylvia Plumb
Wed Jul 14
Wednesday, July 14 -- Executive Committee Meeting. See Trail Talk for details.
Sat Jul 17
Saturday, July 17 -- Elmore Extravaganza, Part I. Bike to Elmore State Park. Have lunch, hike to the summit of Mt. Elmore, and/or camp overnight. Moderate. Bring money for state park admission. Individuals must reserve campsites. Note: All are welcome to participate in one, several or all aspects of this event.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Jul 18
Sunday, July 18 -- Elmore Extravaganza, Part II. Meet at Elmore State Park bathhouse at 11:00 A.M. for leisurely paddle around lake perimeter. PFD required. Bike ride to Montpelier follows. Easy/Moderate. Bring money for state park admission and/or boat rental.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Mon Jul 19
Monday, July 19 -- Paddle and Picnic. North Montpelier Pond and Marsh. Easy. Bring a picnic, or Leader to order wraps, chips and beverage for small charge. PFD required. 5:30 P.M. Meet at N. Montpelier Fishing access area on Rte. 14, north of bridge.     Leader: George Plumb
Sat Jul 24
Saturday, July 24 -- Bike Ride. Pedal to the Floating Bridge in Brookfield for lunch. 45+/- miles round trip. Difficult. Hills and a stretch of dirt road.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat Jul 24
Saturday, July 24 -- Mystery Bike Ride. Easy.     Leader: Mary Garcia
Jul 24
July 24-25 -- Backpack. Division 4 of the LT. USFS Rd. 21 to Rte. 140. Saturday, 11 miles, Sunday, 9.6 miles. Difficult. Limit: 8 people.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Jul 25
Sunday, July 25 -- Hike. Pico Peak from US Rte. 4. Start at former LT across from the Inn at the LT, and return via the new LT. Short road walk on US Rte. 4 to get back to cars. 7 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun Jul 25
Sunday, July 25 -- Hike. Mt. Washington/Huntington Ravine. Very Difficult. 8+/- miles. Headwall is approximately 1,000 ft. in quarter-mile. Limit: 5 people.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Mon Jul 26
Monday, July 26 -- North Branch trails. Easy. Fun for children over 6 years old.     Leader: Fred Jordan
Wed Jul 28
Wednesday, July 28 -- Bike and Cookout. Bike to Worcester and enjoy a cookout by the North Branch River. 15+/- miles. Moderate.     Leader: George Plumb
Fri Jul 30
Friday, July 30 -- Volunteers needed to prepare foundation for replacement of Rolston Rest Shelter on LT, north of Rte. 4 (Sherburne Pass). Volunteers needed. Moderate/Difficult. Call Marge Fish to volunteer and directions.
Sat Jul 31
Saturday, July 31 -- Nature Walk. Learn about local plants and more with naturalist at VINS, Montpelier. Families welcome. Limit: 16 people.     Leader: Priscilla Page
Mon Aug 2
Monday, August 2 -- Hike. Bamforth Ridge. LT from River Road to Duxbury Window and return. 3.5 miles. Moderate. Bring snack, rain gear and flashlight/headlamp.     Leader: Bill Clark
Sat Aug 7
Saturday, August 7 -- Hike. Silver Ledge, Groton. 3-4 miles. Easy.     Leader: Priscilla Daggett
Aug 7
August 7-8 -- Volunteers needed to build new Rolston Rest Shelter on LT, north of Rte. 4 (Sherburne Pass). All levels. Call Marge Fish to volunteer and directions.
Sun Aug 8
Sunday, August 8 -- Hike. Worth Mtn. (Middlebury Gap), followed by picnic and swim at Lake Pleiad. 6 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Thomas Weiss
Mon Aug 9
Monday, August 9 -- Road Walk. Around Berlin Pond. 5+/- miles. Easy.     Leader: Mary Garcia
Aug 9
August 9-12 -- Canoe/kayak camping a Umbagog Lake in NH     Leader: Fred Jordan
Sat Aug 14
Saturday, August 14 -- Bike Ride. Bristol scenic hills and view over Lake Champlain. 60+/- miles. Difficult. Helmet required.     Leader: Jill Aspinall and Rick Molz
Sat Aug 14
Saturday, August 14 -- Hike. Spruce Mtn., Plainfield. 4.5 miles. Moderate. 3 hrs. on trail. Good views from fire tower. Good family outing.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Aug 14
August 14-15 -- Backpack. Division 5 of LT. Rte. 140 to Rt. 4. Saturday, 13.1 miles, Sunday, 10.6 miles. Difficult. Limit: 8 people.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Aug 15
Sunday, August 15 -- Paddle. Lake Willoughby. Dramatic scenery. Moderate/Difficult. PFD required. Limited to 10 boats.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Mon Aug 16
Monday, August 16 -- Hike. Paine Mtn. 3 hr. round trip. Moderate.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat Aug 21
Saturday, August 21 -- Hike. Jay Peak from Rte. 242. 4 miles. Moderate. Vertical rise of 1,680 ft. 3 hrs.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun Aug 22
Sunday, August 22 -- Bike Ride. Groton and West Danville. 45 mile loop. Hilly. Difficult.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Mon Aug 23
Monday, August 23 -- Wildflower Walk. Montpelier Hubbard Park. 2 miles. Easy.     Leader: Thomas Weiss
Tue Aug 24
Tuesday, August 24 -- Bike Ride. Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail. Start and return in Enosburg Falls. Scenic ride. Mileage may be extended, depending on interest. 20 miles. Moderate. Helmet required.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sat Aug 28
Saturday, August 28 -- Hike. Mt. Equinox. 6 miles. Difficult. Bring rain gear.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sat Aug 28
Saturday, August 28 -- Bike Ride. Middlesex and return. 15+/- miles. Easy. Helmet required. Some dirt roads.     Leader: Mary Garcia
Aug 28
August 28-29 -- Backpack. Division 6 of LT. Rte. 4 to Rte. 73. Saturday, 12.9 miles, Sunday, 7.4 miles. Difficult. Limit: 8 people.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Aug 29
Sunday, August 29 -- Hike. Mt. Mansfield Forehead via LT, Maple Ridge, Wampahoofus, etc. 10+/- miles. Difficult.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Mon Aug 30
Monday, August 30 -- Hike. Trails in Orange. 2+/- hrs. Moderate.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Trail Talk number 72 Fall 2004
Sep 4
September 4-5 -- Work Hike. Johnson. Lamoille River Bridge construction. Bring work gloves. All abilities. Swim possible afterwards.     Leader: Greg Western
Sat Sep 4
Saturday, September 4 Hike. Mt. Adams (NH) Mts. Adams-Madison loop, from Rte. 2. 9+/- miles. Difficult. Limit: 8 people. Bad weather cancels.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Mon Sep 6
Monday, September 6 -- Bike Ride. South Royalton loop. 35+/- miles. Moderate to Difficult. Bring lunch.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sep 11
September 11-12 -- Work Hike. Johnson. Lamoille River Bridge construction. Bring work gloves. All abilities. Swim possible afterwards.     Leader: Greg Western
Sep 11
September 11-12 -- Backpack. Division 2 of the LT. Rte. 9 to Stratton-Arlington Rd., 10.1 miles, 12.5 miles. Difficult. Limit: 8 people.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sat Sep 11
Saturday, September 11 -- Hike. Mt. Tripyramid, White Mts. 11 miles. Difficult. Dress for weather, bring lunch and money for dinner. Limit: 10 people. Bad weather cancels.     Leader: Steve Lightholder and Marty Layman
Mon Sep 13
Monday, September 13 -- Hike. Mt. Elmore to Foundation. 3.8 miles (option to Fire Tower, 4.2 miles) Easy to Moderate. Good for children. Small fee for park entry.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Sat Sep 18
Saturday, September 18 -- Walk around the Hump, from Huntington. Summit is optional. 7 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun Sep 19
Sunday, September 19 -- Double Gap Bike Ride. Loop: Montpelier to Northfield Falls to Moretown to Duxbury to Middlesex. 35+/- miles. Moderate to Difficult.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Mon Sep 20
Monday, September 20 -- Hike. Spruce Mtn., Plainfield. 3 miles. Moderate. Bring Flashlight.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Tue Sep 21
Tuesday, September 21 -- Bike Ride. Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock to Barnard, return through South Pomfret. 19 miles. Moderate. Bring money for fee at Farm & Museum. Inclement weather cancels.     Leader: Mary Garcia, and Mary Slater
Sat Sep 25
Saturday, September 25 -- Bike Ride. Cambridge. Cycle circuit with early fall colors and rolling hills. 43+/-miles. Difficult.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Sat Sep 25
Saturday, September 25 -- Hike. Burke Mtn. 6+ miles. Moderate.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Sep 26
Sunday, September 26 -- Hike and Paddle. Wheeler Mtn. and Bean Pond. Come for the hike, the paddle or both. 2.6 miles (hike). Easy to Moderate. PFD required.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Mon Sep 27
Monday, September 27 -- View to View Montpelier Walk (not in Trail Talk)     Leader: George Plumb
Oct 1
October 1-3 -- Wheeler Pond Camps.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Sat Oct 2
Saturday, October 2 -- Hike. LT from Appalachian Gap to Burnt Rock Mtn., out by Hedgehog Brook Trail. Car spotting required. 10 miles. Difficult.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun Oct 3
Sunday, October 3 -- Hike. LT Division 7 (partial) - VT Rte. 73 to VT Rte. 125. 9.9 miles. Difficult.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Mon Oct 4
Monday, October 4 -- Educational Hike at Chickering Bog. Learn about a natural asset in Central VT. 3 miles. Easy.     Leader: Thomas Weiss
Tue Oct 5
Tuesday, October 5 -- Membership/Planning meeting     Host: Jill Aspinall
Sat Oct 9
Saturday, October 9 -- Hike. Maple Ridge and Sunset Ridge loop on Mt. Mansfield. 10 miles. Difficult.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat Oct 9
Saturday, October 9 -- Bike Ride. From Hardwick on Rte. 14 to No. Wolcott and return on Rte. 15. 27 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Mary Garcia or Mary Slater
Sun Oct 10
Sunday, October 10 -- Hike. Morristown. Morse Mtn. loop. 8 miles. Difficult.     Leader: Thomas Weiss
Sun Oct 10
Sunday, October 10 -- Potluck supper and cross-country ski planning.     Host: Jill Aspinall
Mon Oct 11
Monday, October 11 -- Hike to Prospect Rock on the LT north of the Lamoille River. Lunch "on the rock." 3.4 miles. Easy.     Leader: Priscilla Daggett
Oct 13
October 13 -- Executive Committee Meeting
Sat Oct 16
Saturday, October 16 -- Hike. Mt. Hunger, Middlesex Trail (Rte. 12). 5.6 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Sun Oct 17
Sunday, October 17 -- Canoe/kayak Green River Reservoir     Leader: Joan Heller
Mon Oct 18
Monday, October 18 -- Evening Walk. Montpelier. 3 miles. Easy. Bring headlamp or flashlight.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sat Oct 23
Saturday, October 23 -- Paddle and Hike. Nichols Pond and Nichols Ledge. Approximately 2 hrs. on water and 1 hr. on trail. Easy. PFD required.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Oct 24
Sunday, October 24 -- Bike Ride. Worcester to Lake Elmore and return. 26 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Mon Oct 25
Monday, October 25 -- Hilly Walk in Barre. Afterward get ready for Halloween by sharing ghost stories over free hot chocolate. Come part of the route or all. Many possible dropout points. Approximately 2.5 hours. Moderate to Difficult. Bring headlamp or flashlight.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat Oct 30
Saturday, October 30 -- Work Hike. Long Trail/Elephant's Head Trail. 7+/- miles. All abilities. Bring work gloves.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie
Sun Oct 31
Sunday, October 31 -- Bike Ride. Cemetery Circuit. To mark Halloween, we'll see how many area cemeteries we can visit in an afternoon. Costumes optional, but welcome. 30+/- miles. Easy to Moderate.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Mon Nov 1
Monday, November 1 -- Fitness Walk. Hills of Montpelier. 4+/- miles. Moderate. Bring headlamp or flashlight.     Leader: Fred Jordan
Sat Nov 6
Saturday, November 6 -- Work Hike. Bamforth Ridge. 6 miles. All abilities welcome. Bring work gloves.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie
Mon Nov 8
Monday, November 8 -- Walk. Montpelier. Some hills. 2+/- hrs. Easy. Bring flashlight or headlamp.     Leader: Mary Garcia
Sat Nov 13
Saturday, November 13 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Moscow. Cotton Brook. 6-11 miles - depends on group size/interest. Moderate. Hike a logging road/snowmobile trails with views of reservoir. Limit: 10 people. WEAR BLAZE ORANGE.     Leader: Bill Clark
Sun Nov 14
Sunday, November 14 -- East Montpelier Road Walk. Murray, Bliss, and Brazier Roads. 6 miles. Easy. WEAR BLAZE ORANGE.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Mon Nov 15
Monday, November 15 -- Walk. Montpelier. 3 miles. Easy. Bring headlamp or flashlight.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun Nov 21
Sunday, November 21 -- Road Walk. Washington. Assortment of Class 4 and dirt roads. 3.5+/- hrs. Moderate. WEAR BLAZE ORANGE.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Mon Nov 22
Monday, November 22 -- Walk. Montpelier's Eight Different Bridges over the North Branch River. 5 miles. Easy. Bring flashlight.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Sat Nov 27
Saturday, November 27 -- Walk. Fayston trails, Class 4 dirt roads. Great mountain views, Phen Basin trails, and a beaver pond. 5+/- hrs. Moderate. WEAR BLAZE ORANGE.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Nov 28
Sunday, November 28 -- Annual Walking Tour. Burlington. Intervale and North End area. 10 miles. Moderate. Eat lunch in transit; bring money for dinner at a restaurant.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Mon Nov 29
Monday, November 29 -- East Montpelier. Moonlight Landscape Walk. 5-6 miles. Moderate. Bring flashlight.     Leader: Sylvia Plumb
Trail Talk number 73 Winter 2004 - 2005
Sat Dec 4
Saturday, December 4 -- Road walk, Bragg Hill, Mad River Valley.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sun Dec 5
Sunday, December 5 -- Orientation Snowshoe Hike for New (and Not-So-New) leader. Hike to Weissner Woods, Stowe. Easy. Optional ski poles, water, and snacks. Lunch (soup and salad) afterwards at Bill Clark's home in Stowe. Bring bread, beverage, or dessert.     Leader: Bill Clark and Jill Aspinall
Sat Dec 11
Saturday, December 11 -- Skate Ski. Ole's Ski Center, Warren. Various Distances. All abilities. Trail Fee. Rentals available. Classical skiers also welcome. Bring lunch or eat at the Diner-Soar Caf.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Dec 12
Sunday, December 12 -- Snowshoe Hike. Woodstock. Rte. 12 to Winturri Shelter. 8+/- miles. Moderate/Difficult.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Sat Dec 18
Saturday, December 18 -- Hike or Snowshoe. Around Kettle Pond, Groton State Forest. 3 miles. Easy. Bring cookies to share.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sat Dec 18
Saturday, December 18 -- Skate Ski. Blueberry Lake Ski Center, Warren. Various Distances. All abilities. Trail Fee. Rentals available. Classical skiers also welcome. Bring lunch.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Dec 19
Sunday, December 19 -- Snowshoe. Paine Mountain, Northfield. 3+/- hours on the trail. Moderate.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Wed Dec 22
Wednesday, December 22 -- Hike and enjoy the Moonlight Holiday Lights, Montpelier. Moderate.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Dec 26
Sunday, December 26 -- Snowshoe. Mt. Hunger (Middlesex Trail). 5.6 miles. Moderate-Difficult.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Mon Dec 27
Monday, December 27 -- Cross-Country Ski/Snowshoe under the lights. Catamount Family Center, Williston. All abilities. Fee: $7.00. Rentals available. Bring sandwiches and drinks for aprs-ski socializing. Hot beverages available at the center.     Leader: Bill Clark

Montpelier Section reports in the 2005 Long Trail News

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