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Montpelier Section reports in the 2006 Long Trail News

Sun Jan 1
Sunday, January 1 -- Snowshoe. Mt. Elmore. Snowshoe to foundation. Easy. Option to summit. Moderate/Difficult. 3.4 miles.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Sat Jan 7
Saturday, January 7 -- Snowshoe. "White Mtn., NH. 48-4,000' series." Summit Mt. Tecumseh via Mt. Tecumseh Trail. 5 miles. 5 hours on trail. Moderate/Difficult.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sat Jan 7
Saturday, January 7 -- Cross-country Ski. Barre Country Club. As Easy or Moderate as participants wish.     Leader: Fred Jordan
Sun Jan 8
Sunday, January 8 -- Snowshoe or Hike. Plainfield. Spruce Mtn. Enjoy views from the tower. Easy/Moderate.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sat Jan 14
Saturday, January 14 -- Snowshoe. Calais. Local trails. Easy. Bring lunch and leader will supply beverage and cookies. Meet at the Maple Corner Store in Calais.     Leader: Joan Heller
Sun Jan 15
Sunday, January 15 -- Snowshoe. Waterbury Center. Mt. Hunger, Waterbury Trail: Snowshoe to summit, option to White Rocks. 4.4 miles to summit and return; White Rocks trail adds 1.2 miles. Moderate/Difficult. Crampons optional.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Mon Jan 16
Monday, January 16 -- Cross-country Ski. Craftsbury Ski Touring Center. Various distances. All abilities. TRAIL FEE. Bring lunch.     Leader: Mary Slater or Mary Garcia
Wed Jan 18
Wednesday, January 18 -- Executive Committee Meeting. All members are welcome.
Sat Jan 21
Saturday, January 21 -- Cross-country Ski. Morristown. Ski to scenic Beaver Meadow Lodge. Possible return by alternate route. 5 miles. Moderate/Difficult. Bring your lunch to eat at lodge.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Jan 22
January 22 Snowshoe to Montclair Glen Lodge. Duxbury. 5-6 miles on the Monroe and Dean Trails. Moderate.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Fri Jan 27
Friday, January 27 -- Montpelier. James P. Taylor Winter Series. Noble Hall Lounge, College St. at Vermont College/Union Institute. Admission Fee. Contact: Jill Aspinall
Sat Jan 28
Saturday, January 28 -- Snowshoe. Northfield. Paine Mtn. 31/2 hrs. on trail. Moderate.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Jan 28
January 28 Snowshoe. "White Mtn., NH. 48-4,000" series." Summit Mt. Jackson via Webster-Jackson Trail. 5.2 miles. 5 hrs. on trail. Moderate/Difficult. Crampons Required.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sun Jan 29
Sunday, January 29 -- Cross-country Ski. Warren. Blueberry Lake Touring Center. Various distances. All abilities. Bring lunch and beverage. TRAIL FEE.     Leader: Reidun or Andrew Nuquist
Sat Feb 4
Saturday, February 4 -- Snowshoe. "White Mtn., NH. 48-4,000' series." Kinsman Ridge Trail to Mt. Cannon Summit. 4.4 miles. 6 hrs. on trail. Difficult. Icy and exposed. CRAMPONS REQUIRED. EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sat Feb 4
Saturday, February 4 -- GMC Snowshoe Festival.
Sun Feb 5
Sunday, February 5 -- Snowshoe. Groton State Park. Optional distances. Easy/Moderate. Bring lunch and beverage.     Leader: Andrew or Reidun Nuquist
Sat Feb 11
Saturday, February 11 -- Cross-country. Stowe. Cotton Brook loop. 10 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sun Feb 12
Sunday, February 12 -- Snowshoe. Stowe. Mt. Mansfield to summit (Chin) on LT from Rte. 108 trailhead. 5.4 miles, 6-7 hrs. Difficult. Experienced winter hikers only.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Sat Feb 18
Saturday, February 18 -- Snowshoe. Duxbury. Snowshoe to summit on Monroe, Alpine, Long Trails, return on Monroe. Option to take Dean Trail to LT, return on Monroe. 5.4 miles; Dean Trail adds 2 miles +/-. Difficult. Experienced winter hikers.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Sat Feb 18
Saturday, February 18 -- Snowshoe. Worcester Mtn. Moderate.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun Feb 19
Sunday, February 19 -- Snowshoe. Underhill. Hike to Butler Lodge via Butler Trail to LT, return via Nebraska Notch Trail. 6-7 mile loop. Difficult.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Mon Feb 20
Monday, February 20 -- Back-country Ski. Worcester. Eagle Ledge loop. 5 +/- hrs. Difficult.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sun Feb 26
Sunday, February 26 -- Cross-country Ski. Greensboro. Highland Lodge Ski Touring Center. Various distances. All abilities. TRAIL FEE. Optional dinner at the Lodge.     Leader: Manny or Mary Garcia
Sun Feb 26
Sunday, February 26 -- Snowshoe. Underhill Center. Mt. Mansfield: Snowshoe to forehead on the Frost and/or Maple Ridge trails. Optional return via LT to Butler Lodge and Butler Lodge trail. 5+/- miles. Very Difficult. Experienced winter hikers only. Meet at 8:30 A.M. at trailhead.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Trail Talk number 78 Spring 2006
Sat Mar 4
Saturday, March 4 -- Ski the Catamount Trail (not found in Trail Talk)     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Mar 4
March 4-5 -- Snowshoe. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Mt. Hale. Difficult. Overnight to Zealand Falls Hut. Limit 8. Option to ski or snowshoe directly up Zealand Trail to hut. Moderate.     Leader: Paul DeLuca and Michael Chernick
Sat Mar 4
Saturday, March 4 -- Cross-Country Ski. Barre. Millstone Hill Touring Center. All abilities welcome. This new touring center features trails which wind around Barre's historic quarries. Come explore! TRAIL FEE. Group may split up to accommodate different interests. Meet at Center at 10:00 A.M.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Mar 5
Sunday, March 5 -- Snowshoe or Hike. Plainfield. Spruce Mountain. 4+/- hours. 4.5 miles round trip. Moderate. Good views from the fire tower at the summit. Bring lunch or snack to enjoy at the top. Meet at 10:00 A.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Mon Mar 6
Monday, March 6 -- Executive Committee Meeting. All members are welcome.
Sat Mar 11
Saturday, March 11 -- Snowshoe. Marshfield. Groton State Forest. Easy. Snowshoe around Kettle Pond.     Leader: Priscilla Daggett
Sat Mar 11
Saturday, March 11 -- Snowshoe. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Mt. Moriah via Carter-Moriah Trail. 9 miles. Difficult. Crampons required.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Wed Mar 15
Wednesday, March 15 -- Slurp 'n Slide - Moonlight ski in Warren.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sat Mar 18
Saturday, March 18 -- Snowshoe. Eden. Snowshoe loop on the Long Trail, Babcock Trail and back country. 4+ miles. Moderate/Difficult.     Leader: Rick Molz
Mon Mar 20
Monday, March 20 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting. Planning events from June 1 - August 31, 2006. You may bring a dessert to share.     Host: Paul DeLuca
Sat Mar 25
Saturday, March 25 -- "Spring Fling Snowshoe". "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Carter Dome. 10.2 mile loop. Difficult. Crampons Required. Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail to Carter Notch Hut. Carter-Moriah Trail to Carter Dome summit, Zeta Pass over Mt. Hight.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Apr 8
April 8 -- Montpelier Section Annual Meeting
Sat Apr 22
Saturday, April 22 -- Walk. Waterbury. Exploring Woodward Hill. 5.5 miles. Moderate. Woods roads in the Little River area. Could go longer if the group wishes. Meet at 1:00 P.M.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sun Apr 23
Sunday, April 23 -- Road Walk. Warren, Fuller Hill. 7.5 miles. Moderate. Grand views of surrounding mountains. Lunch at Warren general store after hike is optional. Meet at 9:00 A.M.     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Sun Apr 30
Sunday, April 30 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Spring onto your bike - Week 1 of 3. 30 +/-miles. Moderate. Montpelier to Moretown and return. Helmet required.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Tue May 2
Tuesday, May 2 -- (Rain Date, May 4) Trail Work. Montpelier. Our annual work day in the Montpelier parks. All abilities. Give something back to the city parks which we enjoy all year. Wear work clothes and gloves. Training and tools provided. Reidun Nuquist with Parks Director Geoff Beyer.     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Sun May 7
Sunday, May 7 -- Paddle. Peacham Pond. Easy. PFD required.     Leader: George Plumb
Sun May 7
Sunday, May 7 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier to Lake Elmore. Spring onto your bike - Week 2 of 3. 45 miles round trip. Difficult. Moderate option of Worcester to Elmore return. 26 +/- miles. Helmet required.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Sat May 13
Saturday, May 13 -- Road Walk. Chelsea. 6-7 miles. Moderate. Meet at noon.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sat May 13
Saturday, May 13 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Spring onto your bike - Week 3 of 3. 40+/- miles. Difficult. Hilly circuit from Montpelier passing the granite quarries. Helmet required.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Sun May 14
Sunday, May 14 -- Work Hike. Duxbury. Bamforth Ridge. 3-4 mile round trip. All abilities. Wear work clothes and gloves. Meet at 8:00 A.M.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie
Sun May 21
Sunday, May 21 -- Hike. East Montpelier trails. Walk the new Mallory Brook section. 2 miles round trip. Easy to Moderate, based on participants. Consider additional sections. Bring lunch if you plan to do additional sections. Children are welcome. Meet at 10:00 A.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun May 21
Sunday, May 21 -- Bike Ride. A circular route from Port Kent, New York, passing Peru, NY and Ausable Chasm. 28.4 miles, including 4 miles from Oakledge Park to the ferry dock in Burlington. Moderate. Relatively flat, but one steep hill. HELPFUL INFORMATION: This "Acres of Apples" is one of 24 interpretive bicycle loops included in the Lake Champlain Bikeways Network created by Lake Champlain Bikeways. Fee for ferry crossing. Helmet required. Farmstand food available. Meet at 8:30 A.M.     Leader: Andrew Nuquist
Sat May 27
Saturday, May 27 -- Bike Ride. St. Albans. Missisquoi Rail Trail. 52 almost level miles. Moderate. Helmet required. Meet at 8:00 A.M.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sun May 28
Sunday, May 28 -- Work Hike. Smugglers' Notch. 2-4 mile round trip. All abilities. Wear work clothes and gloves. Meet at 8:00 A.M.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie
Trail Talk number 79 Summer 2006
Thur Jun 1
Thursday, June 1 -- Evening Bike Ride and Clinic on "Safety Cycling". Easy bike ride follows. Montpelier. Tips on how to maximize your safety while bicycling.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Jun 3
June 3-4 -- Green Mountain Club Annual Meeting, Bridgewater Corners.

Sat Jun 3
Saturday, June 3 -- "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Difficult. "Tom, Field, and Willey". Summit Mt. Tom via Avalon and A-Z Trails. Ascend Mounts Field & Willey via Willey Range Trail. Descend via Ethan Pond and Kedron Flume Trails. 8.5 miles. Car spot required. 7+ hrs. on trail.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Mon Jun 5
Monday, June 5 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting.
Tue Jun 6
Tuesday, June 6 -- Bike Ride. Lake Carmi. Easy/Moderate. Circle the lake through rolling hills, starting in North Sheldon. 19 miles; longer option possible. Bring lunch or purchase lunch in Franklin. Helmet required.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Thur Jun 8
Thursday, June 8 -- Evening Bike Ride and Clinic on "Comfortable Cycling". Montpelier. Tips on how to stay comfortable in the saddle. Easy bike ride follows.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat Jun 10
Saturday, June 10 -- Orienteering in Hubbard Park. Montpelier. Easy. Rusty with the map and compass? Try orienteering. Map and compass review at 9:00 A.M., orienteering 10:00 A.M. on. FEE: $1.00.     Leader: Dave Blumenthal
Sat Jun 10
Saturday, June 10 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Difficult. Mt. Carrigain. Summit via Signal Ridge Trail. 10 miles. 3,250' elevation gain. 7+ hours.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Jun 10
June 10-11 -- Overnight Hike. Difficult. Meeting point in Stowe; starting point in Jonesville. Division 9 and 10 of LT (part of each). Rte. 2 to Rte. 108. Saturday - 11.5 miles. Sunday - 11.9 miles. 1.5+ MPH. Limit: 8 people.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sun Jun 11
Sunday, June 11 -- Mountain Bike Ride. Stowe area - Mt. Mansfield State Forest. Cotton Brook. Difficult. 11 mile loop with options. 800' climb. Aerobically challenging, technically moderate.     Leader: Traven Leyshon
Sun Jun 11
Sunday, June 11 -- Hike. Moscow. Easy. Suitable for children; new and prospective GMC members specially invited. Under 4 miles. Bring water and snack. Teva sandals or other water shoes suggested but not required for possible river wading.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Wed Jun 14
Wednesday, June 14 -- Bike Ride. South Hero to Grand Isle. Moderate. 25 mile loop. Mostly paved roads. Helmet required.     Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Slater
Wed Jun 14
Wednesday, June 14 -- Evening Bike Ride. Montpelier to Worcester. Moderate. Pig out at the L.B.J. store and return. 14 miles.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Thur Jun 15
Thursday, June 15 -- Evening Bike Ride and Clinic on "Tire Changing". Montpelier. Easy bike ride follows. Instructions on how to change a bicycle tire. Bring basic tools (if you have them).     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat Jun 17
Saturday, June 17 -- Hike. Eden. LT Rte. 118 to Rte. 58 (Hazen's Notch). Difficult. 10 miles; car shuttle required.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sat Jun 17
Saturday, June 17 -- Canoe/Kayak. Greensboro Reservoir. Moderate. PFD required.     Leader: George Plumb
Sun Jun 18
Sunday, June 18 -- Underhill Center - Stevensville Road Trailhead, Frost and Maple Ridge Trails to Mansfield Forehead, return on LT and Butler Lodge Trails. Difficult. 5.5 +/- miles.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Thur Jun 22
Thursday, June 22 -- Montpelier. Evening Bike Ride and Clinic on "Simple Solutions to Common Problems". Easy bike ride follows. Tips on diagnosing and fixing common problems.     Leader: Nancy Schulz
Sat Jun 24
Saturday, June 24 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". VERY Difficult "Flume and Liberty". Liberty Springs Trail and the Flume Slide Trail to Mt. Flume Summit. Franconia Ridge Trail to Liberty Summit. 9.9 miles. 8+ hrs. on trail. Involves handholds and rock scrambling.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sun Jun 25
Sunday, June 25 -- Paddle. Greensboro. Easy. Caspian Lake to Highland Lodge beach for swim and brunch on the deck. PFD required.     Leader: Joan Heller
Tue Jun 27
Tuesday, June 27 -- Bike Ride. Burlington bike path from Oakledge Park to Colchester Causeway and return. Moderate. 25 miles. Bring lunch and water. Helmet required.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sat Jul 1
Saturday, July 1 -- Bike Ride. Bradford. "Riding the Rivers". Difficult. 50 mile route from Vermont Life's "10 Great Bike Rides" travels along the Waits, Wells and Connecticut rivers.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Sat Jul 8
Saturday, July 8 -- Hike. "White Mountain, NH. 48-4,000' series". VERY Difficult. "The Tripyramids". Livermore, Tripyramid Trails via North and South Slides. 11.0 mile loop. 9 hrs. on trail, 3,000' elevation gain. Involves handholds and rock scrambling.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sun Jul 9
Sunday, July 9 -- Flat water Paddle. Ferrisburg. Little Otter Creek. Easy. Area good for bird watching and observing aquatic vegetation. 5 +/- miles. Bring lunch. PFD required. Swimming optional in Kingsland Bay State Park after paddle for a fee or state parks pass.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Wed Jul 12
Wednesday, July 12 -- Paddle. Peacham Pond. Moderate. Bring snacks. PFD required.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Wed Jul 12
Wednesday, July 12 -- Executive Committee Meeting.
Sat Jul 15
Saturday, July 15 -- Hike. Westfield. Hazen's Notch. LT Rte. 58 to Rte. 242. Difficult. 7 miles. Considerable elevation change. Car shuttle required.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun Jul 16
Sunday, July 16 -- Hike. Mt Washington, NH - Huntington Ravine to Alpine Gardens trail, return to Pinkham Visitor Center on Lions Head or Davis Path and Boot Spur. VERY Difficult. 8 +/- miles. Involves Handholds and rock scrambling.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Thur Jul 20
Thursday, July 20 -- Road Walk. Around Berlin Pond. Easy. 5 +/- miles.     Leader: Mary Garcia
Sat Jul 22
Saturday, July 22 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Difficult. "North & South Kinsman". Lonesome Lake, Cascade Brook, Fishin' Jimmy and Kinsman Ridge Trails out and back. 10.0 mile loop. 8 hrs. on trail. 3,550' elevation gain.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sun Jul 23
Sunday, July 23 -- Bike Ride. Northfield-Randolph loop. Moderate. 35+/- miles. Helmet required.     Leader: Priscilla Daggett
Sat Jul 29
Saturday, July 29 -- Hike. Mt Adams, NH. VERY Difficult. Short line via Short Line, King Ravine, Great Gully Trails. Lunch at Madison Hut, possible side trip to Mt Madison. Return on Air Line. 7+/- miles. Involves handholds and rock scrambling.     Leader: Ed Loewenton.
Sun Jul 30
Sunday, July 30 -- Hike. Moscow. Nebraska Notch and Taylor Lodge from the Trout Club. Easy/Moderate. 3 miles.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Tue Aug 1
Tuesday, August 1 -- Bike Ride. Woodsville to Barnet and the Moore Reservoir. Moderate. 30+/- miles. Up Vermont side of Connecticut River, back down NH side. Very scenic.     Leader: George Plumb
Aug 4
August 4-6 -- Overnight Hike. Meeting point: North Troy. Starting point: Eden. Difficult. Div. 11 (partial) and 12 of LT. Rte. 118 to Journey's End parking lot. Friday, 11.6 miles; Saturday, 12.8 miles; Sunday, 4.4 miles. 1.5+ MPH. Limit: 8 people.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey
Sat Aug 5
Saturday, August 5 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Difficult. "Middle & South Carter". Imp, North Carter, Carter Dome, Nineteen Mile Brook Trails. 10.8 miles. 9 hrs. on trail. 3,750' elevation gain. Car spot required.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sun Aug 6
Sunday, August 6 -- Paddle. Bradford area. Connecticut River. Moderate. Flat water. Beautiful scenery. Car shuttle. PFD required.     Leader: George Plumb
Sat Aug 12
Saturday, August 12 -- Hike. Franconia Ridge. Falling Waters Trail, Ridge, return on Bridle Path. Difficult.     Leader: Ed Loewenton
Aug 18
August 18-20 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Difficult. Hut fee involved. "7 peaks, 3 days, 2 huts"
Day 1: Car spot involved. Garfield trail - Garfield and Galehead. Overnight at Galehead hut (9.1 miles).
Day 2: Twinway to S. Twin to W. Bond, Mt. Bond, Bondcliff, Guyot, and Zealand. Overnight at Zealand Hut. (13 miles)
Day 3: Zealand trail (2.8 Miles). Hut fees: AMC members: $166 includes dinner and breakfast both days. Non-members: $183. Trip limited to 6 people.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sat Aug 19
Saturday, August 19 -- Hike. Jay. Difficult. LT Rte. 242 to Rte. 105. 7 miles. Car shuttle required.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Tue Aug 22
Tuesday, August 22 -- Hike. Plainfield. Spruce Mtn. Moderate. 4.4 miles. Watch the sunset. Bring a flashlight.     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sat Aug 26
Saturday, August 26 -- Bike Ride. Hardwick. Moderate. Rte. 14 to No. Wolcott and return on Rte. 15. 27 miles. Helmet required.     Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Slater
Trail Talk number 80 Fall 2006
Sat Sep 2
Saturday, September 2 -- Hike. Elmore State Park. Moderate to slow pace, allowing time to explore. 2.8+/- miles. Trail to chimney. Family-friendly.Young children accompanied by parent are welcome. Park Fee. Limit: 12 participants. Meet at MHS at 12:00 Noon, Elmore State Park at 12:45 P.M.     Leader: Ed Loewenton

Sun Sep 3
Sunday, September 3 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Very Difficult. 11.9 miles. Whiteface and Passaconoway". Blueberry Ledges, Rollins and Dicey Mills trails. Involves handholds and rock scrambling.     Leader: Paul DeLuca

Wed Sep 6
Wednesday, September 6 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting.

Sat Sep 9
Saturday, September 9 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 9.0 miles. 48-4,000' series". "Mt. Moriah". Carter Moriah Trail. "Flags on the 48" September 11th Memorial Hike, where the flag is flown atop each of the 48-4,000' peaks in NH.     Leader: Paul DeLuca

Sun Sep 10
Sunday, September 10 -- Hike. Ripton. Difficult. 10.8 miles. "Side-to-Side" Series #1. Completed the TT? Join the adventure of hiking the side trails that connect miles to the LT. Emily Proctor Trail to LT to Cooley Glen Trail loop (see Division 7).     Leader: Deb Kirchwey

Sat Sep 16
Saturday, September 16 -- Hike. Duxbury. Difficult. 7+ miles. Couching Lion Farm. Dean Trail to LT; north on LT to summit, descent on Monroe Trail. Bring rain gear if indicated, warm/windproof clothing for summit depending on weather. Steep sections, some simple rock scrambling.     Leader: Ed Loewenton

Sun Sep 17
Sunday, September 17 -- Paddle. Milton. Lamoille River. Moderate. Length to be determined. Depending on wind, launch will be at Sandbar or on the river. PFD required. Bring lunch. Call     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist

Sep 20
Wwednesday, September 20 -- Bike Ride. Waitsfield. Moderate. 20-25 miles. Waitsfield to Warren Store, where lunch is available. Return via Rte. 100. Helmets required.     Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Slater

Sat Sep 23
Saturday, September 23 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 9.6 miles. 48-4,000' Series". "Hancocks (North and South)". Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook, and Hancock Loop Trails.     Leader: Paul DeLuca

Sat Sep 23
Saturday, September 23 -- Hike. Groton. Easy. 3.8 miles, 360' elevation gain. Suitable for children of all ages. Hike up Owl's Head Mtn., Groton State Forest. Picnic on panoramic summit.     Leader: Lexi Shear

Sun Sep 24
Sunday, September 24 -- Pot Luck Picnic. Montpelier. Easy. 1 mile. Picnic, croquet, and short walks. Meet at the Old Shelter in Hubbard Park at 2:00 P.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz

Sat Sep 30
Saturday, September 30 -- Hike. Keene, NY. Difficult. 12 miles plus road walk. Mt. Colvin and Blake Peak. Two Adirondack "4,000' footers via Ausable Club. Doing your 46'ers or Northeast 125?     Leader: Traven Leyshon

Sat Sep 30
Saturday, September 30 -- GMC Volunteer Appreciation Day.

Sun Oct 1
Sunday, October 1 -- Hike. Ripton. Moderate. 7.3 - 9.3 miles. "Side-to-Side" Series #2. Skylight Pond Trail to LT to Burnt Hills Trail with Sucker Brook option. (see Division 7).     Leader: Deb Kirchwey

Sat Oct 7
Saturday, October 7 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 8.5 miles. 48-4,000' Series". "Tom, Field, and Willey." Avalon, A-Z, Willey Range, Ethan Pond and Kedron Flume Trails.     Leader: Paul DeLuca

Sun Oct 8
Sunday, October 8 -- Hike. Waterville. Moderate. 4.2 miles. Codding Hollow to Laraway Mtn. Ascent is 2.1 miles, 1,560'. Viewpoint occurs about 0.3 miles before summit.     Leader: Ken Hertz

Oct 11
October 11 -- Executive Committee Meeting
Sat Oct 14
Saturday, October 14 - Fall Foliage Hike. Moscow. Easy. 2-4 miles. (Waterbury Reservoir). Cottonbrook area. Family-friendly. Drained reservoir bed has unusual terrain and vegetation for Vermont. Bring camera, and clothing depending on weather. Limit: 12 participants.

Sat Oct 14
Saturday, October 14 -- Bike. Groton State Forest. Moderate. 11 miles. Double track and dirt roads. Mountain bike preferred.     Leader: Traven Leyshon

Sun Oct 15
Sunday, October 15 -- Hike. Windsor-West Windsor. Moderate. 5 miles. Mt. Ascutney via Windsor Trail.     Leader: Michael Chernick

Sat Oct 21
Saturday, October 21 -- Work Hike. Stowe. All abilities. 2-6 miles. Smugglers' Notch. Cleaning and working on trails. Wear work clothes and gloves.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie

Sun Oct 22
Sunday, October 22 -- Hike. Middlesex. Moderate/Difficult. Mt. Hunger from Middlesex Trail, possible extension to White Rocks.     Leader: Charlene Bohl

Sat Oct 28
Saturday, October 28 -- Work Hike. Duxbury. All abilities. 2-6 miles. Bamforth Ridge/LT Trail Head at River Road. Cleaning and working on trails. Wear work clothes and gloves.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie

Sun Nov 5
Sunday, November 5 -- Hike. Worcester Mtn. (3,293') Moderate/Difficult. 5 miles.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist

Sun Nov 12
Sunday, November 12 -- Road Walk. Warren. Fuller Hill. Moderate. 7.5 miles. Grand views of surrounding mountains. Bring lunch or buy at Warren general store after hike. Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist

Sat Nov 18
Saturday, November 18 -- Hike. Rochester. "Side-to-Side" Series #3. Moderate hike. Difficult snowshoe. 6-6.6 miles. Chittenden Brook Trail to LT to Brandon Gap (see Division 6).     Leader: Deb Kirchwey

Sun Nov 19
Sunday, November 19 -- Walk. Burlington Bike Path from boat house to Colchester bridge and return. Moderate. 10 miles.     Leader: Michael Chernick

Nov 23
November 23-26 -- Cross-Country, Downhill, Tele Ski. Quebec City. Various difficulties and distances. Mont Ste. Anne. Possible day trips to Camp Mercier or LeMassif for best snow. Stay at L'auberge du Fondeur, a B&B in the heart of the trail network.     Leader: Traven Leyshon

Sun Nov 26
Sunday, November 26 -- Walk. Burlington. Moderate. 10 miles. Tour of Burlington. UVM to Intervale to bike path, downtown and back to UVM. Dinner in Burlington. Bring money, and shoes for walking on hard surfaces.     Leader: Steve Lightholder

Trail Talk number 81 Winter 2006-2007
Sat Dec 2
Saturday, December 2 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Killington. Moderate/Difficult. (4.6 to 10.4 miles) "Side-to Side" Series #4. Sherburne Pass Trail N to Deer Leap Trail to AT loop. (4.6 miles), followed by optional out and back on Sherburne Pass Trail S. (5.8 miles). (See Division 5 and 6).     Leader: Deb Kirchwey.

Sun Dec 3
Sunday, December 3 -- Walk. Berlin. Berlin Pond Road. Easy. 5 miles.     Leader: Ken Hertz

Wed Dec 6
Wednesday, December 6 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting.

Sun Dec 10
Sunday, December 10 -- Hike/Snowshoe, depending on conditions. Pomfret-Barnard. Moderate. 8 miles. Rte. 12 to Winturri Shelter.     Leader: Michael Chernick.

Sat Dec 16
Saturday, December 16 -- Johnson. Snowshoe/Cross-Country Ski/Hike depending on conditions. HOLIDAY PARTY. Moderate/Difficult. 6.6 miles round trip to Bear Hollow Shelter on LT. Bring snack to share and hot drink, also small $2.00 gift or less value to exchange. Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.

Sun Dec 17
Sunday, December 17 -- Hike/Snowshoe, depending on conditions. Montpelier Hills. Easy. A Family Event. Bring a sled if snow. Meet at 1:00 P.M. at the southern parking lot at the Capital Inn (former Econo Lodge) on Rte. 12/Northfield St., Montpelier.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie

Saturday, December 23, -- Hike. "White Mtn., NH. 48-4,000' series". Moderate/Difficult. 6.4 miles. 5+ hrs. on trail. Summit Mt. Pierce via Crawford Path.     Leader: Paul DeLuca

Montpelier Section reports in the 2007 Long Trail News

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