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Events and reports for 2007
Montpelier Section reports in the 2007 Long Trail News

Mon Jan 1
Monday, January 1 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Elmore. Elmore Mtn. trail to foundation. Option to tower. 3 - 3.5 miles. Easy/Moderate. Meet at Elmore State Park, 1:00 P.M.     Leader: Ed Loewenton.
Sat Jan 6
Saturday, January 6 -- Snowshoe. Montpelier. North Branch Park. Easy. Various distances. Adventure great for kids and their older people.     Leader: Dave Blumenthal
Sun Jan 7
Sunday, January 7 -- Walk/Snowshoe. Calais. Easy/Moderate. 3 miles. Visit the Nature Conservancy's Chickering Bog reservation.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Wed Jan 10
Wednesday, January 10 -- Cross-Country Ski. Greensboro. Highland Lodge. All abilities. Various distances. TRAIL FEE.    Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Slater
Wed Jan 10
Wednesday, January 10 -- Executive Committee Meeting.
Sun Jan 14
Sunday, January 14 -- Cross-Country Ski. Marshfield. All abilities. Various distances. Beaver Brook Farm, home of Mike and Vivian Fritz. Groomed trails. No Fee. Meet at M.H.S., 10:00 A.M. or Marshfield Municipal Bldg., School St. off Rte. 2 at 10:30 A.M.     Leader: George Longenecker and Cynthia Martin, 426-3874
Wed Jan 17
Wednesday, January 17 -- Cross-Country Ski. Groton State Forest. Rte. 232 past Silver Ledges to Pigeon Pond. Easy. 6.4+/- miles. Longer option available.     Leader: Fred Jordan
Wed Jan 17
Wednesday, January 17 -- Snowshoe. Fayston. Moderate/Difficult. (5.1 to 8.7 miles). "Side-to-Side Series" #5. Bean Trail to LT south to Rte. 17 (5.1 miles), followed by optional out and back on LT south to Theron Dean Shelter (3.6 miles).(See Division 8).     Leader: Deb Kirchwey.
Sat Jan 20
Saturday, January 20 -- Snowshoe. Plainfield. Spruce Mtn. Moderate. 4.4 miles. Meet at 10:00 A.M.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun Jan 21
Sunday, January 21 -- Snowshoe. Duxbury. Moderate. 5 miles. To Montclair Glen Lodge on the Monroe and Dean Trails.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sat Jan 27
Saturday, January 27 -- Cross-Country Ski. Craftsbury Ski Touring Center. All abilities. Various distances. Leaders will lead difficult loop. TRAIL FEE. Bring lunch and hot drink or purchase at warming hut.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Sat Jan 27
Saturday, January 27 -- Snowshoe. Mt. Mansfield Summit, LT from Rte. 108 to Chin. Difficult. 5.4 +/- miles. Experienced winter hikers. Crampons needed.     Leader: Ed Loewenton.
Sun Jan 28
Sunday, January 28 -- Snowshoe/Walk. Stowe. Moderate. 2 miles. Rte. 108 (Mountain Road) up Smugglers' Notch to where Sterling Pond Trail meets the road. Lunch at the top.     Leader: Ken Hertz.
Thur Feb 1
Thursday, February 1 -- Cross-Country Ski. Berlin. Easy. 3-4 miles. After-dinner moonlight ski. Meet at 6:30 P.M.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sat Feb 3
Saturday, February 3 -- Snowshoe. Waterville, NH. Moderate. 5 miles. Trail starts at the Waterville Valley Ski Area. Bad weather cancels or reschedules.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun Feb 4
Sunday, February 4 -- Cross-Country Ski. Greensboro. Various Distances. All Abilities. Highland Lodge Ski Touring Center. TRAIL FEE. Optional 6:00 P.M. dinner at the Lodge. Dinner reservations by January 26th.     Leader: Manny and Mary Garcia.
Wed Feb 7
Wednesday, February 7 -- Snowshoe/Cross-Country Ski. Warren. Difficult. 9.6 miles. "Side-to-Side" Series # 6. Lincoln Gap Road, stash skis, snowshoe LT North to Battell Trail, and return.     Leader: Deb Kirchwey.
Sat Feb 10
Saturday, February 10 -- Snowshoe and Pot Luck Supper. Woodbury. Easy/Moderate. 5 miles. Home of Sally Sairs. Please bring your own bowl, cup, and utensils. Flashlight needed after 4:30 P.M. dinner. Meet at M.H.S. at 12:00 noon.     Leader: Sally Sairs
Sun Feb 11
Sunday, February 11 -- Snowshoe. Jay. Moderate. 5 miles. Journey's End. Rte. 105 to Canadian border. Meet at M.H.S.     Leader: Michael Chernick or Ken Hertz.
Sat Feb 17
Saturday, February 17 -- Snowshoe. Stowe. Difficult, Strenuous. 6+/- miles. Mt. Mansfield Forehead via Frost, Maple Ridge; return on Wampahoofus, Butler Trails. EXPERIENCED WINTER HIKERS. CRAMPONS NEEDED.     Leader: Ed Loewenton.
Sun Feb 18
Sunday, February 18 -- East Montpelier. Kids Intro to Cross-Country Ski. Morse Farm. Easy. Various Distances. Learn the fundamentals of skiing. Maple cremees available. TRAIL FEE.     Leader: Dave Blumenthal
Sun Feb 18
Sunday, February 18 -- Cross-Country Ski. Burke Mtn. Ski Touring Center. All Abilities. Various Distances. Leaders will lead difficult loop. TRAIL FEE. Bring lunch and hot drink. Meet at M.H.S.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist.
Sat Feb 24
Saturday, February 24 -- Cross-Country Ski.     Leader: Mary Slater or Mary Garcia
Sun Feb 25
Sunday, February 25 -- Snowshoe/Hike, depending on conditions. East Montpelier Trail. Easy. 5 miles. Templeton Rd. to Dodge Rd. Cars spotted at end.     Leader: Ken Hertz.
Mar 3
March 3 - 4 -- "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Difficult. Various Distances. Overnight to Carter Notch Hut. Car spot involved. Your choice:
Group A: Snowshoe to Wildcat A & D. Crampons for Ledges. Ascent by ski resort trail. Descent Nineteen Mile Brook Trail.         Leader: Paul DeLuca
Group B: Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski. Moderate. Ascent Nineteen Mile Brook Trail to Carter Notch Hut. LIMIT: 8 people. Small hut FEE and group dinner contribution.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Trail Talk number 82 Spring 2007
Sun Mar 4
Sunday, March 4 -- Cross-Country Ski. Stowe. Stowe Mountain Resort. All abilities. Various distances. TRAIL FEE. Bring lunch.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Sun Mar 11
Sunday, March 11 -- Snowshoe. Windsor. Mt. Ascutney. Moderate. 6 miles round trip. Snowshoe to summit via Windsor Trail.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Mar 13
March 13 -- Executive Committee meeting
Sat Mar 17
Saturday, March 17 -- Snowshoe. "White Mtns., NH 48-4,000' Series". Difficult. 9.6 miles. Mount Cabot via York Pond, Brunnell Notch, Kilkenny Ridge, and Mount Cabot Trails.     Leader: Paul DeLuca.
Sun Mar 18
Sunday, March 18 -- Stowe. Winter Wander in Weissner Woods. New YAC series for Kids. Kids Easy.     Leader: Mike Wetherell.
Sat Mar 24
Saturday, March 24 -- Snowshoe. Middlesex. White Rocks from Middlesex Trail. Moderate. 5.6 miles.     Leader: Charlene Bohl.
Sun Mar 25
Sunday, March 25 -- Sugar-on-Snow Party. East Montpelier. Easy. Various distances. Morse Farm Sugar House. Walking on trails possible afterwards. $4.00 Fee includes coffee, donuts, pickles and sugar-on-snow. Meet at 10:00 A.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Tue Mar 27
Tuesday, March 27 -- Hike. Shelburne. Moderate. 7 miles total. Explore trails on Shelburne Farms and Shelburne Point. Meet at Dept. of Labor Bldg., Montpelier.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Sat Mar 31
Saturday, March 31 -- Snowshoe. Difficult. 8.5 miles. "White Mtns., NH 48-4,000' Series". "Tom, Field, and Willey." Avalon, A-Z, Willey Range, Ethan Pond, and Kedron Flume Trails.     Leader: Paul DeLuca.
Sat Mar 31
Saturday, March 31 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Killington. Moderate/Difficult. "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 Apr 1
Sunday, April 1 -- Stowe. Cross-Country Ski/Walk to Smugglers' Notch. New YAC series for Kids. Kids Medium.     Leader: Cara Robechek.
Sat Apr 7
Saturday, April 7 -- Snowshoe. Difficult. 9.6 miles. "White Mtns., NH 48-4,000' Series". "Hancocks (N and S)." Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook, and Hancock Loop Trails.     Leader: Paul DeLuca.
Apr 13
April 13, Montpelier Section Annual Meeting, Christ Church Vestry, 64 State St., Montpelier. Social: 5:30 P.M., Pot Luck Supper: 6:00 P.M. Meeting packet.
Sun Apr 15
Sunday, April 15 -- Snowshoe/Walk. Burlington. Bike Path. Moderate. 9+/- miles.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sat Apr 21
Saturday, April 21 -- Walking with swamp monsters in Chickering Bog     Leader: Lexi Shear
Sun Apr 22
Sunday, April 22 -- Walk. Stowe. Easy/Moderate. Length depends on participants. Stowe Recreation Path. Bring money for possible lunch at The Shed. Meet at 10:00 A.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sat May 5
Saturday, May 5 --Wildflower Hike. Addison. Snake Mtn. Easy. 2-4 miles. Bring field guides and cameras. Children are welcome. No Dogs. Meet at 9:00 A.M.     Leader: Duncan Wilkie
Sun May 6
Sunday, May 6 -- Berlin Pond Walk     Leader: Shawn Keeley
Sat May 12
Saturday, May 12 -- Bide Ride. Northfield. Moderate. 26 miles. "Bike for Brunch" at the Red Kettle Restaurant. Helmet required. Restaurant has breakfast, lunch, and vegetarian options.     Leader: Jill Aspinall and Rick Molz.
Sat May 19
Saturday, May 19 -- Work Hike. Duxbury. Bamforth Ridge. 3-4 mile round trip. All abilities. Wear work clothes and gloves. Meet at 8:00 A.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sat May 19
Saturday, May 19 -- Hike Irish Hill     Leader: Dave Blumenthal
Sat May 26
Saturday, May 26 -- Wirk Hike. Smugglers' Notch. 2-4 mile round trip. All abilities. Wear work clothes and gloves. Meet at 8:00 A.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun May 27
Sunday, May 27 -- Hike. Difficult. 14.6 miles. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' Series". "Mount Isolation." Rocky Branch, Isolation, and Davis Path Trails. Bring gators and hiking poles for numerous stream crossings.     Leader: Paul DeLuca.
Trail Talk number 83 Summer-2007
Sat Jun 2
Saturday, June 2 -- Hike. "White Mtns. NH. 48-4,000' series". Very Difficult. 8.5 miles. Wildcats A and D. Ascent Wildcat Ridge trail at Pinkham Notch. Descent Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. Car spot involved.     Leader: Paul DeLuca,
Sat Jun 2
Saturday, June 2 -- Bike Ride. Port Kent, NH. Moderate. 24.4 miles. Ride by apple orchards. One steep hill. Ride includes Peru, NY, and view of Ausable River Chasm. Park in Burlington. Take ferry to Port Kent.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist.
Sat Jun 2
Saturday, June 2 -- for kids. Forest tramp to Eagle Ledge, Worcester. Kids Medium/Difficult.     Leader: Dave Blumenthal.
Sun Jun 3
Sunday, June 3 -- Hike. Lincoln. Long Trail - Lincoln Gap to Mt. Cleveland. DIFFICULT. 11 miles. Meet at 8:30 A.M.     Leader: Thomas Weiss
Wed Jun 6
Wednesday, June 6 -- Hike. Fayston. Moderate. 8.2 miles. "Side-to-Side" Series #5. LT North from Appalachian Gap to Beane Trail to end, and return. (See Division 8.).     Leader: Deb Kirchwey.
Wed Jun 6
Wednesday, June 6 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting. Planning events from September 1 - November 30, 2007.
Jun 8
June 8, 9, 10, Friday-Sunday. GMC Annual Meeting. Hildene, Manchester Village, VT. Hosted by the Bennington, Connecticut, and Manchester Sections.
Sat Jun 16
Saturday, June 16 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. 48-4,000' series". Difficult. 18 miles. Owl's Head. Lincoln Woods, Franconia Brook, and Lincoln Brook Trails to Owl's Head Path.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sat Jun 16
Saturday, June 16 -- Stowe. Difficult. 10 miles. Long Trail: Smugglers' Notch to Sterling Pond to VT 15 (near Lamoille River crossing). 7+/- hours of walking. Car spotting involved.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sat Jun 23
Saturday, June 23 -- for kids. Hike Moss Glen Falls, Stowe. Kids Medium.     Leader: Mike Wetherell.
Sun Jun 24
Sunday, June 24 -- Paddle. Greensboro. Easy. Caspian Lake to Highland Lodge beach for swim and brunch. PFD required. Bring swimsuit.     Leader: Joan Heller by June 21st for reservations and meeting time.
Sun Jun 24
Sunday, June 24 -- Hike. Warren and Avery's Gore. Moderate. 6 miles. Mt. Gore.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Mon Jun 25
June 25, Monday - Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy. 4 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. Nancy Schulz, VT Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition on comfort and safety when riding bicycles. Helmets required. Geared for adults interested in getting back on their bikes. Meet at 5:30 P.M., Kellogg-Hubbard Library.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz
Wed Jun 27
Wednesday, June 27 -- Hike. Warren. Moderate. 7.4 miles. "Side-to-Side" Series #6. LT North from Lincoln Gap Road to Battell Trail to end, and return. (See Division 8).     Leader: Deb Kirchwey.
Thur Jun 28
Thursday, June 28 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy. Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M., Kellogg-Hubbard Library, front steps.     Leader: Anne Ferguson
Sun Jul 1
Sunday, July 1 -- Hike. Johnson. Moderate. 7 miles. 4 hours of walking. Long Trail: Ithiel Falls to Codding Hollow. Car spotting involved. Meet at 9:00 A.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun Jul 1
Sunday, July 1 -- Hike. "White Mtns., NH. "48 on 48". 48 final peak of the 4,000' series". Difficult. 10 miles. Paul's 48th birthday party atop Mt. Carrigain. Signal Ridge trail.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Mon Jul 2
Monday, July 2 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy. 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. Helmets required. For adults getting back on their bikes. Meet at 5:30 P.M., Kellogg-Hubbard Library.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz
Thur Jul 5
Thursday, July 5 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy. Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz.
Sat Jul 7
Saturday, July 7 -- Bike Ride. Derby Center. Moderate. 23.6 miles. Some hills. Derby Center/Seymour Lake/Derby Line. Helmets required. Can buy or bring your lunch.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist.
Sun Jul 8
Sunday, July 8 -- Hike. White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 6 miles. Mt. Hale. Start at trailhead on Zealand Notch Road via Hale Brook Trail to summit. Descent via Lend-A-Hand Trail to AMC Zealand Shelter for lunch. Zealand Trail back to road and starting point.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Mon Jul 9
Monday, July 9 -- Bike. Montpelier. Easy. 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. For adults getting back on their bikes. Helmet required. Meet at 5:30 P.M., Kellogg-Hubbard Library.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz
Tue Jul 10
Tuesday, July 10 -- Paddle. Georgia and Milton. Moderate. 6+ miles. Arrowhead Mtn. Lake. Flat water paddling on 732-acre lake. Bird life. PFD required.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist.
Wed Jul 11
Wednesday, July 11 -- Executive Committee Meeting. Montpelier. 7:00 P.M. All members are welcome.
Thur Jul 12
Thursday, July 12 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy. Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz.
Sat Jul 14
Saturday, July 14 -- Hike. Johnson. Difficult. 12 miles. 10 hours of walking. Davis Neighborhood Trail to Long Trail, LT to Corliss Camp to VT 118/Eden Crossing. Car spotting involved.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun Jul 15
Sunday, July 15 -- Hike. Windsor-West Windsor. Moderate. 5 miles. Mt. Ascutney via Windsor Trail.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Mon Jul 16
Monday, July 16 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy. 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. For adults getting back on their bikes. Helmet required. Meet at 5:30 P.M., Kellogg-Hubbard Library.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz
Thur Jul 19
Thursday, July 19 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy. Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz
Sat Jul 21
Saturday, July 21 -- Hike. White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 9.9 miles. Mt. Chocorua, Loop ascent Piper Trail. Descent Liberty, Hammond, Weetamoo Trails.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sun Jul 22
Sunday, July 22 -- Walk. East Montpelier. Easy. 2+ miles. Learn some of the history and plans of trails in East Montpelier. Explore trails under construction. Meet at 1:00 P.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sun Jul 22
Sunday, July 22 -- Paddle. East Ryegate. Difficult because of distance. 15 miles. Paddle down Connecticut River, mostly between Routes 302 and 25. PFD required. Some fast water, but no problematic rapids.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist.
Mon Jul 23
Monday, July 23 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy. 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. For adults getting back on their bikes. Helmet required. Meet at 5:30 P.M., Kellogg-Hubbard Library.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz
Thur Jul 26
Thursday, July 26 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy. Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M.     Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz.
Sat Jul 28
Saturday, July 28 -- Hike. Stowe. Easy/Moderate. 2.8 miles. Stowe Pinnacle for excellent views of Mt. Mansfield and the Green Mtns.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun Jul 29
Sunday, July 29 -- Hike. Waterville. Moderate. 6 miles. Long Trail: Codding Hollow to Corliss Camp, out on Davis Neighborhood Trail with pause at Laraway Mtn. Car spotting involved. 5+/- hours of walking. Meet at 9:00 A.M.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Mon Jul 30
Monday, July 30 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy. 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. For adults getting back on their bikes. Helmet required. Meet at 5:30 P.M., Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz
Tue Jul 31
Tuesday, July 31 -- Joint GMC/Trekker Walk     Leader: Fred Jordan
August date TBD - for kids. Overnight at Beaver Meadow Lodge, Stowe. Kids Difficult.     Leader: Dave Blumenthal.
Sat Aug 4
Saturday, August 4 -- Hike. White Mountains, NH. Easy. 4.4 miles. Welch-Dickey Loop.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sun Aug 5
Sunday, August 5 -- Hike. Duxbury. Moderate. 5 miles. Bamforth Ridge Third Montpelier Section Poetry Hike. LT to Bamforth Ridge Shelter. 1,500' elevation gain. Bring a poem or two to read, your own, or someone else's.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Sun Aug 12
Sunday, August 12 -- Hike. Waterbury. Moderate. 3 miles. Observation Tower on Ricker Mtn. Meet at 10:00 A.M.     Leader: Thomas Weiss
Sun Aug 19
Sunday, August 19 -- Hike. Jay. Moderate. 5 miles. LT: Rte. 105 to Canadian border, Journey's End Trail. May spot cars and go out Journey's End Trail, or retrace our steps on LT. Visit Montgomery Ctr. for ice cream after hike. Meet at 8:30 A.M., M.H.S. or 10:30 A.M., Jay General Store.     Leader: Ken Hertz and Michael Chernick
Sun Aug 19
Sunday, August 19 -- Paddle. Craftsbury. Easy. Various Distances. Great and Little Hosmer Ponds. PFD required. Bring swimsuit.     Leader: Joan Heller.
Sat Aug 25
Saturday, August 25 -- Hike. Duxbury. Moderate. 6.2 miles. Camel's Hump from Couching Lion Farm via the Monroe Trail.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Trail Talk number 84 Fall 2007
Sat Sep 1
Saturday, September 1 -- Hike. White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 14.6 miles. Mount Isolation. Rocky Branch, Isolation, and Davis Path Trails. Bring gators and hiking poles for numerous stream crossings.     Leader: Paul DeLuca.
Thur Sep 6
Thursday, September 6 -- Bike Ride. Stowe to Morrisville. Moderate. 18+/- miles. Some unpaved roads. Leader: Ray and Sylvia Kingsbury.
Sat Sep 8
Saturday, September 8 -- Hike. Mount Holly. Moderate. 6 miles. Hike to fire tower on Ludlow Mtn. (Okemo Mtn.)     Leader: Thomas Weiss.
Sun Sep 9
Sunday, September 9 -- (postponed) Hike. White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 8.5 miles. Wildcat's A & D. Ascend Wildcat Ridge Trail (Pinkham Notch). Descend Nineteen Mile Brook Trail. Car spotting involved.     Leader: Paul DeLuca.
Wed Sep 12
Wednesday, September 12 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting. Planning events from December 1, 2007 - February 29, 2008.
Thur Sep 13
Thursday, September 13 -- Bike Ride. Northfield. Moderate. 26 miles. Bike to Red Kettle Restaurant for lunch. Helmet required. Leader: Mary Garcia, Mary Slater.
Sat Sep 15
Saturday, September 15 -- Hike. Groton. Easy. 3+/- miles. Osmore Pond Loop and Little Deer Trail to summit.     Leader: Priscilla Daggett.
Sat Sep 22
Saturday, September 22 -- Hike. Duxbury. Moderate. 5+/- miles. Couching Lion parking lot, Monroe, Dean, Allis Trails, and visit David Morse Bench and return.     Leader: Fred Jordan.
Sun Sep 23
Sunday, September 23 -- Young Adventurers Climb Bald Hill     Leader: Michael Wetherell
Sat Sep 29
Saturday, September 29 -- Hike. Difficult. 9.4 miles. Mount Adams, Lowe's Path, possible King Ravine Loop option.     Leader: Paul DeLuca.
Sat Oct 6
Saturday, October 6 -- Bike Ride. Cambridge. Moderate. 28 miles. Helmet required.     Leader: Mary Garcia, Mary Slater.
Sun Oct 7
October, 7, Sunday - Hike. Duxbury. Moderate. 7 miles. Hike along the Lincoln Mtn. Ridge. Ride Mad River Glen's new single chair to the Stark's Nest, then hike the LT south to Cutts Peak and return. Chair Fee: Adult: $7.00, Children: $3.00, Youth and over 70: Free.     Leader: Thomas Weiss.
Tue Oct 9
Tuesday, October 9 -- Executive Committee Meeting. Montpelier. All members are welcome.
Thur Oct 11
Thursday, October 11 -- Hike. Groton. Easy to Moderate. 4 miles. Climb Big Deer Mtn. with optional walk around Osmore Pond.     Leader Priscilla Page.
Sat Oct 13
Saturday, October 13 -- Work Hike. Stowe. 2-6 miles. All abilities. Smugglers' Notch and Picnic area to Chilcoot Pass. Prepare trails for winter. Enjoy the fall foliage. Wear work clothes and gloves.     Leader: Ken Hertz.
Sun Oct 14
Sunday, October 14 -- Hike. Fayston. Moderate/Difficult. 5 miles. Ascent Hedgehog Brook Trail to LT. Follow LT North to Burnt Rock Mtn. and return. Some rock scrambling on Burnt Rock.     Leader: Fred Jordan.
Sat Oct 20
Saturday, October 20 -- Hike. Underhill. 9.6 miles. Difficult. Sunset Ridge Trail to Chin. Bring a GPS if you are so inclined.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun Oct 21
Sunday, October 21 -- Hike. Johnson. 6.6 miles. Moderate on easy terrain. Rte. 15, hike south to Bear Hollow Shelter and return.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist.
Sat Oct 27
Saturday, October 27 -- Work Hike. Duxbury. 2-6 miles. All abilities. Bamforth Ridge/LT from River Road. Prepare trail for winter. Wear work clothes and gloves.     Leader: Ken Hertz.
Sun Oct 28
Sunday, October 28 -- Explore Mallory Brook YAC trip     Leader: Lexi Shear.
Sun Oct 28
Sunday, October 28 -- Hike. Windsor-West Windsor. 6 miles. Moderate. Mt. Ascutney via Windsor Trail.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sat Nov 3
Saturday, November 3 -- Walk. Warren. Distance to be determined. Moderate. Enjoy a walk on public pathways in the Mad River Valley.     Leader: Jill Aspinall.
Sun Nov 4
Sunday, November 4 -- Hike. Shelburne. 7 miles. Moderate. Road, fields, and woods walk on Shelburne Farms. Visual landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist.
Sat Nov 10
Saturday, November 10 -- Mystery Hike. 6-8 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Sun Nov 18
Sunday, November 18 -- Walk. Burlington Bike Path. 10 miles. Easy.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sun Nov 18
Sunday, November 18 -- North Branch Park hike.     Leader: Dave Blumenthal.
Sat Nov 24
Saturday, November 24 -- Walk. Tour of Burlington. New Route. 6-8 miles. Moderate.     Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Trail Talk number 85 Winter 2007-2008
Sat Dec 1
Saturday, December 1 -- Snowshoe. White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 7.8 miles round trip. 3,300' elevation gain. Mt. Moosilauke. Summit via Glencliff and Carriage Roads. Must bring crampons as summit is windy and exposed.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Saturday, December 1, -- Work Hike. Elmore. Catamount Trail. All levels are welcome. Prepare the Catamount ski trail for winter. Assist with trimming, blazing and blowdowns. Dress for conditions.     Leader: Jill Aspinall
Sun Dec 2
Sunday, December 2 -- Road Walk. Chelsea. Moderate. 6.5 miles. Loop begins and ends at the Chelsea Greens.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sat Dec 8
Saturday, December 8 -- Hike/Snowshoe, depending on conditions. East Montpelier Trails. Easy. 2+/- miles. Possible extension of hike if participants wish.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Tue Dec 11
Tuesday, December 11 -- Membership/Outing Planning Meeting. Planning events from March 1 - April 30. You may bring a dessert to share. Home of Paul DeLuca.
Sat Dec 15
Saturday, December 15 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Duxbury. Easy. 2 miles round trip. Hike along the Long Trail for a mile towards Bamforth Ridge. Some elevation gain.     Leader: Ken Hertz
Sat Dec 22
Saturday, December 22 -- Snowshoe. Duxbury. Camel's Hump. Difficult. 5.4 miles. (Vermont Winter 4K Series). Hike to Summit via Monroe and Long Trails. Crampons recommended.     Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sat Dec 29
Saturday, December 29 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Groton State Forest. Moderate. 3 miles. Around Kettle Pond. Stop for hot drinks and cookies at the last lean-to.     Leader: Steve Lightholder

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