Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

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Events and reports for 2016
Montpelier Section reports in the 2016 Long Trail News
Sun Jan 3
Sunday, January 3 -- Snowshoe. Woodstock-Pomfret. Moderate. 7.6 miles. Snowshoe or hike to Winturri Shelter via the Appalachian Trail. Bring lunch and water. Meet at MHS.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Wed Jan 6
Wednesday, January 6 -- Meeting. Montpelier. Section Executive Committee quarterly meeting. Members are welcome. You may bring a dessert to share.
Wed Jan 6
Wednesday, January 6 -- Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Various distances. All abilities. Stowe Mountain Resort. Trail fee. Bring lunch.     Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Smith
Sat Jan 9
Saturday, January 9 -- Snowshoe. Elmore. Moderate. 5.3 miles round trip. Elmore Mountain loop. 1,400' elevation gain.     Leader: Charlene Bohl
Tue Jan 12
Tuesday, January 12 -- Cross-country Ski. Craftsbury. Moderate. Come for a day of skiing on Craftsbury Nordic Center's well-groomed trails. Trail fee. Bring water and lunch (or buy at touring center).     Leader: Andrew and Reidun Nuquist
Fri Jan 15
Friday January 15 -- Craftsbury ski trip     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Wed Jan 20
Wednesday, January 20 -- Cross-country Ski. Bolton. Various distances. All abilities. Bolton Touring Center. Trail fee. Bring lunch.     Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Smith
Sat Jan 23
Saturday, January 23 -- Snowshoe. Waterbury. Moderate. 2.8 miles round trip. Stowe Pinnacle.     Leader: Steve or Heather Bailey
Sun Jan 24
Sunday, January 24 -- Snowshoe. Middlesex. Moderate. Approx. 3.2 miles round trip. Full moon snowshoe below the bowl east of North Hunger. Bring headlamps, warm beverages, and snacks. Cancelled or postponed if weather is inclement. Meet around 4:00 P.M.; sun sets at 4:48. We plan to arrive at viewpoint a few minutes before 5:46 moonrise.     Leader: John Buddington and Kathy Gohl
Sat Feb 6
Saturday, February 6 -- Snowshoe. Waterbury. Winter Trails Day at GMC Headquarters, Waterbury Center.
Tue Feb 9
Tuesday, February 9 -- Cross-country Ski. Montpelier. Moderate. Various distances. Join the Nuquists for an afternoon of skiing at Morse Farm Ski Touring Center. Trail fee. Meet at Morse Farm. Bring water and a snack.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sun Feb 14
Sunday, February 14 -- Snowshoe. Duxbury. Moderate. 5 miles round trip. Snowshoe to Montclair Glen Lodge from Couching Lion parking lot. Meet at MHS.     Leader: Michael Chernick
Sat Feb 20
Saturday, February 20 -- Snowshoe. Middlesex. Moderate. 6+/- miles round trip. White Rock via the Middlesex Trail.     Leader: Steve and Heather Bailey
Sun Feb 21
Sunday, February 21 -- Cross-country Ski. Waterbury. Moderate. Little River State Park. Ungroomed but moderate trails. Conditions may vary.     Leader: George Longenecker and Cynthia Martin
Sat Feb 27
Saturday, February 27 -- Cross-country Ski. Warren. Various distances. All abilities. Ole's Touring Center. Trail fee. Bring lunch or buy at the center.     Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Smith
Tue Mar 01
Tuesday March 01 -- Trekker road walk     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Wed Mar 2
Wednesday, March 2 -- Snowshoe. Groton. Moderate. 5+/- miles. Peacham Bog.     Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Sun Mar 6
Sunday, March 6 -- Snowshoe. Elmore. Moderate. 5.3 miles round trip. Elmore Mountain loop. 1,400' elevation gain.     Leader: Charlene Bohl.
Wed Mar 9
Wednesday, March 9 -- Cross-country Ski. Craftsbury. Moderate. Craftsbury Nordic Center. Trail fee. Bring water and lunch or buy at touring center.     Leader: Mary Smith and Mary Garcia.
Sun Mar 20
Sunday, March 20 -- Hike Snowshoe. Westmore. Moderate. 5+/- miles. Bald Mountain via the Mad Brook Trail. Joint event with the Northeast Kingdom Section.     Leader: Michael Chernick.
Thur Mar 24
Thursday, March 24 -- Meeting. Waterbury Center. Section president Reidun Nuquist presents "Green Mountain Girls: Women of the Long Trail", a talk about the many women who have hiked the LT, done trail work, and helped steer the GMC. In celebration of Women's History Month and co-sponsored by the GMC, the Vermont Historical Society, and the Vermont Commission on Women. 7:00 P.M. GMC Headquarters, Rte. 100, Waterbury Center.
Tue Mar 29
Tuesday, March 29 -- Walk. Fayston. Easy. 4.1 mi. A mud season road walk, with some hills. Loop starts at North Fayston cemetery, follows Randell Road, Center Fayston Road, and returns via North Fayston Road. Bring lunch and water. Meet behind Dept. of Labor, next to Montpelier bike path.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Sat Apr 9
Saturday, April 9 -- Montpelier. Annual meeting. Christ Episcopal Church parish hall. 64 State St. Montpelier.
The meeting packet:     Agenda     Minutes from 2015 Annual Meeting     President     Treasurer (includes Budget)     Trails and Shelters     Membership     Vice President (Outings)     Nominating Committee
Sat Apr 16
Saturday, April 16 -- Walk. Adamant. Easy. 5 miles. Walk around Sodom Pond.     Leader: Mary Smith and Mary Garcia.
Sun Apr 17
Sunday, April 17 -- Bike Ride. Moretown. Moderate. 26 miles. We will take River Road (dirt) to Middlesex, then Rte. 100B. Bring water and lunch or buy at Moretown general store. Helmet required.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Apr 20
April 20 -- Executive Committee meeting
Sat Apr 30
Saturday, April 30 -- Walk. East Montpelier Center. Moderate. 7.8 miles. Center Loop plus the Fours Corners Extension. This walk, from Nicole Grubman's book "I Left My Sole in Vermont," is fairly flat, through peaceful countryside. Meet at M.H.S. at 9:00 A.M.     Leader: Kevin Ryan and Christie Carter.
Sat May 7
Saturday, May 7 -- Work Hike. Duxbury. All abilities. LT to Bamforth Ridge Shelter. Bring lunch. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Meet at MHS at 8:00 A.M.     Leader: Steve Bailey.
Wed May 11
Wednesday May 11 -- Bike ride to Worcester     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Sat May 14
Saturday, May 14 -- Work Hike. Stowe. All abilities. Various distances. Smugglers' Notch, on the LT/Elephant's Head and Sterling Pond Trails. Bring lunch. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Meet at MHS at 8:00 A.M.     Leader: Andrew Nuquist.
Wed May 18
Wednesday, May 18 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy. 12 miles. Montpelier to Middlesex and return. Helmet required.     Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Smith.
Wed May 18
Wednesday May 18 -- YAC Hubbard Park     Leader: Sharon Plumb.
Sat May 21
Saturday, May 21 -- Hike. Groton. Moderate. 5.4 mile loop. Peacham Bog.     Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein and Charlene Bohl.
Sun May 22
Sunday, May 22 -- Bike Ride. Elmore. Moderate. 25 miles. We will start in and return to Worcester on Rte. 12. Bring water and lunch, or buy at Elmore country store. Helmet required.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Mon May 30
Monday May 30 -- Memorial Day Hike in Groton Forest     Leader: George Longenecker & Cynthia Martin
Wed Jun 1
Wednesday, June 1 -- Hike. Plainfield, Spruce Mountain. Moderate. 4.2 miles round trip. This is a quintessential hike for young hikers who want a doable destination, or parents with children in packs who want to hike a peak! Meet at the trail head at 10:00 A.M. Bring water, snacks, lunch, hat, layers. Appropriate footwear a must. All children MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.     Leader: Sharon Plumb.
Thur Jun 02
Thursday June 02 -- Red Hen breakfast ride     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Sun Jun 5
Sunday, June 5 -- Hike. Duxbury. Difficult. Various Distances. Early riser hike on Camel's Hump, the Bamforth Ridge Trail, part of the LT. A view-filled route up or down. Join     Leader: 's Morgan Irons and Sharon Plumb for this unique route. One group will head up the Monroe Trail from Couching Lion parking lot in Duxbury. The second group will leave from the River Road parking lot in Duxbury. Wherever we meet, we'll swap keys to allow for an easy way to do a point-to-point hike.     Leader: Morgan Irons.
Sat Jun 11
Saturday, June 11 -- Meeting. Lyndonville. 106th GMC Annual Meeting. Lyndon State College.
Sun Jun 12
Sunday, June 12 -- Hike. Montgomery Center. Moderate. 6.8 miles. 1,200' elevation gain. Follow the LT from Hazen's Notch to Jay Pass. Several good viewpoints. A new hike for the     Leader: , who is working toward completion of the LT.     Leader: Jill Aspinall.
Tue Jun 14
Tuesday June 14 -- LVRT bike ride     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Sat Jun 18
Saturday, June 18 -- Hike. Jay. Difficult. 9.3 miles. 2,600' feet elevation gain. A scenic hike from Jay Pass to North Jay Pass, following the LT over Jay Peak. Another new hike in the     Leader: 's quest to complete the LT.     Leader: Jill Aspinall.
Tue Jun 21
Tuesday, June 21 -- Hike. Worcester. Moderate. 4.8 miles total. Steady pace. Hunger Mtn. Get out of work and enjoy the longest day of the year on the trail! Meet at MHS, 4:00 P.M. or Middlesex Trailhead at 4:30 P.M. Bring a headlamp with spare batteries, water, plenty of food, and dress in layers.     Leader: Sharon Plumb.
Wed Jun 22
Wednesday June 22 -- Trekker breakfast ride     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Sat Jun 25
Saturday, June 25 -- Hike. Duxbury. Moderately Difficult. 8.3 miles. Camel's Hump. Summit via Monroe Trail; continue on the LT to the Alpine Trail; turn onto the Alpine Trail and return to the Monroe Trail and Couching Lion parking lot. Basically circumnavigate the summit using the Alpine Trail.     Leader: Charlene Bohl and Phyllis Rubenstein.
Sun Jun 26
Sunday, June 26 -- Bike Ride. St. Johnsbury. Moderate. 34 miles round trip. Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Gentle uphill ride from St. Johnsbury to West Danville, downhill on return trip. Bring water and lunch. Helmet and closed shoes required. Meet at MHS.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Tue Jul 05
Tuesday July 05 -- YAC Outing to Taylor Lodge     Leader: Morgan Irons
Wed Jul 6
Wednesday, July 6 -- Hike. Underhill. Moderate. 4.4 miles round trip. Hike Nebraska Notch trail from Stevensville Rd. Younger hikers and parents with babies on board could take LT South to Taylor Lodge. Older, more experienced hikers can enjoy the Clara Bow trail. Bring lunch and enjoy a rest at the shelter.     Leader: Morgan Irons.
Sat Jul 9
Saturday, July 9 -- Hike. Eden. Moderate. 6 miles. Hike the LT and Babcock Trail near Eden, just south of Belvidere Mt. Devil's Gulch requires climbing over a few boulders.     Leader: Steve and Heather Bailey.
Sun Jul 10
Sunday, July 10 -- Paddle. Waterbury Center. Moderate. 5-8 miles total. Waterbury Center State Park. Join     Leader: s for a day of paddling and swimming. Bring water and picnic supper. Bring own boat or rent at beach. PFD required. Day use fee or Green Mountain Passport. Meet at MHS.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Sat Jul 16
Saturday, July 16 -- Hike. Mt. Lafayette, NH. Moderately Difficult. Ascend on the Old Bridle Path and descend on the Skookumchuck Trail. Requires car spot.     Leader: Charlene Bohl and Phyllis Rubenstein.
Jul 20
July 20 -- Executive Committee meeting
Sun Jul 24
Sunday July 24 -- Trekker bike ride on Isle La Motte     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Wed Jul 27
Wednesday, July 27 -- Paddle. Hyde Park. Moderate. 4-8 miles. Green River Reservoir, one of the most scenic areas in Vermont! Distance depends on weather and abilities of the group. Must have PFD and your own canoe/kayak.     Leader: Steve and Heather Bailey.
Sat Jul 30
Saturday July 30 -- Trail Magic Day     Leader: Steve and Heather Bailey
Sun Jul 31
Sunday, July 31 -- Hike. Stowe. Moderate. 6.5 miles. Start at Sterling Gorge and hike the Catamount Trail to Peek-A-View Mt., where you can relax in a bench swing with a view of Mt Mansfield. Finish off with beautiful Sterling Gorge.     Leader: Steve and Heather Bailey.
Sun Aug 7
Sunday, August 7 -- Hike. Granville. Difficult. 11.7 miles. 2,700' elevation gain. A serious climb up the Clark Brook Trail. Precedes a much gentler ramble up the LT to Lincoln Gap. Another new hike in the     Leader: 's progression along the LT.     Leader: Jill Aspinall.
Sun Aug 14
Sunday, August 14 -- Bike Ride. Woodstock. Moderate. Woodstock-Barnard loop by Silver Lake. First half is mostly uphill. Bring water and lunch. Helmet and closed shoes required. Meet at MHS.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Sat Aug 20
Saturday, August 20 -- Hike. Stevensville. Moderate to Difficult. 6 miles total. "Early Riser" hike up Mansfield from the Stevensville parking lot. Frost Trail, Maple Ridge, and Wampahoofus to the Forehead; returning via LTS, Wallace Cutoff, and Butler Lodge Trail. Meet at MHS at 6:00 A.M. or 7:00 A.M. at the trailhead.     Leader: Alan Paschell.
Tue Aug 23
Tuesday August 23 -- Paddle on Waterbury Reservoir     Leader: Reidun Nuquist
Tue Sep 6
Tuesday, September 6 -- Bike Ride. Berlin. Moderate. 24 miles. Berlin Pond to Brookfield Floating Bridge. Wear helmet. Bring lunch and water.     Leader: George Plumb.
Sat Sep 10
Saturday, September 10 -- Hike. Warren. Moderate. 8-10+/- miles. Hike begins on Austin Brook Road (Forest Service Road 25), crosses Austin Brook and a second brook and ascends to a downed airplane. Bushwack continues to summit of Mt. Cleveland and the Long Trail. Descend on Cooley Glen Trail. Requires car spot.     Leader: Rudy Townsend and Phyllis Rubenstein,.
Sun Sep 11
Sunday, September 11 -- Hike. Jay. Difficult. 9.3 miles and 2,600 feet of elevation gain. A solid climb up Jay Peak starts immediately from the trailhead as this outing follows the LT from Jay Pass to North Jay Pass. Lots of scenic views while maintaining a steady pace.     Leader: Jill Aspinall.
Tue Sep 13
Tuesday September 13 -- Trekkers Bike Ride, Middlesex to Waitsfield     Leader: Mary Garcia
Wed Sep 14
Wednesday, September 14 -- Paddle. Moscow. Moderate. 5-6 miles. Waterbury Reservoir. Launch at the Cotton Brook access point. PFD and canoe or kayak required. Please bring lunch.     Leader: Steve and Heather Bailey.
Sat Sep 17
Saturday, September 17 -- Hike. Eden. Moderate. 6 miles. Hike the LT and Babcock Trail near Eden, just south of Belvidere. Mt. Devil's Gulch requires climbing over a few boulders.     Leader:     Leader: Steve and Heather Bailey.
Tue Sep 20
Tuesday, September 20 -- Bike Ride. Middlesex. Moderate. 25+/- miles. Cycle to Waitsfield and return. Bring water and lunch. Helmet required.     Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Smith.
Sat Sep 24
Saturday, September 24 -- Hike. Eden. Difficult. 5.6 miles. Mt. Belvidere on Long Trail from Rte. 118 trailhead parking lot in Eden. Long-range views of two countries and three states from historic fire tower on the summit. Bring lunch and water.     Leader: Cynthia Martin and George Longenecker.
Sun Sep 25
Sunday, September 25 -- Hike. Granville. Difficult. 11.6 miles and 2,000 feet elevation gain. Hike the Long Trail from Middlebury Gap to the Clark Brook Trail going through the Breadloaf Wilderness and over Mount Wilson, before descending to Granville. A new hike in the     Leader: 's quest to complete the LT.     Leader: Jill Aspinall.
Wed Sep 28
Wednesday, September 28 -- Bike Ride. Groton. Moderate. 16 miles with easy pace. Explore an old railroad bed from Ricker Pond to Bailey Pond. Check out as many as four other ponds along the way. Meet at Ricker Pond outlet at 1:00.     Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Wed Sep 28
Wednesday, September 28 -- Meeting. Montpelier. Section Executive Committee. 6:30 P.M. Members are welcome. You may bring a dessert to share.     Host: Steve Bailey.
Sat Oct 1
Saturday, October 1 -- Hike. Goshen. Difficult. 9.9 miles and 2,000' elevation gain. Enjoy many scenic vistas on the LT from Brandon Gap to Middlebury Gap. Another new hike as part of the     Leader: 's section hike of the Long Trail.     Leader: Jill Aspinall.
Tue Oct 4
Tuesday, October 4 -- Bike Ride. Stowe. Moderate. 20-25 miles. Moss Glenn Falls to Morrisville and return on Randolph Road. Bring lunch and water or buy lunch in Morrisville. Helmet required.     Leader: Mary Smith and Mary Garcia.
Fri Oct 07
Friday October 07 -- YAC East Montpelier Trails     Leader: Sharon
Sun Oct 9
Sunday, October 9 -- Hike. Stowe. Moderate. 2.4 miles round trip. Relaxed pace. Hike to Sterling Pond Shelter. The Sterling Pond Trail out of Smugglers' Notch is short and steep. Bring lunch, water, and a mountain-inspired poem to read.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Fri Oct 14
Friday October 14 -- YAC Adamant Quarry     Leader: Sharon
Sat Oct 15
Saturday, October 15 -- Hike. Worcester. Moderate. 5 miles round trip. 2000' elevation gain. Mount Worcester. Hike this beautiful peak and see the fall foliage!     Leader: Steve and Heather Bailey.
Tue Oct 18
Tuesday October 18 -- Trekker Bike Ride - Northfield and Randolph     Leader: Mary Garcia
Wed Oct 19
Wednesday October 19 -- Worcester Mt hike     Leader: Steve Bailey
Sat Oct 22
Saturday, October 22 -- Work Hike. Stowe. Rain Date: October 23, 2016, Sunday. All abilities needed and welcomed. Various distances. From Barnes Camp and Smugglers' Notch, work on LT North, Sterling Pond Trail, and trail around Sterling Pond. Bring lunch and water, wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Tools supplied.     Leader: Andrew Nuquist.
Tue Oct 25
Tuesday, October 25 -- Walk. North Montpelier. Easy. 3.5 miles. This relaxed afternoon walk takes Factory Street, Tucker, Lightening Ridge, and Gray Roads. Bring water and snack. Meet at: Department of Labor, next to Montpelier bike path.     Leader: Mary Smith and Mary Garcia.
Sat Oct 29
Saturday, October 29 -- Work Hike. Duxbury. Rain Date: October 30, Sunday - All abilities needed and welcomed. Various distances. From the new Winooski River footbridge, work on LT South to Bamforth Ridge Shelter. Bring lunch and water. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Tools supplied.     Leader: Andrew Nuquist.
Fri Nov 4
Friday, November 4 -- Meeting. Montpelier. Section Membership meeting. Slideshow. T.W. Wood Gallery. More details to come soon!.
Sat Nov 5
Saturday, November 5 -- Walk. Stowe. Moderate. 3-4 miles. Enjoy a late fall walk on the bike path, followed by lunch at McCarthy's.     Leader: Mary Smith and Mary Garcia.
Sun Nov 13
Sunday, November 13 -- Walk. North Calais. Moderate. 6.2 miles. Enjoy a relaxed road walk. The loop starts at No. 10 Pond and follows Foster Hill, Dog Pond, Tebbets, Chartier Hill, and Nelson Pond Roads. Bring lunch and water.     Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist.
Wed Nov 16
Wednesday, November 16 -- Walk. St. Johnsbury. Moderate. 3.5 miles on streets/roads. Walk through familiar and not-so-familiar neighborhoods. Bring snacks/lunch.     Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Sat Nov 19
Saturday November 19 -- St. Johnsbury Walk     Leader: Steve Lightholder
Sun Dec 11
Sunday, December 11 -- Hike Snowshoe. Montpelier. Easy. Clear sky backup date: Monday, December 12. Evening snowshoe hike exploration of local trails by moonlight. Bring headlamp. Meet at 7:00 P.M.     Leader: Jill Aspinall

Montpelier Section reports in the 2017 Long Trail News

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