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Montpelier Section reports in the 2019 Long Trail News
Sat Jan 5
January 5, Saturday - Cross-country Ski. Bolton. Easy. Various distances. All abilities. Bolton Touring Center. Trail fee. Bring lunch and water.     Leaders: Mary Smith and Mary Garcia.
Wed Jan 9
January 9, Wednesday - Meeting. Middlesex. Executive Committee regular quarterly meeting. Members are welcome. 7:00 P.M. You may bring a dessert to share.
Sat Jan 12
January 12, Saturday - Hike. Huntington. 4.8 miles. Moderate to Difficult. Camel's Hump via Burrows Trail. Start at the Burrows trail-head in Huntington and hike up to Camel's Hump, returning on the same trail. We will use snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions.     Leaders: Steve and Heather Bailey.
Sun Jan 13
January 13, Sunday - Cross-country Ski. Craftsbury. Moderate. 6-10 miles. Moderate Pace and Terrain. Cross-country Ski the leader's favorite trails at Craftsbury Touring Center. Experience required. Cross-country (classic or skate) skis required or may be rented at the Center. Bring water, snacks, and lunch or purchase at the Center. Trail fee or pass required.     Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein.
Thu Jan 17
January 17, Thursday - Meeting. Montpelier. Membership Meeting. T.W. Wood Gallery, 7:00 P.M., "Hiking off the Beaten Path".
Sun Jan 27
January 27, Sunday - Hike. Stowe. Moderate. 3.2 or 4.0 miles. Taylor Lodge from Lake Mansfield. Hike to Taylor lodge (3.2 miles), and if conditions are good, we will do the Clara Bow loop (0.8 miles) as well. Snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions.     Leaders: Steve and Heather Bailey.
Tue Jan 29
January 29, Tuesday - Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Moderate. Ski from Stowe Mountain Resort to Trapps cabin. Trail fee. Bring lunch and water or buy at cabin.     Leaders: Mary Smith and Mary Garcia.
Wed Jan 30
January 30, Wednesday - Cross-country Ski. Stowe. 6 miles. Moderate to Difficult. Barnes Camp over Smugglers' Notch on the highway to Jeffersonville. Metal edged skis are not required, but helpful if the snow is hard packed.     Leaders: Steve and Heather Bailey. Cancelled: no one signed up.
Wed Feb 13
February 13, Wednesday - Cross-country Ski. Craftsbury. Moderate. Various distances. All abilities. Craftsbury Touring Center. Trail fee or pass required. Bring lunch and water or buy at the center.     Leaders: Mary Smith and Mary Garcia. (moved to Feb 14)
Sat Feb 16
February 16, Saturday - Snowshoe. Waterville. Moderate. 4 miles. Laraway Mountain via LT. From the Codding Hollow trailhead we'll snowshoe to the ice formations, and on to the Lamoille Valley overview, returning the same way. Crampons may be preferable depending on trail conditions.     Leader: Morgan Irons.
Sat Feb 23
February 23, Saturday - Snowshoe. Waterbury. Moderate. 4 miles. Little River State Park. Bring drink and snacks.     Leaders: George Longenecker and Cynthia Martin.
Sun Mar 3
March 3, Sunday - Cross-country Ski. Huntingdon. (revised) Various distances. All abilities. Trail fee. Ski the groomed trails of the Sleepy Hollow Ski and Bike Center in Huntingdon. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Wed Mar 6
March 6, Wednesday - Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Various distances. All abilities. Stowe Mountain Resort. Trail fee. Bring lunch. Contact Leaders: Mary Garcia, 622-0585 or Mary Smith, 505-0603 for meeting time and place.
Sun Mar 10
March 10, Sunday - Cross-country Ski. Elmore. Hardwick Flats road. Easy/Moderate. Several loops are available of varying lengths. On private land which is open to the public at no charge. Bring lunch and water. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Wed Mar 13
March 13, Wednesday - Meeting. Montpelier. Social and slide-show Membership Meeting. Non-members welcome. Pictures by the Nuquists from Hurtigruten (fast route), a twelve-day, 2400-mile round-trip coastal voyage between Bergen, Norway, and Kirkenes, Norway, near the Russian boarder on the Barents Sea. Said to be the world's most beautiful voyage. 7:00 P.M. at the T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier. Entrance on left side of Center for Arts and Learning.
Sat Mar 16
March 16, Saturday - Cross-country Ski. Greensboro. 12 miles. Moderate/Difficult terrain and moderate pace. Ski from Highland Lodge in Greensboro to Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury. Experienced skiers only. Take shuttle from COC to Highland Lodge. Classic or skate skis may be rented at COC. Trail free and shuttle bus fee required. Bring water, lunch, and snacks for the trail, and wear layered clothing. Food may also be purchased at COC. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Sat Mar 23
March 23, Saturday - Hike. Elmore. Moderate. 5 miles. Hike or snowshoe up Mt. Elmore, ascending by the most direct route and descending via Balanced Rock. Great views from the fire tower of the Green Mountains and also the Whites (weather permitting). Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Tue Apr 2
April 2, Tuesday - Bike Ride. Washington. Easy. 20 +/- miles. Washington Heights to Chelsea. Meet at the pull off on the left just below Washington Heights on Rte. 110 at 11:00 A.M. Bike to Chelsea or maybe a little further. Bring lunch or there is a Quick Stop in Chelsea to buy food. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Tue Apr 9
April 9, Tuesday - Bike Ride. Worcester. Moderate. 30 +/- miles. Worcester to Elmore on Rte. 12. Leave at 10:00 A.M. from the Worcester Town Office. Eat lunch at the Elmore General Store. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Tue Apr 16
April 16, Tuesday - Bike Ride. Orange. Moderate. 20 +/- miles. Orange to Plainfield. Reservoir Rd. to East Hill Rd. to Cameron Rd. to Plainfield. Lunch at Positive Pie. Return via Brook Rd. and Reservoir Rd. Leave at 10:00 from the Orange Recreation Area just up Reservoir Rd. from Rte. 302. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Tue Apr 23
April 23, Tuesday - Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy. Montpelier to Adamant. 15 +/- miles. County Road to Bliss Pond Rd. to Adamant Rd. to Center St. to Bliss Rd. to County Rd. Lunch at the Adamant Coop. Leave from Morse Farm at 10:00 A.M. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Sat Apr 27
April 27, Saturday - Walk. Adamant. Easy. 5 miles. Walk around Sodom Pond. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Tue Apr 30
April 30, Tuesday - Bike Ride. East Montpelier. Easy. East Montpelier/Calais Back Roads. 20 +/- miles. Leave from the parking area at #10 Pond in Calais at 10:00 A.M. Bring a lunch as there is no place to buy lunch. Contact: George Plumb at 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Wed May 1
May 1, Wednesday - Bike Ride. Plainfield. Easy. Cross Vermont Trail. 20 +/- miles. Plainfield to Marshfield. Meet at the parking area near the Humane Society on Rte. 14. Bring your lunch. Meet at 10:00 A.M. Contact: George Plumb at 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Sat May 4
May 4, Saturday - Meeting. Montpelier. Section Annual Meeting. Location changed to Christ Church, 64 Main St, Montpelier. See Trail Talk for details. See minutes from last year's meeting at gmcmontpelier.org/executive/2018/0428/index.htm.
Sun May 5
May 5, Sunday - Hike. Peacham. 5.5 miles. Easy terrain and moderate pace. Hike from near Martin's Pond in Peacham to Peacham Bog in Groton State Forest to see early bog and woodland plants. Optional hike on loop trail to Devil's Hill (Easy 1.4 miles) for a view of Peacham Bog and Peacham Pond. Bring water, lunch, and snack. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Wed May 8
May 8, Wednesday - Bike Ride. Middlesex. Easy. 12 miles. Ride from Middlesex to Moretown and back. Bring water, lunch, or buy at the Moretown Store. Helmet required. Contact: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Sat May 11
May 11, Saturday - Work Hike. Duxbury. Bamforth Ridge. All abilities welcome and needed. Spring walk-thru and routine pre-hiking season trail work on the LT south of Winooski River to Bamforth Ridge Shelter, and farther south on Camel's Hump. Conditions permitting. Bring lunch, water, and work gloves. Wear sturdy boots and work clothes. Tools provided. Meet at MHS at 8:00 A.M. Contact Leader: Alan Paschell, dreamon@myfairpoint.net.
Sun May 12
May 12, Sunday - Walk. Stowe. Easy. Paved 10 miles round trip. Stowe Bike Path. Contact Leader: Michael Chernick, chernick5@comcast.net for meeting time and place.
Tue May 14
May 14, Tuesday - Bike Ride. Danville. Difficult. 25 +/- miles. Danville to St. Johnsbury on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Continuous downhill to St. J. but then a two hour uphill back. Meet at the E. Montpelier park and ride to carpool at 9:30 A.M. Bike from the old railroad station just east of Danville. Lunch at a restaurant in St. J. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Sat May 18
May 18, Saturday - Work Hike. Stowe. All abilities welcome and needed. Spring walk-thru and routine pre-hiking season trail work on the LT north of Barnes Camp to Sterling Pond or farther toward Chilcoot Pass, the Sterling Pond Trail from Smugglers' Notch, and the Barnes Camp Loop from the picnic area. Bring lunch, water, and work gloves. Wear sturdy boots and work clothes. Tools provided. Meet at MHS at 8:00 A.M. Leader: Alan Paschell, dreamon@myfairpoint.net.
Mon May 20
May 20, Monday - Hike. Marshfield. Easy. 4 +/- miles. Stranahan Forest. On our late afternoon/early evening hike, we will see spring wildflowers and explore vernal ponds. Bring snacks and water. Optional dinner afterwards at Positive Pie in Plainfield. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Tue May 21
May 21, Tuesday - Bike Ride. Edgewater. Moderate. 20 +/-mile round trip. Cross Vermont Trail. Meet at 10:00 A.M. Bring lunch. From Marshfield, drive up Depot Rd. to Edgewater where you can park near the trail. Bike down the old railroad bed into Groton State Forest and stop at whatever point we feel is far enough for lunch, and return. A beautiful forest covered trail using the old railroad bed. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Mon May 27
May 27, Monday - Hike. Groton/Peacham. Moderate. 5-6 miles. Groton State Forest History and Wildflower Hike. See what's in bloom and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Bring lunch and water. Park entrance fee. Contact Leaders: George Longenecker or Cynthia Martin, 229-9787 for meeting time and place.
Tue May 28
May 28, Tuesday - Bike Ride. Williamstown Gulf. 24 +/- miles. Moderate/Difficult. Williamstown Gulf to East Randolph with a stop at the Floating Bridge. Return on Rte. 14. Meet at 10:00 A.M. in the parking area at Williamstown Gulf. Bring lunch. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Fri May 31
May 31, Friday - Meeting. Roxbury. Green Mountain Club Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Montpelier Section. See page 1 for some details, and Long Trail News for complete details.

Montpelier Section reports in the 2020 Long Trail News

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