Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Recent reports can be viewed by moving your cursor over the Report indicator image. Canceled and rescheduled events are marked as is the date of a change in the wording of an event. Clicking on various photos may lead you to the report they are found in. This page was refreshed on Monday May 20 18:55. Updating the calendar is done by volunteers and is generally accurate within a day or two. Contact the leader to verify the current status of an event.
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Sun May 12 event was canceled
on May 19
nofo Stowe. Paved 10 miles round trip. Stowe Bike Path. Contact Leader: Michael Chernick, chernick5@comcast.net for meeting time and place.
Tue May 14 nofo Danville. 25 +/- miles. Danville to St. Johnsbury on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Continuous downhill to St. J. but then a two hour uphill back. (originally: 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 for meeting time and place.
Sat May 18
report was submitted
foto 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
Tue May 21 event was canceled
on May 20
nofo Edgewater. 20 +/-mile round trip. Cross Vermont Trail. Bring lunch. (originally: Meet at 10:00 A.M. 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 for meeting time and place.
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Scheduled Date Event Difficulty Upcoming events
Wed May 22 Hike easy Marshfield. (moved from Monday afternoon to Wednesday morning) 4 +/- miles. Stranahan Forest. We will see spring wildflowers and explore vernal ponds. Bring snacks and water. Leave Montpelier at 9 a.m. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting place.
Updated Mon May 20 14:18
Mon May 27 Hike moderate Groton/Peacham. 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 Bike Ride Williamstown Gulf. 24 +/- miles. Moderate/Difficult. Williamstown Gulf to East Randolph with a stop at the Floating Bridge. Return on Rte. 14. (originally: 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 for meeting time and place.
Fri May 31 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.
Sat Jun 01 Meeting Roxbury. GMC Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Montpelier Section. Schedule of Events in the Spring issue of the Long Trail News. Business meeting in the morning, afternoon hikes, dinner in the evening.
Sun Jun 02 InformationMeeting Roxbury. Green Mountain Club Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Montpelier Section. Workshops (morning only)
Tue Jun 04 Bike Ride Tunbridge. The covered bridges. Easy to Moderately Difficult. 20 miles +/-. We will stop at three covered bridges and discuss their history, and Joseph Smith Memorial if we have the energy. Meet at 10:00 A.M. at the first Tunbridge Fairgrounds parking area heading south on Rte. 110. Helmet required. Contact Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 Bike Ride Montpelier. Montpelier to Northfield Falls to Moretown to Middlesex, and back to Montpelier. 35 +/- miles. Very Difficult. Leave at 9:30 A.M. from the parking lot behind the Dept. of Labor. Lunch in Moretown. Contact Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 Paddle easy Middlesex. 3 hours. Distance depends on weather, water level, and the abilities of the group. Wrightsville Reservoir in late afternoon/early evening and see beavers, herons, and other wildlife. Optional swim. Must have PFD and your own canoe/kayak. Bring water and dinner or snack. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net or 793-6313 for meeting time and place.
Tue Jun 18 Bike Ride difficult Northfield. 40 +/- miles. Northfield to Randolph Loop. All paved roads. Bike Rte. 12 South, stop for lunch at the Randolph recreation area, and return via Rte. 12A with a stop for a break at the country store in Roxbury. Contact Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Tue Jun 25 Bike Ride easy Washington Heights. 15 +/- miles. Around George's "Block" in Washington. All on dirt roads, part of which is a Class IV road, all in good condition. Bike around the ridge behind George's home. Arrive back about noon for lunch provided by George. After lunch those who want, can take a thirty-minute walk to his end of the ridge where one can see West from Killington to Mansfield and East to the White Mountains. Contact Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sat Jun 29 Hike difficult Lowell. 7.9 miles. Belvidere Mtn. We'll hike a loop involving the Frank Post, Long, and Forester's Trails. We'll pass Tillotson Camp and have lunch at the fire tower on the top of Belvidere, enjoying the expansive views. Bring lunch, water, snacks, and layers. Contact Co-leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Sun Jun 30 Hike Middlesex. Easy to Moderate. 4 miles. Middlesex Town Forest. We'll explore the trails being developed in the hills at the south end of the Worcester Range. Bring water and snacks. Co-sponsored by the Middlesex Conservation Commission. Contact co-leaders: George Longenecker or Cynthia Martin, 229-9787 or marlong@myfairpoint.net for meeting time and place.

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