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Fri Sep 06
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foto Elmore. Mount Elmore Hike! Let's meet at 10 am at the trailhead, and see how far we can go with our littles up the mountain. Bring lunch, layers, and water for all. There is a $4 entrance fee. Weather looks good! 1.74 miles one way to fire tower. Maybe a refreshing dip at the end for the hardy or if you turn back early. https://vtstateparks.com/elmore.html
Sat Sep 07
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foto Stowe. Moderate Pace. 7.7 miles (or optional 8.1 miles). Stowe Pinnacle to Hogback to Hunger Mountain (Waterbury trailhead). Car spot required. Bring water, lunch, snacks, and dress in layered clothing. Contact Leaders: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net or Rudy Townsend, 433-1004 or rubrentownsend@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Fri Sep 13
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nofo Stowe, VT. This Friday, September 13, we're headed to Smuggler's Notch for a morning of adventure. We'll meet at the Barnes Camp Visitor Center at 9:30, enjoy the boardwalk through the beaver pond, and continue up the trail to the first picnic area up the Notch for an early lunch/snack then head back to the cars. 2 miles (or so...). Contact Sharon at sharon.plumb@gmail.com with questions or to let me know you're coming.
Sun Sep 15 event was canceled
on Sep 18
nofo Jefferson, NH. 10.4 miles. Hike to AMC's Zealand Falls Hut via Zealand Trail (2.5 miles, mostly flat except for the final 100 yards). Then continue on to the summit of Mt. Hale via the Lend-A-Hand Trail (2.7 miles), and return via the same route to the start point. Contact Leader: Michal Chernick, 249-0520 or chernick5@comcast.net for meeting time at MHS.
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Thu Sep 19 YAC easy Vergennes. YAC Outing: Button Bay State Park Camping and Mt. Philo Hike Montpelier YAC is going camping! We're headed to Button Bay State Park this Thursday, September 19- Saturday, September 21. Meals will be on your own/potluck. Friday we'll head to Mt. Philo (about 2 miles round trip) for a hike. Hawks are kettling and we want to see the magic! Saturday TBD: maybe Shelburne Farms Harvest Festival, or some other fun outing. Join us for one or two nights or just the day hike (meet at 10 am at the trailhead; there is a day use fee and you can drive up the toll road if that works better for you). There are 2 mamas and 2 kids who going now. Interested? Reserve your own campsite or lean-to for your family and start getting your gear read. Contact sharon.plumb@gmail.com
Updated Tue Sep 17 07:51
Sat Sep 21 Paddle difficult Westmore. 10 mile round trip. Lake Willoughby. We'll put in at the south beach, paddle along the west shore to the north beach for lunch (optional swim), and then return to the south beach. Enjoy crystal clear waters, rocky cliffs, and maybe loon sightings. Bring lunch, water, snacks, and jacket. Must wear PFD. 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 Sep 22 Hike easy Calais. 4 miles. Curtis Pond to Kaeding Rd on the Calais Town trails. Car spot required. See the foliage just starting to turn. Changed from Little Elmore Pond due to logging activity. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, stevecbailey@gmail.com or 622-4516 for meeting time and place.
Updated Sat Sep 14 14:59
Wed Sep 25 Hike easy Montpelier. 4.5 miles. Hubbard Park and beyond. Start at the North Branch Nature Center and walk to the "Stump Dump" entrance to the park. Hike out of the park to a couple of lovely viewpoints for a picnic lunch. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, stevecbailey@gmail.com or 622-4516 for meeting time and place.
Wed Sep 25 Montpelier. Phyllis Rubenstein will facilitate a discussion among past, current, and future trip leaders about best practices for trip leaders. This event is for experienced and novice trip leaders, as well as those members who have never even contemplated leading a trip. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. (Location: community room at Beth Jacob Synagogue, 10 Harrison Avenue (between Loomis and Whittier)) For further information, contact Phyllis Rubenstein at 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net.
Sat Sep 28 Hike moderate Stowe. 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. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, stevecbailey@gmail.com or 622-4516 for meeting time and place.
Thu Oct 10 Meeting Montpelier. Executive Committee regular quarterly meeting. Members are welcome. 7:00 P.M. You may bring a dessert to share. Contact: president@gmcmontpelier.org or 223-3550 for meeting place.
Sat Oct 12 Work Hike Smugglers' Notch. Rain Date: October 13, Sunday. Fall walk thru to clear leaves, drainages, any remaining blowdowns. All ages welcome, no experience necessary! Wear work clothes, boots. Bring gloves, water, snacks, (lunch), muscles, and your own personal sense of humor. We will provide tools. Meet at Montpelier High School at 8:00 A.M. Contact Leader: Alan Paschell, (new email address) sunup@myfairpoint.net
Updated Fri Sep 6 20:33
Sun Oct 13 Hike easy Groton and Marshfield. Kettle Pond Loop. 3.2 miles. Contact Leaders: George Longenecker or Cynthia Martin, 229-9787 for meeting time and place.
Sat Oct 19 Work Hike Bamforth Ridge. Rain Date: October 20, Sunday. All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Fall walk-thru to clear leaves, drainages, any remaining blowdowns. Wear work clothes, boots. Bring gloves, water, snacks, (lunch), muscles, and your own personal sense of humor. Tools provided. Meet at Montpelier High School at 8:00 A.M. Contact Leader: Alan Paschell, (new email address) sunup@myfairpoint.net
Updated Fri Sep 6 20:33
Sat Oct 26 Hike difficult Lowell. 7.9 miles. Belvidere Mtn. (originally scheduled for June 29) 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 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.
Sat Nov 02 Hike difficult Lyme, NH. 8 miles. Smarts Mountain. (originally scheduled for July 6) We'll ascend via the Lambert Ridge Trail, enjoying numerous views along the way. The summit features more views with a fire tower and ranger cabin. After lunch, we'll descend via the Ranger Trail. 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.
Sat Nov 09 Deer Season. Youth Deer Hunting weekend
Sat Nov 16 Deer Season. 16-day regular season, November 16 - December 1.

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