Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

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Sat Nov 02
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foto 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 nofo Deer Season. Youth Deer Hunting weekend
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Scheduled Date Event Difficulty Upcoming events
Sat Nov 16 Deer Season. 16-day regular season, November 16 - December 1.
Sat Dec 07 Cross-country Ski TBD. Leader's choice. Moderate distance and pace. Cross country ski, snow shoe or hike, depending on conditions. Bring snacks, lunch, and water. Leader will choose trip and location a week in advance. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Sat Jan 04 Cross-country Ski moderate Craftsbury. Cross country ski, Craftsbury. Easy to moderate pace. Varied Distances. Craftsbury Ski Touring Center. Ski leader's favorite groomed trails or ski on your own. Trail fee. Bring or rent cross country skis. Bring water and snacks for trail. Bring or buy lunch. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.

Updated Thu Nov 7 20:30
Tue Jan 07 Cross-country Ski moderate Craftsbury. Craftsbury Ski Touring Center. Various distances. Trail fee. Bring or buy lunch. For meting time and place, call Leader Charlene Bohl at 229-9908 or contact charlenebohl@comcast.net.
Wed Jan 08 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 622-4516‬ for meeting place.
Sat Jan 11 Hike moderate Stowe. 3.6 miles. Stowe Pinnacle. Beautiful views of Mansfield and the Green Mountains. Hike will be followed by optional lunch in Waterbury or Stowe. We will use snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Mon Jan 13 Trail Talk Deadline. Last date to submit events and articles for the Spring 2020 issue of Trail Talk.
Wed Jan 22 Cross-country Ski moderate Stowe. 6 miles. From Barnes Camp over Smugglers' Notch on the highway to Jeffersonville. Metal edged skis are not required, but helpful if the snow is hard packed. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Thu Jan 23 Meeting Montpelier. Membership and social meeting 7 pm in the T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre St in Montpelier. There will be a slide show by John Snell, renowned Montpelier photographer. Here is his description of the event: Seek No Further: In Our Backyard Like many, I've travelled the world and enjoyed doing so. And yet I also find I can be totally rejuvenated by a walk or hike in and around Central Vermont. The best part? Nothing is required of us but to open our eyes (and ears and maybe our souls) and see! I'll share with you some of what draws me back and sustains me about this part of the world we all love—trees, rocks, flowers, cloud, rivers and reflections in water, among many things.
Sun Jan 26 Cross-country Ski easy 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.
Sat Feb 01 Cross-country Ski difficult Greensboro. Cross country ski. Greensboro to Crafsbury. Difficult. 12 miles. Moderate Pace. For experienced skiers. Take shuttle bus from COC to Highland Lodge and ski back on groomed trails. Trail and bus fee. Bring or rent cross country skis. Bring water, snacks, and lunch for trail. Contact Co-Leaders: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net or Nancy Thomas, 223-1007 or nthomas0707@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Tue Feb 04 Cross-country Ski moderate Stowe. Stowe Touring Center. Trail fee. Bring or buy lunch. For meeting time and place, call leader, Charlene Bohl at 229-9908 or contact her at charlenebohl@comcast.net.
Sat Feb 08 Snowshoe moderate Plainfield. Spruce Mountain. 4.5 miles round trip, if we reach the summit. Great views from the fire tower. There may be icy stretches. Contact Leaders Dana Lawrence and Nancy Thomas (Tel 223-1007 Email hikeski51@gmail.com) for meeting time and place.
Sat Feb 29 Cross-country Ski Groton. Moderate/Difficult. Ski the nordic trail in Groton State Forest across Peacham Bog. 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.

Difficulty Ratings.  The rating levels of difficulty are easy, moderate, and difficult. See guidelines from the Trip Leaders' Handbook. These ratings are created by the Green Mountain Club and used by all of its sections.
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