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 Sunday September 23 16:55. 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.
Date Report? Photos? Recent events and reports
Thu Sep 20 report is missing nofo Greensboro. 3 hours. Caspian Lake with optional dinner stop afterwards at Positive Pie in Hardwick. Bring water. PFD required. Contact Leader: Nancy Schulz, saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
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foto Elmore. 3.7 mile loop. Mt. Elmore. Up the Fire Tower Trail to the summit and tower, descend on the Balancing Rock and the Ridge Trails. Bring water. Contact Leader: Morgan Irons, 223-7044 or morgan.irons@myfairpoint.net for meeting time and place. This event was originally scheduled for Wednesday 19 September.
Sat Sep 22 nofo Barre Town. 6 miles. Millstone Quarries. These historic quarries contain some of the finest autumn scenery in the area. Bring water. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sat Sep 22 nofo Waterbury Center. GMC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. at GMC Headquarters. Register by September 12 for the picnic.
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Scheduled Date Event Difficulty Upcoming events
Sun Sep 23 Hike moderate Warren. 5.2 miles round trip. Mt. Abraham via the LT from Lincoln Gap. 1,600' elevation gain. Bring water. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Tue Sep 25 Bike Ride moderate Washington. 12+/- miles. Bring water. Helmet required. Meet at the home of George Plumb, 305 Plumb Rd., Washington, at 10:00 A.M. Bike back roads, including Class 4 roads with some neat historic sites and interesting views. Lunch at Dixies in Chelsea and then return home by other roads but none back-country. Must Contact Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 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 for meeting time and place.
Thu Sep 27 Paddle easy Waterbury Center. 4-8 miles. Distance depends on weather and abilities of the group. Waterbury Center State Park. PFD required. Bring water. Contact Leader: Steve or Heather Bailey, 802-622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sat Sep 29 Hike moderate Duxbury. 7.4 miles. Moderate distance and pace. Camel's Hump. Hike a loop from Duxbury trailhead (Dean Trail to Long Trail to Monroe Trail). May see early fall colors. Bring water, lunch and snacks and wear clothes appropriate for the weather. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw. comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Sat Sep 29 Hike moderate Hubbardton. Taconic Mountain Ramble, the newest jewel in the VT state park system. Approximately five miles of trails, meadows, vistas, and waterfalls will be explored on this moderately difficult hiking trip. A Japanese garden is one of the highlights. The park has no facilities so it's important to bring plenty of water along with lunch. Bring a Green Mountain Passport, if you have one, for a possible visit to Hubbarton Battlefield (located next door.) Driving time is 1 hr. 45 min each way. Leaders: Kevin Ryan and Nancy Schulz. Email Nancy: SaddleShoes2@gmail.com for meeting place and time.
Wed Oct 03 Hike easy Stowe. 1.5 miles. Easy distance with a moderate climb. New Barnes Camp Loop on the Long Trail, Stowe. If there is interest, we may also hike the new section of the LT heading up Mt. Mansfield, or go to Sterling Pond. Meet at the Dept. of Labor at 9:00 A.M. or 10:00 A.M. at the new LT parking lot across from Barnes Camp. Bring water. Contact Leader: Charlene Bohl, 802-229-9908 or charlenebohl@comcast.net
Sat Oct 06 Hike Middlesex. 11.8 mile loop. Difficult ascent and descent, Moderate crossover. Hunger & Worcester Mountains. Bring lunch and water. We'll spot a car in Worcester, then drive to North Bear Swamp Road in Middlesex, climb the Middlesex Trail to the summit of Mt. Hunger, follow the Worcester Range ridgeline on the Skyline Trail to the summit of Mt. Worcester, and descend the Worcester Mountain Trail. Contact Leader: Morgan Irons, 223-7044 or morgan.irons@myfairpoint.net for meeting time and place.
Wed Oct 10 Bike Ride moderate Stowe. 20-25 miles. Moss Glenn Falls to Morrisville and return on Randolph Road. Helmet required. Bring water. Plan to have lunch at the Bakery in Morrisville. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Sat Oct 13 Work Hike Stowe. Rain Date: October 14, Sunday. All abilities needed and welcomed. Various distances. LT north from Barnes Camp and Smugglers' Notch, Sterling Pond, and trail around Sterling Pond. Bring lunch and water. Wear sturdy boots, work clothes and gloves. Tools supplied. Meet at MHS at 8:00 A.M. Contact Leader: John Buddington, ‭229-0725‬ or john@buddington.net
Wed Oct 17 Bike Ride difficult Northfield. 40 mile loop. Northfield to Randolph via Rte. 12A and back via Rte. 12. Lunch at casual restaurant in Randolph. Bring water. Helmet required. Contact Leader: Nancy Schulz, saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sat Oct 20 Work Hike Duxbury. Rain Date: October 21, Sunday. All abilities needed and are 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. Meet at MHS at 8:00 A.M. Contact Leader: Alan Paschell, ‭223-7044‬ or trails@gmcmontpelier.org
Mon Oct 22 Paddle moderate Chittenden. 3+ hrs. on the water. Chittenden Reservoir. Bring PFD and bag lunch. Contact Leader: Nancy Schulz, saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting and place.
Wed Oct 24 Bike Ride moderate Montpelier. 26 miles. Bike to Waterbury via Stevens Brook Road, and return on Rte. 2. Helmet required. Bring water and lunch or buy in Waterbury. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Sat Oct 27 Hike difficult Underhill Center. 6.1 mile loop. Butler Lodge. From the Stevensville Road in Underhill Center, ascend the Butler Lodge Trail (some difficult sections), take the Wallace Cutoff, and descend via the LTS (moderate) and Nebraska Notch Trail (easy). Contact Leader: Morgan Irons, 223-7044 or morgan.irons@myfairpoint.net for meeting time and place.
Tue Oct 30 Bike Ride moderate Washington. 10+/- miles. Circular loop around the ridge behind George's home and return. Bring water. Helmet required. Leave at 10:00 A.M. from his home and return about 12:30 P.M., where lunch will be provided as a token of gratitude for going on the trips. Also hike up the ridge that we just biked around. Be sure to bring long pants to help prevent tick bites. Must Call Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Sat Nov 03 Walk easy Calais. 5+/- miles. Number 10 Pond to Cranberry Meadow Road and back. See petroglyph, possibly migrating waterfowl. Bring water, lunch and snacks. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw. comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Mon Nov 05 Hike moderate Plainfield. 7+ miles round trip. Seyon Lodge State Park in Groton from base of Spruce Mountain in Plainfield. Rolling terrain, wet in places. Bring bag lunch and water. Email Leader: Nancy Schulz, saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Wed Nov 07 Hike moderate Waterbury. 7+/- miles. Perry Hill network of trails in Waterbury. Rolling terrain with steep sections and some narrow bridge crossings. Bring water and bag lunch. Email Leader: Nancy Schulz, saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sat Nov 10 Walk easy Stowe. 3-5 miles. Enjoy a fall walk on the bike path. Plan to have lunch at McCarthy's. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.

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