Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Reports for events in 2006

Date Report? Photos? Description of the event
Sun Jan 01
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  Jeff, Michael, Norman, Reidun, Andrew, Paul, and Ed got a comfortably late start on on the Elmore Mountain Trail on New Year's Day, hiked to the ...
Sat Jan 07
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  The Tecumseh trailhead begins in the Waterville Valley ski area. We had to stop in at the ski area and ask where the trail starts but we found it easily, ...
Sat Jan 07
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  On a perfect day with temperatures in the mid-twenties, 13 intrepid skiers began an afternoon of cross-country skiing at the Barre Country club. The two...
Sun Jan 15
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  January 15, 2006 Mt Hunger, Waterbury trail The usual suspects attended. Paul D and Ed L hiked this usually unchallenging trail on a cold, windy day that...
Mon Jan 16
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  It was a wonderful day of skiing enjoyed by nine people. The day was sunny and crisp with no wind. Everyone thought we were brave to ski today as the...
Sat Jan 28
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  Once again, another spectacular sunny day in the White's. January has been kind to us on top of the peaks. We (Ed L, the other Paul D, & Chris H) headed up...
Sat Feb 04
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  One more spectacular sunny and unusually warm winter hike for the 48-4K series. The day was supposed to be cloudy with the possibility of rain. Not even...
Sat Feb 11
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  February 11, 2006 Mount Mansfield Summit via Long Trail from Rt 108, Stowe Finding yourself on a mountaintop on a day like yesterday is nature's way of...
Sat Feb 18
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  Dorothy, Cindy, Paul and Ed started from Couching Lion Farm on this cold, breezy day. In fact, it was neither as cold nor as windy as expected, and there...
Sat Feb 25
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  Paul D & Ed L decided to take their chances finding the Maple Ridge trail as far as Wampahoofus would be possible, since it can be hard to follow in ...
Sun Feb 26
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  We lucked out with enough snow to ski on again this year at Highland Lodge. It seems that every year we get snow just a few days before the trip. It was a...
Sat Mar 04
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  On Saturday morning, we met at the high school. Our group of 8 included Paul D., Ed L., Dave B., Lexi, Charlene B., Michael C., Chris H., and Steve L. ...
Sat Mar 04
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  In a winter of challenging snow conditions, this short notice outing was lucky. My backcountry ski on the Catamount Trail (from Morrisville to Elmore) was...
Sat Mar 04
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  Mother Nature treated us with a fresh snowfall, giving most trails sufficient coverage. Who would have thought that we'd see more wildlife at a touring center...
Sun Mar 05
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  What a beautiful day! Yesterday's light snow was undisturbed on the ground, the sky was clear and bright blue, the predicted wind was calm, and the...
Sat Mar 11
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  Mount Moriah was a quite surprise. I scheduled the hike simply to peak bag a doable late winter hike. The mountain does not get a lot of publicity in all...
Wed Mar 15
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  Unfortunately, due to the lack of snow, Ole's was closed on March 15th, as it was for much of this Global Warming season. Deb Kirchwey
Sat Mar 25
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  We (Ed L., Paul "the other" D, and myself) left the NH 16 parking lot at 9:15am and headed up the Nineteen-Mile Brook Trail for Carter Dome. We wore, once...
Sat Apr 22
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  Seven of us: Robert, Terry, Thomas, Mitch, Victoria, Karen and myself went to the Little River area near Waterbury Dam to hike up Woodward Hill. (This hike...
Sun Apr 23
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  Cancelled. Rain all day. Reidun Nuquist
Sun Apr 30
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  Our fun group of seven had a perfect day for a bike ride: sunny and neither too warm nor too cold. Motorized traffic was calm on the route from Montpelier...
Tue May 02
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  Another productive day in the North Branch park! Twelve adults, counting parks director Geoff Beyer and his Americorps assistant, and four young girls worked...
Sun May 14
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  This spring I decided to try scheduling work hikes on Sundays instead of Saturdays because people do house chores on Saturdays (i.e., going to the dump,...
Sun May 21
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  It's been a very wet week or two, with the occasional break from rain being punctuated by the roar of lawn mowers. Sunday morning was bright enough to cast...
Sun May 28
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  I planned this work hike as late as possible in May because last year, I scheduled it too early in May and we had to snowshoe up the trail. We had an...
Sun Jun 04
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  Cancelled due to weather. Rescheduling for September, 2006 Paul DeLuca
Tue Jun 06
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  It was an early summer buttercup-and-red-winged-blackbirds trip. After days of rain, we had a sunny and warm day. The rolling hills and prosperous farms...
Sat Jun 10
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  Cancelled due to weather and high water. Paul DeLuca
Sat Jun 10
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  Water, water everywhere! We started the weekend with a light drizzle. The wet theme continued throughout our trip. In just 2 soaking-wet days, we learned so...
Sun Jun 11
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  It was a "penetratingly hot" day, as Phyllis put it, but at least it was dry. DRY!! We were going to go clockwise, up Maple Ridge and down the Long Trail...
Sun Jun 11
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  With only a few brief sprinkles of rain, and an occasional glimpse of small patches of blue between the clouds, this was a fine day for a hike in a uniformly...
Wed Jun 14
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  Our bike ride on June 14th started at the Snow Farm Winery in South Hero with nine people biking. We stopped at the Grand Isle Ferry Dock for lunch as some...
Wed Jun 14
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  Traven and I had a pleasant evening bike ride from Montpelier High School to the swimming hole in Moretown and back. And it didn't rain! Steve Lightholder
Sat Jun 17
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  Anne, Pippin, and I left MHS at 7 AM and, after spotting one car at Hazen's Notch, started hiking about 9. We stopped at the Belvidere Fire Tower (see photos)...
Sun Jun 25
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  We had really great weather -sunny, but not too hot and a little breeze. For the morning part of the paddle there were almost no other boats on the lake and...
Sun Jun 25
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  From The Flume parking lot, we (myself, Ed L, Phyllis R, Frank D) hiked a flat .6 miles to the paved bike path on the Whitehouse Trail. Once on the bike...
Tue Jun 27
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  Ten brave souls came along in spite of an uncertain weather forecast and torrential rain the day before. As we left Oakledge Park in Burlington, the southern...
Sat Jul 01
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  Armed with insight from locals, I opted to ride this selection from Vermont Life's Ten Great Bike Rides in the opposite (clockwise) direction. My earlier...
Sat Jul 08
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  Our group of 5 arrived at The Depot Camp Parking area and hit the trail at about 9:30 on a picture perfect day. The usual road walk of 3.6 miles to the turn...
Sun Jul 09
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  The Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area offers sufficient rewards to justify the drive from Montpelier to Ferrisburg. Sheltered from the winds ad...
Sat Jul 15
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  Michael, Bill, and I left MHS at 7:30, met Mary at the Eden Country Store, parked one car at the LT on Rte 242, drove around to the LT on Rte 58, and started...
Sun Jul 16
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  Paul & I met as usual at Joe's Pond, and were pleased to see Frank, Art, and Woody, three White Mountain veterans, who had been threatening to join one of...
Thu Jul 20
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  It may have seemed too hot and humid to walk around the pond today. Manny and I were the only people to show up for this walk. However, there were two other...
Sat Jul 22
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  On Journey began at the Lafayette Campground where we took the Lonesome Lake Trail up. The weather at this point seemed OK. The first part of the hike is...
Sat Jul 29
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  Paul, Art, Dave and I guessed right in choosing the rain date for this trip - a dry, clear day, revealing some of the best views I have had on a hike. Like...
Sun Jul 30
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  Saturday's muggy weather and occasional downpours gave way to Sunday's perfect hiking weather - dry air with moderate temperatures. Thomas, Cindy, Cathy and I...
Sat Aug 05
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  A spectacular clear day in the Whites. We (myself, Charlene, Ed, Michael, and Paul) met up with Kathy H. from the Connecticut section at the Imp trailhead. ...
Sun Aug 06
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  A great day and a great paddle. George Plumb
Fri Aug 18
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  DAY 1 - GARFIELD, GALEHEAD Ed, Charlene, Eric, and myself arrived at the Garfield trailhead at 9:00 after spotting Charlene's car at the Zealand Trailhead,...
Sat Aug 19
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  The hike was advertised to meet at Montpelier at 7:30, so I told the two ladies from Burlington to meet me at the Jay Country Store at 8:30. My estimate of...
Sat Aug 26
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  Everyone agreed that it was a perfect day for a bike ride. When five people gathered at the Grand Union in Hardwick to prepare for this bike ride, one person...
Mon Sep 04
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  Our day began with the longest journey to date. The trip was over 130 miles each way as this is the most southern of the Whites. Ed, Paul the other D,...
Sat Sep 09
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  It was another good day where we beat the odds given by the weather forecasters. Ed, Michael, myself, Pat, and Jill attended and sponsored Mount Moriah for...
Sun Sep 17
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  Fascinated by turtles? Consider paddling the lower Lamoille River on a warm, clear day, and you may see hundreds of them, sunning themselves on logs and...
Sun Sep 24
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  The weather forecast called for 40% chance of rain, winds of 20+ miles and hour, and a high temperature in the mid 60s. The weather map showed a serious...
Sun Oct 08
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  This was the most glorious October day ever! The early morning 30-degree temperature rose to 70 degrees in the afternoon; the skies were clear and sparkly...
Sat Oct 21
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  The Plan for this work hike was to clean the water bars on the Long Trail from the Elephant s Head Picnic area up the trail to the first slide and to...
Sun Oct 22
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  It was a beautiful late October day with clear blue skies, but there was snow on the mountain. There was enough snow on the trail to make it a little slippery...
Sat Oct 28
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  In the morning it was still rainy and it had rained most of Friday night, so the ground was super saturated. Three of us (Fred J, Robert L, and Duncan W )...
Sun Dec 03
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  We were departing MHS when Carol showed up, so she followed us to the destination parking lot; then the five of us started walking clockwise around the pond,...
Sat Dec 09
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  This was the YAC (Young Adventurers Club) kickoff adventure! An unusual crew of two babies, four parents and one grandparent (not all related) made their way...
Sat Dec 30
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  Mt Pierce, or Mt Clinton as it was formerly called, is at the southern end of the Presidential range. Pierce makes for a nice early winter (lack of daylight)...
Reports from previous years
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