Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Reports for events in 2009

Date Report? Photos? Description of the event
Sat Jan 03
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  With sunshine and warmer than forecast temperatures, Craftsbury's well groomed trails provided eight of us with a great early season ski outing. Ruthie's Run...
Thu Jan 08
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  Almost a dozen old stalwarts braved the snow and ice to drive over to Ken's house and watch slides taken by each other. Almost all showed digital images, and...
Sun Jan 11
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  Initial logistics were problematic. The event was changed from Saturday January 10 to Sunday January 11 because of a scheduling conflict of the leader. The...
Tue Jan 13
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  Andrew, Guy, Marilyn, Mary G., Mary S, and Reidun enjoyed a fine day of skiing at Morse Farm, our friendly local touring center. Finally, there was enough snow...
Mon Jan 19
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  It was a great day for skiing, with the temperature in the 20's, patches of blue sky, and 3 inches of new snow on the ground. We six wound our way up through...
Sun Jan 25
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  This happy crew set off a little after 9:00 from the dooryard of Richardsons farm in Worcester. The temperature was hovering somewhere above minus 7, but the...
Sun Feb 22
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  Linnaea (2 1/2) and Ben (almost 3) enjoyed the fresh powder at Morse Farm. It was Ben's first time on skis, and he did great. Linnaea is also making great...
Tue Feb 24
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  Ski/Snowshoe Snow conditions were perfect for the Montpelier Sections annual chili lunch. Nine skiers and three snowshoers found the fresh powder snow, over a...
Sat Feb 28
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  Charlene, Paul, and myself met in Montpelier and travelled to the White Mountains. We took the Lonesome Lake Trail to the hut and dropped off our gear. Paul...
Tue Mar 03
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  On a cool, bright Town Meeting Day we had one of the best ski days of the season. Four of us--Mary G., Stuart, Andrew, and I--traveled to Craftsbury Outdoor...
Sun Mar 22
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  Two families met in Barre for a town stroll on a cool day with micro flurries. The Firehouse turned out to be closed, so no photos of burning frozen buildings,...
Sat Apr 11
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  This trip had one participant. its leader! That's OK. It was a sunny Spring day, just right for a walk in the country, so that's what I did. Steve Lightholder
Sat Apr 18
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  Scary cloudy skies must have been too much for everyone else, but we made a nice trip on the bike path anyway. We rode from the bus station to the High School...
Sun Apr 19
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  After a beautiful week, the weather held for our mud-season road walk in East Montpelier. Ten of us enjoyed each other's company, bright sunshine, and the...
Sun Apr 26
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  Although we had permission to walk on the Fairgrounds, we decided to walk on the roads around the fairgrounds. We met at the Town Clerk's Office and walked up...
Tue Apr 28
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  Eight of us joined Forester Paul Cate for a spring walk in his woods at Fox Run Farm in East Montpelier to learn about trees. As Paul pointed out, late April...
Sat May 02
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  We met at the parking lot used for walks around Berlin Pond. There were six of us in addition to the leader Phyllis R. We walked around the pond until we...
Sun May 03
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  Six of us hiked from the New Discovery area around half of Osmore Pond and up Big Deer Mountain, where we ate lunch in view of Groton Pond. After a peek at...
Mon May 11
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  Working with three Americorps workers, we spent the morning rerouting one of the trails in North Branch Park. We raked, dug out the trailbed, and improved...
Sat May 16
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  What a fine morning for a work hike! We had thirteen workers, plus your leader, plus Charlie Krebs, plus Pepper (C) Wilkie -- all members of the Montpelier...
Sun May 17
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  I called these friends to see if they planned to go; they all said they'd give it a try, even though it was a cold and windy morning. By 1:00 P.M., the sun was...
Sun May 17
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  Enjoyed a nice hike to the bottom of Bingham Falls where we ate a bunch of yummy snacks Michael Travis Snacks at the base of the falls. Bingham Falls
Sat May 23
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  We had another great work hike! The weather was not too hot and not too cold, and a good crowd participated -- twelve people this time. Kate stayed at the...
Sun May 31
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  Report was to have been prepared by Dave Hardy As our "give back" work hike in association with the annual meeting of the Green Mountain Club, sponsored this...
Fri Jun 05
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  Sally and I walked up to the shelter to clean the tools the section keeps under the sleeping platform. We noticed that the Nuquists had cleaned up debris left...
Sat Jun 06
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  Eight people enjoyed a nice day for a bike ride to Moretown where we ate lunch in the Gazebo. Conversation was flowing about our upcoming bike trip in Quebec...
Sat Jun 13
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  Sliding, crawling, squeezing, tiptoeing, whatever it took, Nancy, Charlene, Eric, Paul and I did the rock scramble that the westerly side trails of Mt....
Sun Jun 14
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  Michael and I met Jean Haigh of the Northeast Kingdom Section in Island Pond and headed north. I was impressed of with the beauty of the landscape and with the...
Wed Jun 17
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  It was only Fred and I. We met at the swimming pool and started up the trails toward the Sparrow Farm. We wound around the Sparrow Farm and came out on Gould...
Sun Jun 28
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  Our fourth poetry hike turned out to be a bit of a challenge. Although technically an easy hike according to the GMC rating system, the 3.4 miles from...
Sun Jul 05
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  Mount Pisgah/ Lake Willoughby Hike Sunday July 5th Dark threatening morning clouds gave way to a delightfully sunny afternoon hike on Mount Pisgah. Eight...
Sat Jul 11
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  Five families and 15 people met at the Wrightsville beach for a fabulous afternoon paddle. The water was so high would could almost get to the bottom of the...
Sat Jul 25
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  Once again I chose the torturous route up Mount Washington, AKA: the Huntington Ravine trail, which does earn its reputation as the hardest hiking trail in the...
Wed Jul 29
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  It was threatening rain all day, but Janet and I met by the Lane Shop Apartments in hopes of being able to walk. There was thunder and thunder and we decided...
Sat Aug 01
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  Paul (the other D) and I had checked the weather forecast, which has made the high peaks difficult to ascend with this summers weather patterns. It was a go...
Sun Aug 02
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  This is a popular short hike, appearing in "volume 1" of the Day Hiker's Guide to Vermont. Unlike last year's trip, we didn't have to walk in the rain. The...
Wed Aug 05
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  Carol, Janet, Debby and I met at Rumney School and started out on Story Road. We met John and Kathy at North Bear Swamp Road and continued up the hill to the...
Tue Aug 11
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  Blaken and I hiked up Devil's Hill, only about a mile, and were rewarded with a sharp view of Peacham Bog and Peacham Pond. Down at nearby Martin's Pond we...
Sun Aug 30
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  Michael and I left MHS after 9:30 in bright sunshine, but encountered clouds and light fog before we reached the trailhead across from the Inn at the Long...
Mon Sep 07
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  On a gorgeous fall day, five hikers traveling from the Montpelier area, the Northeast Kingdom, and Concord New Hampshire rendezvoused at the U.S. Forest...
Sat Sep 12
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  Originally planned as taking apart Watson Camp, this turned out to be another puncheon party. A rather nice party, in fact. The Long Trail Patrol had carried...
Wed Sep 16
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  Janet, Phyllis, Ernie and I walked through Hubbard Park. We decided not to go to the fire-places and couldn't go to the tower because it was still being...
Sat Sep 19
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  Eric came up with a plan that worked well. He wanted to fish at the pond by the Carter Notch Hut, so he dropped the hikers off at the Glen Ellis Trail Parking...
Wed Sep 30
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  Janet, Charlene, Richard and Phyllis enjoyed a late afternoon-early evening hike up to the viewpoint on Irish Hill. We stopped to view the farm ruins, now...
Sun Oct 04
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  Three hearty hikers turned out to climb Mt. Waumbek (4006') via the Starr King Trail in Jefferson, NH. It was a day of peak foliage and dramatic cloud...
Sat Oct 10
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  Lisa, Myself, and Charlene met at the Wayside Diner after breakfast. We traveled in 2 cars, as a spot was required. We dropped a vehicle at the Bucklin Trail...
Sat Oct 17
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  Eight stalwarts braved the twenty degree morning and AOT's early closing of Stowe's Mountain Road to work on the Long Trail at Smugglers' Notch. We didn't get...
Tue Oct 20
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  We first took the historical walking tour with the Montpelier Heritage Group. We looked at the older buildings on State, Main and Langdon Streets. We had an...
Sun Oct 25
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  Saturday was rainy and cold. Sunday turned out to be partly sunny, 50 degrees: a great day for a road walk. 17 walkers met at noon at the Rumney School in...
Sat Oct 31
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  The weather was fantastic for our fall work hike to Bamforth Ridge; temperature almost seventy and only the threat of rain. A light rain started after we were...
Sun Nov 08
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  What a turnout! We dont know what appealed the most: the mild fall weather, Morse Farm, or the intermediate level of the outing, but 27 people showed up. Some...
Sun Dec 06
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  Phyllis, Charlene, Michael, Eric and Donna, met Mark from Boston (via Australia and Ireland) at the base of Smuggler's Notch Road in Stowe and walked up the...
Sat Dec 12
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  We weren't the first people on Spruce this winter, but there was fresh snow and the trail wasn't packed. There were six of us and a person we met at the...
Sun Dec 13
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  Believing that snowshoes are made for loose snow, not hard-packed trails, nine of us (and dog Angus) meandered through the woods, avoiding established trails...
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