Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Reports for events in 2011

Date Report? Photos? Description of the event
Sat Jan 01
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  On a very warm New Year's Day, Cara, Cynthia, George, Paul, Bert and I trudged up the mountain. Soft snow underfoot gave way to water and slush over ice on the...
Thu Jan 13
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  The snow conditions were great. Everyone enjoyed the day. We did a loop in the morning starting on Timberlane, taking Cross Cut 2 to the Burt and returned on...
Sat Jan 15
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  It was a very cold (zero degrees) but beautiful Saturday morning when fourteen of us set off on a snowshoe on the connector trail between Worcester and Calais....
Sun Jan 16
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  Ski outing to Millstone Hill Touring Center in Websterville, 1/16/2011 On a crisp and clear Sunday morning, nine of us (three new people, and 6 regulars) met...
Sun Jan 30
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  Our annual outing to cross-country ski at Highland Lodge was a very gray day with snow flurries. The temperature and the snow conditions were some of the best...
Tue Feb 01
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  The cross-country ski season started late, but once it arrived, it made up for lost time. Snow conditions were ideal in advance of our outing, and excellent on...
Sat Feb 19
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  Four inches of new snow fell overnight covering the icy trails and saving the cancellation of the Saturday, February 19th cross country ski outing. Nine people...
Sat Feb 26
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  It was a fine day for cross-country skiing. Perfect snow conditions with mild temperatures. Eight participants ate their lunch at the warming hut and then...
Tue Mar 08
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  Who'd think that pouring rain could lead to a record-breaking snowfall and terrific late winter ski conditions? Who'd think that March sun reflecting off snow...
Sun Mar 13
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  An early spring drizzle stopped as we tumbled out of our cars in the peaceful forest in search of animals. We peered through the trees and howled for our...
Sat Mar 19
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  A clear crisp night was perfect for the full moon outing in Smugglers Notch on Saturday, March 19th. Nineteen people, many wearing snowshoes, others on foot,...
Sun Mar 20
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  We met at MHS and at GMC on a beautiful clear almost Spring morning. From GMC's Waterbury Center campus to the trailhead took about ten minutes; we parked just...
Sun Apr 03
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  It is difficult to think of a more spectacular mud-season road walk than this 7.5 mile loop out of Warren village. This year the views lived up to the billing....
Fri Apr 08
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  Here are a few photos from my Montpelier Section Annual Meeting slide show on Rocky Mountain National Park. George Longenecker Larger photos on Facebook ...
Sun May 08
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  Twenty-five moms, dads, grandparents, and, of course, kids joined YAC for a Mother's Day outing to Chickering Bog in Montpelier. We saw purple trillium, trout...
Sat May 21
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  12 regulars gathered at MHS in a heavy rain. After discussion of options, we decided to proceed to the Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex for coffee and snack in hope...
Sat May 28
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  Do to recent heavy rains, the Notch Brook was not fordable. Instead, our small group of five regular volunteers drove on to the Notch and swept the Sterling...
Sun Jun 19
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  Hiking Boots and Lady's Slippers Next to one of the toughest little climbs on the Long Trial, just below the summit of Burnt Rock (3271) in Fayston, bloom...
Sun Jun 26
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  Looking at the thin and broken cloud cover over the Montpelier High School parking lot, five of us decided to assume the clouds would thin out even more during...
Sat Jul 02
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  Geri, Maja, Robert and I climbed up the Elephant's Head Trail, actually a segment of the Long Trail, on a beautiful summer's day. The first obstacle was the...
Sat Jul 09
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  This was the first of several trips we plan to Nature Conservancy areas. The main event of the day was a kayak trip around Shelburne Pond. Owned and managed by...
Sun Jul 10
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  It was the kind of summer day you just dream of! Clear skies, warm sun, and a gentle breeze on top of Mount Elmore. The seven of us who hiked this little...
Sat Jul 16
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  We had a spectacular clear day for this hike. We ascended the Air Line Trail which climbs Durand Ridge. Above tree line, there are great views of the ominous...
Tue Jul 19
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  Kettle Pond is a glacial beauty. Four of us walked the three mile trail with its pines and rhododendrons. The resident loons were quiet on a warm afternoon....
Sat Jul 30
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  Seven of us hiked up to Stowe Pinnacle, a large bump on the side of Hogback mountain, and continued up the Hogback Trail until we intersected with the Skyline...
Sun Jul 31
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  In a joint event with the Northeast Kingdom Section, five Montpelier Section members drove north to hike from Route 105 at North Jay Pass to the Canadian...
Sat Aug 13
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  Mt. Carrigain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is in the southeast corner of the Pemi Wilderness. With an elevation of 4700 feet, it is an impressive...
Sun Aug 14
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  The six of us who paddled down the Winooski to the mouth of the river, were not much impressed with the put-in below the bridge in Winooski. It was steep and...
Sat Aug 20
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  Seven people met at Underhill State Park to hike the Sunset Ridge Trail to the summit of Mount Mansfield. The weather was perfect, clear shy, light south wind,...
Sat Aug 27
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  Irene is coming! All media are talking about Hurricane Irene, due up here (or maybe not) starting tonight. But today is a good day to be out in the woods. ...
Sat Sep 10
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  Mike and I had a pleasant day in the woods on the way to Butler Lodge and back. We usually do this hike in the winter, so it was good to see it in another...
Sun Sep 11
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  The launch area at Green River Reservoir is a busy place on a beautiful weekend. Paddlers come and go all day. As we were putting in, we were happy to run...
Sun Sep 11
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  A group of 20 (11 parents and 9 kiddos) explored Chickering Bog in Calais on a crisp fall day. We spotted lots of colorful caterpillars and mushrooms along the...
Sun Sep 18
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  After receiving reports of trees down on the trail below Duxbury Window, I put together a group (two with chainsaws) of of four volunteers to clear them. The...
Sun Sep 18
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  Ever been to Waterville? I didn't think so. Few people have, including most of the bikers who rode with us in September. We got there by following busy Route...
Sat Oct 08
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  It was a gorgeous fall day to be outside. Eight of us started up the Elephants Head/LT from Route 108. The trail was twisty, interesting and a little...
Sat Oct 22
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  On Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12 of us hiked up Paine Mountain in Northfield. Several people in the group had hiked or snow shoed up Paine Mountain in years...
Sat Oct 29
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  Six volunteers (including new volunteer Mike W., thanks Mike!) met at MHS to carpool for the 45 minute drive to the Notch. Thanks to excellent scouting by Fred...
Sat Nov 05
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  Another beautiful fall day. Ten volunteers set out from the trailhead at 8:45. Leaves and other debris was cleared from waterbars, dips, and ditches. A large,...
Sun Nov 06
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  We assembled at noon at Montpelier High School and carpooled west on US2 to Lower Barnet Hill Road and parked at the end of the maintained section. We walked...
Sun Nov 13
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  Eight walkers left Greensboro under partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures. The wind seemed brisk standing around, but soon the jackets came off and the...
Sun Dec 11
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  Twelve people (six kids and six adults)headed up Barrows Road toward the Clark route and Paine Mountain. Under clear blue cloudless skies, we wandered up...
Tue Dec 13
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  On a relatively mild December Tuesday, thirteen of us walked through the woods in the Irish Hill Area. From the trailhead on the back side of Berlin Pond we...
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