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 Hike easy Montpelier. 2 - 3 miles. We will learn about winter tree identification along hiking trails at North Branch Nature Center. Bring snacks and water. Contact Co-Leaders: Bob Popp, 454-1515 or vtpopps@aol.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@ PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Updated Wed Nov 13 10:51
Sat Dec 14 HikeSnowshoe moderate Moscow. 4.6 miles round trip. Depending on conditions, we will hike or snowshoe the Lake Mansfield Trail from the winter parking lot of the Trout Club to Taylor Lodge, where we will share a potluck lunch in the shelter. Bring food to share, dish, utensils, cup, and water. Co-leaders will bring backpacking stove to make hot drinks. Contact Co-Leaders: Jessica Ettinger, 615-414- 0842 or ettinger.jessica@gmail.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@ PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Updated Wed Nov 13 10:38
Sat Dec 28 Snowshoe moderate Middlesex. Chase Mountain. 6+/- miles. Some views from the trail and excellent view at summit. Contact Leader: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Updated Wed Nov 13 10:40
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.
Thu Jan 09 Cross-country Ski Bolton. Various distances. All Abilities. Bolton Touring Center. Trail fee. Bring lunch and water. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Updated Wed Nov 13 10:42
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.
Sat Jan 18 Snowshoe difficult Northfield. 6+/- hours of hiking. Paine Mountain to Irish Hill traverse. Short car shuttle required. Contact Co-Leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Kevin Ryan, pinewhisp@comcast.net for meeting time and place
Updated Wed Nov 13 10:44
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.
Tue Jan 28 Cross-country Ski moderate Stowe. Stowe Mountain Resort to Trapp's cabin. Trail Fee. Bring lunch and water or buy at cabin. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505- 0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Updated Wed Nov 13 10:45
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.
Updated Tue Nov 12 20:49
Mon Feb 10 Cross-country Ski Waterbury. Moderate/Difficult. Various trails in Little River State Park including one extended climb. 3-hour loop (can extend route if there is interest). Contact Leader: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Updated Tue Nov 12 20:41
Sun Feb 16 SnowshoeSnowshoe moderate Middlesex. Middlesex Town Forest. Contact Leaders: George Longenecker or Cynthia Martin, marlong@myfairpoint.net or 229-9787 for meeting time and place.
Updated Tue Nov 12 20:49
Mon Feb 17 SnowshoeSnowshoe difficult Stowe. Barnes Camp to Sterling Pond. Lunch in heated cabin. Contact Leaders: Nancy Schulz (223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com) and Charlene Bohl (229-9908 or Charlenebohl14@gmail.com) for meeting time and place.
Updated Wed Nov 13 10:53
Sat Feb 22 Snowshoe difficult Plainfield. Spruce Mountain to Seyon Lodge in Groton. 7+/- miles round trip. Contact Leader: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Updated Tue Nov 12 20:54
Sat Feb 22 Cross-country SkiCross-country Ski moderate Warren. Ole's Cross Country Center. Trail Fee. Bring lunch and water. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Updated Wed Nov 13 10:47
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.

Updated Tue Nov 12 20:48
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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