Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Wed Jan 05 nofo Meeting. Montpelier. Executive Committee regular quarterly meeting. 7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. You may bring a dessert to share. Contact: president@gmcmontpelier.org or 371-9610 for meeting place. The Executive Committee is composed of officers of the section. Section members (and prospective section members) may attend.
Sat Jan 15
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nofo Greensboro. Cancelled. Moderate to Difficult. 18 km. We will ski on the challenging hilly to steep terrain between Highland Lodge in Greensboro and Craftsbury Outdoor Center, which passes through farm meadows, woods, and a sugar bush. Participants must be experienced skiers, bring their own equipment (or rent at COC), have a season's pass or purchase a day pass, wear layered clothing, and carry snacks, lunch, water, and extra gear. If the shuttle bus is running between COC and HL, there is an additional fee of $5. If not running, we will self-shuttle between the two locations. Maximum 8 (vaccinated) participants. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, (802)793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for more information and to reserve your spot. Cancellation notification: I am scheduled to lead the cross-country ski event on January 15 listed below. Unfortunately, due to the lack of snow, the trails are not yet ready for us. I don't know what the weather will bring in the next several days. There is a 3.8 km manmade loop at Craftsbury Outdoor Center that is great for skiing. Other trails are not well covered and/or are rough skiing. Highland Lodge Trails and the connector have not yet been groomed due to lack of snow. I will make a decision within the week to either modify the planned event, reschedule to a date certain, postpone, or cancel. If you have any questions, feel free to email or call me!
There has been hardly any activity since Thursday 30 December 2021.
Scheduled Date Event Difficulty Upcoming events
Sat Jan 22 Cross-country Ski moderate Bolton. Bolton Valley Nordic Center. This Nordic Center offers a wide variety of cross-country and back-country ski terrain and trails. Distance and difficulty of this outing will be adjusted to the level of skill and experience of the participants, so please contact us prior to the event so we can make plans for the day. Trail tickets are required for use of the trails and must be purchased at the Nordic Center. Equipment, if needed, can be rented there. We will stop for a lunch break at a suitable spot along the trail. Base elevations for this area are quite high making for good ski conditions, even if snow is lacking where you live. Hope to see you there. Contact Leaders: Dana Lawrence, 371-9610 or hikeski51@gmail.com or Nancy Thomas, 272-6650 for meeting time and place and additional details about the trip.
Sun Jan 23 Snowshoe moderate Middlesex. 4-5 miles. Middlesex Town Forest Trail. Rolling terrain with mixed oak forest. Contact leaders: George Longenecker or Cynthia Martin, 802-229-9787 or marlong@myfairpoint.net
Sat Jan 29 Hike moderate Stowe. 3.5 miles. Hike to Taylor Lodge from Lake Mansfield. We will use snowshoes or microspikes depending upon conditions. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sat Feb 12 Cross-country Ski Greensboro. Moderate to Difficult. 18-20 km. We will ski the Great Circle at Highland Lodge, a challenging loop with hilly to steep terrain, which meanders through woods and farm meadows, with an optional pond crossing depending on conditions and participant interest. Participants must be experienced skiers, have their own equipment (or rent from home), have a season's pass or purchase a day pass, wear layered clothing, and carry snacks, lunch, water, and extra gear. Maximum 8 (vaccinated) participants. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, (802)793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.netfor more information and to reserve your spot.
Sun Feb 13 Snowshoe moderate Waterville. 4 miles. 1550 feet elevation gain. Laraway Mountain to Lamoille Valley overlook, with stops at the high ledge ice formations. Spikes may be sufficient depending on trail conditions. Contact Leader morganirons@myfairpoint.net
Wed Feb 16 Cross-country Ski moderate Groton State Forest. 5+/- miles. Ski the Telephone Line trail from New Discovery State Park in Groton State Forest. Depending on snow conditions, we will either ski out and back on the same trail or return via Osmore Pond. Please contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sat Feb 19 Snowshoe moderate Plainfield. 4.4 miles round trip with 1,180 ft. elevation gain. Spruce Mt. Excellent 360 degree views of the Green, White and Adirondack Mountains from view points and fire tower. Plan on bringing snowshoes with crampons and micro-spikes to manage possible weather and snow conditions. We will stop for lunch on the top (weather permitting). Contact Leaders: Dana Lawrence, 371-9610, hikeski51@gmail.com or Nancy Thomas, 272-6650 for meeting time and place.
Sun Feb 20 Snowshoe moderate Waterbury. 4-5 miles. Little River State Park. Stevenson Brook Trail. Contact Leaders: George Longenecker and Cynthia Martin. 802-229-9787 or marlong@myfairpoint.net
Sat Feb 26 Cross-country Ski 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.
Sat Mar 12 Snowshoe moderate Worcester. 5.2 miles. White Rock Mountain. Start at the Hunger Mountain trailhead in Worcester, and hike up to White Rock Mountain, returning on the same trail. 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.
Updated Thu Jan 13 08:13

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