Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Reports for events in 2007

Date Report? Description of the event
Mon Jan 01
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Monday, January 1 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Elmore. Elmore Mtn. trail to foundation. Option to tower. 3 - 3.5 miles. Easy / Moderate . Meet at Elmore State Park,...
Sat Jan 06
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The second Young Adventurers Club event was a total hit. An eager crowd of 25 people of varying sizes braved the ludicrous 50 degree temperatures for a walk in...
Sun Jan 07
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Chickering Bog is a 129 acre preserve of The Nature Conservancy, with access off Lightning Ridge Road in Calais. (112 acres owned by TNC, with a conservation...
Wed Jan 10
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Wednesday, January 10 -- Cross-Country Ski. Greensboro. Highland Lodge. All abilities. Various distances. TRAIL FEE. Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Slater
Sun Jan 14
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Sunday, January 14 -- Cross-Country Ski. Marshfield. All abilities. Various distances. Beaver Brook Farm, home of Mike and Vivian Fritz. Groomed trails. No...
Wed Jan 17
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Minutes of the meeting.
Wed Jan 17
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Wednesday, January 17 -- Cross-Country Ski. Groton State Forest. Rte. 232 past Silver Ledges to Pigeon Pond. Easy . 6.4+/- miles. Longer option available....
Sat Jan 20
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It was a cold and blustery day, but ten of us came out to hike Spruce Mountain. It had snowed 6-8 inches the night before and the trail had not been broken. It...
Sun Jan 21
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(no text provided) Michael Chernick Larger photos on Facebook Our disclaimer The traditional VIEW FROM THE BEAVER POND (Photos by Ken) Original image...
Sat Jan 27
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Saturday, January 27 -- Cross-Country Ski. Craftsbury Ski Touring Center. All abilities. Various distances. Leaders will lead difficult loop. TRAIL FEE....
Sun Jan 28
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With the walk listed as "call leader for start time", we knew when everyone had gathered at MHS and were able to leave there without delay. Temperature was in...
Thu Feb 01
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Thursday, February 1 -- Cross-Country Ski. Berlin. Easy . 3-4 miles. After-dinner moonlight ski. Meet at 6:30 P.M. Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sat Feb 03
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Saturday, February 3 -- Snowshoe. Waterville, NH. Moderate . 5 miles. Trail starts at the Waterville Valley Ski Area. Bad weather cancels or reschedules....
Sun Feb 04
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It was a crisp cold day. The snow conditions were good considering we had not had much snow fall this year. There was some fresh snow from the day before which...
Wed Feb 07
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Wednesday, February 7 -- Snowshoe/Cross-Country Ski. Warren. Difficult . 9.6 miles. "Side-to-Side" Series # 6. Lincoln Gap Road, stash skis, snowshoe LT...
Sat Feb 10
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Saturday, February 10 -- Snowshoe and Pot Luck Supper. Woodbury. Easy / Moderate . 5 miles. Home of Sally Sairs. Please bring your own bowl, cup, and...
Sun Feb 11
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text Michael Chernick and Ken Hertz Breaking trail in virgin snow (Photos by Ken) Paul and Jeff Descending - Michael and Fred
Sat Feb 17
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Saturday, February 17 -- Snowshoe. Stowe. Difficult , Strenuous. 6+/- miles. Mt. Mansfield Forehead via Frost, Maple Ridge; return on Wampahoofus, Butler...
Sun Feb 18
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Sunday, February 18 -- Cross-Country Ski. Burke Mtn. Ski Touring Center. All Abilities. Various Distances. Leaders will lead difficult loop. TRAIL FEE....
Sun Feb 18
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Thanks to the wonderfully humungous Valentine's Day storm which dumped 2-4 feet of snow on our heads, there was plenty of friendly snow for the day's...
Sat Feb 24
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The ski at Craftsbury Ski Touring Center was just a great day out. The temperature and snow conditions were perfect for X-C skiing. Everyone was eager to ski...
Sun Feb 25
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Advertised as easy, 5 miles, I decided after the 30-inch Valentine's Day snowstorm to emphasize easy over 5 miles and changed the direction of our walk. As...
Sat Mar 03
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The weather can sure change the outcome of any trip in the White Mountains. The Original plan of summitting the Wildcats via the Polecat ski trail and crossing...
Sun Mar 04
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Sunday, March 4 -- Cross-Country Ski. Stowe. Stowe Mountain Resort. All abilities. Various distances. TRAIL FEE. Bring lunch. Leader: Reidun and Andrew...
Sun Mar 11
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Sunday, March 11 -- Snowshoe. Windsor. Mt. Ascutney. Moderate . 6 miles round trip. Snowshoe to summit via Windsor Trail. Leader: Michael Chernick.
Wed Mar 14
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sun Mar 18
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This was a true winter wonder. Despite temps in the 50s midweek, a foot of new snow blanketed the woods Sunday morning, with a light breeze, more falling snow,...
Sun Mar 18
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The weather once again posed a challenge. A foot of fresh snow fell on Friday night so the trip was pushed to Sunday. Myself, Ed, and Dennis decided to give it...
Sat Mar 24
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It was spring conditions with blue sky when we snowshoed from the Middlesex Trailhead for Mt. Hunger to the summit of White Rocks. In the summer, the trail is...
Sun Mar 25
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The first recorded outing of our section was a Sugar on Snow party at this location. For our fiftieth anniversary celebration some 25 people participated in a...
Tue Mar 27
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Tuesday, March 27 -- Hike. Shelburne. Moderate . 7 miles total. Explore trails on Shelburne Farms and Shelburne Point. Meet at Dept. of Labor Bldg.,...
Sat Mar 31
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Saturday, March 31 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Killington. Moderate / Difficult . "Side-to-Side" Series #4. Sherburne Pass Trail N to Deer Leap Trail to AT loop (4.6...
Sat Mar 31
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The third time was a charm! The trip that had been cursed and cancelled twice by bad weather, happened on a picture perfect, endless viewing, Spring day. March...
Sun Apr 01
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Today's adventure had been scheduled for Smugglers' Notch, but warm temperatures causing rapid snow melting and gloopy footing made us change our plans. ...
Sat Apr 07
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We arrived early at the Hancock Notch Trailhead on the Kancamagus Highway. This trailhead is at the top of a hairpin turn coming out of Lincoln. We parked at...
Fri Apr 13
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Section Annual Meeting, at Christ Church
Sun Apr 15
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Sunday, April 15 -- Snowshoe/Walk. Burlington. Bike Path. Moderate . 9+/- miles. Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sat Apr 21
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A large crew of 12 adults and 11 kids (ranging in age from 9 months to 5 years) headed off to Chickering bog in search of swamp monsters. The trail, which...
Sun Apr 22
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Sunday, April 22 -- Walk. Stowe. Easy / Moderate . Length depends on participants. Stowe Recreation Path. Bring money for possible lunch at The Shed. Meet...
Sat May 05
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Saturday, May 5 --Wildflower Hike. Addison. Snake Mtn. Easy . 2-4 miles. Bring field guides and cameras. Children are welcome. No Dogs. Meet at 9:00 A.M....
Sun May 06
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9 Children ages 15 months - 5 years and 7 adults participated in this outing. We parked at the parking lot next to Berlin Pond right by the interstate and...
Sat May 12
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Nine able cyclists set off from Montpelier High School on this slightly cool but fine May morning. Enroute to Northfield, a malfunctioning front derailleur...
Sat May 19
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Threats of infernal drizzle scared off other folks, but intrepid Ben and Linnaea found some time in their busy napping schedules to get out and explore the...
Sat May 19
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Six people showed up for our first scheduled work hike of the year - John B, Allen J, Andrew and Reidun N, Geoff C and Ken. Earlier this month an inspection...
Sat May 26
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Well, it was not meant to be. The late winter snow that made for great winter snow shoeing is still there. Isolation requires 5 stream crossing that were...
Sat May 26
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We had perfect weather for our spring work hike at Smugglers' Notch. Nine people gathered at the picnic area near Barnes Camp Two drove up to the Notch and...
Sat Jun 02
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Saturday, June 2 -- Bike Ride. Port Kent, NH. Moderate . 24.4 miles. Ride by apple orchards. One steep hill. Ride includes Peru, NY, and view of Ausable...
Sat Jun 02
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Saturday, June 2 -- Hike. "White Mtns. NH. 48-4,000' series". Very Difficult . 8.5 miles. Wildcats A and D. Ascent Wildcat Ridge trail at Pinkham Notch....
Sat Jun 02
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Today's adventure began a smidge threatening. Dark clouds loomed and a forecast for intermittent rain made us wary. We met at the end of Eagle Ledge Road on...
Sun Jun 03
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Sunday, June 3 -- Hike. Lincoln. Long Trail - Lincoln Gap to Mt. Cleveland. DIFFICULT. 11 miles. Meet at 8:30 A.M. Leader: Thomas Weiss
Wed Jun 06
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Wednesday, June 6 -- Hike. Fayston. Moderate . 8.2 miles. "Side-to-Side" Series #5. LT North from Appalachian Gap to Beane Trail to end, and return. (See...
Sat Jun 16
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I had a good turnout for what some consider to be the most dreaded hike of a 48-4k series. Owls Head is a long walk in the woods. 18.6 miles (round trip) to...
Sat Jun 16
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This rather long hike was advertised as "call leader for starting time," but only Michael C and one lady from Burlington called, and only Michael showed up....
Sat Jun 23
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YAC's trip to Moss Glen Falls fell on a beautiful summer morning with temps in the 70s, blue skies, and big puffy white clouds. We saw lots of dragonflies...
Sun Jun 24
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Sunday, June 24 -- Paddle. Greensboro. Easy . Caspian Lake to Highland Lodge beach for swim and brunch. PFD required. Bring swimsuit. Leader: Joan Heller by...
Sun Jun 24
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On a gorgeous day, Jack Lutz of the Burlington Section and I hiked up the Gore Mountain Trail in Avery's Gore. There were a number of large and recent...
Wed Jun 27
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Wednesday, June 27 -- Hike. Warren. Moderate . 7.4 miles. "Side-to-Side" Series #6. LT North from Lincoln Gap Road to Battell Trail to end, and return. (See...
Thu Jun 28
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Thursday, June 28 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy . Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M., Kellogg-Hubbard Library, front steps....
Sun Jul 01
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We made final assembly of our group of 8 at the Signal Ridge parking area off Sawyer River Road. The bottom section of the trail is a walk in the woods. There...
Sun Jul 01
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Three people joined me for this hike: Steve L, Angie G, and Murphy B (no, not Brown.) Two additional people called but did not appear. The weather was cool...
Mon Jul 02
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Monday, July 2 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy . 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. Helmets required. For adults getting back on their bikes. Meet at 5:30...
Thu Jul 05
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Thursday, July 5 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy . Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M. Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz.
Sat Jul 07
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Saturday, July 7 -- Bike Ride. Derby Center. Moderate . 23.6 miles. Some hills. Derby Center/Seymour Lake/Derby Line. Helmets required. Can buy or bring...
Sun Jul 08
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Sunday, July 8 -- Hike. White Mtns., NH. Difficult . 6 miles. Mt. Hale. Start at trailhead on Zealand Notch Road via Hale Brook Trail to summit. Descent via...
Mon Jul 09
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Monday, July 9 -- Bike. Montpelier. Easy . 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. For adults getting back on their bikes. Helmet required. Meet at 5:30 P.M.,...
Tue Jul 10
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Tuesday, July 10 -- Paddle. Georgia and Milton. Moderate . 6+ miles. Arrowhead Mtn. Lake. Flat water paddling on 732-acre lake. Bird life. PFD required....
Wed Jul 11
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Minutes of the meeting.
Thu Jul 12
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Thursday, July 12 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy . Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M. Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz.
Sat Jul 14
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Saturday, July 14 -- Hike. Johnson. Difficult . 12 miles. 10 hours of walking. Davis Neighborhood Trail to Long Trail, LT to Corliss Camp to VT 118/Eden...
Sun Jul 15
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Sunday, July 15 -- Hike. Windsor-West Windsor. Moderate . 5 miles. Mt. Ascutney via Windsor Trail. Leader: Michael Chernick.
Mon Jul 16
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Monday, July 16 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy . 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. For adults getting back on their bikes. Helmet required. Meet at 5:30...
Thu Jul 19
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Thursday, July 19 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy . Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M. Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz
Sun Jul 22
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We decided to do a totally different approach to Chocorua as originally planned. At Dennis' suggestion, we used The Champney Falls trail which eliminated...
Sun Jul 22
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Sunday, July 22 -- Paddle. East Ryegate. Difficult because of distance. 15 miles. Paddle down Connecticut River, mostly between Routes 302 and 25. PFD...
Sun Jul 22
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The East Montpelier Trail is a long-term plan for a trail through East Montpelier, connecting on one side to Montpelier's North Branch Park and on the other to...
Mon Jul 23
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Monday, July 23 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy . 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. For adults getting back on their bikes. Helmet required. Meet at 5:30...
Thu Jul 26
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Thursday, July 26 -- Walk. Montpelier. Easy . Distance varies. Montpelier Street Walkers Series. Meet at 5:30 P.M. Leader: Anne Ferguson and Nancy Schulz.
Sat Jul 28
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Saturday, July 28 -- Hike. Stowe. Easy / Moderate . 2.8 miles. Stowe Pinnacle for excellent views of Mt. Mansfield and the Green Mtns. Leader: Charlene Bohl...
Sun Jul 29
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What a fabulous day to be outdoors! Bright and sunny after several days of rain, with moderate summer temperatures. We were surprised to meet only one other...
Mon Jul 30
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Monday, July 30 -- Bike Ride. Montpelier. Easy . 5 miles. Boomer Bike Ride Series. For adults getting back on their bikes. Helmet required. Meet at 5:30...
Tue Jul 31
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We met at the Winter Street gate to Hubbard Park at 11:30 and hiked to the seven fireplaces for a spirited lunch and conversation. We were fortunate to find a...
Sat Aug 04
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Saturday, August 4 -- Hike. White Mountains, NH. Easy . 4.4 miles. Welch-Dickey Loop. Leader: Paul DeLuca
Sun Aug 05
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Finally we were lucky, after having cancelled several trips due to miserable weather or threatening forecasts. It was a splendid summer day! Bob L., Bob S.,...
Sun Aug 12
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Sunday, August 12 -- Hike. Waterbury. Moderate . 3 miles. Observation Tower on Ricker Mtn. Meet at 10:00 A.M. Leader: Thomas Weiss
Sat Aug 18
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Dennis P, Carol C, and Myself met at the Nineteen Mile Brook Trailhead. We spotted a car there and traveled to the Glen Ellis Falls trailhead, one half mile...
Sun Aug 19
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Sunday, August 19 -- Paddle. Craftsbury. Easy . Various Distances. Great and Little Hosmer Ponds. PFD required. Bring swimsuit. Leader: Joan Heller.
Sun Aug 19
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It was a beautiful fall day, cool dry air with high temperature near 60. Think late September or any time in October. August 19! Oh well. Michael and Ken...
Sat Aug 25
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Saturday, August 25 -- Hike. Duxbury. Moderate . 6.2 miles. Camel's Hump from Couching Lion Farm via the Monroe Trail. Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sat Sep 01
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Our second attempt at this peak was a much more pleasurable experience. The stream crossings were easy and the weather made for a good viewing experience atop...
Thu Sep 06
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Thursday, September 6 -- Bike Ride. Stowe to Morrisville. Moderate . 18+/- miles. Some unpaved roads. Leader: Ray and Sylvia Kingsbury.
Sat Sep 08
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Saturday, September 8 -- Hike. Mount Holly. Moderate . 6 miles. Hike to fire tower on Ludlow Mtn. (Okemo Mtn.) Leader: Thomas Weiss.
Thu Sep 13
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The day was perfect for biking. It was cool but sunny most of the time we were out. Eight people biked from Montpelier to the Red Kettle Restaurant in...
Sat Sep 15
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Saturday, September 15 -- Hike. Groton. Easy . 3+/- miles. Osmore Pond Loop and Little Deer Trail to summit. Leader: Priscilla Daggett.
Sat Sep 22
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The early fall day was a delight, and the relaxed pace make the hike more enjoyable. We had time to enjoy mature at its best, and engage in interesting...
Sun Sep 23
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A glorious early autumn day lured 32 intrepid young adventurers and parents to Bald Hill in Plainfield on Sunday, September 23. After a brief welcome and...
Sat Sep 29
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One constant in the White Mountains is that you can never predict the weather and it changes at any given moment. Our group of 5 including 2 new additions,...
Sat Oct 06
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The day was sunny and pleasant when we left the MHS parking lot to drive to Johnson and the start of our bike ride. We wondered where all the GMCers were on...
Tue Oct 09
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Minutes of the meeting.
Thu Oct 11
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Thursday, October 11 -- Hike. Groton. Easy to Moderate . 4 miles. Climb Big Deer Mtn. with optional walk around Osmore Pond. Leader Priscilla Page.
Sat Oct 13
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This fall was very dry, and then the rains came. I was afraid that we would be washed out - or (as has been the case for several years) snowed out. But this...
Sun Oct 14
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Sunday, October 14 -- Hike. Fayston. Moderate / Difficult . 5 miles. Ascent Hedgehog Brook Trail to LT. Follow LT North to Burnt Rock Mtn. and return. Some...
Sat Oct 20
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Saturday, October 20 -- Hike. Underhill. 9.6 miles. Difficult . Sunset Ridge Trail to Chin. Bring a GPS if you are so inclined. Leader: Charlene Bohl
Sun Oct 21
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We were fortunate to have chosen the one date with sunshine during a succession of cold, wet, and windy days. Ten hikers enjoyed the opportunity to walk south...
Sat Oct 27
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Wow! Nine people for a work hike in the rain. And three more planning to go in a day or two under drier conditions. Attending were John B, Fred J, Allen J,...
Sun Oct 28
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Sunday, October 28 -- Hike. Windsor-West Windsor. 6 miles. Moderate . Mt. Ascutney via Windsor Trail. Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sun Oct 28
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14 folks trekked on the newly rebuilt Mallory Brook Trail in East Montpelier. We especially appreciated the lovely bridge across the brook. Many of our smaller...
Sat Nov 03
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November offers some great outdoor opportunities with good footing and expansive views without the leaves on the trees. This was one of those days. Only the...
Sun Nov 04
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If you ever want to get out of the green tunnel, otherwise known as the Long Trail, Shelburne Farms is a good alternative. (From May to October, there is a...
Sat Nov 10
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Ann, Joann, Jack and I walked the roads of Brookfield, this being the first day of deer hunting. As we got out of the cars at Pond Village we were greeted by...
Sun Nov 18
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Sunday, November 18 -- Walk. Burlington Bike Path. 10 miles. Easy . Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sun Nov 18
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It was a great cool sunny day to have a hiking adventure in North Branch Park. It took us a little while to get going because the pool was so tempting, and...
Sat Nov 24
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Saturday, November 24 -- Walk. Tour of Burlington. New Route. 6-8 miles. Moderate . Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Sat Dec 01
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Saturday, December 1 -- Snowshoe. White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 7.8 miles round trip. 3,300' elevation gain. Mt. Moosilauke. Summit via Glencliff and Carriage...
Sun Dec 02
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Sunday, December 2 -- Road Walk. Chelsea. Moderate. 6.5 miles. Loop begins and ends at the Chelsea Greens. Leader: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist
Sat Dec 08
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This was a repeat of last winter's snowshoe ( Feb 25) - with a different set of people, an unexpected change to the trail, and quite a varied set of weather...
Sat Dec 15
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We had a fine day for this short outing, a snowshoe trip along the Long Trail from River Road to the Notte Bench at Duxbury Window. There was fresh snow on top...
Sat Dec 22
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Carol and I met at The Crouching Lion winter parking lot at 9:30. It was a cloudy but not overly cold day. The recent snow from Christmas on the trail was only...
Sat Dec 29
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Seven of us snowshoed around Kettle Pond. It was a mild winter's day with a couple of feet of snow on the ground. Fortunately it held us up so we only had to...
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