Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Reports for events in 2008

Date Report? Description of the event
Sat Jan 05
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The day was a welcome relief as the cold spell finally broke. We were greeted by some sunshine and some good views. Myself, Carol, and Cari followed the Long...
Sun Jan 06
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Winter was on a holiday today as temperatures were above freezing, but not warm enough to make the snow slushy. All eleven cross-country skied the major loop....
Wed Jan 09
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sat Jan 19
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Saturday, January 19 -- Snowshoe. Killington. Difficult. 7.2 miles. (Vermont Winter 4K Series). 2,500' elevation gain. Bucklin Trail to Long Trail to...
Sun Jan 20
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Sunday, January 20 -- Snowshoe. Stowe. Moderate. 6 miles. Taylor Lodge via winter cut-off trail. Leader: Michael Chernick
Fri Jan 25
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Friday, January 25 -- J. P. Taylor Series, Montpelier. Vermont College. 7:00 P.M.
Sat Jan 26
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The four of us (Jim, Jeff, Norm, and Ken) left MHS in my car on a fine January morning. Temperatures were below freezing but above zero, and there was a...
Sun Jan 27
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On a lovely Sunday morning, five small people and their parents came to Morse Farm to enjoy skiing. Two little people had their first experience on skis and...
Sun Jan 27
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Instead of going as usual to the Burke XC Nordic Center, we tried Darling Hill Nordic Center for the first time. (Both centers are run by Kingdom Trails, based...
Wed Jan 30
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Wednesday, January 30 -- Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Stowe Mountain Resort. All abilities. Various distances. Trail Fee. Bring lunch. Leader: Mary Garcia and...
Sat Feb 02
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Saturday, February 2 -- Cross-country Ski. Craftsbury. Craftsbury Outdoor Center. All abilities. Various distances. Trail Fee. Bring lunch. Leader: Steve...
Sun Feb 03
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Sunday, February 3 -- Snowshoe. Elmore. Easy. 3+/- miles. Elmore Mtn. trail to overlook. Leader: Michael Chernick
Sat Feb 09
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The week had been very snowy and looked great for a snowshoe. The one problem was the parking lot to Kettle Pond was not plowed out. So a caravan of cars...
Sun Feb 10
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Sunday, February 10 -- Cross-country Ski. Greensboro. Highland Lodge Ski Touring Center. All abilities. Various distances. Trail Fee. Optional 6:00 P.M....
Wed Feb 13
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Wednesday, February 13 -- Snowshoe and Pot Luck Supper. Woodbury. Easy/Moderate. 5 miles. Home of Sally Sairs. Please bring your own bowl, cup, and...
Sat Feb 16
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On a glorious February morning with temperature at 15 degrees, fourteen hardy people made the 2.3 mile climb from the parking lot to Beaver Meadow Lodge. We...
Sat Feb 23
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Saturday, February 23 -- Snowshoe. Warren. Difficult. 10.5 miles. (Vermont Winter 4K Series). Start from Lincoln Gap down Jerusalem Trail. 2,300 ft....
Sun Feb 24
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Sunday, February 24 -- Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Trapp Family Lodge. All abilities. Various distances. Trail Fee. Possible lunch at the cabin. Leader:...
Sat Mar 01
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Saturday, March 1 -- Snowshoe/Walk. Stowe. Moderate. 2 miles. Barnes Camp, where Rte. 108 (Mountain Road) is closed during the winter, and follow the...
Sun Mar 02
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Sunday, March 2 -- Cross-country Ski. East Barre. Millstone Hill Trails. Moderate. Enjoy a great brunch at LACE in Barre if you would like, or meet at the...
Sun Mar 09
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Sunday, March 9 -- Cross-country Ski. Warren. Blueberry Lake. Easy. Various distances. Leader: Priscilla Daggett
Sat Mar 15
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The other Paul and I met the night before and stayed at Joe Dodge Lodge. On Saturday after breakfast, we met up with Dennis and Steve and began our trek about...
Sun Mar 16
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Four families (6 adults, 6 Kids) set out to find the Hubbard Park Tower. Several of the kids had never been to the tower before so this was an exciting...
Thu Mar 20
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Thursday, March 20 -- Snowshoe. Fayston-Mad River Glen. Moderate. 5 miles. Moonlight snowshoe up to Mad River Glen Nature Center on Moosewood snowshoe...
Wed Mar 26
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sun Apr 06
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Sunday, April 6 -- Walk. Burlington. Bike Path. Easy/Moderate. Leader: Michael Chernick
Fri Apr 11
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Section Annual Meeting, at Christ Church
Sat Apr 12
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Saturday, April 12 -- Snowshoe. White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 7.8 miles. 3300' elevation gain. Mt. Moosilauke. Summit via Glencliff and Carriage Roads. Must...
Sun Apr 13
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After a burst of warm spring weather, this Sunday's adventure was downright cold. Occasional snow showers made things feel wintery all over again. As we...
Sun Apr 20
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Sunday, April 20 -- Bird Watch/Birding. Berlin Pond. Easy. Spring training focus on resident and early migrant species. Binocular, field guides helpful....
Sat Apr 26
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It was still muddy in the woods and streams were hard to cross, so we walked a loop beginning at Rumney School. We walked Story Road, West Hill Road, Macey...
Sun Apr 27
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We like the highland town of Peacham! For the fourth time, we led the 5.3 mile road walk that circles the postcard-perfect village, the historic cemetery, and...
Sat May 03
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Saturday, May 3 -- Bird Walk. Waterbury, Little River State Park. Easy. Spring Migrant Special. We'll park at Waterbury Dam, make our way into the park...
Sun May 04
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Sunday, May 4 -- Mystery Bike Ride. Leader: Fred Jordan
Tue May 06
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Our annual work day in the Montpelier parks, co-led with Parks Director Geoffrey Beyer, took place on a beautiful May day. Not even an occasional black fly...
Sun May 11
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We put in at the dam and went up the Little River until it got too shallow. A great day and a great trip. George Plumb
Sat May 17
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The spring work hike to Bamforth Ridge was preceded by adopters inspection hikes, which produced detailed reports on the trail conditions and required work....
Sun May 18
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Three families participated. We found the trail entrance just behind the elementary school. After exploring the trails for about 45 minutes, mud prevented us...
Tue May 20
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Tuesday, May 20 -- Bike Ride. Port Kent, NY. Moderate. 24.4 miles. Ride by apple orchards, one steep hill, ride includes Peru, NY, and view of Ausable...
Sat May 24
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We had eleven people out for the spring work hike at Smugglers' Notch. The weather cooperated - no rain, and fairly cool temps. Eric and Robert formed a...
Fri Jun 06
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Friday, June 6 -- Work Hike. Huntington. Volunteers needed at loading site to weigh logs and lumber for the reconstruction of Montclair Glen Shelter in...
Sat Jun 07
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In preparation for the renovation of Montclair Glen Lodge this fall, the Green Mountain Club organized an airlift and several work hikes. The base for the...
Sun Jun 08
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The Monroe Skyline is a long ridge walk. The ridge is densely wooded, the trail itself is challenging, and there are enough viewpoints especially at the...
Tue Jun 10
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sat Jun 14
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Saturday, June 14 -- Paddle. Peacham Pond. Moderate. PFD required. Leader: Sara Rappaport. Saturday, June 14 -- Hike. Mt. Abraham. Difficult. 6 miles round...
Fri Jun 20
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Friday, June 20-22, through Sunday-Hike. White Mtns., NH. EXTREME DIFFICULTY. 19+ miles, 8,000' elevation gain. Presi Traverse. Arrive Friday, traverse...
Sat Jun 21
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Cancelled due to thunderstorm predictions Paul DeLuca
Sat Jun 21
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The announcement was .... Hike. Benton, NH. Moderate. 7.2 miles round trip. 6 hrs. Summer Solstice up Mt. Moosilauke via the Benton Trail. George Longenecker...
Sat Jun 28
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Saturday, June 28 -- Paddle. Hyde Park. Moderate. 5 miles. Green River Reservoir. PFD required. Bring lunch. Leader: Joan Heller.
Sat Jul 05
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Three of us hiked the Chittenden Brook Trail which leads from the east side of Brandon Gap to the Long Trail. We had a beautiful sunny day without too many...
Sun Jul 06
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Sunday, July 6 -- Paddle. Marshfield Dam. Moderate. PFD required. Leader: Sara Rappaport.
Sun Jul 13
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Want to paddle on the Waterbury Reservoir with no motor boats or jet skis buzzing around? You pick an overcast day with rain predicted. Five of us - Andrew,...
Tue Jul 15
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Tuesday, July 15 -- Hike. Groton. Easy. 4 miles. From nature center, hike to Peacham Bog and return via the Coldwater Trail. Bring bug repellent. Leader:...
Sat Jul 19
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Saturday, July 19 -- Hike. Killington and Pico Peak. Difficult. 9.6 miles, 2,650', 6 hrs. Ascend via Sherburne Pass on Rte. 4, descend by the Bucklin Trail....
Sun Jul 20
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After two days of severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings, we had more rain. Two callers from the NEK section came by to say they would wait for better...
Tue Jul 29
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Tuesday, July 29 -- Hike. Groton. Easy. 3 miles. Hike around Kettle Pond. Leader: Priscilla Page.
Sat Aug 02
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Saturday, August 2 -- Hike. Mt. Dix, East Adirondacks. Difficult. 13 miles, 3,200" elevation gain. Hike from Rte. 73 for the first easy 5 miles, last 1.5...
Sun Aug 03
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Sunday, August 3 -- Hike. Underhill. Difficult. 6.6 miles. Hike Mt. Mansfield on the Sunset Ridge Trail. Leader: Charlene Bohl.
Sat Aug 09
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Ed and myself ascended via the Falling Waters Trail. The lower third of the trail followed a steeply descending stream with a number of waterfalls for which...
Sun Aug 10
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Sunday, August 10 -- Bike Ride. Barton. Moderate. 35+/- miles. Wheeler Pond Weekend. Rte. 5-5A loop counter-clockwise with swim at Crystal Lake near end of...
Sun Aug 17
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Sunday, August 17 -- Bike Ride. Colchester. Easy. 10-20 miles. Colchester Causeway into So. Hero, possible stop at Snow Farm Winery. Helmet required. Bring...
Sun Aug 24
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The Green Mt. Trail is in the Town of Wallingford. It extends northerly from Forest Road 10 in Mt. Tabor to Little Rock Pond. Tom and I hiked it on a perfect...
Tue Aug 26
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If only every outing could be so pleasant. Why so positive? Let's start with the weather. After a summer of rain and cancellations, August 26 fell in what...
Mon Sep 01
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On Monday September 1, 2008 (Labor Day), a party of six hikers including leader Michael Chernick and Karen, Tamar, Elise, Jennifer, and Ann hiked to the...
Sun Sep 07
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Sunday, September 7 -- Hike. Morristown. Moderate. 7 miles. Hike to Whiteface Shelter via the Beaver Meadow Trail. Leader: Thomas Weiss.
Tue Sep 09
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sat Sep 13
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Saturday, September 13 -- GMC Benefit Concert and Multi-Media Show. 7:00 P.M. Montpelier Unitarian Church, Main Street. Donations accepted.
Sun Sep 14
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Phyllis suggested we go up the Long Trail and do the steepest part as an uphill, rather than a downhill. It was a good suggestion. It was cool and cloudy. We...
Tue Sep 16
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Five people enjoyed the bike ride from Waitsfield to Warren. We took a different approach to getting to the higher ground, but decided that there is a hill any...
Sat Sep 20
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We began our journey at the Zealand parking area. Myself, Charlene, Eric, and Phyllis, met up with Natalie, a new addition to our White Mountain adventures. We...
Sun Sep 21
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Sunday, September 21 -- Hike. Groton. Moderate. 4+/- miles roundtrip. Big Deer in Groton State Park via Osmore Trail. Leader: Cynthia Martin & George...
Sun Sep 21
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The Young Adventurer's Club (YAC) began its autumn outings with a walk along the Porcupine, Fisher, and Deer trails in the East Montpelier Town Forest near...
Sun Sep 28
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Sunday, September 28 -- Hike. Worcester Mountain. Moderate. 5 miles. Leader: Thomas Weiss.
Sat Oct 04
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On a cloudy and windy fall day, the three of us hiked to the Morse bench. We stopped by Montclair Glen Lodge to observe the construction. The lodge has been...
Sun Oct 05
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We had a nice cool fall day to climb Mt. Elmore. The trees had a lot of different colors. Noah, Leah, and Linnaea found good sticks to walk with. We saw a lot...
Sat Oct 11
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Some of our fall work hikes at Smugglers' Notch have been cancelled due to snow. Not this one. The fall colors were still on the trees, and many hikers were...
Sun Oct 12
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After a wet summer with less paddling than usual, Montpelier Section owners of kayaks and canoes had a perfect fall day on the Marshfield Reservoir. Andrew,...
Sun Oct 19
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Sunday, October 19 -- Hike. Ascutney Mountain via the Windsor Trail. Moderate. 5.4 miles. Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sat Oct 25
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Our fall work hike to Bamforth Ridge was supported by fine weather and NINE WORKERS! All four workers from the Smugglers' Notch work hike (John, Fred, Andrew...
Sun Oct 26
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Lucky for us, the rain had just cleared out of Groton State Forest when we arrived at the Osmore Pond parking lot. The sun was shining and the three families...
Sat Nov 08
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The forecast called for rain but it turned out to be a pleasantly warm, overcast morning. The group of 25 adventurers gathered at the frog pond in Hubbard...
Sun Nov 09
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Sunday, November 9 -- Woods Walk. Stowe. Moderate. A pre-snow hike in mid-elevation woods in Stowe. Bring lunch. Wear seasonably appropriate clothing...
Sat Nov 15
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It was the opening day of deer rifle season, so the original plan was to walk in Burlington. However, the weather was iffy and no one felt like driving to...
Sun Nov 23
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Sunday, November 23 -- Walk. Stowe Recreation Path. Moderate. 11 miles. Leader: Michael Chernick.
Tue Dec 02
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sat Dec 06
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Someone should stop me from leading trips that pass bakeries! All went well to begin with. Ten of us met in the parking lot by the Elm Street swimming pool for...
Sat Dec 13
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This hike was originally planned for Groton State Forest, but the plan was changed because muzzleloading season was not yet over. Thomas, Steven and I hiked...
Sun Dec 14
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Last week the trails here were so icy that crampons were required on the flat. The substantial recent snow made walking conditions much better, and our crew of...
Tue Dec 16
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Tuesday, December 16 -- Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Smugglers'Notch road. Easy. 5+/- miles round trip. Event depends on snow conditions. Leader: Fred and...
Sun Dec 21
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December 21, Sunday - Hike/Snowshoe. Woodstock. Moderate. 7.6 miles. To Wintturi Shelter. Call Leader: Michael Chernick, 223-0918 or chernick5@comcast.net...
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