Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Reports for events in 2010

Date Report? Description of the event
Sat Jan 02
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It was a great way to start 2010! There was a difference of opinion at the trailhead as to whether snowshoes were needed, and at least two individuals made the...
Fri Jan 15
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A dozen people gathered at Ken's home in East Montpelier to watch and comment on photos. Reidun and Ken concentrated on Vermont, especially GMC activities like...
Sun Jan 17
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Nine skiers, plentiful snow, a comfortable temperature, and well groomed trails assure a most satisfactory outing. That it was. Enough said. Andrew and...
Tue Jan 19
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The five of us enjoyed a beautiful snow covered afternoon ski. The downhill was quite fast, and we all did it with ease. Best of all, we encountered no...
Fri Jan 22
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Friday, January 22 -- J. P. Taylor Series. Montpelier 7:00 P.M.
Sat Jan 30
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We had a very cold day for our ski at Stowe Mountain Resort, therefore, we delayed the trip so we would be skiing in the afternoon. The snow conditions were...
Sun Jan 31
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Sunday, January 31 -- Snowshoe. Duxbury. Moderate. 5 miles. Snowshoe to Montclair Glen Lodge via Monroe and Dean trails. Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sat Feb 06
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Saturday, February 6 -- Snowshoe Festival. Waterbury Center. GMC Visitor Center.
Sun Feb 07
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Manny and I enjoyed skiing our usual loop at Highland Lodge even though we had no leader responsibilities this year. We did the Bar Hill, Gebbie Sugar Woods,...
Tue Feb 09
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Under clear blue skies, and the blessing of the snow gods, thirteen of us had a great ski. The trails were well groomed, and we skied mostly on the Peavey and...
Sat Feb 20
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This was such a low snowfall season that I changed the mode of travel from skis to snowshoes. But,upon arriving at the trailhead, we discovered there was...
Sun Feb 21
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Though the snow cover this winter has been scant at the lower elevations, there was a good turnout for the Sunday afternoon ski on February 21st at Mike and...
Tue Feb 23
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We squeezed in the annual chili lunch at Beaver Meadow Lodge just before a huge snowfall the following day. Ten of us snowshoed and skied up (900 feet...
Sun Feb 28
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Seven people gathered at the home of Sally Sairs in Woodbury for the annual snowshoe and potluck. The weather was warm and the snow deep and wet, which made...
Tue Mar 02
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This day was a perfect day on the trails of the cross-country center at Stowe Mt. Resort. Three of us skied out Timberlane and up Bruce, then back on Bear...
Sat Mar 06
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It was a picture perfect Spring Like day for a snow shoe hike. Our group assembled in various locations. I met Ann in Montpelier, Jeff and Darryl in Richmond....
Wed Mar 10
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Minutes of the meeting.
Thu Mar 11
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Was it March Or April It seemed more like the latter as Thomas, Mary, Nancy, Robert, Peter and I snowshoed and walked around Kettle Pond in Groton State...
Sat Mar 13
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Saturday, March 13 -- Snowshoe. White Mtns., NH. Very Difficult. 8.56 miles. Mt. Adams Airline Trail. Ice axe, crampons necessary. Elevation gain 4500'....
Sun Mar 14
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Sunday, March 14 -- Snowshoe. Duxbury. Moderate. 3.2 miles round trip. LT south from Winooski River to Duxbury Window. Bring lunch and beverage. Dress for...
Sat Mar 27
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Saturday, March 27 -- Walk/Snowshoe. Stowe. Mountain Road, Rte. 108. Easy. 4 miles round trip. From Barnes Camp (end of plowed portion of road) to height of...
Sat Apr 03
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The Sodom Pond road walk gave us a glimpse of summer at Easter time. With temperatures in the 70s, several of us hiked in shorts and sandals. Anne even walked...
Fri Apr 09
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Section Annual Meeting, at T. W. Wood Art Gallery
Sat Apr 10
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When the trip was planned in January, we didn't know whether to expect snow, rain, or mud. We didn't anticipate that the snow would be completely gone and mud...
Mon Apr 12
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April 12 saw a record turn-out for our annual "give back to Montpelier" volunteer day. Parks Director Geoff Beyer put us to work in North Branch Park cleaning...
Sun Apr 18
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Sunday, April 18 -- Hike/Walk. Stowe Bike Path. Moderate. 10 miles. Leader: Michael Chernick.
Sun Apr 18
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YAC kicked off its mud season activities with the Hubbard Hunt, a scavenger hunt through Hubbard Park. Six families (14 people) joined us near the frog pong....
Sat Apr 24
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On a warm and sunny Spring day, eleven of us walked around the roads that circle No. 10 Pond, a/k/a Mirror Lake, and Nelson Pond, a/k/a Forest Lake. We also...
Sun May 02
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Irish Hill trails are maintained for wheeled vehicles bikes and ATVs but such vehicles are asked to stay off the trails until mid-May, so it's a good place for...
Tue May 11
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On a bright, sunny and bug-less Spring day, Stephanie, Linda, Robert, Thomas, Cindy and I walked the back roads of Washington. We started at the junction of...
Sat May 15
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Nine participants gathered at the Bamforth Ridge/LT trailhead at 8:45AM on Saturday, May 15, 2010. The weather was partly sunny, breezy, with temps in the 50s....
Sun May 16
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Nineteen people met at the Cotton Brook area of Mount Mansfield State Forest for a wildflower walk along a forest service road. More than twenty wildflowers...
Sun May 23
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After the complete and utter washout of the last attempted Adventure to Chickering Bog, it was nice to have splendid weather for our ramble in North Branch...
Sat May 29
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Eight of us gathered at MHS at 8:00AM on Saturday, June 26. We carpooled to the picnic area at Smugglers Notch. The party divided there. Eric and John...
Sat Jun 05
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Saturday, June 5 -- Hike. White Mtn., NH. Difficult. 10.2 miles round trip. Mt. Passaconoway from the Kancamagus Highway. Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Sun Jun 06
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Sunday, June 6 -- Bike Ride. Isle LaMotte. Easy. 10-15 miles. We will park at the fishing access just north of Isle LaMotte bridge, then circumnavigate...
Tue Jun 08
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Minutes of the meeting.
Wed Jun 09
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It was something I'd wanted to do for a while, climb Mt. Hunger on an early evening in June. Michael, Kurt, Phyllis and I met at Rumney School at 4 pm and...
Sun Jun 13
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The long range weather forecast was poor, but it improved steadily as the weekend approached and by the time of our hike, the skies were blue, the temperature...
Wed Jun 16
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Wednesday, June 16 -- Bike Ride. Northfield. Moderate. 35 +/- miles. Bike south on Rte. 12 to Randolph; return north on Rte. 12A to Northfield. Helmet...
Sat Jun 19
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Glorious weather - clear skies and temperatures reaching 75 degrees (F), while it was ten degrees hotter down below. We took an easy pace. Several people...
Sun Jun 20
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Sometimes we wonder why we do things the way we do. The Montpelier Section 2010 summer solstice hike up Mt Abraham on Sunday, June 20th answered some of those...
Tue Jun 22
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Seven of us gathered behind the Department of Labor to bike to Waterbury via the Stevens Brook Road. The Stevens Brook Road is a gradual uphill for about three...
Sat Jun 26
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Saturday, June 26 -- Hike. Rain Date: June 27, Sunday - White Mtns., NH. Moderate. 7.5 miles. 6+ hrs. on trail. Summit Mt. Moosilauke. Ascend Gorge Brook...
Sun Jun 27
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Sunday, June 27 -- Paddle. Greensboro. Moderate. Caspian Lake with brunch and possible swim at Highland Lodge. PFD required. Leader: Joan Heller.
Wed Jun 30
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Wednesday, June 30 -- Evening Bike Ride. Berlin. Moderate. 5-10 miles. Bike around Berlin Pond and possible south towards Northfield. Helmet required....
Sat Jul 03
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This 'trip' was advertised as the shortest, easiest, and most fun of the year, and I think it lived up to the billing. Leading the GMC contingent were Cynthia...
Sat Jul 10
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Saturday, July 10 -- Hike. Ripton. Moderate. 10 miles. Skylight Pond via Burnt Hill, Long Trail and Skylight Pond Trails. Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Tue Jul 13
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Andrew and I had a beautiful 24-mile summer ride in the Champlain islands. We started at Snow Farm Winery on South Hero, continued north to Grand Isle, and...
Sat Jul 17
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Saturday, July 17 -- Hike. Rain Date: July 18, Sunday. White Mtns., NH. Very Difficult. 12.6 miles. 9+ hrs. on trail. Summit Mt. Jefferson and Adams via...
Sun Jul 18
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Sunday, July 18 -- Hike. Duxbury. Difficult. Longer option is 7.8 miles and the shorter is 6.6 miles. From Couching Lion parking lot, ascend the Monroe...
Sat Jul 24
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New Hampshire's Mount Cardigan is an ecologically and geologically unique granite dome, a monadnock with views in all directions to the lakes region, the White...
Sun Jul 25
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We had seven hikers for a short walk in comfortable (75 degree) summer weather. Three turned around before reaching the shelter. We met several parties going...
Tue Jul 27
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We lucked out on the weather with a very warm, sunny day and little wind. The trip started out with one dog and eleven people, four of whom struck off on their...
Sat Jul 31
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The trip up Huntington Ravine has several stream crossings. We emerged from treeline at the bottom of the steep boulder field below the headwall and climbed...
Tue Aug 03
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Tuesday, August 3 -- Bike Ride. Hardwick. Moderate. 27 miles round trip. Rte.14 from Hardwick to North Wolcott and return on Rte. 15. Helmet required....
Sat Aug 07
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Saturday, August 7 -- GMC Centennial Hike. Bolton. Bolton Notch Road to Nebraska Notch. Contact Sue Girouard of the Burlington Section for details.
Sun Aug 08
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Prickles, the mascot of the GMC Centennial Relay Hike, continued its journey from Massachusetts to Quebec by adding 10.3 miles between Elephants Head Picnic...
Mon Aug 09
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Monday, August 9 -- GMC Centennial Hike. Stowe. Difficult. 13.3 miles. Smugglers' Notch to Rte. 15, Lamoille River. Montpelier Section Centennial Hike of...
Sat Aug 14
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We decided to do this trip in reverse this year. We dropped my truck at the Edmands Path trailhead. We then rode back in Charlene and Eric's car to the...
Sat Aug 14
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In three kayaks and two canoes, six GMC members paddled on the Winooski River from Richmond to Williston. Our put-in on the south side of the Winooski River...
Wed Aug 18
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Wednesday, August 18 -- Walk. Montpelier. Moderate. 4+/- miles. North Branch Park trails to North St. and return down North St. back into Montpelier. Meet...
Sun Aug 22
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The weather was almost as predicted: light rain, fog, and heavy overcast; temperature in the mid sixties It was the darkest daytime hike I've experienced....
Sat Aug 28
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Saturday, August 28 -- Hike. Rain Date: August 29, Sunday - Stowe. Very Difficult. Varied Distance. Mt. Mansfield Circuit. "Rocks in the Head" Hell Brook...
Sun Aug 29
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It was a great day with great views. We decided to abandon the original plans as we were not making the time we needed to get down at a reasonable hour. The...
Sun Sep 05
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Sunday, September 5 -- Hike. White Mtns., NH. Difficult. 10.0 miles round trip. Mount Carrigain via the Signal Ridge Trail. One of the best views in the...
Sat Sep 11
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Saturday, September 11 -- Hike. Groton. Easy/Moderate. 5 miles. Hike trails inside Groton State Forest, including the Osmore Pond Trail. Rain will cancel....
Sat Sep 11
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The trip was shortened to one peak, Jefferson. It was too late in the season to attempt Adams too as originally planned. Just as well, I love the trip up...
Sun Sep 12
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Overcast skies and a few drops of early rain didn't slow us down for YAC's first fall ramble. Ten families (29 people) met at the foot of Johnson Road in East...
Wed Sep 15
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sat Sep 18
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Leanne, Catherine, Ron, Cindy and trip leader Eric Seidel met at St. Ann's Shrine on the island and started our trip south on West Shore Road at about 10:00...
Sun Sep 19
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Seven hikers enjoyed an end-of-the-summer walk up Mount Pisgah overlooking Lake Willoughby on Sunday, September 19th. After a cloudy start to the hike, the sun...
Sat Sep 25
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On Saturday, September 25th at 7 a.m., Charlene and I met Dennis in Gorham, NH. Dennis led our carpool to the trailhead at Success Pond Road. We had a pleasant...
Sun Sep 26
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Arriving at Oakledge Park in the morning, Eric, Peter and I were confronted with a cold wind out of the north which was raising white caps on the lake. But off...
Sat Oct 02
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After spotting cars at the ice rink in Waterbury, we (leader Eric, leader John, Cathy, Steve, Ann, Kevin, and Ron) gathered at the Middlesex Notch Road...
Sun Oct 03
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Three people called, and one showed up, for a walk up Spruce Mountain in Plainfield. The morning fog was predicted to clear before noon, so most people decided...
Sat Oct 09
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A dozen people took advantage of a fine autumn day to explore the Tangletown area in Middlesex. The day was sunny and between 55 and 60 degrees. Foliage was...
Sat Oct 09
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We had 8 people under the age of 6 make it to the summit of Mt. Elmore entirely under their own power, and several other smaller folks also summited with...
Sat Oct 09
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"Lake Wind Advisory...15 to 30 knot wind from the northwest...perfect...let's go paddling!". Intrepid paddlers Sally, Jack, Dana, and Andrew joined leader Eric...
Sat Oct 16
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Saturday, October 16 -- Hike. Stowe-Worcester. Difficult. 11.1 miles. Stowe Pinnacle and Hogback Trails to the Skyline Trail and head north to Worcester...
Sun Oct 17
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Would anyone show up You always wonder when you schedule a late-season paddle months in advance, but we need not have worried. Five intrepid and warmly-dressed...
Sat Oct 23
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Due to trails closed by recent flooding, we had to change our plan and shift to the Leicester Hollow Trail and Chandler Ridge Trail for a loop of eight or nine...
Sat Oct 30
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Not the ideal day for a walk in the woods, but 8 intrepid regulars and 1 new person showed up to work with the weather being in the high 30's, gusty winds, and...
Sun Oct 31
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Nine people (plus Sally C.) left MHS and travelled in eight cars to our hike's termination on Haggett Road, and then went in three cars to the starting point...
Sat Nov 06
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It was a chilly morning with temps in the high 30's, but the sky was clearing. Amazingly,12 people showed up for this late fall work trip. Two of them were new...
Sun Nov 07
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A three car convoy left MHS after lunch, to drive up to Little River State Park. The access road was a bit bumpy in places, but everyone reached the...
Sat Nov 13
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Ann, Charlene, Joan, Bob, Midge and I had a pleasant walk through Centennial Woods, an area on the edge of the UVM campus in Burlington. It was an unusually...
Sat Nov 20
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Eleven of us, plus one dog, turned out to walk around Waterbury on a cool and windy, but thankfully, sunny afternoon. We circled through Hope Cemetery, along...
Sat Nov 27
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What a dramatic day! The weather changed every few minutes, from cold, windy, sunny, and clear to no visibility at all and snow roaring horizontally around us....
Sun Nov 28
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Sunday, November 28 -- Walk. Shelburne Farm. Easy to Moderate. 7+/- miles. Walk on paths and dirt roads that include woods, fields, views of Lake Champlain,...
Wed Dec 01
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sat Dec 04
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Saturday, December 4 -- Walk. Burlington. Intervale and parts of the bike path and up to Church St. Moderate. 5-7 miles. Combine with dinner or Christmas...
Sun Dec 12
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Sunday, December 12 -- Hike/Snowshoe. Barnard. Moderate. 7.6 miles. Rte. 12 to Winturri Shelter. Leader: Michael Chernick
Sun Dec 12
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Despite marginal weather, 7 kids and 6 adults joined us in Hubbard Park for a scavenger hunt, sledding party, and hot cocoa extravaganza. Who said sledding in...
Sat Dec 18
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Seven of us went up Paine Mountain in Northfield on a perfect early winter (late Fall?) day. It was a little cool at first, but we quickly warmed up as we...
Mon Dec 27
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The temperature was in the single digits, and the wind was gusting to 30. Four Section regulars joined up at the new Middlesex Town Forest entrance on the...
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