Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Reports for events in 2012

Date Report? Description of the event
Sun Jan 01
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We had a rather large group on a fairly warm foggy New Year's Day. With the lack of snow, bare boots were all that was necessary. We were joined by Dave and...
Sun Jan 08
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This hike was originally scheduled for March 3, and was co-listed with the Northeast Kingdom Section. The hike occurred on Sunday January 8 with...
Tue Jan 10
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Tuesday, January 10 -- Walk. Montpelier. Hubbard Park. 3+/- miles. Meet in front of the VT Historical Society, 109 State St., Montpelier at 2:00 P.M....
Sat Jan 14
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Saturday, January 14 -- YAC Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Trapps Ski Touring Center. Easy. Various distances. Trail fee. Leader: Lexi Shear.
Sat Jan 14
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Three hardy souls met at MHS and traveled together to Millstone Hill. The snow cover was thin, but the place was very quiet, and we enjoyed the peace and...
Tue Jan 17
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Tuesday, January 17 -- Cross-country Ski. East Montpelier. All levels. Various options possible. Morse Farm Ski Touring Center. Trail Fee. Enjoy our local...
Fri Jan 20
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Friday, January 20 -- James P. Taylor Series. 7:00 P.M. Capital City Grange, Northfield Rd., Montpelier.
Sat Jan 28
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Saturday, January 28 -- Snowshoe. Stowe. Mt. Mansfield Chin. Difficult. 5.2 miles. Ascend Long Trail from Rte 108. Hike to Taft Lodge and then summit the...
Sun Jan 29
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A mild, sunny day made for a pleasant ski at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Despite rain the week before conditions were surprisingly good. A group of five...
Tue Jan 31
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Tuesday, January 31 -- Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Trapp's Ski Touring Center. Moderate. Various distances. Trail Fee. Leader: Mary Smith or Mary Garcia.
Sat Feb 04
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Saturday, February 4 -- Snowshoe Festival. Green Mountain Club, Waterbury Center. See Winter issue of the Long Trail News for details.
Tue Feb 07
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Tuesday, February 7 -- Cross-Country Ski. Berlin. Dr. Burns Property. Easy/Moderate. Various Distances. Leader: Fred Jordan.
Sat Feb 11
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Saturday, February 11 -- Cross-Country Ski. Bolton. Bolton Ski Touring Center. Moderate. Various distances. Trail Fee. Leader: Mary Smith or Mary Garcia
Sat Feb 11
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We didn't need our snowshoes, but we hiked on Hunger Mountain from the Middlesex side. Eric and Lori turned around at the Gully, but Scott, Thomas and Charlene...
Sun Feb 12
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Sunday, February 12 -- Snowshoe. Huntington. Moderate/Difficult. 7 miles round trip. Montclair Glen Lodge by the Forest City Trail. If unable to access...
Sun Feb 12
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It was a very cold February morning when four kids and their parents attempted to hike the Stowe Pinnacle. We set off from the parking lot around 10 am....
Sat Feb 18
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Saturday, February 18 -- Snowshoe. Stowe. Mt. Mansfield Forehead. 5.2 miles. Difficult. Ascend Frost and Maple Ridge Trails from Stevensville Road,...
Sun Feb 19
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The ski outing to Marshfield was cancelled due to lack of snow on the groomed trails. Instead the group snowshoed Big Deer in Groton State Forest where there...
Tue Feb 21
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There was enough snow and the temperature was ideal for a good trek at the Stowe-Mount Mansfield Center on my 66th birthday. Though icy in spots on the lower...
Sat Feb 25
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Saturday, February 25 -- Cross-country Ski. Peacham. Difficult. 4 miles. Beach Road to Peacham Bog, Groton, and return. Leader: Steve Lightholder.
Sun Feb 26
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This trip was scheduled as something entirely different, a trip across Peacham Bog by the winter route. However, with the snow-starved winter we've had, that...
Sat Mar 03
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Saturday, March 3 -- Snowshoe. Avery's Gore. Gore Mountain. Snowshoe to fire tower/summit. Difficult. 8 miles round trip. Co-listed with the Northeast...
Sat Mar 03
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It was a nice day for skiing: middle 30s, overcast, occasional snow flakes in the air, non-sticky snow. We skied around the site, about 3/4 mile long, a former...
Sun Mar 04
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Sunday, March 4 -- Cross-country Ski. East Montpelier. Coburn Pond. Easy. 2 miles. Meet at MHS at 1:00 P.M. Leader: Thomas Weiss.
Wed Mar 07
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Minutes of the meeting.
Thu Mar 08
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Thursday, March 8 -- Cross-country Ski. Stowe. Mt. Mansfield Touring Center. All abilities. Various distances. Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Smith.
Sat Mar 10
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It was still winter in the "Worcester Woods" when a small group of explorers set out to find the mysterious Little Elmore Pond. There was still plenty of...
Sun Mar 11
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YAC Worcester Mountain Snowshoe Sunday March 11, 2012 On a day that seemed more spring than winter, we gathered at Shawn Keeley's house and hiked up the road...
Sun Mar 18
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With record high temperatures, I expected the Cotton Brook Road to be clear and dry. It was not to be. When the five of us arrived, we could drive only as far...
Sat Mar 24
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Saturday, March 24 -- Cross-country Ski. Groton State Forest. Moderate. Snow conditions will determine location and length. Meet at MHS at 1:00 P.M. Leader:...
Sun Apr 01
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Marilyn, Steve and I drove from MHS to the trailhead on Dodge Road, then walked down "section 3" of the East Montpelier Trails, which is described as ...
Fri Apr 13
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Section Annual Meeting, at Noble Hall, Vermont College of Fine Arts
Sat Apr 14
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Eleven people enjoyed a beautiful day with a walk around Sodom Pond. We noted that the beavers had been working on the dam on the stream near the Music...
Sat Apr 14
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YAC had a beautiful spring morning -- warm temperatures, clear blue skies, spring flowers -- for the Hubbard Hunt. We all gathered at the pond by the entrance...
Sun Apr 15
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Stowe Bike Path April 15, 2015 The Sunday April 15 Stowe bike path walk occurred in its entirety on a beautiful spring day with two participants, the leader...
Sat Apr 21
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Grey skies and a dreary weather forecast kept members indoors this afternoon. But the four of us who showed up at Berlin Pond were rewarded for being intrepid....
Sat Apr 28
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Peacham Bog April 28, 2012 On Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11 of us hiked a 5.4 mile loop to Peacham Bog in Groton State Park. It was a wonderful spring hike. The...
Sat May 05
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Saturday, May 5 -- Walk. Montpelier. Moderate. 3-4 hours. Walk through Hubbard Park to Gould Hill Road onto trail to North Branch Park. Return to State...
Tue May 08
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Tuesday, May 8 -- Bike Ride. Waterbury to Huntington Gorge. Moderate. 25 miles. Bring water and lunch. Helmet required. Leader: Mary Garcia and Mary Smith. ...
Wed May 09
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This was our annual volunteer work day for the Montpelier parks system, under the guidance of Parks Director Geoffrey Beyer. He had us, as the 'experts,'...
Thu May 10
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Thursday, May 10 -- Work Hike. (Rain Date: May 11, Friday) Montpelier. All abilities. Our annual work day in Montpelier Parks. Give something back to the...
Sat May 12
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YAC Stowe Bike Path Ride Saturday May 12, 2012 YAC families hit the trail on two wheels in Stowe. We rolled out of the parking lot, over the bridge, around the...
Sun May 13
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Mothers Day for the Great Blue Herons on the Missisquoi was a day for nest building. Six of us kayaked in the Missisquoi National Wildlife refuge and watched...
Sat May 19
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Bamforth Ridge/LT work trip Saturday May 19, 2012 13 volunteers (including two new volunteers) met at Mont. High School to carpool to the trail head. The usual...
Sat May 26
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Smugglers Notch/LT work trip Saturday May 26, 2012 6 volunteers (including 2 new ones) met at the Elephants Head/LT picnic area. Two people drove on up the the...
Sat Jun 02
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Bushwhack: Chases Mountain Saturday June 02, 2012 We met at 9:00 at the Middlesex Notch WMA parking area on Notch Road. "Rain, heavy at times" was forecast....
Sun Jun 03
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Sunday, June 3 -- Hike. Plainfield. Spruce Mountain. Young Adventurers Club. Easy. For all ages. Leader: Alyssa Krebs and Gretchen Elias
Wed Jun 06
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Minutes of the meeting.
Tue Jun 12
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Bike Ride - South Hero Tuesday June 12, 2012 Eight people enjoyed a 25 mile bike ride in the Champlain Islands even though it was a very windy day. We found a...
Wed Jun 13
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Sunset trip up Mt. Hunger Wednesday June 13, 2012 When the days are long, it is fun to start up Hunger late in the day. We met at 4 pm at Rumney and carpooled...
Sat Jun 16
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Bike Ride, Lebanon, NH Saturday June 16, 2012 Eric, Fred and I biked the Northern Rail trail from Lebanon, NH east as far as the hamlet of Grafton, 20 miles...
Sun Jun 17
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Pico Camp Sunday June 17, 2012 Our group of 3 met at the High School and decided against the loop involving a road walk. We ascended the Sherburne Pass trail...
Sat Jun 23
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Saturday, June 23 -- Paddle. Greensboro. Kayak/canoe on Caspian Lake. Moderate. Meet at MHS. Bring lunch. Leader: Joan Heller
Sun Jun 24
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Sunday, June 24 -- Hike. Underhill. Stevensville Road Trailhead, up the Nebraska Notch Trail to the Long Trail, then across the LT to Butler Lodge,descend...
Sat Jun 30
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YAC Wrightsville Paddle and Picnic Saturday June 30, 2012 YAC returned to Wrightsville Reservoir for our annual summer paddle and picnic. We canoed past the...
Sat Jul 07
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Saturday, July 7 -- Hike. Huntington. Camel's Hump from the Huntington side of the mountain. Difficult. 5.8 miles. Ascend by the Forest City, Dean and Long...
Sat Jul 07
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Paddle on the Connecticut Saturday July 07, 2012 The original plan for this trip was to put in at Woodsville and paddle down-river to South Newbury. But on a...
Sat Jul 14
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Skyline Trail from Worcester to Hunger Saturday, July 14, 2012 On Saturday, July 14, 2012, 3 of us hiked 11.8 miles from the base of Worcester Mountain, across...
Sun Jul 15
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Sunday, July 15 -- Hike/Explore/Swim. East Montpelier. Coburn Pond. Former gravel pit area with 6 acre pond. Easy. 3 miles. Leader: Ann Burcroff
Sun Jul 15
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Beaver Meadow Loop Sunday July 15, 2012 Michael was the only one to call, so I picked him up and we went directly to the trailhead. The hike is described as...
Sun Jul 22
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Sunday, July 22 -- Hike. Orange. Hike to top of Butterfield Mountain. Moderate. 8 miles total. 5 miles on logging roads and 3 miles bushwhacking. Leader:...
Sat Jul 28
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Saturday, July 28 -- Hike. White Mtns., NH. Southern Presidentials. Difficult. Summit Mounts Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower and Pierce. Ammonosuc Ravine and...
Sat Aug 11
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Saturday, August 11 -- Rain Date: August 12, Sunday -- Hike. White Mtns., NH. Summit Mt. Jefferson via Caps Ridge Trail. VERY STEEP AND DIFFICULT. Descent...
Sun Aug 12
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Lake Mansfield Trail to Taylor Lodge Sunday August 12, 2012 We left MHS at 8:30 and reach the Trout Club parking lot a bit after 9. Took a long break up at the...
Sat Aug 25
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Saturday, August 25 -- Hike/Backpack/Overnight. White Mtns., NH. Backpacking trip to "The Bonds", West Bond, Mt. Bond and Bondcliff. Difficult. Backpack...
Tue Aug 28
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Spruce Mountain Tuesday August 28, 2012 One of Central Vermont's favorite hikes is up Spruce Mountain in Plainfield and it did not disappoint this time either....
Sun Sep 02
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Sunday, September 2 -- Hike. Waumbek, NH. Difficult though one of the easier NH 4,000 footers. 7.8 miles round trip. Largely below tree line on Starr King...
Sat Sep 08
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Saturday, September 8 -- Paddle. Morristown. Green River Reservoir. Moderate. PFD required. Bring lunch. If applicable, bring your Green Mt. Passport....
Tue Sep 11
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sun Sep 16
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YAC Hike to Taylor Lodge and the Clara Bow Trail Sunday September 16, 2012 We broke out our hats and mitts for the first time this fall as the morning sun...
Sun Sep 16
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Belvidere Mountain Sunday September 16, 2012 Participants young and old climbed Mount Belvidere on the last Sunday of summer. Hikers shared the job of carrying...
Sat Sep 22
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Saturday, September 22 -- Hike. Mount Moosilauke, NH. Difficult. 6.7 miles round trip. 3,300' of elevation gain. Summit via Gorgebrook Trail from Dartmouth...
Sun Sep 23
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Battell Shelter and Mt. Abe Sunday September 23, 2012 The weather forecast improved as the weekend drew near, so we had a good turnout - eight people went up...
Sat Sep 29
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Saturday, September 29 -- Hike. Bolton Bridge Project. Moderate. Join Dave Hardy, GMC Director of Field Programs, for an onsite visit of the proposed new...
Sat Oct 06
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Saturday, October 6 -- Paddle. Johnson. Lamoille River. Easy white water. Bring lunch. PFD required. Leader: Fred Jordan
Sun Oct 14
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Berlin, Irish Hill Sunday October 14, 2012 A group of optimistic YAC members ignored predictions of rain on Sunday and headed out to explore the Irish Hill...
Sun Oct 14
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Sunset Ridge, Mt. Mansfield Sunday October 14, 2012 When I planned the trip, I imagined us walking up Sunset Ridge on a sunny warm day in October. It was...
Sat Oct 20
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Middlesex Town Forest Bush-whack Saturday October 20, 2012 Three of us met at 9:00 at the Middlesex Notch Wildlife Management Area and headed west on the Class...
Sun Oct 21
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Bald Mountain hike Sunday October 21, 2012 Armed with Luke O'Brien's "Northeast Kingdom Mountain Trail Guide" and wanting to learn more about his corner of the...
Sat Oct 27
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Smuggler's Notch work hike Saturday October 27, 2012 Eight volunteers met in Montpelier on a warm and clearing morning and carpooled to the Elephant's Head/LT...
Sat Nov 03
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Bamforth Ridge work hike Saturday November 03, 2012 Nine volunteers met in Montpelier on a ch illy and cloudy morning and carpooled to the Bamforth Ridge/LT...
Sat Nov 10
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Saturday, November 10 -- Bike Ride. Young Adventurers Club. Trip location and details available at http://www.gmcmontpelier.org/events/yac or call Mike...
Sun Nov 18
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Sunday, November 18 -- Walk. Burlington Bike Path. Easy. From Echo Center to the Colchester municipal line across the Winooski River Bridge and return....
Tue Nov 27
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Tuesday, November 27 -- Road Walk. Greensboro. Caspian Lake. Moderate. 7 miles. The road around beautiful Caspian Lake is mostly dirt, with a paved section....
Sat Dec 01
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Paine Mountain to Irish Hill Bushwhack Sunday December 01, 2012 On Saturday, December 1, 2012, 3 of us hiked up Paine Mountain in Northfield, bushwhacked...
Sun Dec 02
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Sunday, December 2 -- Hike. Elmore Mountain. Moderate. 3+/- miles round trip. Elmore Mountain chimney viewpoint with option to summit. Meet at MHS. Leader:...
Sun Dec 09
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Sunday, December 9 -- YAC. Montpelier. Easy. 1-2 miles. Young Adventurers Club. Winter Wander through Hubbard Park and Montpelier. Leader: Shawn Keeley ...
Wed Dec 12
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Minutes of the meeting.
Sun Dec 16
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Peacham road walk Sunday December 16, 2012 Twelve brave souls came out to face cold, wind, and snow on an off-season road walk around scenic Peacham. We...
Sat Dec 29
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Saturday, December 29 -- Hike. Groton. Moderate. 3 miles. Around Kettle Pond in Groton State Forest. Little elevation gain/loss; boulders and stumps to walk...
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