Newcomers and nonmembers are welcome on our outings. Bring drinking water and a lunch. Wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for weather changes. This is Vermont! Unless otherwise noted, all trips leave from Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station off Center Street in Rutland City. Distances are round trip and are approximate, as are elevation gains. Trips vary considerably in level of difficulty. Call hike leader if you have any questions. HIKE LEADER HAS DISCRETION TO REFUSE ANYONE WHO IS NOT ADEQUATELY PREPARED.
NOTE: For various reasons after this schedule is printed, hike details may change – please call hike leader to be certain of the details and to find out if the hike is appropriate for your pet.
Bring drinking water and a lunch. Wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for weather changes. Distances are round trip and are approximate, as are elevation gains. As of press time, the State is asking that all dogs be leashed.
June 5, Saturday Larry Walter 775-3855, Dave Coppock 683-1614 Upper-Elevation Work Day Clear brush and water bars, paint blazes and cut blowdowns readying the upper-elevation stretches of the Long/Appalachian Trail for the summer hiking season. Bring work gloves, sturdy shoes. lunch, water and bug spray, Tools will be provided.
June 6, Sunday Trash pick-up day Mill River south of the swinging bridge. Larry Walter 775-3855, Dave Coppock 683-1614
June 12, Saturday Green Mountain Club Annual Meeting Virtual again this year. See your Long Trail News for details or visit greenmountainclub.org.
July 17, Saturday Herb Ogden 293-2510, firstname.lastname@example.org Green Mountain, Mt. Tabor We'll hike the Long Trail to Little Rock Pond, climb Green Mountain with views east over the pond, descend through fine evergreen woods and return by the Green Mountain Trail and Connector. 6.9 miles, moderate, with 1050' total ascent.
July 31, Saturday Sandy Bragg 492-2143, email@example.com Town Farm WMA, Shrewsbury We’ll explore the new 500+ acre Town Farm Wildlife Management Area, hiking on trails and old roads with a stop for lunch at Clarendon Shelter. Returning on the Long/Appalachian Trail. 4 miles, moderate.
August 21, Saturday Herb Ogden 293-2510, firstname.lastname@example.org Quimby, Killington We'll climb east on the Appalachian Trail to near Quimby Mountain, then follow an abandoned road to view the little Woodard cemetery and nearby huge cellar hole, with views toward Pico and Killington. We'll return by the Quimby Road. 4.5 miles, moderate, with 1300' total ascent, mostly in the first 1.25 miles.
September 5, Sunday Herb Ogden 293-2510, email@example.com Burton Cemetery and Old Weston Road, Mt. Tabor. From Devil's Den on Forest Rod 10, we'll hike the abandoned Weston road that leads to the Burton Cemetery, last used in 1879. We'll continue west to Forest Road 10 and return on it. 3 miles, easy, with 300' total climb.