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. Hike leader has discretion to refuse anyone who is not adequately prepared. Proof of vaccination may be required. Call the hike leader for meeting place and time, and if you reserve a space and are unable to go, please let the leader know ASAP so that someone else can take your place. If you are sick or have any symptoms, please stay home and join us next time.
September 10, Saturday – LONG TRAIL DAY Join GMC members, staff and section volunteers for a day of hiking trails all over Vermont. More details are available at greenmountainclub.org/longtrailday. Here in our area, volunteers will be handing out snacks and drinks to backpackers at the Rt. 140 crossing, contact Wayne Krevetski, 802-282-2237, [email protected], if you’d like to participate in a little “trail magic.” Herb Ogden, 802-293-2510, [email protected] will lead a hike starting at Rt. 4 and heading south on the Long Trail to Pico, then descending via the Sherburne Pass Trail. It’s a strenuous 7 miles, with some rewarding views. Full COVID vaccination, including boosters recommended by the CDC, required for the hike.
October 8, Saturday, rain date Sunday – HOGBACK MOUNTAIN, Goshen An easy-to-moderate 2 ½ mile hike ending with a panoramic view. Vaccination required. Sue Thomas, 802-773-2185
November 5, Saturday -- “PUT THE TRAIL TO BED” WORK PARTY Join us for our last-of-the-season work day. Bring lunch, sturdy shoes and work gloves, tools will be provided. Larry Walter, 802-775-3855 or Dave Coppock, 802-683-1614
November 12, Saturday – EMERALD LAKE VISTA TRAIL, Dorset Views west to the Taconics, old stone walls and a beautiful stand of evergreens. 2.4 miles, moderate, total climb 500 ft. Full COVID vaccination, including boosters recommended by the CDC required. Herb Ogden, 802-293-2510, [email protected]
November 19, Saturday, rain date Sunday – SLATE HISTORY TRAIL, Bomoseen A safe, easy walk for hunting season to explore the abandoned village of the West Castleton Slate Company. We’ll poke around the ruins of the dam and the 1868 slate mill, then take a scenic walk along the lake shore to a quarry site, returning for lunch by the lake at the State Park. 2 miles, easy. Vaccination required. Sue Thomas, 802-773-2185