Thanks to the 25(!) volunteers who helped Pam and John for trail-work day 5/19.
Spring trail work is ‘what we do.’ Work at your own pace with a fun group of volunteers like yourself. Feel great at the end of the day that you have helped to maintain Vermont’s Long Trail!
5/25 Spring Trail Work is Cancelled!
We are basically ahead of schedule and do not need to conduct a trail-work day on 5/25. Join us on the 6/1.
6/1 (Sat) National Trails Day
Work Hike Help clear the Long Trail of fallen branches, rocks, etc. Bring work gloves, lunch, water. Tools provided or bring your own. Meet at UVM visitor’s lot at 8am or Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30am. Moderate hike, moderate pace, 5-10 miles, 2000’ elevation gain. Pam Gillis, 879-1457 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and John Sharp, 862-3941.
Read about National Trails Day.
4/28/13 Wildflower Hike at Niquette Bay State Park
For the past several years, I have scheduled a wildflower hike at Niquette Bay State Park on the last weekend in April since that is usually when the wildflowers peak. Continue reading
5/4 (Sat) Spring Trail Work!
Help clear the Long Trail (and some side trails). Bring work gloves, lunch, water. Tools provided or bring your own. Meet at UVM visitor’s lot at 8am or Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30am. Moderate hike, moderate pace, 4-10 miles, 2000’ elevation gain. Pam Gillis, 879-1457 or email@example.com, and John Sharp, 862-3941. Continue reading
6/1 (Sat) National Trails Day
Work Hike Help clear the Long Trail of fallen branches, rocks, etc. Bring work gloves, lunch, water. Tools provided or bring your own. Meet at UVM visitor’s lot at 8am or Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30am. Moderate hike, moderate pace, 5-10 miles, 2000’ elevation gain. Pam Gillis, 879-1457 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and John Sharp, 862-3941. Continue reading
Are you savvy with marketing techniques – placing events in the local papers, getting flyers and posters printed and distributed, writing promotional announcements for the web site and list-serv? We need help coordinating the promotion and publicity of our outings and special events. If you are interested, please contact Ted Albers at 802-557-7009 or email@example.com The Committee meets every couple of months to plan activities and eat great cookies Kelley makes. We could always use volunteers to help organize events and help with marketing and publicity, or lead hikes or just come up with fun ideas of stuff to do!
The Burlington Section is lucky to have many members who have had amazing adventures in the backcountry. Along with many other hiking expeditions in this country and in far-off lands, Rich Larsen has stood on the summits of Colorado’s hundred highest mountains. Valerie Wilkins interviewed Rich and wrote the following article. Continue reading
Spring 2013 Ridgelines is available for download. Note that photos accompanying “Scaling Colorado’s 100 Highest Peaks: Rich Larsen” are here. Continue reading
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See the Ch. 17 Video with Will Wilquist and the Burlington Section!
The Burlington Section of the Green Mountain heard Dr. Allan M. Strong from UVM discuss ‘Birding the Green Mountains: Habitats, Elevational Gradients, and Climate Change.’ Thank you Allan for an excellent presentation on the habitat for birds in the Greens and what it tells us about the changing landscape.
We’re all hoping that winter 2012-2013 brings more snow than last year! Maybe it will help if we start thinking about winter fun. Here are a few recommendations about local trails that are good for snowshoeing and sometimes for cross-country skiing. These areas aren’t groomed for winter use but they’re used enough so there’s usually a packed surface.
The Winooski Valley Park District has 16 parks with beautiful and scenic trails, each just a short drive for most Burlington Section members. (Go to www.wvpd.org and click on Parks.) Continue reading
It seemed like a good idea at the time. On a sunny, mild, mid-February day, the earth sealed up in a thick crust of old snow, my husband and I set out for a hike up Camel’s Hump…. Read the full story on Seven Days.
12/23/12 Camel’s Hump via the Burrows Trail
A couple days before the hike, I told people that it was hard to predict what equipment we would need on the hike and asked everyone to bring both microspikes and snowshoes. Continue reading
Almost nothing evokes wilderness like the yodeling cry of the Common Loon echoing over still water at the end of the day. The presence of these large black-and-white birds on Vermont’s lakes and ponds is a real success story. Continue reading
What is Long Trail Bound?
Long Trail Bound is a resource for hands-on activities created by the Green Mountain Club that will teach students of all ages about the mountain environment and prepare them for a hike in Vermont’s Green Mountains. The activities are designed to be used in many different learning settings from the classroom, to the home, to the trail. They are divided into three categories:
Fostering Stewardship and Sense of Place
Learn more at Long Trail Bound!
8/25/12 Whiteface Mt. by way of Beaver Meadow Trail
A beautiful sunny day greeted five enthusiastic hikers. Continue reading
Most Vermonters who’ve spent any time outdoors have stories about the weather. Have you hiked in mud to your kneecaps? Put your head down and trudged blindly through gale-force winds? Skidded all over an icy mountain? Share your story by sending it to Maeve Kim: PO Box 1086, Jericho Center 05465 or firstname.lastname@example.org
4/28/2012 – Wildflower Hike at Niquette Bay State Park Continue reading
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12/10/11 Burnt Rocks
Sheri Larsen organized the trip, and met the group at the Richmond Park and Ride to send us on our way, but did not go on the hike because of a bad bruise from a fall two weeks previous. Continue reading
Hi Trip Leaders – please send a trip report with all your photos. Thanks Continue reading
April 30, 2011 – Wildflower Hike at Niquette Bay State Park
After a very dreary April, we were rewarded with a sunny day on the day of our hike. Continue reading
12/26/10 Hike up Camel’s Hump via the Burrows Trail Continue reading
The Green Mountain Club is once again sponsoring a digital photo contest for members and the public. The contest will also provide us with fresh material for use in GMC publications. Read more. The GMC always needs new photos!
This was a fun hike and good group in spite of a very hot day. Continue reading
4/24/2010 Biking on the Missisquoi Valley Rail Continue reading
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