11/23/13 Worcester Mtn.
We met and we conquered! Wearing our orange (Max had not one but TWO orange caps to be seen by any hunters), Continue reading
12/1 (Sun) Mansfield Loop Continue reading
1/4 (Sat) Young Adventure’s Club (YAC) Snowshoe at Ethan Allen Homestead Continue reading
2/1 (Sat) Young Adventurer’s Club – Cross Country Ski at the Intervale Center Continue reading
3/1 (Sat) Red Rocks Park – Young Adventurer’s Club Continue reading
Trip leaders (or anyone else.) Looking for inspiration for your next trip? A collection of past trips is posted on the “For Trip Leaders” page. Scroll down the Trip Leaders page to see “Trip Ideas for Fall” etc. Of course you can also scan past issues of Ridgelines, too!
In a recent survey of the Green Mountain Club’s 10,000+ members, 83% of participants said that they would be more likely to frequent a business that supports the Long Trail. Continue reading
Hikers and paddlers should always be aware that they share Vermont’s woods and waters with hunters, especially in fall and winter. The exact dates of hunting seasons change each year.
Here are some of this year’s major hunting dates: Continue reading
GMC’s Director of Trail Programs Dave Hardy led a volunteer crew that joined GMC’s trail staff who have been working on the new Long Trail route on Stimson Mt. north of the new Winooski Bridge. Thanks to students from Johnson State, too.
See more photos (click each to enlarge). Continue reading
GMC Young Adventurers Club
The Young Adventurers Club gets kids 0-6 years old and their parents outdoors, to hike, play, learn, explore, and make friends! The YAC Burlington Section will have an outing on the first Saturday of each month. We communicate by facebook and e-mail. Kelley Christie is leading this effort for the Burlington Section. Have kids and are looking for a genuine Vermont out-of-doors experience? Join Kelley! The Young Adventurers Club of the Green Mountain Club was started by the Montpelier section. See some YAC photos!
8/24/13 – Hike up Mt. Abe via the Long Trail
In late June 2013, Pete Antos-Ketcham and Dave Hardy from the GMC organized a chainsaw course for their summer trail crews. Fortunately they opened the session to others who should have taken this class long ago Continue reading
This website is a good place to look for recent information such as outings, trip reports and announcements. But the site has a good bit of history in it tool. There are two kinds of searches: Continue reading
￼Jennifer met GMC and OGE friends at the Outdoor Gear Exchange on Sunday evening June 23rd Burlington for a talk and book signing. Continue reading
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Click below to link to search the contents of the past ten years of the Burlington Section Ridgelines newsletter. The result(s) will be an entire edition of Ridgelines (in a PDF file). The search term will not be highlighted in the PDF – the word(s) you searched for could be anywhere in the newsletter. To narrow your results, search for more terms, or search for an exact term in quotes. For example, searching for spring trail work returned 31 editions of Ridgelines. Searching for spring trail work 1995 returned four. Searching for “spring trail work” 1995 returned one.
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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.
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
4/28/2012 – Wildflower Hike at Niquette Bay State Park Continue reading
Trip ideas for Fall: October, November, December Continue reading
Trip Ideas for Summer: July, August, September Continue reading
Trip ideas for Spring: April, May, June Continue reading
Trip Ideas: Winter January, February, March Continue reading
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
The GMC Burlington Section maintains Yahoo Listserv. Subscribe to get occasional announcements (occasional – as in a few every quarter, max!) We will let you know when the Ridge Lines newsletter is posted, or special events are scheduled. But we won’t spam you, and you can remove yourself at any time. Subscribe here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gmcburlington/ and click “Join This Group” on the right. Continue reading
In 2006, GMC’s Board established a certification program for hikers who complete all eighty-four side trails of the Long Trail System (164.2 miles in all). Continue reading
Want a great place for a winter retreat? Continue reading
The Wisdom of Roy Buchanan – cont.
In our Fall 2009 issue, we featured some of Daan Zwick’s memories about Roy Buchanan, the first director of the Long Trail Patrol. Here’s what Daan sent us about building an igloo with Roy – just in time for winter! Continue reading
It was 1978. We were rebuilding Taylor Lodge, which had burned down the year before. Continue reading
12/19/09 Mansfield Ridge Continue reading
Every one of the Green Mountain Club’s shelters, lodges and tenting areas has an adopter. Continue reading
In 1931, the Green Mountain Club formed the Long Trail Patrol and appointed Roy O. Buchanan as its director. Continue reading
In January of 1940 Larry Dean, who was probably the most active of the Burlington Section members and a dedicated scoutmaster, led a group of boy scouts on a winter hike to Taft Lodge. Continue reading
Every one of the Green Mountain Club’s shelters, lodges and tenting areas has a volunteer “adopter.” Continue reading