2/1 (Sat) Young Adventurer’s Club – Cross Country Ski at the Intervale Center Continue reading
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!
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
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.
Search Ridgelines here.
What’s the most common term people search for? Their own name! Try it.
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.
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!
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!
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
Summer is hiking time, but summer also brings long, lazy days perfect for sitting outside and reading. Continue reading
The 2009 GMC Burlington Section Annual Meeting heard about Long-Distance Hiking – The Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly. Long distance hiking brings out the best and worst in people, especially when the hike seems to go on forever. We heard some of the best and some of the worst when Chris Hanna and Mary Lou Recor showed their slides and talked about their differences while walking the forever-long Pacific Crest Trail in 2007, 2008. The one thing they agree on was that the scenery is spectacular, even if the participants looked like they needed a make-over. Highlights include desert flora, rattlesnakes, characters met on the trail who were all “a piece of work,” Mount Whitney, Mount Shasta, Crater Lake and the long-sought U.S./Canada border marker. Thanks to Chris & Mary Lou for the great show!
Pacific Crest Trail - it never stops!
Share Your Weather Story with Ridge Lines Readers
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 email@example.com
This file is an 80 page document describing the history of the GMC Burlington Section from 1910 to 1999. I suggest you right-click to ‘save-as’ this file to your hard drive. GMC Burlington Section History 1910-1999 (2 MB PDF file) Do you have anything to add to the GMC History. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from Dot Myer:
The Burlington Section has many pictures dating back to the 1930s. These are now being copied to CD’s for better preservation. But more photos are needed. Continue reading