Outings for April 2016

4/2 (Sat) Milton Town Forest – CANCELLED
Cancelled due to muddy trails and bad weather.
We’ll meet to walk the Milton Forest Recreational Trails off the Milton-Westford Road. This was formerly the Bove Property. This is a 4 mile hike that passes by the beautiful Milton Pond. It’s an easy hike at a moderate pace that includes a small number of short hills. We’ll be out approx. 2 hours. Wear proper footwear for hiking or snowshoeing that may include some muddy conditions. Dogs are welcome but have to be on leash in designated areas. Easy walk/snowshoe. Moderate pace. 4-10 miles. Group limit 15. Contact leader by 4/1. Nancy Hankey, vtgardener1@myfairpoint.net.

4/3 (Sun) Lake Champlain waterfront walks
Lets walk Burlington’s bike and explore the many parks it passes and other nearby gems! Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 6-8 miles. 500′ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Contact leader by 3/25. Adam Heckle, aheckle@uvm.edu or 233-8091.

4/9 (Sat) Camels Hump via Monroe Trail
Change due to early mud season (trails on Camels Hump are closed):
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail bicycle walk (too cold to bicycle)

We’ll start from Jeffersonville and bicycle east to  Morrisville on the ~ 16 mile “phase 1B” section of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, and continue until we decide to turn around.
Starting from the Couching Lion Farm Site in Duxbury, we will climb the Monroe Trail to the summit of Camel’s Hump and return the same way. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate pace. 7 miles. 2700′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 4/7. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

4/10 (Sun) Mt Abe via Batelle Trail
Depending on the weather conditions, we’ll hike or snowshoe to the top of Mt. Abraham via the Battell Trail. If it’s icy, crampons or microspikes and poles will be necessary. Difficult snowshoe. 7 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 4/8. Rich Larsen, 878-6828 or larsen007@aol.com.

4/16 (Sat) Bike from Vergennes to Middlebury
Save the trails. We will start at the green in Vergennes, then bike over hilly back roads to Middlebury for lunch. Difficult bicycle. 25 miles. Group limit 8. Mary Lou Recor, 660-2834 or mlrecor@myfairpoint.net.

4/23 (Sat) Map & Compass Workshop
Learn how not to get lost in the woods. Easy workshop. Phil Hazen, 355-7181 or philhazen@comcast.net.

4/30 (Sat) Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail
We’ll start in St. Albans and bicycle the full 26 mile length of the Missisquoi Valley Rail trail to Richford, and return. Difficult bicycle. Moderate pace. 52 miles. Contact leader by 4/28. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

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