Outings for June 2016

6/4 (Sat) National Trails Day
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 work trip. Slow-Moderate pace. 4-10 miles. 1000-2000′ elevation gain. Pam Gillis, 879-1457 or gillis1986@gmail.com. John Sharp, 862-3941.

6/4 (Sat) Spring Bird Walk
Songbirds have returned to Vermont, and they’re courting, squabbling, mating and nesting. We’ll take a leisurely walk (2-4 miles) at Mobbs Farm in Jericho, through fields and woods and alongside a stream. 7AM start. Maeve Kim, maevulus@surfglobal.net or 899-4327.

6/5 (Sun) Mansfield Forehead – cancelled due to heavy rain forecast
We’ll go up Frost/Maple Ridge and down Wampahoofus/Butler. Hopefully the lady slippers will be out on Frost then! Difficult hike. 6 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Sheri Larsen, 878-6828 or larsen007@aol.com.

6/11 (Sat) Worcester Ridge / Skyline Trail
We’ll climb the Middlesex Trail to the summit of Mt. Hunger, then follow the Skyline Trail to Mt. Worcester, returning on the Worcester Mt. Trail. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 11 miles. 3000′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 6/9. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

6/12 (Sun) Mt Abe via Batelle Trail
We’ll park at the Battell trailhead and hike up to Mt Abe. Difficult hike. 7 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Carlene Squires, 434-2533 or carlene@gmavt.net.

6/18 (Sat) Mt Abe via Batelle Trail
We’ll park at the Battell trailhead and hike up to Mt Abe. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 7 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Wes Volk, 355-4135 or wesvolk@gmail.com.

6/19 (Sun) Biking in Shelburne & Charlotte
We’ll meet Shelburne and bike the Bay Park Trail north to Harbor Road, then continue to its end at the Shelburne Shipyard (about 8 miles round trip). We’ll return on Harbor Road, cut through Davis Park and take trails to Bostwick Road, where we’ll ride to Charlotte Beach and return (16 miles round trip.) Easy terrain at a moderate pace, about 24 miles. Easy bicycle. Moderate pace. 24 miles. Group limit 5. Contact leader by 6/18. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

6/25 (Sat) Appalachian Gap to Theron Dean Shelter
Hike from Appalachian Gap on Rt 17 to Theron Dean Shelter and back. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 4-10 miles. 1600′ elevation gain. Lee Wrigley, leewrigley@myfairpoint.net.

6/26 (Sun) Sterling Pond via Elephant’s Head Trail
Park down by Stowe resort and hike up elephants head and then maybe on to Madonna. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 9.6 miles. 1500′ elevation gain. Wes Volk, 355-4135 or wesvolk@gmail.com.

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