Outings for September 2016

9/3 (Sat) Whiteface Mt. from Smuggler’s Notch
From the top of Smuggler’s Notch we’ll climb to Sterling Pond, then follow the Long Trail over Madonna and Morse Mountains, continue to Whiteface Mountain and return. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 11 miles. 4000′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

POSTPONED 😦 9/10 (Sat) Shelburne Pond Paddle
Lets take a walk through the paths in UMV’s Achilles Natural Area at Shelburne Pond then go for a paddle. Lying in the heart of one of Vermont’s more developed areas, it encompasses freshwater wetlands, forested uplands, an agricultural lands. Our one mile walk will take us through parts of these environments. Then into our paddle-crafts, we will explore the various natural areas and points of interest around the pond (of which I am no expert but will have guidebook handy.) Lets hope for a cool clear day! Easy walk & paddle.

9/17 (Sat) Three Ferries Ride (Lake Champlain)
From the King Street Dock in Burlington, we will ride on bike path north to Local Motion’s bike ferry to South Hero. After following West Shore Road (gravel), we will cross over to New York on the Grand Isle/Cumberland Head Ferry. We will then head south on Rte. 9, which has a wide shoulder, through Plattsburgh to the ferry dock at Port Kent for our final water crossing. Moderate bicycle. 42 miles. Group limit 10. Mary Lou Recor, 660-2834 or mlrecor@myfairpoint.net.

9/24 (Sat)  ⇒ 9/25 (Sun) Mount Mansfield
Date changed to avoid conflict with GMC volunteer picnic.
We will head up the Butler Lodge Trail for a little snack at Butler Lodge. And then it is the Wampahoofus Trail to the Forehead. And then, and then . . . The Chin with great views! Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 10 miles. 3000′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Phil Hazen, 355-7181 or philhazen@comcast.net.

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