Outings for April 2022


4/2 (Sat) Camels Hump Loop from Duxbury
Cancelled due to early mud season.
We’ll hike a loop over Camel’s Hump via Monroe Trail to Long Trail south, up over the summit, then follow the Alpine Trail back to the Monroe Trail. Difficult hike/snowshoe. Moderate pace. 7.4 miles. 2600′ elevation gain. Jill George, jillghiker@gmail.com.

4/9 (Sat) Paddle the LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area
The water in the LaPlatte should be fairly high this weekend. But no guarantee! We will paddle around the Laplatte in Shelburne (a Nature Conversancy property.) Length and duration to be determined by group. Use this as a chance to learn about this unique river shore area, a habitat for migratory waterfowl, beavers, etc. The marsh area is located at the end of the LaPlatte River, which we will attempt to paddle up if not blocked by deadfalls etc. The Laplatte runs 16 miles from Lake Iroquois to Lake Champlain. The lake shore area is regularly flooded when the lake level rises – the best time to go, as one can paddle through stands of Maple and Willow if conditions are right. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

4/10 (Sun) Vergennes to Middlebury Bike Ride
Thanks to global warming, we can bask in an early spring in the Champlain Valley. We will meet in Vergennes, ride to Middlebury for lunch, then return to Vergennes. Hilly bicycle ride. 25 miles. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 802-660-2834.

4/23 (Sat) Lamoille Valley Rail Trail bicycle
Starting from Cambridge we’ll bicycle the Lamoille Valley Rail trail to Route 15A in Morrisville, with a stop at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville on the way back. A fairly long ride, but with very easy grades. Moderate bicycle. Moderate pace. 35 miles. Group limit 10. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

4/24 (Sun) Lunch on the Beach Ride
We will leave from the North Hero Elementary School and ride north to and around Isle Lamotte. Our lakeside lunch will be on the beach at St. Ann’s Shrine. Mostly mellow with two short, heart-pounding hills. 28 miles. Group limit 10. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 802-660-2834.

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