Outings for July 2022 (updated 7/13)

7/3 (Sun) 7/2 (Sat) Camels Hump via Bamforth Ridge
Moved from Saturday due to rain forecast.

We’ll spot a car at the Monroe trailhead at the Couching Lion Farm site in Duxbury, then start from the trailhead by the Winooski River and follow the Long Trail to the summit of Camels Hump. We’ll then follow Monroe Trail back to the spotted care. Or if we’re all feeling energetic, we might talk the Long Trail south to the Dean Trail, and follow it and Monroe rail back to the car. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 9.6 to 10.5 miles. 3700′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 6/30. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 802-899-9982.

7/9 (Sat) Devil’s Gulch & Spruce Camp
We will hike the Long Trail south from Vt 118 to Devils Gulch and on to Spruce Ledge Camp. On the return trip we’ll take the Babcock Trail past Muddy Pond. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 6.5 miles. 500′ elevation gain. Group limit 12. Jonathan Breen, ghostman2651@gmail.com or 802-318-8104.

7/9 (Sat) Help Sterling Section with Trailwork
Turnpike and tread hardening on Whiteface (Full Day, Strenuous). Details on GMC calendar of events. Conact Emily Benning at SterlingSection@greenmountainclub.org with any questions, or to register and confirm participation.

7/10 (Sun) Burnt Rock via Hedgehog Brook Trail
We’ll follow the Hedgehog Brook Trail to the Long Trail, then take the Long Trail north to the summit of Burnt Rock Mountain, and return. Difficult hike. 5.2 miles. 2010′ elevation gain. Jill George, jillghiker@gmail.com.

7/16 (Sat) Algonquin & Wright, ADKs – CANCELLED
Trip cancelled.
We will meet at Adirondack Loj and connect up to the Algonquin Trail for an out and back. Parking at the Loj is $7 for ADK members, $15 for non members. Algonquin is the second tallest mountain in NY State and affords exceptional views on a clear day, particularly to Mt. Colden. Difficult hike. 10 miles. 3800′ elevation gain. Chris Luczynski, frogged@gmail.com.

7/21 (Thu) Help Sterling Section with Trailwork
Knotweed pull at the Lamoille River (Evening, Easy). Details on GMC calendar of events. Contact Ed Rogers at SterlingSection@greenmountainclub.org with any questions, or to register and confirm participation. 

7/23 (Sat) Duck Brook Trail POSTPONED to 8/27 (Sat)

By spotting a car or two, we will hike down the old long trail starting on Bolton Notch Road, past Duck Brook Shelter (3.3 miles) to Stage Road (1.2 miles.) We will stop at the falls on Duck Brook which is pretty even if conditions are somewhat dry. Note this is a downhill walk that is steep in a few sections which can be a challenge. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 4.5 miles. 800′ elevation gain. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

7/30 (Sat) Gothics & Pyramid, ADKs
We will park at the Au Sable Club and hike Lake Road to the AW Weld Trail to ascent Pyramid and Gothics before descending via the Beaver Meadow Trail. Gothics affords one of the best views in the Adirondacks on a clear day due to its central location in the Great Range. I will need to talk to all planned hikers a few weeks before trip to plan for scheduling parking via mandatory reservation system (there is no associated cost, but reservations fill up quickly and can be booked 2 weeks out). Difficult hike. 12.3 miles. 3800′ elevation gain. Chris Luczynski, frogged@gmail.com.

7/31 (Sun) Prospect Rock
From Rt 15 we’ll follow the Long Trail north, crossing the Lamoille River and then continuing up to take in the views from Prospect Rock. Easy hike. relaxed pace. Easy hike. Leisurely pace. 3 miles. 550′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 8/11. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 802-899-9982.

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