Outings for June 2017

6/3 (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 (Sun) Camels Hump via Monroe Trail
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 hike. Moderate pace. 6.8 miles. 2700′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

6/11 (Sun) Champlain Trail Network, NY
We’ll take the ferry from Charlotte to Essex and walk on a trail (to be determined later) in the Champlain Area Trail network in NY. Easy hike. Beth Ruskai, ruskai@member.ams.org.

6/17 (Sat) Appalachian Gap to Stark Nest
From the AppalachianGap we’ll climb steeply to the Stark Nets and return. Moderate hike. 6 miles. 1200′ elevation gain. Lee Wrigley, leerwrigley@myfairpoint.net.

6/17 (Sat) Young Adventurers Club
The Young Adventurers Club will meet in a location tbd for play and exploration of local trails at a family-friendly pace. Please contact the leader for more details. Michelle Connor, colem2003@hotmail.com.

6/18 (Sun) Camels Hump via Bamforth Ridge
We’ll take the Long Trail from the Winooski River to the summit of Camels Hump, and then descend via the Monroe Trail. Difficult hike. 9.6 miles. 4000′ elevation gain. Wes Volk, wesvolk@gmail.com or 355-4135.

6/24 (Sat) Waterbury Reservoir Paddle
Enjoy an easy two to three hour paddle on the Waterbury Reservoir near Waterbury Center. We will access the reservoir via the boat launch at the dam, from the less-used access off Little River Road and Rt. 2. Contact trip leader for meet-up time and directions but please take note – this outings leader is not an early riser 😉 Perfect weather guaranteed or double your money back. Easy paddle. Group limit 8. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

6/25 (Sun) North Country Trail in New York, possible overnight
Lets carpool to New York and explore access points to the NCT in designated wilderness areas. Lean to’s available for overnights! Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 10 miles. 500′ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Contact leader by 6/15. Adam Heckle, 802-233-8091 or theheckle@hotmail.com.

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