Outings for May 2017

5/6 (Sat) Spring Trail Work
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.

5/7 (Sun) Mills Riverside Park
We’ll explore the trails of the Mills Riverside Park in Jericho. Easy hike. Moderate pace. 3-4 miles. 300′ elevation gain. Group limit 15. Substitute trip leader: Beth Ruskai, ruskai@member.ams.org.

5/13 (Sat) Spring Trail Work
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.

Note: The Camel’s Hump hike on May 14 with Robynn Albert listed in the printed outings card with the Spring 2017 Ridgelines was included by mistake. This trip is not taking place. Sorry for the error.

5/20 (Sat) Spring Trail Work
Help clear the Long Trail (and some side trails). Bring work gloves, lunch, water. Tools provided or bring your own. No meeting at UVM this week; meet at 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.

5/21 (Sun) Wildflower walk at Niquette Bay State Park
Changed from Pease Mt. due to muddy trails.
Easy hike, 1.5  miles. Beth Ruskai, ruskai@member.ams.org.

5/21 (Sun) 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.

5/27 (Sat) Spring Trail Work
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.

5/27 (Sat) Spring Birding Extravaganza!
May is THE best time of the year to enjoy the birds that have stuck with us all winter and to welcome back the birds that spent the summer in the balmy southland. Join Maeve Kim for a leisurely walk at a Chittenden County park or nature area. Under 4 miles, gentle hills or flat. maevulus@surfglobal.net or 899-4327

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