6/2 (Sat) Observing Spring through Birds
All levels and experience with birding welcome! Join us to observe the arrival of spring through the birds at Delta Park, one of Winooski Valley Park District’s birding HOTSPOTs. Led by Americorps Volunteer environmental educator Juli Tyson. We’ll met at 8:30 at the Delta Park parking area at the end of Windemere Way in Colchester (past the fishing access) , and should be done around 10. Easy hike / walk. Leisurely pace. 1 mile. Julianna Tyson, firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 994-0482.
6/2 (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. Subject to cancellation if all needed work is completed in earlier outings; check the website. Moderate work trip. Slow-moderate pace. 4-10 miles. 1000-2000′ elevation gain. Pam Gillis, 879-1457 or email@example.com. John Sharp, 862-3941.
6/3 (Sun) Long Trail: Lincoln Gap to Cooley Glen
We will hike south on the Long Trail from Lincoln Gap to Cooley Glen Shelter, then out to the Cooley Glen trailhead. Headnets recommended. Moderate hike. 8 miles. Mary Lou Recor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-2834.
6/9 (Sat) 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. 6.8 miles. 2700′ elevation gain. Kim Farone, email@example.com.
6/10 (Sun) Sterling Pond via Elephant’s Head Trail
Park down by Stowe resort and hike up elephants head and then maybe on to Madonna. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 9.6 miles. 1500′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Wes Volk, 355-4135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
6/16 (Sat) Camels Hump Loop: Dean / Monroe Trails
We will start at the parking lot at the end of Camel’s Hump Road (off River Road, in N. Duxbury) and take the Monroe Trail for about 1.3 miles to the Dean Trail, which climbs an easy grade from its junction with the Monroe Trail and follow about 0.5 mile where there is a nice view of Camel’s Hump summit if clear, across an old beaver pond. That is the end of this hike however others are welcome on their own to continue to the Long Trail at Wind Gap and head north about 1.7 rugged miles to the right, uphill, to Camel’s Hump summit. Difficult hike. 7.5 miles. 2700′ elevation gain. Ted Albers, email@example.com.
6/17 (Sun) Shelburne Bay Hike / LaPlatte River Paddle
We will meet at Shelburne Bay for small hike, and a short paddle in LaPlatte river paddle afterwards.. Anglers welcome! Easy hike/paddle. 4 pace. Adam Heckle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6/23 (Sat) Worcester Ridge
We’ll climb the Middlesex Trail to the summit of Mt. Hunger, then follow the Skyline Trail to Mt. Worcester, returning on the Worcester Mt. Trail. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 11 miles. 3000′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. David Hathaway, email@example.com or 899-9982.