Outings for June, 2018

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, americorps@wvpd.org or (978) 994-0482.

6/2 (Sat) National Trails Day
National Trails Day isn’t cancelled, but this trail work trip is, as we’ve gotten the needed work done in earlier outings.

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, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net 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, kfarone@yahoo.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 wesvolk@gmail.com.

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, ted@ted-albers.net.

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, theheckle123@gmail.com.

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, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

6/24 (Sun) Bring Firewood to Bolton Lodge
The GMC is having four cords of firewood delivered to Bolton Lodge in late June to get the camp ready for a year of rentals. They are looking for a work party to get the firewood stacked in the woodshed, and have asked for our help. Many hands will make short work of it. Meet at the Richmond park & ride at I89 exit 11 at 8:30. Or if it isn’t on your way to Bolton, meet us at 9 AM at the parking area with the gate at the base of the trail up to Bolton Lodge, where the Catamount Trail crosses the Bolton Valley Access Road. Rain date June 30.

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