Outings for June 2019

6/1 (Sat) Spring Trail Work – 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. Likely to be cancelled if need work is done on earlier trips. Moderate work trip. Slow-moderate pace. 4-10 miles. 1000-2000′ elevation gain. John Sharp, john.sharp@uvm.edu or 862-3941. Paul Beliveau, pbeliveau@gmail.com .

6/2 (Sun) Bird Monitoring Walk
(Location changed from Ridgelines posting.) 8:30am-11am at Colchester Pond. This 3-mile hike is a moderate hike with several, short, but steep inclines. The walk will take at least 3 hours as we take our time hiking around to be sure to capture all the bird species present. We will meet in the parking lot (carpooling is encouraged if possible as parking is limited) by the information board where we will begin our hike. All are welcome, and binoculars and field guides will be available to borrow. Easy walk. 3 miles. Juli Tyson, americorps@wvpd.org or 978-994-0482.

6/2 (Sun) 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. 11.4 miles. 3000′ elevation gain. Lindsay Pokorak, lpokorak@gmail.com.

6/8 (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.

6/9 (Sun) Stowe-Morrisville Loop
We will follow Stagecoach Road from Stowe to Morrisville, then return via Randolph Road Moderate bicycle ride. Easy pace. 20 miles. Group limit 8. Contact leader by 6/8. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 660-2834.

6/15 (Sat) Camels Hump via Bamforth Ridge
From the Winooski River we’ll climb the largest elevation gain on the Long rail to the summit of Camels Hump and return. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 12.4 miles. 4000′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

6/16 (Sun) Rattlesnake Mt, NY
Rattlesnake Mountain across the lake in NY. Great views across the lake from the summit. Easy hike. Slow pace. 3 miles. 700′ elevation gain. Beth Ruskai, mbruskai@gmail.com.

6/22 (Sat) Bolton Lodge Firewood Stack
The GMC is having firewood delivered to Bolton Lodge 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 23.

6/22 (Sat) Dogwood Bakery Ride
The sole purpose of this bike ride is to burn the calories we will consume at the Dogwood Bakery in Wadhams, New York. We will take the ferry from Charlotte, ride from Essex to Wadhams to Westport and back to Essex. Hilly bicycle ride. Easy pace. 25 miles. Group limit 8. Contact leader by 6/21. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 660-2834.

6/23 (Sun) Tongue Mountain Loop, NY
(changed from Colvin, Blake, Nippletop, & Dial, ADK by substitute leader)
We will start from the Clay Meadow trailhead and climb to Fifth Peak and then follow the ups and downs of the ridegeline all the way to Montcalm Point enjoying great views of Lake George and the narrows from many vantage points. From there the trail follows Northwest Bay back to the trailhead. Difficult hike, 13.5 miles, 3000 ft. elevation gain. Mark McLane, mmclane44@gmail.com, 857-5026.

6/29 (Sat) Bird Monitoring Walk
8:30am at Delta Park in Colchester. Bird Monitoring Walk returns to Delta Park once again to see what waterfowl we can scope out on the lake and who’s singing in the trees. Winooski Valley Park District will have binoculars and field guides available to borrow. No experience necessary, open to all ages. Easy walk. Juli Tyson, americorps@wvpd.org or 978-994-0482.

6/30 (Sun) Spruce Ledge Camp
This hike will follow the Long Trail from VT118 through Devil’s Gulch to Spruce Ledge Camp. After a leisurely lunch at the camp, we’ll return via the Babcock Trail past Big Muddy Pond. Moderate hike. 6 miles. Dana Baron, dk.baron@comcast.net or 373-8613.

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