Outings for May 2020

5/2 (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 Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30AM, or contact John Sharp if meeting at UVM water tower. 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.

5/3 (Sun) Lamoille Valley Rail Trail bicycle
Starting from Cambridge we’ll bicycle the Lamoille Valley Rail trail to Route 15A in Morrisville, with a stop at Lost Nation Brewing in Morrisville on the way back. A fairly long ride, but with very easy grades. Moderate bicycle. Moderate pace. 35 miles. Group limit 10. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

5/9 (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 Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30AM, or contact John Sharp if meeting at UVM water tower. 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.

5/10 (Sun) Libby’s Lookout
We’ll hike in the Preston Pond conservation area of West Bolton to Libby’s Lookout. Easy hike. Leisurely pace. 3-4 miles. 500′ elevation gain. Group limit 12. Jonathan Breen, ghostman2651@gmail.com or 318-8104.

5/16 (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 Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30AM, or contact John Sharp if meeting at UVM water tower. 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.

5/17 (Sun) Birding at Colchester Pond
We will walk up under the power lines to look for the Indigo Bunting, American Woodcock and some rare warblers. We will not be walking around the pond, but following a route Juli checks out for the returning spring birds. Meet at 8:30 at Colchester Pond Road parking area. Juli Tyson, jstyson17@gmail.com.

5/23 (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 Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30AM, or contact John Sharp if meeting at UVM water tower. 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.

5/24 (Sun) Mystery trip
We’ll head out to enjoy the outdoors somewhere. Contact the trip leader to find out what and where, or check the website for updates. Adam Heckle, theheckle123@gmail.com or 233-8091.

5/25 (Mon) Burnt Rock
We’ll climb Hedgehog Brook Trail to the Long Trail junction, follow it north over some steep terrain to the open summit of Burnt Rock, and return. High water might make the stream crossing at the trailhead impassable and force a plan B – check the website or contact the leader for updates. Difficult hike. 5.2 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Taylor Dobbs, taylor.dobbs@gmail.com.

5/30 (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 Richmond Park & Ride (Exit 11) at 8:30AM, or contact John Sharp if meeting at UVM water tower. 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.

5/31 (Sun) Mansfield via Sunset Ridge
From the Underhill State Park, we’ll climb Mt. Mansfield via Sunset Ridge Trail. There is a $4 per person day use fee. Difficult hike. 6.6 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Wolfgang Hokenmaier, hogges@gmx.net or 343-8175.

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