Author Archives: David Hathaway

Trip reports July 2019 (updated 7/20/2019)

7/20/2019 – Cantilever Rock
We met at 8:30 at the Underhill Center park & ride, took one car up to the state park, and were on the trail a little before 9. Although the forecast was for a very hot day, and it was pretty humid, we were hiking under tree shade and were early and high enough that we stayed reasonably cool. The parking lot was close to full, but we saw few people on our way up. We reached the Cantilever Rock around 10 and hung around for a while as a couple other parties came and went, then headed down, reaching the car around 11:45. Participants: Mike Fiske, Kristin Gretkowski, David Hathaway (leader).

7/13/2019 – Mansfield via Halfway House
After meeting up at Essex Center park and ride and Underhill Historic Society Schoolhouse we drove up to Underhill State Park. The 5 of us, Mark McLane, David Hathaway, Susan Tobin, and Dale Schmit, and myself found a couple of parking spots inside the park and paid the fee. Around 8:30am we ascended the cut trail and CCC road until we arrived at the Halfway House trail. We continued up at a steady pace and 2/3 of the way up we reached the ledgy part of the trail and it was quite slick. With water wicking off on us from the evergreens covered with moisture from the downpour the night before, we carefully navigated the slippery terrain. Upon reaching the ridge we took a break and had a snack. Although the sun was out the mountain was covered with clouds and visibility was about 100ft. Upon reaching the chin we did get some views out to Stowe ski resort and to the west but it was still obscured a bit with clouds. We took a longer break and had lunch. When we descended Sunset Ridge trail the clouds broke up and we got a clear view out toward Burlington, the lake and Adirondacks in the distance. We decided to skirt off the trail to view the cantilever rock. We also spotted beautiful moss, lichen and water running down the rock ledge the cantilever rock was entombed in. Upon finishing the Sunset ridge trail we could not find the paper I logged us in on and after a couple of minutes gave up skimming through the dozens of pages of entries for the mountain. We descended back to the vehicles and said our goodbyes at about 2pm. Participants: Mark McLane, David Hathaway, Susan Tobin, and Dale Schmit, Wes Volk (leader).

GMC Long Trail Day, August 3, 2019

Hike the Long Trail in a day!
Individuals and groups will hike segments of the Long Trail to complete the entire 272-mile trail in one day, all while raising money for the Green Mountain Club to continue its work caring for the mountains and trails of Vermont.

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Outings for July 2019

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Outings for August 2019

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Outings for September 2019

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Trip reports June 2019 (updated 7/3/2019)

6/30/2019 – Long Trail – Spruce Ledge Camp to Babcock Trail Loop
Three of us left Essex at 8:00am for the one hour drive to Eden. Continue reading

ADK parking closures and changes

Roadside parking closures
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Trip reports May 2019 (updated 5/27/2019)

5/26/2019 – Corliss Camp to Eden Crossing
We met at the Cambridge park & ride a little before 8:30,
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Trip reports April 2019 (updated 6/12/2019)

4/6/2019 – Vergennes to Middlebury Bicycle Continue reading

Trip reports January-March 2019 (updated 4/1/2019)

3/31/2019 – Hurricane (cancelled trip)
I wanted to climb Hurricane,
But the forecast was calling for rain.
What with global warming,
We’ll see more storming,
Which surely will drive me insane.
Total participants: 0, including me.
Mary Lou Recor, poet and would-be trip leader.

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GMC now hiring for the 2019 season

Interested in working for the GMC? They are now interviewing people for the 2019 season. Most jobs run from mid-May to mid-October. Look here for more information.

Trip reports October-December 2018 (updated 1/30/2019)

12/23/2018 – Mansfield Forehead
After meeting at Essex Center Park and Ride, six of us carpooled to the Stevensville trailhead, where we met Dave. Continue reading