Author Archives: Green Mountain Club - Burlington Section

New Long Trail north of Winooski takes form before our very eyes!

GMC’s Director of Trail Programs Dave Hardy led a volunteer crew that joined GMC’s trail staff who have been working on the new Long Trail route on Stimson Mt. north of the new Winooski Bridge. Thanks to students from Johnson State, too.

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Young Adventurers Club.. Have little ones? Join us!

GMC Young Adventurers Club

GMC Young Adventurers Club

The Young Adventurers Club gets kids 0-6 years old and their parents outdoors, to hike, play, learn, explore, and make friends! We communicate by facebook and e-mail. Michelle Connor is leading this effort for the Burlington Section. Have kids and are looking for a genuine Vermont out-of-doors experience? Join Michelle! The Young Adventurers Club of the Green Mountain Club was started by the Montpelier section. See some YAC photos!

Trip Reports May – August 2013 (updated 1/19/14)

8/24/13 – Hike up Mt. Abe via the Long Trail
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How to find stuff on this Website

This website is a good place to look for recent information such as outings, trip reports and announcements. But the site has a good bit of history in it tool. There are two kinds of searches: Continue reading

Trip Reports January – April 2013 (updated 1/19/14)

4/28/13 Wildflower Hike at Niquette Bay State Park
For the past several years, I have scheduled a wildflower hike at Niquette Bay State Park on the last weekend in April since that is usually when the wildflowers peak. Continue reading

Marketing Guru Position Open on GMC Burlington Executive Committee

Are you savvy with marketing techniques – placing events in the local papers, getting flyers and posters printed and distributed, writing promotional announcements for the web site and list-serv? We need help coordinating the promotion and publicity of our outings and special events. If you are interested, please contact Ted Albers at 802-557-7009 or ted@ted-albers.net The Committee meets every couple of months to plan activities and eat great cookies Kelley makes. We could always use volunteers to help organize events and help with marketing and publicity, or lead hikes or just come up with fun ideas of stuff to do!

Search Past Editions of the Ridgelines Newsletter

Click below to link to search the contents of the past ten years of the Burlington Section Ridgelines newsletter. The result(s) will be an entire edition of Ridgelines (in a PDF file). The search term will not be highlighted in the PDF – the word(s) you searched for could be anywhere in the newsletter. To narrow your results, search for more terms, or search for an exact term in quotes. For example, searching for spring trail work returned 31 editions of Ridgelines. Searching for spring trail work 1995 returned four. Searching for “spring trail work” 1995 returned one.
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What’s the most common term people search for? Their own name! Try it.

Ch. 17 TV- GMC Show: Introducing Local Chapters; The Burlington Section

See the Ch. 17 Video with Will Wilquist and the Burlington Section!

Trip Reports September – December 2012 (updated 1/2/13) with 61 Photos!

12/23/12 Camel’s Hump via the Burrows Trail
A couple days before the hike, I told people that it was hard to predict what equipment we would need on the hike and asked everyone to bring both microspikes and snowshoes. Continue reading

Critter Column: Animals We See Along the Trail

Almost nothing evokes wilderness like the yodeling cry of the Common Loon echoing over still water at the end of the day. The presence of these large black-and-white birds on Vermont’s lakes and ponds is a real success story. Continue reading

Trip Reports for May – August 2012 (updated 1/2/13) with more photos!

8/25/12 Whiteface Mt. by way of Beaver Meadow Trail
A beautiful sunny day greeted five enthusiastic hikers. Continue reading

Trip Reports for January – April 2012 (updated 5/14/12 with photos galore)

4/28/2012 – Wildflower Hike at Niquette Bay State Park Continue reading