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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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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
May 28 update Continue reading

Summer 2019 Ridge Lines Newsletter in PDF

The summer issue of Ridgelines is here, along with the outings card.
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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.

GMC Volunteers helped move lumber for Bolton Valley bridges

On Friday, November 2, a big group including some Burlington Section loyalists responded to the general appeal by Kathryn Wrigley, of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, for helpers to lug timbers up Bolton Nordic. Continue reading

We’ve been robbed!

A shed at the GMC headquarters in Waterbury Center was broken into on the evening of September 19, and 8 chainsaws and 2 generators were taken. Continue reading

2018 GMC Volunteer Awards to Pam, and Brian and Janette

Today at the volunteer picnic in Waterbury, Pam Gillis received the 2019 “Burlington Section President’s award.”

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Vermont Lake Monsters GMC Night, August 26

Support the Green Mountain Club while enjoying a great night at the park on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The GMC receives half the net proceeds when you buy your ticket here. More information.

1/27/18 Annual Meeting Update

Thanks to all who attended the GMC Burlington Section annual meeting on Saturday in South Burlington. Continue reading

Celebrating the Life of Dave Hardy

Many of you know of the recent passing of Dave Hardy, long time and beloved Director of Field Programs for GMC. There will be a Celebration Of Life event in Dave’s honor on January 6, 2017.
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