Category Archives: Section news

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

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 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!

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

Send GMC Your Digital Photos – Entries Always Needed

The Green Mountain Club is once again sponsoring a digital photo contest for members and the public. The contest will also provide us with fresh material for use in GMC publications. Read more. The GMC always needs new photos!

Be the next person to earn the Side-to-Side Patch

In 2006, GMC’s Board established a certification program for hikers who complete all eighty-four side trails of the Long Trail System (164.2 miles in all). Continue reading

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Reading: books that have intrigued, inspired, educated, astonished, amused or entertained GMC members

Summer is hiking time, but summer also brings long, lazy days perfect for sitting outside and reading. Continue reading

Share Your Weather Story with Ridge Lines Readers

Share Your Weather Story with Ridge Lines Readers
Most Vermonters who’ve spent any time outdoors have stories about the weather. Have you hiked in mud to your kneecaps? Put your head down and trudged blindly through gale-force winds? Skidded all over an icy mountain? Share your story by sending it to Maeve Kim: PO Box 1086, Jericho Center 05465 or

GMC Burlington Section History (PDF document)

This file is an 80 page document describing the history of the GMC Burlington Section from 1910 to 1999. I suggest you right-click to ‘save-as’ this file to your hard drive. GMC Burlington Section History 1910-1999 (2 MB PDF file) Do you have anything to add to the GMC History. Email:

Green Mountain Girls: Women of the Long Trail

Thursday, March 24, 7 P.M.
Green Mountain Club Visitor Center
4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury Center, VT Continue reading