9/7 (Sat) Mystery hike
Contact the trip leader for more information. Moderate hike. Wes Volk, wesvolk@gmail.com.

9/14 (Sat) Bird Monitoring Walk at Delta Park IBA
We will walk out to the bridge over the Winooski River Delta along the Burlington Bike Path, unless the lake is low enough to allow us to walk along the shore. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow, all are welcome (no expertise on birds necessary). Birds to see here include many different species of shore birds and waterfowl, plus Bald Eagles. Easy hike. Leisurely pace. 1 miles. 0′ elevation gain. Juli Tyson, 863-5744 or jstyson17@gmail.com.

9/15 (Sun) South Boquet via Wildly Overlook Trail
An easy but scenic hike with great views of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. The trailhead in NY is a few miles SW of the Essex Ferry terminal. Easy hike. 1.6 miles. 600′ elevation gain. Beth Ruskai, mbruskai@gmail.com.

9/21-22 (Sat-Sun) Putnam Pond Paddle & Hike, ADKs
Celebrate the last weekend of summer at New York’s Putnam Pond State Park between Ticonderoga and Paradox. We will canoe/kayak on the pond and hike one or two of the many trails in the Pharoah Mountain Wilderness. You can come for one or both days. Campsite fee required for overnight camping. Easy-moderate paddle. Group limit 8. Contact leader by 9/14. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 660-2834.

9/22 (Sun) Hell Brook Trail Loop
Get that Big Mountain feeling less than an hour from home. We will ascend aptly named Hell Brook trail to climb Mt. Mansfield via the exposed northern ridge. Participants must be sure-footed. Small rock scramble sections. Descent is via the much easier Long Trail. Difficult hike. 5 miles. Group limit 8. Wolfgang Hokenmaier, 343-8175 or hogges@gmx.net .

9/28 (Sat) Smugglers Notch to Rt 15
From the top of Smuggler’s Notch we’ll climb to Sterling Pond, then follow the Long Trail over Madonna and Morse Mountains, continue to Whiteface Mountain and continue north on the Long Trail to Rt 15. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 12.5 miles. 2700′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

9/29 (Sun) Stowe Pinnacle
This is a short but relatively steep hike talking about 2 1/2 hours including a long lunch, with a pretty view if clear – which I promise will be. The trailhead is east of Stowe village and is part of the Worcester Range. For those wanting a longer outing you are welcome to continue walking (up!) the more difficult Ridge Trail on your own, which intersects this trail. Moderate hike. 2.8 miles. 1520′ elevation gain. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.