The fresh autumn colors were coming out, but those crystal clear blue skies were not to be seen. Welcoming new member Valerie Riss to her first hike and summit in Vermont and also joining us on their first GMC outing were Baptiste Delvalle. and Hannah Miles. Max Seaton and Phil Hazen rounded out the group.

Besides enjoying a wonderful hike up the Monroe Trail, the Dean Trail, stopping off at Montclair Glen shelter and then north on the Long Trail to the summit, we did some research into human brain development and how it may apply or not to some current politicians.

After a very brief stop at the summit (the wind chill factor was a bit low) we headed back down the Monroe Trail. Unbiased scientific discussions continuing!