A hearty group of about 20+ including several Burlington Section members participated in GMC member Kevin Craft’s fundraiser on Saturday night 3/12. All met at the parking lot at Smuggs on Rt. 108 and after walking the Notch Rd. for about a mile turned left and were blown up the Sterling Pond Trail. 4 degrees at base and -4° at the summit but who cares! The ‘Top of the Notch’ was toasty and we all enjoyed a great meal prepared generously ‘at-cost’ buy the Hearth & Candle Restaurant with proceeds going to the GMC – $710 raised.
After dinner using headlamps and the fill-moon we walked down ski-trails into full-on headwinds complete with sandblasting ice-particles thanks to the snowmaking machines talking advantage of the chill to add to their base.
Here is a plug for the hosts at Smuggs who offer a similar outing (with option of chairlift-up) Tuesday evenings during the winter. Thanks for the great outing!
Ted Albers, participant.