Green Mountain Club
Montpelier Section

Recent reports can be viewed by moving your cursor over the Report indicator image. Canceled and rescheduled events are marked as is the date of a change in the wording of an event. Clicking on various photos may lead you to the report they are found in. This page was refreshed on Monday March 25 10:55. Updating the calendar is done by volunteers and is generally accurate within a day or two. Contact the leader to verify the current status of an event.
Date Report? Photos? Recent events and reports
Wed Mar 13
report was submitted
foto Montpelier. Social and slide-show Membership Meeting. Non-members welcome. Pictures by the Nuquists from Hurtigruten (fast route), a twelve-day, 2400-mile round-trip coastal voyage between Bergen, Norway, and Kirkenes, Norway, near the Russian boarder on the Barents Sea. Said to be the world's most beautiful voyage. 7:00 P.M. at the T.W. Wood Gallery, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier. Entrance on left side of Center for Arts and Learning.
Sat Mar 16
report was submitted
foto Greensboro. 12 miles. Moderate/Difficult terrain and moderate pace. Ski from Highland Lodge in Greensboro to Craftsbury Outdoor Center in Craftsbury. Experienced skiers only. Take shuttle from COC to Highland Lodge. Classic or skate skis may be rented at COC. Trail free and shuttle bus fee required. Bring water, lunch, and snacks for the trail, and wear layered clothing. Food may also be purchased at COC. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Sat Mar 23
report was submitted
foto Elmore. 5 miles. Hike or snowshoe up Mt. Elmore, ascending by the most direct route and descending via Balanced Rock. Great views from the fire tower of the Green Mountains and also the Whites (weather permitting). Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
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Scheduled Date Event Difficulty Upcoming events
Tue Apr 02 Bike Ride easy Washington. 20 +/- miles. Washington Heights to Chelsea. Meet at the pull off on the left just below Washington Heights on Rte. 110 at 11:00 A.M. Bike to Chelsea or maybe a little further. Bring lunch or there is a Quick Stop in Chelsea to buy food. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Tue Apr 09 Bike Ride moderate Worcester. 30 +/- miles. Worcester to Elmore on Rte. 12. Leave at 10:00 A.M. from the Worcester Town Office. Eat lunch at the Elmore General Store. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 Bike Ride moderate Orange. 20 +/- miles. Orange to Plainfield. Reservoir Rd. to East Hill Rd. to Cameron Rd. to Plainfield. Lunch at Positive Pie. Return via Brook Rd. and Reservoir Rd. Leave at 10:00 from the Orange Recreation Area just up Reservoir Rd. from Rte. 302. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Tue Apr 23 Bike Ride easy Montpelier. Montpelier to Adamant. 15 +/- miles. County Road to Bliss Pond Rd. to Adamant Rd. to Center St. to Bliss Rd. to County Rd. Lunch at the Adamant Coop. Leave from Morse Farm at 10:00 A.M. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com.
Sat Apr 27 Walk easy Adamant. 5 miles. Walk around Sodom Pond. Contact Leaders: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Tue Apr 30 Bike Ride easy East Montpelier. East Montpelier/Calais Back Roads. 20 +/- miles. Leave from the parking area at #10 Pond in Calais at 10:00 A.M. Bring a lunch as there is no place to buy lunch. Contact: George Plumb at 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Wed May 01 Bike Ride easy Plainfield. Cross Vermont Trail. 20 +/- miles. Plainfield to Marshfield. Meet at the parking area near the Humane Society on Rte. 14. Bring your lunch. Meet at 10:00 A.M. Contact: George Plumb at 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Sat May 04 Meeting Montpelier. Section Annual Meeting. North Branch Nature Center. See page 1 for details. See minutes from last year's meeting at gmcmontpelier.org/executive/2018/0428/index.htm
Sun May 05 Hike Peacham. 5.5 miles. Easy terrain and moderate pace. Hike from near Martin's Pond in Peacham to Peacham Bog in Groton State Forest to see early bog and woodland plants. Optional hike on loop trail to Devil's Hill (Easy 1.4 miles) for a view of Peacham Bog and Peacham Pond. Bring water, lunch, and snack. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Wed May 08 Bike Ride easy Middlesex. 12 miles. Ride from Middlesex to Moretown and back. Bring water, lunch, or buy at the Moretown Store. Helmet required. Contact: Mary Smith, 505-0603 or Mary Garcia, 622-0585 for meeting time and place.
Sat May 11 Work Hike Duxbury. Bamforth Ridge. All abilities welcome and needed. Spring walk-thru and routine pre-hiking season trail work on the LT south of Winooski River to Bamforth Ridge Shelter, and farther south on Camel's Hump. Conditions permitting. Bring lunch, water, and work gloves. Wear sturdy boots and work clothes. Tools provided. Meet at MHS at 8:00 A.M. Contact Leader: Alan Paschell, dreamon@myfairpoint.net
Sun May 12 Walk easy Stowe. Paved 10 miles round trip. Stowe Bike Path. Contact Leader: Michael Chernick, chernick5@comcast.net for meeting time and place.
Tue May 14 Bike Ride difficult Danville. 25 +/- miles. Danville to St. Johnsbury on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Continuous downhill to St. J. but then a two hour uphill back. Meet at the E. Montpelier park and ride to carpool at 9:30 A.M. Bike from the old railroad station just east of Danville. Lunch at a restaurant in St. J. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Sat May 18 Work Hike Stowe. All abilities welcome and needed. Spring walk-thru and routine pre-hiking season trail work on the LT north of Barnes Camp to Sterling Pond or farther toward Chilcoot Pass, the Sterling Pond Trail from Smugglers' Notch, and the Barnes Camp Loop from the picnic area. Bring lunch, water, and work gloves. Wear sturdy boots and work clothes. Tools provided. Meet at MHS at 8:00 A.M. Leader: Alan Paschell, dreamon@myfairpoint.net
Mon May 20 Hike easy Marshfield. 4 +/- miles. Stranahan Forest. On our late afternoon/early evening hike, we will see spring wildflowers and explore vernal ponds. Bring snacks and water. Optional dinner afterwards at Positive Pie in Plainfield. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Tue May 21 Bike Ride moderate Edgewater. 20 +/-mile round trip. Cross Vermont Trail. Meet at 10:00 A.M. Bring lunch. From Marshfield, drive up Depot Rd. to Edgewater where you can park near the trail. Bike down the old railroad bed into Groton State Forest and stop at whatever point we feel is far enough for lunch, and return. A beautiful forest covered trail using the old railroad bed. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Mon May 27 Hike moderate Groton/Peacham. 5-6 miles. Groton State Forest History and Wildflower Hike. See what's in bloom and learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Bring lunch and water. Park entrance fee. Contact Leaders: George Longenecker or Cynthia Martin, 229-9787 for meeting time and place.
Tue May 28 Bike Ride Williamstown Gulf. 24 +/- miles. Moderate/Difficult. Williamstown Gulf to East Randolph with a stop at the Floating Bridge. Return on Rte. 14. Meet at 10:00 A.M. in the parking area at Williamstown Gulf. Bring lunch. Contact: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com
Fri May 31 Meeting Roxbury. Green Mountain Club Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Montpelier Section. See page 1 for some details, and Long Trail News for complete details.

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