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nofo Lyme, NH. 8 miles. Smarts Mountain. We'll ascend via the Lambert Ridge Trail, enjoying numerous views along the way. The summit features more views with a fire tower and ranger cabin. After lunch, we'll descend via the Ranger Trail. Bring lunch, water, snacks, and layers. Contact Co-leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Wed Jul 10 nofo Montpelier. Executive Committee regular quarterly meeting. Members are welcome. 7:00 P.M. You may bring a dessert to share. Contact: president@gmcmontpelier.org or 622-4516 for meeting time and place.
Sat Jul 13
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foto Underhill Center. 9 +/- mile loop. Mt. Mansfield from Underhill side. Ascend the Maple Ridge Trail from the CCC Road and descend via the Sunset Ridge Trail. Variety of terrain and views. Bring lunch, water, snacks, and layers. Contact Co-leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
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Scheduled Date Event Difficulty Upcoming events
Sat Jul 27 Hike easy Peacham. 5.5 miles. Near Martin's Pond to Peacham Bog in Groton State Forest and see bog plants including pitcher plant, labrador tea, bog laurel, and cotton grass. Optional hike on loop trail to Devil's Hill Mountain (additional 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.
Sat Aug 03 Other Long Trail Day. Includes "trail angels" and fund-raising hikers. See the GMC website (http://gmc.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1040&pg=entry) for more information.
Sat Aug 10 Hike difficult Windsor. 8 miles. Mt. Ascutney. Ascend via the Futures Trail, enjoying views along the way. More views are found at the summit courtesy of an observation tower. We'll check out the premier hang gliding site in New England. After lunch, we'll descend via the Brownsville Trail. Car spot required. Bring lunch, water, snacks, and layers. Contact Co-leaders: Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com or Kevin Ryan, 249-8849 or pinewhisp@comcast.net for meeting time and place.
Wed Aug 14 Hike easy Warren. 4 miles. 450' elevation gain. A brief stop to admire scenic Warren Falls, followed by a hike on the Blueberry Lake trail system. Optional swim in the lake afterwards. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sat Aug 17 Hike difficult Franconia, NH. 11 +/- miles. Ascend to the Franconia Ridgeline via the Liberty Springs Trail (with optional summit of Mt. Liberty) and continue north along the ridgeline to Mt. Lafayette. We will descend to the Greenleaf Hut and then on the Bridle Path. Bring lunch, snacks, and water (snacks may be purchased and water obtained at the Greenleaf Hut). Wear/bring layered clothing suitable for the valley, woods, and the ridgeline/summits. Car spot necessary. Contact Co-leaders: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net or Nancy Schulz, 223-7035 or saddleshoes2@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Sun Aug 18 Hike moderate Westmore. 4.5 miles. 1500 ft elevation gain. Mt. Pisgah, on the shore of Lake Willoughby. One of the most scenic areas of Vermont. We will hike the mountain and then go for a swim at the beach afterwards. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.
Thu Aug 22 Paddle easy Stowe. 2-3 hours +/- on Thursday. (Optional overnight camping to August 24, Saturday). Paddle Little River and the Waterbury Reservoir from the boat launch access on Cotton Brook Road (off of Moscow Road) in the late afternoon/early evening. PFD required and bring your own canoe/kayak. Bring water and dinner or snack. Optional overnight camping at designated campsite on reservoir and paddle on reservoir and/or hike on Cotton Brook Trails on Friday, August 23 to Saturday, August 24. In which case, participants must bring tent, sleeping bag and pad, clothing, cooking gear, food, etc. Overnight limited to 8 participants. If group campsite is not full Thursday, possibility of joining group on Friday. Contact Leader: Phyllis Rubenstein, 793-6313 or Phyllis@PhyllisRubensteinLaw.comcastbiz.net for meeting time and place.
Sat Aug 24 Hike moderate Fayston. 4.2 miles. 1300' elevation gain. Appalachian Gap on Rte. 17 south on the Long Trail to Stark's Nest at the top of the historic single chairlift at Mad River Glen. Great views from the top. Contact Leaders: Steve or Heather Bailey, 622-4516 or stevecbailey@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

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