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Doris Washburn received the 2014 President's Award Doris, with past president Marge Fish, president Jean Haigh, and award co-recipient Bill Lyons
Doris, with past president Marge Fish, president Jean Haigh, and award co-recipient Bill Lyons

The Trekkers () are a group of people who like the outdoors, enjoy each other's company, and believe in staying active. We get together during the week to hike, bike, paddle, ski, or snowshoe, depending on the season. Everyone is welcome; you don't have to be retired to join! Outings are announced by e-mail only, often just a few days in advance. To be added to The Trekkers e-mail list, contact Nancy Jordan at trekkers@gmcmontpelier.org.

Kids and parents, join the (Young Adventurers Club)!

A spring Young Adventurers Club   outing


Read about construction of the Winooski Bridge. (Click on the picture for a larger image.)

Planning a trip? Check the sunrise/sunset times and some past easier trips and trip sequences

Vermont Hunting Season posted at the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website.

The revised Section Leaders' Handbook is on the GMC web site. See the links at the bottom of this page for the main text and the appendices.

This web site is dedicated to Dave Blumenthal, our chief designer and webmaster until his untimely death in 2010.

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Archives shows all known, scheduled outings of the Montpelier Section, since its establishment in 1955.

July 2014

July 4, Friday - Hike. Elmore. Moderate. 4 miles. New loop trail. Bring lunch and water. Contact Leaders: George Longenecker and Cynthia Martin, 229-9787 or marlong@myfairpoint.net for meeting time and place.

July 6, Sunday - Hike. Eden. Moderate. 4-5 miles. Devil's Gulch. Long Trail and Babcock Trail, possible extension to Devil's Perch. Contact Leader: Ken Hertz, hertzkj@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

July 8, Tuesday - Bike Ride. Bristol. Moderate. 23 miles. Bristol-Starksboro-Monkton-Bristol. Loop route in rolling terrain follows paved roads, except for short dirt stretch. Bring lunch and water. Helmet required. Contact Leaders: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist, 223-3550 for meeting time and place.

July 12, Saturday - Hike. North Conway, NH. Rain Date: July 13, Sunday. Moderate to Difficult. 6 miles. 2,600' vertical rise. Mount Kearsarge, White Mtns. Panoramic views of the Whites. Contact Leader: Paul DeLuca, 476-7987 or pdeluca420@msn.com for meeting time and place.

July 19, Saturday - Hike. Warren. Moderate. 7.2 miles round trip. Mt. Abraham via the Long Trail. Contact Leaders: Eric Seidel and Donna Russo, 223-1406 for meeting time and place.

July 22, Tuesday - Paddle. Waterbury Reservoir. Moderate. 6 miles, with longer options. Steady, but relaxed pace. Weather permitting, we will spend the day exploring the shoreline, swimming, and picnicking as the spirit moves us. Bring gear appropriate for season and weather forecast, as well as food and water. PFD required. Contact Leaders: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist, 223-3550 for meeting time.

July 26, Saturday - Hike. Lincoln, NH. Rain Date: July 27, Sunday. Difficult. 10 miles. Mount Carrigain, White Mountains. Signal Ridge Trail. 4,700' peak. Contact Leader: Paul DeLuca, 476-7987 or pdeluca420@msn.com for meeting time and place.

July 27, Sunday - Hike. Huntington. Moderate. 7 miles. Camel's Hump loop. Forest City Trail-Dean Trail-Monroe Trail-Burrows Trail. Contact Leader: Ken Hertz, hertzkj@gmail.com for meeting time and place.

August 2014

August 3, Sunday - Hike. Avery's Gore. Moderate. 7.6 miles. Follow the historic fire warden's trail on the Gore Mountain Trail. Contact Leader: Michael Chernick, 249-0520 or chernick5@comcast.net for meeting time.

August 5, Tuesday - Hike. Washington. Easy-Moderate. 2 hour poetry hike. On private land; crosses hayfields, through woods, high meadows with views from Killington to Mansfield. Half hour of silence. Wear hiking boots and bring at least one poem with a focus on birds. Bring lunch to eat at the midpoint. Meet at 10:30 A.M. Contact Leader: George Plumb, 883-2313 or plumb.george@gmail.com for more details and meeting place.

August 16, Saturday - Hike. Albany, NH. Rain Date: August 17, Sunday. Moderate-Difficult. 8.4 miles. Mount Chocorua and First Sister, White Mtns., NH. Via Champney and Pitcher Falls. 2,400' vertical rise. Contact Leader: Paul DeLuca, 476-7987 or pdeluca420@msn.com for meeting time and place.

August 17, Sunday - Bike Ride. Richford. Moderate. 20-25 miles. Round-trip pedal from eastern terminus of the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail in Richford to or past Enosburg Falls, through farmland with great views, parallel to Missisquoi River. Bring lunch and water. Helmet required. Contact Leaders: Reidun and Andrew Nuquist, 223-3550 for meeting time.

August 23, Saturday - Bike Ride. Grand Isle. Moderate. Various distances. Bike the back roads of Grand Isle. Contact Leaders: Eric Seidel and Donna Russo, 223-1406, for meeting time and place.

September 2014

September 1, Monday - Hike. Mt. Galehead, NH. Moderate. Hike to the AMC Galehead Hut and the Mt. Galehead summit via the Gale River Trail. Contact Leader: Michael Chernick, 249-0520 or chernick5@comcast.net for meeting time.


Check the Web Calendar for future Montpelier Section events; they go through the approval cycle quarterly, in preparation for each issue of Trail Talk, before moving to this page. Check the whole GMC calendar for more events.


General Information

Contact Leader.  Notify the trip leader if you plan to participate.  You don't want to be left behind, and the leader wants to know how large the group will be. Check the suitability of the outing for your fitness, skill and equipment.

Always contact trip leader before bringing a dog.

Be prepared.  Always bring appropriate gear for the event you are attending - lunch, liquid, snacks, footwear and clothing appropriate to the season and weather. For example, a flashlight is recommended for all-day and winter events  since return after sunset is possible. And remember that weather in the mountains can be more severe than in the valleys.

Meeting Place.  Unless otherwise noted, trips leave from the Montpelier High School (MHS) parking lot.

Difficulty Ratings.  The rating levels of difficulty are easy, moderate, and difficult. See guidelines from the Trip Leaders' Handbook.

  • Easy - Accessible to all in good physical condition; suitable for families with children.
  • Moderate - Requires a degree of stamina; some previous experience is desirable.
  • Difficult - Challenging events for people in good physical condition; previous experience necessary.
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