2017 Brattleboro Section Spring and Summer Schedule

All section events are open to the public.  If you are interested in coming, please call the contact at least 36 hours in advance. Thank you!

  • Easy – accessible to all in good physical condition…suitable for families with children.
  • Moderate – requires a degree of stamina; some previous experience is advisable.
  • Difficult – challenging events for people in good physical condition; previous experience necessary!

Type

Date

Event

PRESENTATION

May 4 @ 7pm,

Learning Collaborative, Rt. 5, Dummerston

Newfane resident and writer Deborah Lee Luskin will talk about her 2016 thru-hike of The Long Trail.  This program is sponsored by the Dummerston Conservation Commission. (802) 257-0012

info@dummerstonconservation.com

WORK

Moderate

May 6-7

Long Trail work weekend.  Please bring pack frames, shovels, hoes, and clippers, and meet on Saturday at the West Dummerston Covered Bridge at 7:00 a.m. or at the parking lot on the Long Trail on Route 30 at 8 a.m.  Call Mark Brown at 258-0832.

HIKE

Easy

June 3

Mountain Laurel on Black Mountain loop hike.  Call Martha Stitelman at 365-9929.

MEET

June 9-11

Green Mountain Club Annual Meeting at Common Ground Central in Starksboro.  For details see the Long Trail News, or call George Roy at (603) 381-7756.

BIKE

Moderate

June 17

Strawberries in the Pioneer Valley.  Bike trip to Northampton, with breakfast at the Shady Glen and shorter options available.  Return on the train.  Reservations required for the train.  Call Dot MacDonald at 275-8649.

CANOE/KAYAK/SWIM

Easy

July 8

Ottaquechee River to Quechee Gorge.  Flat water, suitable for beginners, with swimming and lunch.  Call Peggy Kipp at 579-2752.

MIDWEEK HIKE

Difficult

July 12

Mt Moosilauke, White Mountain National Forest.  Join us for a midweek walk in the Whites.  Call George Roy 603-381-7756

WORK AND CAMP

Moderate

July 29-30

Mystery cabin work outing, barbeque, and overnight.  Call Mark Brown at 258-0832.

GREET

Easy

August 5

Trail magic at the parking lot on Routes 11 and 30.  Join us and the Manchester Section of the GMC as we greet the thru-hikers coming from Georgia with a cookout and corn on the cob.  Call Dot MacDonald at 275-8649.

HIKE

Easy

August 19

Branch Pond and Bourn Pond.  Short hike, with swimming.  Call Bonnie Cramp at 380-5165.

BIKE

Difficult

September 8-10

Length of the State bike trip.  Train to Essex Junction, and ride home on Saturday and Sunday.  Reservations are required.  Call Joe Cook at 257-0609.

HIKE

Moderate

September 9

Stratton Mountain and Stratton Pond loop.  Ten mile hike from the Kelly Stand Road to the place where it all started.  Call Richard Windish at (802) 484-9118.  

HIKE

Moderate

September 16

Lye Brook Falls.  Moderate hike to spectacular waterfall near Manchester.  Call Sylvia Kinney at 365-7389.

HIKE/CAMP

Easy

September 30

Upper Goose Pond.  Short hike to shelter on the Appalachian Trail in the Berkshires, with swimming option.  Call Bonnie Cramp at 380-5165.

BIKE

Easy

October 7

Foliage bike tour.  Easy trip from Townshend to Grafton and back, with lunch.  Call Joe Cook at 257-0609.

BIKE

Moderate

October 21

Northampton bike ride, weather permitting.  Train back to Brattleboro.  A perennial favorite.  Train reservations are required. Call Peter Gibbons at 257-0115.

WORK

Moderate

November 4-5

Long Trail work weekend.  Please bring pack frames, shovels, hoes, and clippers, and meet on Saturday at the West Dummerston Covered Bridge at 7:00 a.m. or at the parking lot on the Long Trail on Route 30 at 8 a.m.  Call Mark Brown at 258-0832.

PLAN

November 7

Winter schedule planning meeting and pot luck dinner at Peggy Kipp’s off Sunset Lake Road at 5:30 p.m.  Call Peggy for directions at 579-2752.  

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                                                      List of Officers for 2017-2018

Director:                         Matt Wels                        tirfor@gmail.com                        (802) 595-5187

President:                        George Roy                        neogeo03106@gmail.com                (603) 381-7756

Vice-President:                 Jason Cook                        jasonfcook@gmail.com                (617) 413-7438

Treasurer:                         Phyllis Weltz                         phweltz@comcast.net                        (802) 463-4724

Secretary:                         Joe Cook                         jfcook3@gmail.com                        (802) 257-0609

Webmaster                        Jason Cook                        jasonfcook@gmail.com                (617) 413-7438

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We encourage you and your friends to join or renew your membership in the Brattleboro Section of the Green Mountain Club!  Your membership benefits include the quarterly Long Trail News, a membership card, the semi-annual Brattleboro Section Event Schedule and a discount on GMC merchandise and shelter fees.

Renewals are mailed at the anniversary month of joining the GMC.