Our section of the Long Trail is from Sucker Brook Shelter northward through Middlebury Gap (Vt. route 125) to Emily Proctor Shelter.
Please check the GMC Headquarters website's Trail Updates for notices about trail conditions along the entire Long Trail.
Contact Us About Trail Work
There is work for all abilities, so please our Trails Manager if you are interested in participating.
Once again the Bread Loaf trails crew turned in an outstanding work season. Nineteen workers put in 138 hours of work over four workdays. The Long Trail was left in fine shape for the winter. In addition, 16 students from the Mount Abe Environmental Club, plus 8 parents and advisors, made up work party that spent a day improving and cleaning the Sucker Brook Trail on April 30. A plan for improving the Abbey Pond Trail is in the works, which will serve as a memorial to Levi Duclos. If approved by all relevant parties, the project should go forward this summer.
This is my final report to the Bread Loaf Section as Trails and Shelters Chair. I am turning over my hazel hoe to Heather Bessette who will take over as Trails and Shelters Chair as of this meeting. Heather is extraordinarily qualified for this position as she has been spending her summers, recently, leading trail crews up in the Moosalamoo Forest. I hope you will give Heather all the assistance and encouragement that you have given me in the last six years. I want to thank everyone who has helped me on the LT over the last six years. Several people in particular made my time on Trails and Shelters much easier. Doug McKain, Al Stiles, Tom Smith, Dave Anderson, and Brenda Ellis and been stalwart members of the crew, working on two or more parties every year. Thank you, guys.
I intend to continue working on the trails in the Bread Loaf Section for years to come, so Heather will see me on her work parties regularly.
- Chip Morgan (Trail Manager 2007-2013)
Remember that anyone who can hike 3-5 miles and wield a rake, hoe or clippers can do trail maintenance. We love to have new folks on the crew. And sometimes there are even cookies!
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