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Bread Loaf Section
44th Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 6:30-8:30 PM in Middlebury
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Annual Meeting presentation: "Short Legs, Long Trail - Four Summers of Adventure"
James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series
Thursday, February 21, 7:00PM in Middlebury
From Gletscher to Gipfelkreuze: Exploring the natural and cultural landscapes of the Alps
Presented by: Jeff & Diane Munroe
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Aletsch Glacier in the Alps
Fall Trail Work ~ Nov, 3rd date canceled
Sharing this note to our trail crew sent on Oct 30th by Bread Loaf's David Trail Manager David Morrissey: "Based on the forecast and current trail conditions, I am going to cancel the trail work day that was planned for this coming weekend. There was snow on the ground when I drove over the gap Sunday and wet weather is going to continue through Saturday. Thank you to everyone who helped with trail work in 2018. This year was one of the busiest I can remember due to the windstorms last fall and winter. Over 100 blowdowns were removed from in and around our section in addition to regular trail maintenance. It was a great effort by everyone so thank you. Have a great winter and I hope to see you out on the trail in the spring! Happy Trails."
During the late fall-winter season 2017-18 , the LT had dozens of blowdowns in the Breadloaf Wilderness Area.
2018 GMC Volunteer Awards presented to David, Nancy & Doug
At the Sept. 22nd Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at GMC headquarters in Waterbury Center, awards were presented to three Bread Loaf volunteers.
David Morrissey received the Trail Blazer Award. "Given to a relatively new GMC volunteer who has taken to their role with great enthusiasm and commitment.”
David has demonstrated his dedication to and love of the trails since he took on his position as Trail Manager for Bread Loaf Section in January 2015. His quiet dependability, organizational skills, attention to detail and time spent arranging work parties with volunteers and Middlebury College have been invaluable to Bread Loaf Section. Not to forget lunches and cookies! Our trail maintenance needs during these past few seasons have been significant.
Nancy Morgan & Doug McKain both received the Roy O. Buchanan 10-Year Volunteer Service Award. This award is given to GMC volunteers who have served for at least 10 continuous years in one or many roles
Congratulations! Well deserved.
Kids in Action! Volunteers helped clean up trails in Middlebury .
On Sunday Sept 30th, our awesome Young Adventurers Club worked with Middlebury Area Land Trust's Jenn Smith & John Derrick to learn about how to do trail clean up work at Wright Park. (photos)
Go to our YAC Facebook page for photos and to read about other Young Adventurers Club activities. (You don't need to be a member of Facebook to see our page.)
See where we've been lately!
- Young Adventurers Club Trail Clean-up Day on the TAM in Middlebury, Sept. 30 (More...)
- Treadway Mountain from Putnam Pond, Pharaoh Lake Wilderness, Sept 29 (Photo album)
- Rattlesnake Cliffs above Lake Dunmore on Sept. 22 (Photo album).
- Snake Mountain in Addison on Aug. 25 (Photo album).
- "Long Trail Day" hike from Midd Gap to Worth Mountain, Aug. 11th (Photo album).
- Hurricane Mt hike in ADK, Aug. 9th (Photo album).
Safety and Trail Updates
To help ensure a safe and fun outdoor experience, we strongly encourage you to read and learn from these online resources before heading outside:
- Safety Reminders including link to Hunting Season dates (on this website)
- GMC's precautions with wildlife
- Long Trail Updates
- Interested in volunteer work on the Long Trail? Go to our Trails page.
ALSO - Find Weather Forecast Websites on our "Safety Reminders" page.
The Bread Loaf Section is the mid-Vermont section of the Green Mountain Club. We are an active group, hosting a variety of activities planned for weekends and some additional events planned for weekdays. Read more about who we are on our About page.