Green Mountain Club (GMC) Bread Loaf Section
Join us on a day hike in 2020!
Bill McKibben joins us for the 2020 Bread Loaf Section Annual Meeting!
Thursday, Feb 6th beginning at 6:30PM in Middlebury
Established in 1976, our Section will hold its 45th Annual Meeting on the evening of Thursday, February 6th at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS) meeting space at 2 Duane Court in Middlebury. The meeting will begin at 6:30PM with a brief social time and hearty refreshments, followed by the business meeting.
Following the business meeting:
“The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front” presented by Bill McKibben
At 7:30 PM, Bill McKibben will present a special program that is sure to inspire! An author, environmentalist, and activist, Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. In 1988 he wrote The End of Nature, the first book for a common audience about global warming. His most recent book is Falter, Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? He is a co-founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org, an international climate campaign that works in 188 countries around the world. Voluntary donations benefit Green Mountain Club. We hope you can join us for this special presentation!
Safety Tips: Read trail updates, check the weather & bring a map!
Safety Reminders including link to Hunting Season dates (on this website)
To help ensure a safe and fun outdoor experience, we strongly encourage you to read and learn from these online resources before heading outside:
- Long Trail Updates
- Find Weather Forecast Websites on our "Safety Reminders" page.
- "Producers of app aim to cut down on backcountry rescues" (includes a 3-minute video) and interviews with Neil Van Dyke, the state's search and rescue coordinator and GMC's Matt Krebs, operations and publications coordinator. This story was produced by WCAX on December 10, 2018.
Bring a map!
- Refer to published maps & resources. (We maintain a variety of links to info on this website.)
- To check out the GMC's new digital downloadable maps that don't require cell phone service, click HERE. (Or click on GMC's 'Shop' menu item.) Once there, scroll down to view all available maps. Please note that GMC strongly recommends always having a paper map and compass in the backcountry. Digital devices may fail due to batteries dying, getting wet or broken, etc, and should only be used as an addition to paper maps.