Green Mountain Club (GMC) Bread Loaf Section
Includes Trail Conditions and Backcountry Facility Closures, New COVID-19 Trail Etiquette, and What's Next?
Bread Loaf Section update
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Bread Loaf Section outings that were announced in our spring newsletter were canceled.
Going forward, all outings must follow GMC's guidelines and will be scheduled (likely with new restrictions) as soon as we can.
When that happens, you can check our Calendar here.
In the meantime, here are some suggestions:
MAPS & RESOURCES: Our resource list for areas to explore close to home with members of your household.
Pop some popcorn and go to the movies on YouTube! Watch your choice of "Adventures with Ivor!"
Check out the schedule & topics coming up on GMC Virtual Workshops & Events
Also, while we wait for the time when we can schedule Bread Loaf outings again, browse some of our "pre-Covid-19" outing photos.
Please hike safely on local trails, wear a face mask around others & follow social distancing guidelines.
All Parks open on June 26th! READ Vermont Parks Covid-19 Updates (official blog of VT State Parks)
and also read:
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.