Green Mountain Club (GMC) Bread Loaf Section
Also read Vermont's 2020 Hiking Season & COVID-19
which 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 scheduled outings must follow GMC's guidelines.
Bread Loaf Section is focused on fall trail work. In the meantime...
"Maps & Resources" page is a list for areas to explore close to home in Champlain Valley with members of your household.
- OR - "Adventures with Ivor!" Pop some popcorn and go to the movies (on YouTube) and experience new hikes with Ivor.
-AND- Check what's scheduled on GMC's 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.
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:
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.