Green Mountain Club (GMC) Bread Loaf Section

We are the Bread Loaf Section of the Green Mountain Club (GMC) in the Addison County area of Vermont. Non-members are always welcome at our events and outings. Read about who we are on our About page.

October Reminder...

Don't miss our special Fall Speaker Program with Morris Earle,
in Middlebury on Wednesday October 26th at 7PM.

Find details of our events and fall outings on our Calendar pages.

(photos: R.Penfield) A fun gathering, enjoyed by all (23), including many first time guests! Thank you for hosting, Morris!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to GMC's annual community fundraiser! You still have time to contribute on your own or toward our section's Team, the BreadLoaf Loafers until Sept 24th.

Our Bread Loaf Section leaders led four different group hikes on our whole section on Long Trail Day.

A total of 18 hikers did our section of the Long Trail between Emily Proctor trailhead and Sucker Brook trailhead. And at the end of the day, thirteen of us celebrated with refreshments at Drop-In Brewing in Middlbury. So far our team has raised $750 (as of 9/12) for the GMC and all had a great time!

Our volunteer leaders have been busy leading group outings.

Hike safely! Plan for changing weather conditions especially at higher elevations. Read trail updates, check the weather & bring a map.

To help ensure a safe and fun outdoor experience, we strongly encourage you to read and learn from these online resources before heading outside.

Bring a paper map or check out downloadable maps.

  • 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.

Check trail conditions and the weather.

OR

Hike with your family & close friends.

"Maps & Resources" page is a list for areas to explore close to home in Champlain Valley with members of your household.

OR

Go virtual!

"Adventures with Ivor!" Pop some popcorn and go to the movies (on YouTube) and experience new hikes with Bread Loaf Section member Ivor Hughes.

Check what's scheduled on GMC's Virtual Workshops & Events and recorded Speaker Series presentations.