Green Mountain Club (GMC) Bread Loaf Section
Join us on an autumn day's hike or paddle!
Young Adventurers Club hiked to Silent Cliffs in Goshen on Sept. 15th with YAC leader Lauren Bierman (click for more photos).
"Found our way to the Silent Cave and the Silent Cliff this morning! Fun hike with great friends. A beautiful day to be out on the Long Trail."
Find more Young Adventurers Club hikes on our Calendar page.
Bear hunting season starts in September: Read Vermont's ANR announcement.
Speaking of bears, stay "bear aware" and read about efforts to control bears along the trail.
Trail Updates & Weather
Safety Tips: 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:
- 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.