About Us

About Our Section

We are the Bread Loaf Section of the Green Mountain Club (GMC) in Vermont. There are fourteen sections in the GMC, which are geographically-located "chapters" that maintain specific areas of the Long Trail and other trails.  We are located in the Addison County area as described below: 

The Bread Loaf section of the Long Trail is an 11.4-mile segment that extends from the Sucker Brook Shelter in Hancock north of Brandon Gap, over Worth Mountain, across the Middlebury Gap and through the Breadloaf Wilderness to the Emily Proctor Shelter near the summit of Bread Loaf Mountain.

We are an active group, hosting a variety of activities planned for weekends and some additional events planned for weekdays. Join us for hiking, bicycling, paddling (canoe, kayak), as well as snowshoe and cross-country ski outings and educational programs. We welcome members and non-members to participate in our events & outings, and we invite you to join GMC Bread Loaf Section.

Bread Loaf's Executive Committee: Who We Are
(Read profiles of the members of our committee.) 

The History of our Section

Bread Loaf Section was organized in October, 1974 and approved by the Trustees on Jan. 17, 1975. We hosted the GMC Annual Meeting in 1975. We started with 25 members. Our first president was Elsie Washburn.

The Bread Loaf Section is named after Bread Loaf Mountain.

Join GMC! Join our Section.

When you join GMC and designate Breaf Loaf section, you will receive our outing schedules and invitations to periodic events, as well as receive the Long Trail News and many benefits of membership in GMC!  

We encourage Green Mountain Club members who are interested in meeting other members of the club in our area to join us and to help lead group outings and/or work with other section members on trail maintenance.