About Our Section
Fourteen Green Mountain Club (GMC) sections are geographically-located chapters that maintain specific areas of the Long Trail and other trails. We are the Bread Loaf Section in the Addison County area of Vermont area.
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 Section's Executive Committee members were elected at our 2019 Annual Meeting.
2019 BREAD LOAF SECTION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
President: Ruth Penfield
Vice-President: Morris Earle
Treasurer: Kathy Duclos
Secretary: David Andrews
Director: Bruce Yelton
Alt. Director: Ivor Hughes
Trails: David Morrissey
Membership: Doug McKain
Outings Manager: David Andrews
Events Coordinator: open*
Publicity/Newsletter: Ellen Cronan
Website Ruth Penfield; YAC Lauren Bierman
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.
We encourage Green Mountain Club members who are interested in meeting other members of the club in our area to join us and enjoy local outings or work with other section members on trail maintenance.
If you join GMC and designate Breaf Loaf section, you will receive our outing schedules and invitations to other periodic events!