About Us

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.


Vice president (to succeed the current president in 2020)

Events Coordinator

Newsletter / Publicity

Please contact a member of our Nominating Committee (see below) if you are interested in these positions. We are happy to answer questions and discuss time commitment required for each.


Mike Greenwood (chair) at mike802vt@comcast.net

Sue Jefts at sjefts7@gmail.com

Wendy Warren at wwredhead@yahoo.com


President: Ruth Penfield (802.388.5407)

Vice-President: Beth Eliason

Treasurer: Kathy Duclos

Secretary: David Andrews

Director: Bruce Yelton

Alt. Director: Ivor Hughes

Trails: David Morrissey

Membership: Doug McKain

Outings Manager: open* (interim Ruth Penfield)

Events Coordinator: open*

Publicity/Newsletter: open* (interim Ruth Penfield)

Outings & Publicity: Ruth Penfield news, website; Lauren Bierman YAC &Facebook

Year in review: Bread Loaf's report to GMC Annual Meeting

2018 Annual Meeting & 2017 Reports

The Annual Meeting of the Bread Loaf Section was held Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society in Middlebury. During the business portion of the meeting, we welcomed the Green Mountain Club's vice president Tom Candon & GMC Membership & Communications Coordinator Kristin McLane.

Reports & photos

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 President was Elsie Washburn.

Four seasons of Bread Loaf Mountain (photo album). The Bread Loaf Section is named after Bread Loaf Mountain.

Join GMC

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!