About the Section

About Us

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 Middlebury, 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.

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

2018 Officers & Executive Board

President: Ruth Penfield

Vice President: Beth Eliason

Secretary: David Andrews

Treasurer: Kathy Duclos

Membership: Doug McKain

Outings Manager: open* (interim Ruth Penfield)

Trails & Shelters Manager: David Morrissey

Director: Bruce Yelton (as of 3/11/18)

Alt. Director: Ivor Hughes

Events Coordinator: open*

Publicity/Newsletter: open* (interim Ruth Penfield)

*Please contact us at the email address below if you are interested in these positions. We will send you descriptions and estimated time commitment.

Contact Us

To contact the Bread Loaf Section, please send an e-mail to: gmcbreadloafsection@gmail.com.

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!