Calendar of Activities
Late Summer & Fall outings
At this time there are no COVID-19 restrictions related to Section Outings. GMC will continue to monitor COVID-19 caseloads and risk and may re-issue guidance if public health conditions change.
When our volunteer leaders publish outings, many choose to omit start times. Why?
1) Potential participants must contact the leader before the outing so that leaders can provide details, explain the difficulty rating, and make sure group size limit is not exceeded.
2) The leader can contact participants if there are any last minute changes to the outing plans, such as the meeting location and time.*
3) Leaders can wait a few minutes if someone who is expected but is delayed.
*When possible, car sharing is encouraged.
Abbey Pond Trail, a favorite hike
Have you hiked up to Abbey Pond lately? All year 'round, it is a favorite Middlebury hike!
Significant trail improvements were completed on the upper trail in Aug. 2013, and this year additional rock work on stream crossings was completed in October 2014 (photos) thanks to generous donations to the Levi Duclos Memorial Fund.
Check out our photos (slideshow) taken on our Sunday, October 20, 2013 hike so you can appreciate portions of the "new" trail.
For more background and photos, go to our Abbey Pond Trail Project page.