Special Events

Upcoming Special Events

Monday, September 2 - Labor Day "Social" Corn/Potluck. All members, especially new members, welcome!

Hosted by section vice president Morris Earle at his home in Middlebury (446 Cobble Road), this social event will begin at 4 p.m. Food served at 5 p.m.

Please RSVP to Morris at morrisearle@gmail.com or 802-734-0984 for details about the potluck and to indicate what food you will bring. Guests are always welcome.

Upcoming GMC and Bread Loaf Section events:

Go to BREAD LOAF'S CALENDAR for details of all Bread Loaf events.

"Walking across Switzerland: The Haute Route and the Via Alpina" with Morris Earle

Thursday, October 24th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Middlebury.

Come to the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist meeting hall (2 Duane Ct. Middlebury) to hear Morris' talk. You'll enjoy the splendor of hiking in the Alps without the airfare. Refreshments served. Admission is free, however voluntary donations will be accepted. All donations support the Green Mountain Club.

Past Special Events

After party at Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury. Thanks, Ellen, and everyone who hiked and supported team "Ellen's Loopers"! More photos

Trail Magic at App Gap on Long Trail Day under perfect VT summer skies! Thanks to all the hikers and supporters of LT Day!

July 28, 2019. Annual picnic and activities at Kingsland Bay included swimming and kayaking. Another beautiful weather day in Vermont! (photos: R. Penfield)

Annual GreenUp Festival on Saturday, May 4th

Thank you to our volunteers and everyone who stopped by at our table at the Middlebury Natural Foods Coop on Washington St in Middlebury to learn about Green Mountain Club activities including outings and trail work.

Noon - 3PM at MNFC, 9 Washington St, Middlebury, VT

Bread Loaf Section 44th Annual Meeting

was held Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Middlebury

GMC’s Director of Field Programs Keegan Tierney presented trail updates from headquarters.

The Harrington and McIntosh families of Ripton presented “Short Legs, Long Trail: Four Summers on the LT”, an inspiring and entertaining program. These two families, each with their individual loves of backpacking, decided to try backpacking together. Their adventures evolved as the kids grew together.

James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series

Thursday, February 21, 7:00PM in Middlebury

"From Gletscher to Gipfelkreuze: Exploring the natural and cultural landscapes of the Alps"

Presented by: Jeff & Diane Munroe

This year’s James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series program was presented by Middlebury’s Jeff & Diane Munroe at 7PM at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society (CVUUS), 2 Duane Court in Middlebury. Attaendance: 103. About our speakers: Jeff and Diane Munroe are avid hikers and travelers and have lived in Middlebury since 2001. Jeff is Professor of Geology at Middlebury College, and Diane coordinates community-based research projects for the College’s Environmental Studies Program.

Over 65 people enjoyed a presentation by GMC's Mike DeBonis on Thurs. October 18th at 7PM in Middlebury.

"Wool Knickers and White Blazes: A 1917 Inspired End-to-End Long Trail Hike" was presented by GMC's Executive Director Mike DeBonis. Thanks so much to Mike & his wife Jennifer (who provided resupply and other support) for coming over the mountains to tell tales from Mike's 2017 "retro" end-to end hike, celebrating one hundred years of the Long Trail Guidebook.

$75 in donations were collected for the GMC Education Fund. Thanks to all who attended.