Special Events

As a precautionary measure related to coronavirus or COVID-19, we have decided to hold Bread Loaf Section's 45th Annual Meeting solely by remote communication. (Read GMC's COVID-19 Response.)

We hope that "The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front" with Bill McKibben will be rescheduled in Fall 2020 (date to be announced)

"Bill McKibben is an author, environmentalist, and activist. In 1988 he wrote The End of Nature, the first book for a common audience about global warming. He is a co-founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org, an international climate campaign that works in 188 countries around the world."

More at 350.org/bill

Bill McKibben (Photo credit: Nancie Battaglia)

Past Special Events

Bread Loaf Section 45th Annual Meeting was held as a Zoom meeting on Thursday, March 26th 7:00-8:00PM

Meeting minutes will be posted here when available.

James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series

“Searching for White Blazes: Hiking the Long Trail in Winter” presented by Mary Lou Recor

This program was held Thurs. evening Feb 20.

The Long Trail Guide rightly states that the Long Trail is “not designed for winter use”: white blazes, dense woods, deep snow, remote trail, short days. Mary Lou recounted her trail-breaking, route-losing adventures over fourteen years of winter day hikes to reach that magic 270 miles.

Thank you, Mary Lou!

Voluntary donations will support the GMC Education Program.

The program, enjoyed by almost 40 people, was led by Ellen Cronan at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.

Mary Lou shared enlightening and entertaining stories about how she achieved her personal goal of hiking the Long Trail in winter.

Thursday, October 24th, "Walking across Switzerland: The Haute Route and the Via Alpina" by Morris Earle

Over 100 guests attended this informative and thoroughly enjoyable presentation!

Morris and his wife Lynn Luginbuhl recently followed the Haute Route and the Via Alpina across Switzerland and their program featured many inspiring photos and accounts of hiking 300 miles of beautiful trails across the Alps.

All voluntary donations will go to support the Green Mountain Club. Thank you, Morris & Lynn!

Monday, September 2, Labor Day "Social" Corn/Potluck.

Twenty-two people enjoyed this year's social gathering hosted by section vice president Morris Earle at his home in Middlebury.

The corn from Lester Farm was delicious! Thanks to everyone who made this a successful and fun event. See you next year!

Long Trail Day After Party at Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury on Aug. 3rd.

Thanks, Ellen, and everyone who hiked and supported team "Ellen's Loopers"! More photos

Trail Magic at App Gap on August 3rd (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.