Special Events

Upcoming Events in 2020

Mark your calendar!

The 45th Annual Meeting of the Bread Loaf Section, Thursday evening February 6th

Celebrating another year of maintaining the Long Trail and leading outdoor activities. Held at the CV Unitarian Universalist Society meeting space, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a brief social time with hearty refreshments. Free and open to the public.

The business portion of the meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m., followed by the evening's program speaker Bill McKibben.

"The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front"

"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)

James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series, Thursday evening, February 20

Held at the CV Unitarian Universalist Society meeting space at 7:00-8:30PM. Public welcome. Refreshments served. Admission is free.

Presentation by Mary Lou Recor:

“Searching for White Blazes: Hiking the Long Trail in Winter”

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 will recount her trail-breaking, route-losing adventures over fourteen years of winter day hikes to reach that magic 270 miles.

Voluntary donations will be accepted to support the GMC Education Program.

Mary Lou Recor

Past 2019 Special Events

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.

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.