Bread Loaf Section News

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Previous editions of Bread Loaf's newsletters: Summer 2020, Spring 2020, Winter 2019-20, Fall 2019

Join us for Bread Loaf’s 2021 Annual Meeting,
Thurs. Jan. 21st

Established in 1975, our Section will hold its 46th Annual Meeting on the evening of Thursday, January 21st beginning at 6:45 PM. This meeting will be held on Zoom.

REGISTER in advance for this Zoom meeting! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the meeting link.*

Our meetings and programs are open to the public!

There will be a brief business meeting beginning at 6:45 to complete our annual requirements of reporting and voting in a new slate of officers.

After the meeting, an outstanding speaker is planned! Leath Tonino, a Ferrisburgh native, will speak on exploration close to home, the inexhaustibility of place, and his personal indebtedness to the Long Trail. His talk will be followed by a questions & answer period.

Leath has been a full time freelance writer since 2011. He is the author of "The Animal One Thousand Miles Long: Seven Lengths of Vermont and Other Adventures."

*Questions: Contact us at:

Bread Loaf will host a Special Taylor Series

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7PM

Bill McKibben

“The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front”

An author, environmentalist, and activist, Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College. In 1988 he wrote The End of Nature, the first book for a common audience about global warming. His most recent book is "Falter, Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?" He is a co-founder and Senior Advisor at, an international climate campaign that works in 188 countries around the world.

This Taylor Series event sponsored by the Bread Loaf Section is open to all members and the public on Zoom webinar. We hope you can join us for this special presentation!

REGISTER on the GMC's Speaker Series page for this (and other) events!

Mr. McKibben photo credit: Nancie Battaglia

"Adventures with Ivor"

Ivor Hughes, a well-known hike leader from Monkton, has generously provided the Bread Loaf Section with a dozen of his highly entertaining and educational "movies," documenting his recent backpacking trips with friends.

Locations include:

North America: Chilkoot Trail (Alaska to the Yukon), Dark Canyon (Utah), Grand Tetons (Wyoming), Grand Canyon's North Rim (Arizona), Capitol Reef (Utah), Indian Peaks Wilderness(Colorado). Other Continents: The Dolomites, Tour du Mt. Blanc, Patagonia, Antarctica.

Did you know GMC's James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series are recorded?

If you miss one, watch it anytime!

For descriptions and dates of upcoming presentations, click here.

To watch recordings of previous Taylor Series are on GMC's YouTube Channel, click here.

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