Bread Loaf Section News and Outings

News & Outings for Dec. 2022 - Feb. 2023.
Latest updates are listed on our Calendar page.

Upcoming Event Dates to be Announced

February 2023: Bread Loaf's Annual Meeting

Late March-early April 2023: James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series: Our speaker will be Drew Clymer, Vermont Search and Rescue Coordinator.

(Above) Bread Loaf's Taylor Series speaker Drew Clymer at left, shakes hands with outgoing Vermont Search and Rescue Coordinator Neil Van Dyke in July 2022. Taylor Series date is TBA. (Photo courtesy of Stowe Mountain Rescue)

Interested in filling one of these open positions?

Our Section is searching for candidates to fill two positions in 2023 at Annual Meeting. Inquire at

OPEN POSITION IN 2023: Outings Chairperson
Do you love to study trail maps, explore new areas or have hikes you love to do every season of the year? The person in this position works closely with our experienced leaders to plan and schedule seasonal hikes. A brief description follows.

Solicits activities/outings from leaders at least 4 weeks before the Section Newsletter publication deadline. An Activities Calendar is published 4 times a year: Spring for the months of March, April, May; Summer for the months of June, July, August, and Fall for the months of September, October, and November; Winter for the months of December, January and February. Finalize and prepare for publication the Activities Calendar which includes for each event/type of activity, leader(s), date, description, difficulty, elevation gain, required equipment/clothing, etc. Complete description.

OPEN POSITION IN 2023: Website and social media administrator (a newly defined position!) Websites and Social Media platforms are easier than ever to manage, and we are looking for someone who has the knowledge and skills to take over the reins with very little training to improve/increase our online presence.

After purchasing Bread Loaf's domain name in early 2009, Ruth Penfield created the website and has filled the position of website administrator for 13 years. Because Ruth plans to retire from this position in January of 2023, we are currently seeking a volunteer who can use their website & social media skills to give back to the GMC and Long Trail by working with us to continue our section's outreach to members and the public. This volunteer will be able to create and make updates on their own schedule and also will serve as a member of our section's executive committee. News and calendar updates are generally quarterly but may be needed at other times during the year.

Watch virtually anytime & from anywhere!
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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.

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