Long Trail Day 2023 was rescheduled to Oct 7,
however the Bread Loaf Section celebrated
on Aug 19th!
GMC's Annual Community Fundraiser
Long Trail Day was GMC's annual community fundraiser.
MANY THANKS TO OUR DONORS! Our section's Team, the BreadLoaf Loafers raised $1890 in support of the LT.
Our team raised the 3rd most funds as a team in support of the Green Mountain Club. Two other Long Trail Day teams, Psyched to Hike and Kingdom Express, were the top two fundraising teams. All the funds raised support GMC and the Long Trail.
Above: Post-hike celebration with the Abbott family in Middlebury on Aug. 19, 2023.
This year we dedicated our LT Day fundraising event to Jan and Harris Abbott, long-time members of the Bread Loaf Section. For more than forty years they have been giving back to GMC and we are inspired by their work.
Learn more: GMC 2012 interview with Jan & Harris Abbott.
Our LT Day hikes, a special post-hike celebration and Trail Magic.
UNFORTUNATELY, OUR OCT 7TH HIKES WERE RAINED OUT, HOWEVER WE LED THREE FUN HIKES, HELD TRAIL MAGIC.
CELEBRATION ON AUG. 19TH WITH THE ABBOTT FAMILY!
Two hikes from Brandon Gap on the Long Trail: North beyond Gillespie Peak; leader Ellen Cronan (7.5 mi. RT). South to the new Sunrise Shelter (5 mi. RT), leaders Ruth Penfield & Anne Christie. A hike on the Trail Around Middlebury (3.5 miles): Loop hike from Morgan Horse Farm to Belden Falls; leader Liana Merrill.
A special post-hike celebration on Aug 19th at Drop-In Brewing in Middlebury joined by honorees Jan & Harris Abbott and their families and friends.
PHOTOS OF TRAIL MAGIC on Aug 20th: Treats and water refills were provided to hikers at the Long Trail crossing at App Gap, hosted by Deb Steines and Bob Rogers.