Special Events

July 23, 2022 (photos: M. Greenwood, R. Penfield)

Upcoming events:

Kingsland Bay State Outings & Picnic, August 7th

Trail Magic at App Gap, Aug 13th

Labor Day Corn Potluck & Social, Middlebury. Sept. 5th

Past Special Events

Bread Loaf Section 47th Annual Meeting
was held Jan. 26, 2022 on Zoom

A link to the recorded meeting will be available here soon.

2021 Long Trail Day Team hike (08/28/2021): Team captain, Ruth Penfield took a group selfie at Sucker Brook Shelter after hiking over Worth Mountain from Middlebury Gap.

2021 Long Trail Day A Success!

The Bread Loaf Loafers team participated in the Long Trail Day fundraiser on Saturday, August 28, 2021. The team raised $845 and helped the Green Mountain Club reach its total of over $70,000.

Thanks to our donors, our Bread Loaf Loafers was the official top fundraising team!

With the help of Vermont’s hiking community, we’ll protect the trails for generations to come.

"The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front" with Bill McKibben was presented on February 18, 2021

"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)

Bread Loaf Section 46th Annual Meeting was held Jan. 21, 2021 on Zoom.

Did you miss the meeting? Play the meeting recording on GMC's YouTube Channel,
including a presentation by guest speaker Leath Tonino.

Bread Loaf Section 45th Annual Meeting was held as a Zoom meeting on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 7:00-8:00PM

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, 2020.

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-

Voluntary donations supported the GMC Education Program.

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

Thursday, October 24, 2019, "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, 2019 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. 3, 2019.

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

Trail Magic at App Gap on August 3, 2019 (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 4, 2019

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.