We hope that "The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front" with Bill McKibben will be rescheduled in Fall 2020 (date to be announced)
"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)
Past Special Events
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.
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-losing adventures over fourteen years of winter day hikes to reach that magic 270 miles.
Thank you, Mary Lou!
Voluntary donations will support the GMC Education Program.
The program, enjoyed by almost 40 people, was led by Ellen Cronan at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.
Mary Lou shared enlightening and entertaining stories about how she achieved her personal goal of hiking the Long Trail in winter.
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!
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.