Special Events

Upcoming 2023 Events

GMC 's 113th Annual Meeting will be held June 17th in Craftsbury.
Details on GMC's website.

All Bread Loaf Section's events and outings are listed on our Calendar.

Taylor Outdoor Adventure Speaker was held in person March 23rd

Our featured speaker was Drew Clymer, the Department of Public Safety Search and Rescue Coordinator for the State of Vermont (photos). Over 40 guests were in attendance as Clymer explained the framework of search and rescue in Vermont, told stories from the field, and offered tips on how to stay safe.  
More events: GMC events and workshops.

(Above) Bread Loaf's Taylor Series speaker Drew Clymer. (Photo courtesy of Stowe Mountain Rescue)

Bread Loaf Section's 48th Annual Meeting
was held on Feb. 15, 2023

Agenda and 2022 Annual Reports

Annual Meeting Photos

(Above) 2023 Annual Meeting speaker, Jason Hill with Vermont Center of Ecostudies presented "The State of Mountain Birds"
Learn about climate change and its impact on birds: Audubon's Climate Survival by Degrees.

On Oct 26th at our Fall Speaker Program, Morris Earle delivered a fascinating presentation and photos to an audience of almost 50 describing his hiking adventure:“The Lycian Way: A month crossing the Taurus mountains and ancient ruins of Turkey.  Morris and Lynn's trek was a 300-mile hike through ancient ruins and old goat paths above the Mediterranean. 

Lynn Luginbuhl and Morris Earle by the Mediterranean Sea in Antalya, Turkey. (Photo credit: A Canadian tourist)

Past Special Events

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 was a team 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.

Previous Speaker Programs hosted by our Section

Bill McKibben  (Photo credit: Nancie Battaglia)

James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series

"The Climate Fight, A Report from the Front" with Bill McKibben 

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

James P. Taylor Outdoor Adventure Series

“Searching for White Blazes: Hiking the Long Trail in Winter” presented by Mary Lou Recor

Presented on Feb 20, 2020.

View photos taken at this event

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

Voluntary donations supported the GMC Education Program.

Fall Speaker Program

"Walking across Switzerland: The Haute Route and the Via Alpina" by Morris Earle

Presented on October 24, 2019.

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. 

Voluntary donations supported the GMC Education Program.

2022 Bread Loaf Section 47th Annual Meeting,
was held Wednesday, January 26th 

Play meeting recording

Read all 2021 Annual Reports  (PDF, 7 pages)
Including 2021 Meeting minutes and report from the Treasurer, President, Director, Trails & Shelters, Outings, Membership, Newsletter/Publicity

Keegan Tierney, GMC's Director of Field Programs

(above)  Keegan Tierney, GMC's Director of Trail Programs, reported on the  2021 Field Season on the Long Trail.

Bread Loaf Section 46th Annual Meeting was held on 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 on Zoom on Thursday, March 26th, 2020 from 7:00-8:00PM

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”, one of our most inspiring and entertaining programs!