12th Annual Green Mountain Club Snowshoe Festival
Saturday, February 4th
Club Headquarters on Route 100 in Waterbury Center (north of Ben and Jerry’s, south of Stowe)
Get out with family and friends and take advantage of free snowshoe demos, guided snowshoe tours to local peaks and trails, educational workshops, nature walks, outdoor gear displays, a raffle with great prizes, and more! For people who haven’t done much snowshoeing in the past, there will be nature walks on GMC property as well as three off-site trips. Intermediate snowshoe hikes will be held in Honey Hollow and Little River State Park. For advanced snowshoers, there’ll be a hike up Mt. Hunger. There will also be lots of activities for kids right at GMC headquarters. Children can make snow sculptures, build an igloo (or maybe a whole snow village), run an obstacle course on snowshoes, and take part in a scavenger hunt.
Admission to the full day of activities is $5 for GMC members, $8 for nonmembers; kids under 12 are free. For more information call GMC at 244-7037 ext. 27 or go to www.greenmountainclub.org.
Be a part of the Festival! Snowshoe Festival Volunteers are needed for parking, greeting participants, registration, coordinating with vendors, working in the hiker center/store, renting snowshoes, leading kids’ activities, taking photographs, and more. Contact Group Outreach Specialist Becky Hewitt at (802) 244-7037 x.27 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burlington Section Annual Meeting and Dinner
February 4, 2006
Faith United Methodist Church, Dorset St., South Burlington
- 5:00 Social Hour
- 6:00 Supper
- 7:00 Business Meeting
- 8:15 Program
Take exit 14E off I-89. Turn right on Dorset St. Go 0.3 miles from the Kennedy Drive/Dorset Street intersection to Faith United Methodist Church (on the right). There’s plenty of parking. The cafeteria is at the far end.
Five members of the Burlington Section had the experience of a lifetime when they spent several weeks canoe-camping to the Yukon. Paul Houchens will share memories and photos of their escapades and adventures. You’ll hear how they planned for such a long trip, where they went, and what they saw along the way.
Lasagna and garlic bread plus potluck extras
Please bring enough for 3-4 people (by last name):
A-G - Dessert
H-P - Salad
Q-Z - Beverage
Bring your own plate, eating utensils, and mug.
Burlington Section Annual Meeting - Reservation Form
No. of Adults @ $5.00 _______
No. of Children (under 12) @ $3.00 ________
Total Enclosed _________
Make checks payable to: GMC Burlington Section
Please send to:
GMC Dinner/Brenda Wright
36 Winding Brook Drive
South Burlington, VT 05403-6737
Yes, I will help in the kitchen.
Weekend in the Adirondacks
The Wiezel Trails Cabin on The Adirondack Club’s Heart Lake property (8 miles south of Lake Placid) is available to the Green Mountain Club and Burlington Ski Club for our joint trip from noon on Friday, March 3rd to 10:30 Sunday morning, March 5th. The heated cabin accommodates up to 16 people in four bunkrooms. There’s modern plumbing, hot and cold running water, and showers in separate men’s and women’s washrooms. There’s also a complete kitchen with refrigerator, stove, and most equipment that we will need. Right out the cabin door are trails for hiking, snowshoeing and XC skiing. There are plenty of other possible activities including a ranger’s talk at the Visitors’ Center. Also, feel free to bring small musical instruments, songs, or games for the evenings. A $50 deposit, which covers the cost of lodging, will ensure a spot. Send to: Patty Williams, G-1 Stonehedge Dr, South Burlington VT 05403. For more information, call Patty Williams (865-2233) or Donna Leban (865-2839). The trip is limited to 16 people and fills up early. So if you’re interested, don’t delay!
Taylor Series Program
March 17 at 7PM
McCarthy Recital Hall at St. Michael's College
Come hear Bill McKibben on “Beyond Global Warming and Peak Oil: Imagining an Energy Future”. Don’t miss this timely and thought-provoking presentation.
Admission is $5 members/$8 nonmembers; kids under 12 are free. Tickets available at the door only. A portion of the proceeds will go to support GMC’s Education Program.