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Notes from the Section (8/06)

Upcoming events

Set aside Saturday February 3rd for two great GMC events.

13th Annual GMC Snowshoe Festival

February 3, 2007
8:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Green Mountain Club Headquarters
Route 100, Waterbury Center (about 3 miles past Ben and Jerry’s, on the same side of the road)

The Snowshoe Festival is your very best chance to try out different kinds of snowshoes, talk to vendors and have your questions answered by experienced outdoor enthusiasts. You can also take guided hikes and nature walks, participate in workshops and visit outdoor gear displays. In addition, there will be igloo building, food, prizes and more, including many activities for children. Admission: $5 members/$8 nonmembers, kids under 12 free. For more information, call GMC at 244-7037 or go to www.greenmountainclub.org.

Burlington Section Annual Meeting and Dinner

February 3, 2007
Faith United Methodist Church
899 Dorset St., South Burlington

  • 5:00 – Social Hour
  • 6:00 - Supper: Lasagna and garlic bread plus potluck extras
  • 7:00 – Business Meeting
  • 8:15 – Program: Climbing the Colorado 14ers

Rich Larsen is the second person from Vermont to have climbed all 54 of the Colorado peaks that are over 14,000' high. Many of the hikes involve an 8 - 10 mile climb with an elevation change of 4000' - 5000' and afternoon lightning storms to keep things interesting. (Rich had to take a side-trip to a Colorado medical facility after one lightning storm.) About 15 of the peaks require semi-technical climbing on poorly marked routes and involve significant exposure because of the very steep terrain. Rich will share pictures and stories and answer questions from others who might want to attempt the same feat.

Door Prizes: Latest editions of favorite GMC publications such as the Long Trail Guide and Day Hiker’s Guide.

Directions: From Burlington, take Route 2 to Dorset Street (location of Barnes and Noble, Healthy Living, etc.). From farther away, take I-89 to exit 14E and then turn right on Dorset Street. Faith United Methodist Church is on the right, 0.3 miles from the Kennedy Drive-Dorset Street intersection. There’s plenty of parking. The cafeteria is at the far end.

Weekend in the Adirondacks

March 9 - 11 (Friday-Sunday)

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 9th to 10:30 Sunday morning, March 11th.

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 most of the equipment we’ll need for cooking and eating.

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, and games for the evenings. A $50 deposit, which covers the cost of lodging, will ensure a spot.

Send to: Linda Evans at 448 Poker Hill Road, Underhill VT 05489. For more information, contact Linda at 899-3006 or lindaevans@adelphia.net. The trip is limited to 16 people and fills up early. If you’re interested, don’t delay!