Calendar

Don’t forget, if conditions don’t seem good for scheduled outing, call leader for “Plan B”: change in venue, mode of travel, or both!

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Summer Activities Calendar

“O” SECTION SUMMER ACTIVITIES, JUNE – AUGUST 2022

*** = Easy on the knees.

Don’t forget, if conditions don’t seem good for scheduled outing, call leader for “Plan B”: change in venue, mode of travel, or both!

BACKCOUNTRY ETIQUETTE: NO CELL PHONE USE EXCEPT IN EMERGENCY

June 1 WedHikeWhitcomb Hill (1868’), Strafford, VT. Starting on Alger Brook Road, first fairly level, then gently up through mixed woods to summit. Impressive views. Hike down either back to starting point, or south towards Furnace Flats Road & car spot; same distance either way. 2.6 mi. Moderate.
Inge/Heinz Trebitz 802-785-2129
June 4 SatHikeMt. Ascutney (3150’). Bicentennial Trail, West Windsor VT. Observation tower. Shortest trail but steep. 4.4 mi., 2200’ climb. Moderate to strenuous; moderate pace. kpmhoneill@gmail.comPatrick O’Neill 802-291-3208
June 4 SatBirding HikeAshley Forest, Sharon, VT. Birding & cellar hole hike in newly conserved forest. Early a.m. start. Bring binoculars; be tick aware. ~ 2 mi. Easy; some steep uphills, but slow pace.Dick Ruben 802-763-7909
June 6 MonHikeWindmill Ridge Nature Reserve, Westminster, VT. Lollipop loop from Ed Dodd Traillhead, Ridgeline Tr to The Pinnacle (1672′; view!); Holden Tr, Headwaters Trail. Part on “Walk Through Time Interpretive” Tr. 6.9 mi, 900′ climb. Moderate.
Angie Emerson 802-299-5866
June 7 TuesRoad Walk ***Upper Turnpike/Needham Rd loop, Norwich, VT. Some paved, mostly dirt. 2 miles. Slow pace. Easy. ***Inge Brown 802-280-8017
June 7 TuesPlanning MeetingPlanning mtg for Fall (September – November) outings. 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Call or email Kathy Astrauckas ahead with ideas if you can’t join us. kabh@myfairpoint.net
Kathy Astrauckas 802-785-4311
June 10 FriEvening TalkEducator and artist Melody Walker Mackin will jumpstart this year’s GMC Annual Meeting with a virtual speech at 7 PM.  Register now for online access to The Art of Race and Leadership and read more about Melody: https://www.greenmountainclub.org/annual-meeting/
www.greenmountainclub.org
June 11 SatGMC Annual Meeting.Business meeting, lunch, afternoon hikes. IN-PERSON at GMC headquarters, Waterbury, VT. The gathering will be held in an outdoor tent space and follow COVID guidelinesPlease register by Friday, May 27: https://www.greenmountainclub.org/annual-meeting/Contact Rick Dugan with any questions.
Rick Dugan rdugan@greenmountainclub.org
June 12 SunHikeWright’s Mtn (1882′). Network of trails, many named for the people involved in developing the area. Cabin/lookout at summit w/ views of VT; return w/ view of NH. Side trip to Devil’s Den possible if group wants. Moderate; hilly; 3+ hours.
Iris Berezin 802-295-2294
June 14 TuesHikeMt. Martha (3563′) & Owl’s Head (3248′, i.e. NOT the NH 4,000-Footer) via Cherry Mtn Trail & Martha’s Mile. Views from both summits; unique, amazing view of Presidentials. 5.4 mi, 2450′ climb. Steady uphill to Mt. Martha; very short but steep rock scramble the last tiny bit to Owl’s Head. Moderate – Strenuous.
Kathy Astrauckas & Bob Hagen 802-785-4311
June 14 TuesRoad Walk ***Flag Day walk on River Road, White River Junction, VT. Half paved, half dirt road. 1 – 2 miles. Slow pace. Easy. ***Inge Brown 802-280-8017
June 15 WedBike RideFrom Wentworth, NH on Buffalo Rd. to Rumney and Quincy Bog (lunch). Return same way or via Rte. 25. ~18 mi round trip. Option on return trip: steep hike up Rattlesnake Mtn. Moderate.Inge/Heinz Trebitz 802-785-2129
June 17 FriHikeDeer Leap lollipop loop. LT/A.T. fr US-4 to Willard Gap, over Deer Leap Mtn. to overlook at Deer Leap Rock, cont. on Deer Leap Tr & A.T. around back side of Deer Leap Mtn. 4.7 mi, 1000′ climb. (Tucker Johnson Shelter adds easy 0.6 RT) Moderate w/ 2 short, steep, tricky sections.Angie Emerson 802-299-5866




June 18 SatHikeBurnt Rock Mtn (3168’), North Fayston, VT. Out-and-back via Hedgehog Brook & Long Trails. Good views. 5.2 mi, ~2000’ climb. Moderate – Strenuous.Tom Kahl 207-692-7495
June 18 SatA.T. Hike w/ NPS RangerExplore A.T. & landscape history w/ Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Nat. Hist. Park Ranger. VT-12 to Woodstock Stage Rd. 2.2 mi, 700’ climb (steep initial uphill). Moderate. Limit 12; reserve during business hrs. UVO-Sect. co-ldr Bill Corson (prefer email) billcorson59@gmail.com 908-903-0702
MBRNHP Visitor Ctr 802-457-3368 ext. 222
June 21 TuesHikeFranconia Ridge w/o the crowds! Skookumchuck Tr, Franconia, NH. Out-&-back. Views into Pemigewasset Wilderness!  8.6 mi, 3000’ climb. Moderate – Strenuous.Kathy Astrauckas/Bob Hagen 802-785-4311
June 24 FriHikeMarsh-Billings Rockefeller Nat. Hist. Park, Woodstock, VT. Carriage rds & hiking trls.  Start at Belvedere (near the mansion), by mother-in-law house to Upper Meadow Trl, Precipice & Billings Trls, Mt Tom Rd to South Peak (view), or may opt to take Precipice Trl all the way to South Peak. Return on Faulkner Trail.  Moderate (steady climb on hiking trails to South Peak).  ~ 3 hours.
Iris Berezin 802-295-2294
July 4 MonHikeSawyer Brook Headwaters, Grantham, NH. In-&-out on Class 6 rds & blazed trails in recently conserved forest, part on ridge above pretty brook, past abandoned farm site; view over beautiful pond with a fairly new beaver dam. 3-4 miles, with very little elevation change. Easy. ***
Peter Hope 603-863-6456
June 27 MonHikeHunger Mtn. (3539′), Worcester, VT. From the east side, out-&-back on Middlesex Trail. Great views!!! Steep ledge sections, exposed summit. 5.8 mi, 1900′ climb. Moderate – Strenuous.Angie Emerson 802-299-5866
June 28 TuesHikeHazen Trail, Wilder, VT. In and out, 2 miles. Very small ups and downs. Leisurely pace. Slow pace. Moderate.Inge Brown 802-280-8017
June 29 WedBike RideCornish, NH Loop. Park & start at Cornish Wildlife Mgmt Area just N. of Windsor-Cornish covered bridge. 20 mi. and 8 right-hand turns take you through lovely Plainfield & Cornish countryside; long downhill back to starting point. Moderate.Inge/Heinz Trebitz 802-785-2129
July 1 FriHike + SwimWhite Rocks, Wallingford, VT. Fr. picnic area, Keewaydin & LT to White Rocks Cliff; Ice Beds Tr. Entertaining cairns, view; ice in summer! 5 mi, 1500′ climb. Moderate. Swim in Buttermilk Falls after! (Falls conserved by VT River Conservancy; owned by Vt. Dept. of Forest, Parks & Rec.)
Kathy Astrauckas/Bob Hagen 802-785-4311
July 2 SatA.T. Hike w/ NPS Ranger ***Explore A.T. & landscape history w/ Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Nat. Hist. Park Ranger. Woodstock Stage Rd. to Pomfret Rd. 2.4 mi, 300’ climb. Easy.*** Limit 12; reserve @ business hrs. UV-O-Sect. co-ldr Duncan Love. duncanlove4024@yahoo.com (Prefer email) 802-226-7697
MBRNHP Visitor Ctr 802-457-3368 ext. 222
July 3 SunHike + Swim + Ice CreamA.T. to Wachipauka Pond, Warren NH (south from NH 25), Swim in beautiful pond & return, then dip in stream across the street on A.T. at the end of hike. Ice cream at Hatchland Farms, North Haverhill, NH. 4 mi, 1100′ climb. Moderate.
Kathy Astrauckas/Bob Hagen 802-785-4311
July 4 MonBike RideBellows Falls/Saxton’s River, VT loop. Enjoy the return of Saxton River’s small town 4th of July celebration. Parade, interesting food trucks, vendors & more. Return on scenic Pleasant Vall. Rd, VT-103, US5S. 17 mi. Moderate; some small hills.
Duncan Love 802-226-7697
duncanlove4024@yahoo.com (Prefer email)
July 6 WedHikeLoop in Fairlee, VT from Lake Morey boat launch parking lot on Cross-Rivendell Trail & Echo Mtn Trl over Eagle’s Bluff, down to N. end of lake, then paved road back to cars. 4 – 5 mi, ~ 500′ climb, some steep. Moderate.
Inge/Heinz Trebitz 802-785-2129
July 10 SunHikeBrookside Park, Grantham, NH. A figure 8 on well marked trails along & above a lovely brook in town park. ~ 2 miles, with little elevation change.  Easy. ***
Peter Hope 603-863-6456
July 11 MonHikeBlueberry Mtn (2662’), Glencliff, NH. Out and back. 5.2 mi round trip, 1300’ climb. Fabulous views from ledges. Moderate.Iris Berezin 802-295-2294
July 12 TuesHike ***Explore unknown forested area in White River Jct, VT, opposite White River Toyota, off Sykes Avenue. Hilly, old woods road, slightly uneven footing. About 1 mile. Slow pace. Easy. ***
Inge Brown 802-280-8017
July 15 FriHike + SwimBridal Veil Falls, Franconia, NH. Coppermine Trail, Coppermine Shelter. Gorgeous falls, beautiful pool for taking a dip! 5 mi, 1200′ climb. Moderate, gradual, steady elev. gain.Kathy Astrauckas/Bob Hagen 802-785-4311
July 16 SatBike Ride

Randolph/Northfield Vt. loop. To Northfield via peaceful rural towns, farm fields. No real hills. Return via a somewhat long (~ 2 mi) but not steep uphill passing Baker Pond. Short, steep descent & flat to finish. 35 mi. Moderate-Strenuous.



Duncan Love 802-226-7697
July 16 SatA.T. Hike w/ NPS RangerExplore A.T. & landscape history w/ Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Nat. Hist. Park Ranger. Pomfret Rd. to Cloudland Rd. 2.2 mi, 700’ climb. Steady up, views at top! Easy-Mod. Limit 12; reserve during business hrs. UVO-Sect. co-ldr Inge Trebitz 802-785-2129.
MBRNHP Visitor Ctr 802-457-3368 ext. 222
July 17 SunLoop HikeSection 5 in Quechee, VT. Different tree types, a stream, foundations, stonewalls, ledges. Interpretive signs on geology, early inhabitants, remnants of settlements. 2 – 3 hours. Moderate.
Iris Berezin 802-295-2294
July 18 MonHikeMt. Tremont (3371′), Bartlett, NH. On NH “52 w/ a View” list. Brook, cascades; steep & rough w/ many switchbacks to ridge top. View @ ledgy summit. 5.6 mi, 2550′ climb. Moderate-Strenuous.Kathy Astrauckas/Bob Hagen 802-785-4311
July 19 TuesRoad Walk ***Tigertown Road, West Hartford, VT. One way (down). Part dirt, part paved.1.5 miles. Slow pace. Easy. *** CAR SPOT: Participants must ride with others (~ 5 minutes). Fully vaccinated only.
Inge Brown 802-280-8017
July 20 WedPaddleCanoe or kayak on Grafton Pond, Grafton, NH. Very scenic, no power boats above 5 mph. Shoreline w/ miles of nooks & crannies. Paddle, picnic, swim. Bring lunch. PFD required.Inge/Heinz Trebitz 802-785-2129
July 23 SatA.T. Hike w/ NPS RangerExplore A.T. & landscape history w/ Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Nat. Hist. Park Ranger. Cloudland Rd. to Joe Ranger Rd; Thistle Hill Shelter. 3.8 mi, 600’ climb. Field w/ view at end. Moderate. Limit 12; reserve during business hrs. UV-O-Sect. co-ldr Inge Trebitz 802-785-2129.
MBRNHP Visitor Ctr 802-457-3368 ext. 222
July 24 SunHike Mt. Moosilauke (4802’), Benton, NH. From Dtm Coll. Ravine Lodge up Gorge Brk Tr to open exposed summit(s); views!!! Down Carriage Rd. & Snapper Tr.  Swimming hole near end; ice cream on drive home at Hatchland Farm, North Haverhill.  8.5 mi, ~ 2400’ climb.  Strenuous.
Wendy Jackson 203-297-5144
July 26 TuesRoad Walk ***South Woodstock, VT to visit 4,000 year old Celtic Stone Chamber, best example of many in New England. Mostly dirt rd. ~ 2 miles, slightly up to Chamber, then down. Slow pace. Easy. ***Inge Brown 802-280-8017
July 30 SatHikeLudlow Mtn (Okemo) (3343’) via Healdville Trail, Mt. Holly VT. Fire tower, nice views. Steep but not rough. 6.2 mi., 2040’ climb. Moderate. kpmhoneill@gmail.comPatrick O’Neill 802-291-3208




July 31 SunBike RideLudlow /Cavendish, VT loop. Scenic & historic 20 Mile Stream Rd (view Crown Point Hwy markers) thru Proctorsvile & Ludlow on routes 131, 103, 100N. One steep hill & an urban traverse. 20 mi (~4 mi. on dirt) duncanlove4024@yahoo.com (Email preferred) Duncan Love 802-226-7697 Page – 4 –
Aug 2 TuesHike ***Ottauquechee River Trail, (east) Woodstock, VT. 1 – 2 miles, depending on group preference. Almost flat. Slow pace. Easy, easy on the knees. ***Inge Brown 802-280-8017
Aug 5 FriPaddleOn CT River from Wilder Dam upstream 2.5 mi. to explore Mink Brook, return downstream with lunch & swim at Gilman Island. Total 7 – 9 mi, depending how far we get up Mink Brook (depends on water level). Moderate-challenging, depending on wind. PFD required.Angie Emerson 802-299-5866
Aug 6 SatHikeMad Tom Notch-Griffith Lake, near Peru VT. Starting at Mad Tom Notch, N. on Long Trail over Styles & Peru Peaks. Descend to Griffith Lake; return by old woods road to end of USFS 58. 7.3 mi, 1600′ climb. Moderate.  CAR SPOT: Participants must ride with others (2+ mi), or walk that distance back to beginning point. Must be fully vaccinated to carpool/car spot.
Tom Kahl 207-692-7495
Aug 6 SatA.T. Hike w/ NPS RangerExplore A.T. & landscape history w/ Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Nat. Hist. Park Ranger. Joe Ranger Rd to VT-14/White River (W. Htfd, VT). 3.9 mi, 300’ cllimb, 1200’ down, steep at end. Hilltop pastures/views, old red pine plantation, cellar holes. Mod. Limit 12; reserve @ business hrs. UVO-Sect. co-ldr Bill Corson (prefer email) billcorson59@gmail.com 908-903-0702
MBRNHP Visitor Ctr 802-457-3368 ext. 222
Aug 7 SunHikeLyon Brook, Sutton, NH. Loop walk in a conserved preserve featuring an attractive stream, with some recent beaver activity; interesting vernal pool. 2 – 3 miles, essentially level. Easy ***
Peter Hope 603-863-6456
Aug 9 TuesHikeVote (VT Primary), then hike on A.T. at Thundering Falls in Killington, VT. ADA boardwalk, waterfall, one small steep climb on hiking trail, then all down dirt rd. 2 mi. Slow pace. Easy. ***Inge Brown 802-280-8017
Aug 10 WedHikeFairlee Palisades to Morey Mtn., Fairlee, VT. Beautiful views of CT River across to NH. Starting at Upper Valley Ambulance, up Palisades Trail (paralleling I-91, & very steep); follow ridge to viewpoint overlooking Connecticut river & into NH; down Morey Mtn. Trail. Return on paved Lake Morey Road, a favorite walking route. 4 – 5 mi. Moderate.
Inge/Heinz Trebitz 802-785-2129
Aug 13 SatHikeHartford Town Forest, Hartford, VT. From Hurricane Wildlife Refuge to Easy Up. Moose Brook to Wayne’s World, around Lower Reservoir to Pine Drop; back to Beacon Hill & return to starting point. 5 – 6 mi, hilly. Moderate.Angie Emerson 802-299-5866
Aug 14 SunHikeBlack Mtn (2830′), East Haverhill, NH. Chippewa Tr. Steep, with many incredible views, incl. from summit toward Moosilauke.Side trip to historic lime kilns. 3.8 mi, 1550′ climb. Mod. – strenuous.Iris Berezin 802-295-2294
Aug 16 TuesRoad Walk ***River Road, Lyme, NH. Out-and-back, almost flat. 1 – 2 miles, paved (we’ll turn around when we want to). Slow pace, Easy. ***Inge Brown 802-280-8017
Aug 21 SunHikeNorth (4761’) & South (4902’) Twin Mtns, White Mtn. Nat Forest. Out & back on Twin Trail and North Twin Spur. Views above treeline! 11.2 mi, 3700’ climb. Very Strenuous; parts of trail steep & eroded. One likely wet/deep stream ford; bring water shoes.
Annie Janeway ajaneway@gmail.com 413-374-0988
Aug 22 MonBike RideLyme, NH & Fairlee, VT lollipop loop. NH-10 to Fairlee, around Lake Morey & back. Lunch in Lyme for those interested in eating. 20 miles. Moderate.Angie Emerson 802-299-5866
Aug 23 TuesRoad walkUpper Hawk Pine Road, Norwich, VT. Meander in the shade. Approx. 1 mile, paved, fairly flat. Slow pace. Easy. ***Inge Brown 802-280-8017
Aug 24 WedHikeSunday Mtn. Traverse, Orford, NH. Cross-Rivendell Trail fr Dame Hill Rd. to Norris Rd. 3.6 mi, 800’ climb. 2 viewpoints. Moderate. CAR SPOT: Participants must ride with others (~ 4 mi).Inge/Heinz Trebitz 802-785-2129
Aug 26 FriHikePico Peak (3957′). “Loop” up Sherburne Pass Tr, summit via Pico Link. Ret. on Long/ Appalach. Tr. 7.7 mi on trail, plus 1-mi. road walk or car spot. 2100’ climb. Moderate-Strenuous.Angie Emerson 802-299-5866
Aug 27 SatA.T. Hike w/ NPS RangerExplore A.T. & landscape history w/ Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Nat. Hist. Park Ranger. Tigertown/Podunk Rd south to Happy Hill Rd. Happy Hill Shelter. ~ 4 mi, 700’ climb, 1400’ descent. Moderate. Limit 12; reserve during business hrs. UVO-Sect. co-ldr TBA.
MBRNHP Visitor Ctr 802-457-3368 ext. 222
Aug 28 SunHikeMount Abraham (4017’) via Battell Trail. Alpine zone; great view!!! 5.4 mi., 2470’ climb. Moderate to Strenuous, with short section of scramble.  kpmhoneill@gmail.com
Patrick O’Neill 802-291-3208
Aug 29 MonHikeBoston Lot. Lovely and local. 2 – 3 hours. Pond, view at top. Moderate (some easy, a couple of steep sections). Swimming possible.Iris Berezin 802-295-2294
Aug 30 TuesRoad Walk/ Hike ***Wilder Dam Trails along the Connecticut River. 2 miles, almost flat. Slow pace. Easy. ***Inge Brown 802-280-8017
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