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Hiking for 100 years in Vermont with the Green Mountain Club

Hey Green Mountain Club, you are looking good at 100! Yes, it's true. The keeper of the Long Trail — Vermont's footpath in the wilderness — is rolling into its second century. Did you know that the Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the US? I've been hiking in Vermont since my college days. These days spent outdoors were among the experiences that helped solidify my decision to move to the state years ago. In the last decade, I've kept a record of my hikes in the...[Read more]

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Filed in: Mt. Hunger, Mt. Mansfield, Ski towns in summer

Backcountry skiing to a scenic vista on Middlesex Trail

On the day before Easter, I wanted to try a new backcountry route. I convinced the Skimeister to drive to Montpelier, Vermont, and head north a bit to ski on the Middlesex Trail toward the summit of Mt. Hunger. Saturday was a beautiful day: blue skies with mountains that were frosty-white on the top. It was windy, but it didn't bother me as I marched my way up the mountain through the snow. No one had been on the trail for some time, so we were breaking trail. In some places the wind packed...[Read more]

Monday, March 24, 2008 Filed in: Backcountry skiing, Food, coffee & après ski, Mt. Hunger

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