Green Mountain Club 100th Annual Meeting

The phrase “Annual Meeting” even sounds boring to me. But do not be fooled: the Green Mountain Club Annual Meeting is going to be a blast. After all, it will be the 100th and nothing is worth celebrating more than a Centennial!

Check out the Spring 2010 Long Trail News for the awesome activities taking place year-round. Specifically check out page 7 for info on the annual meeting.

Here’s the rundown:

Friday, May 21

3:00 & 4:30 P.M. Tours of Visitor Center with staff

6:00 Social with hors d’oeuvres & Cash Bar. Meeting Hall. $5 suggested donation.  RSVP appreciated — space is limited.

6:45 “Short Clips of Great Trips” featuring:

Dave Blumenthal — A 100-Mile Pub Crawl across Southern England (South Downs Way). Great Scenery & Great Beer
Walter Lepuschenko — Light Treks across Norway, Germany and a few points in between. And a few treks in our home place, the Green Mountains.

Saturday, May 22

7:00 — 8:00 A.M. Morning Bird Walk. Easy.

8:00 — 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast. Sign up for afternoon activities.

9:00 — 11:30 Annual Meeting

11:30 — 12:30 Board of Directors Meeting

11:30 — 1:00 Deli Luncheon. By reservation only. Bring blankets and chairs to picnic outside, weather permitting.

1:00 P.M. Afternoon Outings. Meet in the middle parking lot. Leaders will identify trips. Bring water and appropriate gear. Distances are round-trip.

GMC Short Trail. Easy. Self-guided.

Stowe Recreation Path. Easy. Distance to be determined by participants.

Moss Glen Falls, Stowe. Easy. A short, scenic hike to a spectacular waterfall. 1mile, 150 ft. elevation gain.

Bingham Falls, Stowe. Easy. Protected land with waterfall and chasms. Easy. 2 miles, 750 ft. elevation gain.

Wiessner Woods, Stowe. Easy.

Stowe Pinnacle. Moderate. 2.8 miles, 1,520 ft. elevation gain.

Prospect Lookout, Johnson. Moderate. 2 miles.

Taylor Lodge. Moderate. 3.2 miles via Lake Mansfield Trail.

Preston Pond Loop, Bolton. Moderate. Approx. 2 miles. Additional options available.

Mount Hunger. Difficult. 3.8 miles, 2,290 ft. elevation gain.

Little River State Park. Easy to moderate hike.

Stowe Bike Ride. Helmet required. Loop ride in Stowe. Few hills. Paved roads. Moderate, approx. 20 miles.

Flatwater Paddle in Waterbury Area. PFD required.

Porch Ramble. Easy. Grab a chair. Enjoy the view and some rays.

1:00 Workshops
Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop with GMC staff

Digital Photography Workshop with Matt Larson

1:00 Work Activity
Tree Planting on GMC campus. Bring work gloves. Equipment provided.

5:00 — 6:00 Reception. Cash bar.

6:00 — 7:30 Dinner. By reservation only. BBQ catered by Black Diamond Barbeque.

7:30 Evening program: Running around the World for Water. Illustrated talk by Dot Helling.

Sunday, May 23

9:00 A.M. Work hike on LT from Lake Mansfield Trail to Puffer Shelter. Meet at Richmond Park & Ride at 8:30 A.M. or Trout Club parking lot at 9:00 A.M. Moderate to Difficult. 10 miles. Fast group will go to Puffer and work north until meeting with southbound group. Some sections difficult for dogs. Expect chainsaw noise/falling branches.

An Annual Meeting with “chainsaw noises”?  I’m there.  🙂

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