What we’re about
Introduction to the GMC Burlington Section Meetup Group:
Welcome to the Green Mountain Club Burlington Section 'Outdoors Adventures Meetup Group'. This group gets together for informal pickup-hikes, snowshoeing, bicycling, paddling, and any other outdoor outings that let us enjoy all our area has to offer.
This Group is sponsored and managed by the Burlington Section of the GMC. You don't have to be a GMC member to join this group or go on any GMC outing! All are welcome. And all GMC members are welcome to lead trips.
You may be wondering, ‘I thought the Burlington Section website (gmcburlington.org) and quarterly RidgeLines newsletter are the places to go for the weekend-outings schedule.’ Well, you are right. This Group is in addition to those trips. Those outings remain unchanged. This Meetup Group will include some of these outings, but is slso to help organize informal ‘pickup’ or weekday outings with shorter lead times.
How does this work?
Are you a GMC member and want to lead an outing? Post it here! Want to join an outing? Reply to the organizer. That’s it. Is that really all?
Some outings listed here may give a meeting time and place. But others may require you to check with the trip leader first. This is so the leader can make sure you are prepared for the outing, and so the leader can manage the number of participants.
Become a trip leader! There is no formal training and the only requirement is that you are a GMC member. Most learn by watching others and you can volunteer to co-lead hikes if you are not ready to fly solo. Most of us learn by observing and doing. We have an excellent trip leaders guide that can help.
The GMC makes every effort to keep all on our trips happy and safe. Our leaders are enthusiastic volunteers but are not professional guides. Every person participating should be aware of the inherent risks in outdoor activities and of their own capabilities. All are responsible for their own safety. Minors must be accompanied by parents on these trips. GMC Membership:
Please see the membership tab at greenmountainclub.org for more about joining the GMC. The mission of the Green Mountain Club is to make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people by protecting and maintaining the Long Trail System and fostering, through education, the stewardship of Vermont’s hiking trails and mountains. Joining is a way of showing your support for the important stewardship role the GMC has. In 1971, the Vermont Legislature passed a resolution, recognizing the Club as “the founder, sponsor, defender, and protector” of the Long Trail System and delegating to it responsibility for developing policies and programs for “the preservation, maintenance, and proper use of hiking trails for the benefit of the people of Vermont.” By joining the GMC, you are joining the preservation of hiking in Vermont.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- Franconia Ridge Loop - RescheduleOld Bridle Path Trailhead, Franconia, NH
12/9 (Sat) Franconia Ridge (NH) We will start from the Old Bridle Path Trailhead to hike up Falling Waters to Little Haystack, then across the Appalachian Trail ridge to Lincoln (5089 ft) and Lafayette (5260 ft) peaks before descending Old Bridle Path. (Note that this outing will be highly weather dependent and all participants should be experienced winter hikers with appropriate gear).
We will plan for a 7:00 start in NH (5:00 AM meet at Richmond Park and Ride). Difficult hike/snowshoe. Moderate to strong pace. 9 miles. 4100' elevation gain. Group limit 10. Chris Luczynski, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note - Please be sure your Meetup settings are set to be able to receive notices otherwise you may be purged from signup list as we get closer to outing.Not open
- Butler Lodge via Nebraska NotchLink visible for attendees
Starting from Stevensville, we will hike the Nebraska Notch Trail to the Long Trail, then follow it to Butler Lodge and return along the Butler Lodge trail. Moderate hike/snowshoe. moderate pace. 6.2 miles. 1700' elevation gain. David Hathaway, email@example.com or 802-899-9982. Meeting time subject to change. Contact trip leader for meeting location.
- Youth Adventure Club Explores Round Pond State Natural Area27 E Shore Rd, South Hero, VT
This flat two mile out and back trail traverses’ wetlands by boardwalk and bridges and includes a vista of Lake Champlain. Plan about two hours to wander at the pace of the littlest legs. Older participants are advised to dress for nonactive warmth as younger participants will be encouraged to explore at a slower pace. Please bring a snack and water.
The park allows dogs but please leave your furry friends at home for this group hike.
This event is weather dependent so watch for updates.
Corinn Julow: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-324-1485
- Porter and Cascade Mountains (Adirondacks)Cascade Mountain Trailhead, Lake Placid, NY
RSVPs will open 2 weeks before the start date!!!
This is a difficult out-and-back hike starting from the Cascade Mountain Trailhead. We will take the Cascade Mountain Trail before branching off to the Porter Mountain Trail to the summit of Porter Mountain. We will descend the way we came back onto the Cascade Mountain Trail and ascend to the summit of Cascade Mountain. Micro spikes, headlamp/flashlight, and snowshoes are required. Please, experienced hikers only. Please carpool for this hike. There will be an initial 4:30 AM meetup in the South Burlington Starbucks parking lot to encourage carpooling. Meet at the Trailhead at ~6:15 AM.
Difficult Hike/snowshoe, Moderate to strong pace. 6 miles. 2300′ elevation gain.
Group limit 10.
Contact leader by 1/3. email@example.com or 413-884-5932