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"The mountains are calling and I must go."--John Muir

Outdoor-minded folks who like to hike, kayak and canoe, cave and ski cross-country - that's the Green Mountain Club, Bennington section.

In April and May we have trail maintenance trips to spruce up sections of the Long Trail, including from Harmon Hill, south of VT Route 9 in Woodford, north to the top of Glastenbury Mountain. We also take care of the Nauheim shelter (Maple Hill, near Route 9) and the Goddard Shelter (Glastenbury Mountain).

We have two potluck get-togethers a year, usually in November and January, and usually with a speaker or slide show, as well as a summer picnic at Lake Shaftsbury where we can swim and kayak.

We are one of the sections of Vermont's Green Mountain Club (GMC) which, since its founding in 1910, has been the protector of Vermont's backcountry - the forests, ridges and mountains that make the Green Mountain State a special place to hike and explore the outdoors. Our first members build the 270 mile Long Trail from Massachusetts to Canada, completing the nation's first long-distance hiking trail.

We welcome folks to join us on our outings.

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Joining | Volunteering | Links | Discussion Forums | or email chrisberks at comcast dot net


Please remember meetups are social events and not a professionally guided trips. By participating in a trip, you are agreeing not to hold anybody responsible for injuries or accidents. Always come prepared and properly equipped. In the event of an emergency, your fellow members will do their best for you, but there is no guarantee any of the participants will have medical or rescue training.

By participating in this event you also acknowledge that you understand the level of difficulty and are physically capable, properly attired and have the necessary gear and supplies required for participation in this activity.

Please note: the organizers of this meetup group reserve the right to remove anything they deem inappropriate from this site.

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:30 PM

    GMC Benn Section Annual Meeting: program 12 themed Cross Massachusetts hikes

    19 Members attending
  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 9:00 AM

    benn: Trail Work

    1 Members attending
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 AM

    benn: Trail Work:

    1 Members attending
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017 9:00 AM

    benn: Overnight to Glastenbury - Trail Work

    1 Members attending
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