What we’re about
Welcome to the Green Mountain Club Burlington Section Outdoors Adventures Meetup Group. 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.
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:
Some of our trip leaders don't like to use meetup, so go to our gmcburlington.org website events tab to see a more complete list of our trips.
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. Contact meetup group manager David Hathaway (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to become a trip leader, or to become a meetup event organizer (to post trips here).
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
- Laraway Ice TourNeeds location
From the Long Trail parking on Codding Hollow Road we'll follow the Long Trail up to see the ice formations on the rock wall below the Laraway summit, continue to the Laraway Lookout, and return. Microspikes absolutely required, as the ice below the cliﬀs can be extensive, and snowshoes required since the trail may not be well packed. Moderate to diﬀicult Snowshoe. Moderate pace. 4.5 miles. 1600' elevation gain. David Hathaway, email@example.com or 802-899-9982.
- Cannon Mountain LoopNeeds location
We will start from the Cannon Mountain ski center lot and ascend Cannon via the Kinsman Ridge Trail The summit of Cannon is only a couple miles from the lot, but it can be a steep ascent at times, and depending on conditions can be icy. After summiting we will continue on the Kinsman Ridge Trail before heading down to Lonesome Lake and then a relatively flat mile and a half back to our cars. All participants should be experienced winter hikers with the appropriate gear. Departure from Richmond Park and Ride will be at around 6:00 AM. Difficult hike, moderate pace. 7 miles, 2700’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Chris Luczynski. firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bear Den and Dial Mountains (Adirondacks)Roaring Brook Trailhead, Keene Valley, NY
RSVPs will open 2 weeks before the start date!!!
This is a difficult out-and-back hike starting from the Roaring Brook parking lot. We will walk along the Ausable Club and Lake Roads before taking the H.G. Leach trail to Bear Den Mountain. We will continue along the trail until we reach the summit of Dial Mountain. Micro spikes, headlamp/flashlight, and snowshoes are required. Please, experienced hikers only. Please carpool for this hike. There will be an initial 5:30 AM meetup in the South Burlington Starbucks parking lot to encourage carpooling. Meet at the Trailhead at ~7:00 AM.
Difficult Hike/snowshoe, Moderate to strong pace. 11 miles. 3600′ elevation gain.
Group limit 10.
Contact leader by 3/13. email@example.com or 413-884-5932
- Lamoille Valley Rail Trail bicycleNeeds location
From Cambridge junction we'll bicycle north along the recently ﬁnished section of the LVRT (Lamoille Valley Rail Trail) to it's junction with the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail and return. Moderate to diﬀicult Bicycle. Relaxed to moderate pace. 40 miles. David Hathaway, firstname.lastname@example.org, 802-899-9982. Meeting time subject to change. Meeting location will be communicated to participants before the trip.