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 on: September 06, 2017, 05:35:20 AM 
Started by Rough - Last post by Snell
I love the mud season!

 on: July 05, 2016, 10:02:51 PM 
Started by BSquared - Last post by BSquared
Does anyone know of the existence of a mileage spreadsheet for the Long Trail? I'm thinking of a spreadsheet version of the information in the Long Trail Guide: location name, mileage (from previous location and/or from either end of the trail), and elevation. I find it very useful to make such a spreadsheet myself for shorter trips, but it would take quite a bit of data entry for the LT. I might do it if there isn't one, especially if there is interest...

 on: July 02, 2016, 04:10:18 PM 
Started by Adkstrider - Last post by Rough
My wife and I are now hammockers so I can't make any first hand recommendations.  I've always been impressed with the lightweight tent offerings from Six Moon Designs:


No endorsement intended, just something for you to evaluate.

 on: July 01, 2016, 05:58:36 PM 
Started by Adkstrider - Last post by Adkstrider
My son, daughter, and I look forward to attempting a through hike, south to north, of the LT starting in mid-July. My son and I will use a proven light two person tent, but my daughter would like a lightweight single tent. any recommendations? We're looking for the perfect intersection of weight, effectiveness, and price ;-). Thanks!

 on: July 01, 2016, 04:11:41 PM 
Started by Adkstrider - Last post by Adkstrider
Last year, while hiking 163 miles of the LT from the southern terminus to rt. 17 near
Waitsfield, my daughter and I noticed that some hikers had VERY detailed written descriptions of the trail accounting for streams and terrain at a resolution of about <400 meters. We got by with the excellent Green Mountain club map of the whole trail, but does anyone know what we saw others using and where we could get it? It was not the bound book by the GMC.

 on: March 29, 2016, 09:46:41 PM 
Started by mustanglester67 - Last post by mustanglester67
 Hello All,
        I am new to hiking and plan on starting out slow, I was thinking on doing a 2 or 3 day hike Lowell, or Westmore area. Looking for someone who may be interested in doing same,or if someone could tell me of some good trails for such a hike.
      Thank you,

 on: March 03, 2016, 03:39:40 PM 
Started by Rough - Last post by pedxing
Very Nice.  Thanks!

 on: November 04, 2015, 03:58:11 PM 
Started by Rough - Last post by Rough
The Long Trail Distances Calculator at http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/ltdist_calc.php has been updated to reflect the 2015 trail relocation due to the new Winooski River footbridge.

 on: August 26, 2015, 09:43:51 AM 
Started by Rough - Last post by Rough
In June 2015 the Long Trail was relocated from Duxbury Road to Jonesville to cross the Winooski River over a new suspension footbridge. The trail now follows Duxbury Road west for 1 mile and then follows a path along the river and across farm fields before rejoining the road 2-tenths of a mile from the bridge. New trail climbs Stimson Mountain and rejoins the existing footpath south of the Buchanan Shelter junction. Duck Brook Shelter is now on a GMC-maintained side trail. According to the GMC: "Distance between Bamforth Ridge Shelter and Buchanan Shelter on new Long Trail is approximately 12 miles." In 2016, a further relocation is planned on Bamforth Ridge north of the Bamforth Ridge Shelter to eliminate the 1-mile road walk. Calculated distances that cross the Duxbury parking lot are affected by the 2015 relocation. The Long Trail Distances Calculator at http://www.longtrailpodcast.com/ltdist_calc.php will be adjusted once all of the new distances are published. See the Green Mountain Club info page at http://www.greenmountainclub.org/news.php?id=380 for more information.

 on: July 16, 2015, 12:40:19 PM 
Started by Rough - Last post by Rough
From the GMC: http://www.greenmountainclub.org/news.php?id=386

***Notice of bear activity in Camel's Hump area***

General Contact:
Media Contact:
Posted: 07/16/2015

***Important notice to hikers planning to hike Camel's Hump***

There is bear activity in the Camel's Hump area. A bear has rummaged through campsites, destroyed tents, and is growing increasingly brazen.

Camping near the Monroe Trail and Dean Trail is prohibited at this time. This means Hump Brook Tenting area is closed and tent camping at Montclair Glen Lodge is not allowed.

Montclair Glen Lodge remains open with GMC caretaker staff but please note that if the shelter is full, options are limited. The next shelter north is Bamforth Ridge Shelter, approximately 3.8 miles from Montclair Glen Lodge and includes hiking over the summit of the Hump. The next shelter south, Cowles Cove, is 5.1 miles from Montclair Glen Lodge.

Please stay alert, plan ahead, and observe the guidelines below to keep your party safe while hiking in bear country:
Pack out all garbage and food scraps
Do not feed bears
Do not approach bears
If you encounter a bear, do not corner it. Make noise to scare the bear away. Back away slowly.

The bear activity is being monitored. We appreciate your patience and will provide an update once it is deemed safe to camp in this area again.

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