On March 11, 2018, the Green Mountain Club turned 108 years old! Take a look at some of the highlights of our long history:
The Green Mountain Club is founded in Burlington.
The first guidebook with maps is published.
The first issue of the Green Mountain News is published, later retitled the Long Trail News.
GMC Headquarters opens in Rutland.
The Long Trail is completed from Massachusetts to Quebec.
The Long Trail Patrol is established to maintain the Long Trail.
1930s – 1950s
Construction and reconstruction of a large number of shelters.
Formal recognition of End-to-End hikers begins with thirty-two special certificates.
Summit caretakers begin work on Mount Mansfield and Camel’s Hump.
The Vermont General Assembly passes 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.”
The Long Trail Protection Program begins.
GMC moves to permanent headquarters in Waterbury Center.
The new visitor center opens after 2003 fire.
The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources approves the Green Mountain Club as corridor manager for hiking trails in the Northeast Kingdom.
GMC celebrates its 100th anniversary.
The Green Mountain Club becomes the sole maintainer of the Appalachian Trail in Vermont.
All but 6.5 miles of the Long Trail are permanently protected.
The Winooski River Footbridge opens.
The centennial edition of the Long Trail Guide is published.
The Green Mountain Club is supported by 9,500 members and over 1,000 volunteers each year. Join us as we move into the future and continue to make the Vermont mountains play a larger part in the life of the people.
David Wright says
The date of 1923 in this timeline should show the Green Mountain Clubhouse, Long Trail Lodge, built that year. The photo of Minerva Hinchey in the Green Mountain Club office in Rutland was obviously taken in the 1950s or 1960s.