Jeff Wehrwein grew up skiing at Bromley and day-hiking with his family in the White Mountains. His love of Vermont blossomed when he attended Middlebury College, and his first GMC event was trail maintenance with the Bread Loaf section on Middlebury Gap. After graduation Jeff lived in Burlington and became a regular on hikes, snowshoes, and trail work outings with the Burlington section after officially joining the club in early 2010. In September 2010 he defied his fear of the dark and hiked the Long Trail end-to-end, staying dry for about 7 hours total.
Some years later, Jeff left Vermont to see the world and climb new mountains. While living in California he backpacked the John Muir Trail, the Tahoe-Yosemite section of the PCT, and the High Sierra Trail, none of which have quite the character of the Long Trail. More recently Jeff moved to Boulder, Colorado where he accidentally became an ultrarunner and diversifies his time in the woods with cross-country skiing. He has visited 51 national parks and 30+ national forests across the country.
Jeff visits Vermont regularly to spend time with his parents in Middlebury, hike his favorite Green Mountains, and discover new ski trails when the weather allows. In recent years he took his parents on an overnight trip to Skylight Pond, and backpacked the Vermont section of the Appalachian Trail. He is grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the Green Mountain Club.