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Trail Maintenance 101
May 28, 2022 | 9am – 12:30pm| Bristol, VT
Join the Green Mountain Club and the Bristol Trail Network for an introductory workshop on trail maintenance of hiking trails in New England. Whatever your interest and experience in trails, this workshop will impart the basics of maintenance techniques and best practices. Topics covered include: an overview of trail tools, safe handling and care; basic principles of digging, identifying and clearing drainage structures; using a handsaw to clear blowdowns; monitoring blazes and trail signage; brushing in user trails; repairing tread; identifying and assessing structures on the trail in need of repair. We’ll be learning on the ground using the trail as our classroom.
Come prepared with sturdy hiking footwear, backpack, layers appropriate for the weather, water and snacks. All participants should be comfortable hiking 3 miles, carrying two tools in addition to their own gear, bending, kneeling and digging in the ground and managing whatever weather we encounter for the day.
Registration Required. Exact location in Bristol TBD. If you have questions in advance of registering contact Lorne Currier, Volunteer and Education Coordinator, at [email protected] or 802-241-8329.
Recordings of Recent Events
Long Trail End-to-Ender Panel
May 6, 2022 | 6pm | Zoom
The Long Trail End-to-Ender Panel is an informative Q&A, show-and-tell style panel intended for folks to learn about backpacking in Vermont from experienced Long Trail Thru-Hikers. Wondering about the best lightweight tent or how to not get bored with PB&J’s? Sign up to learn the ins and outs of a long-distance hike and get answers to all your questions about food, equipment, and planning.
Backpacking 101 Webinar
April 18, 2022 | 6pm | Zoom
“No Other Lake” Short Film – Sneak Preview
March 17, 2022 | Zoom
In Search of Imaginary Peaks: The Riesenstein Hoax and Other Mountain Dreams
March 10, 2022 | Zoom
The Northeast Kingdom Meets the American Southwest
March 3, 2022 | Zoom
Breaking it down to build it back: A story of rediscovery in the outdoors
February 3, 2022 | Zoom
Moving Mountains: Overcoming obstacles in 2022 and beyond
January 27, 2022 | Zoom
Long Trail Family Thru-Hike
January 20, 2022 | Zoom
Join Matt Krebs and his three children, Charlie (16), Ruth (14) and Joe (8), as they share the challenges and joys of thru-hiking the Long Trail together.
Arizona: Day Hikes and Other Adventures
January 13, 2022 | Zoom
Long time Green Mountain Club volunteers, Rich and Sheri Larsen share photos and stories from their adventures in Arizona. Enjoy this presentation and the beautiful imagery.
Crosscut: A Trail Builder’s Memoir
January 6, 2022 | Zoom
Author, poet, trail builder, and professor Sean Prentiss shares stories and poems from his memoir Crosscut: Poems, inspired by his time leading trail crews for the Northwest Youth Corps.