From December 1922 to April 1925, the Green Mountain Club published The Green Mountain News twice yearly to share club news and activities. The magazine saw a title change in 1925 and morphed over time from a four-page black and white newsletter to the full-color quarterly magazine members receive today.
Receiving the Long Trail News is a benefit of Green Mountain Club membership. Here we provide recent past magazines for all to enjoy. (Want to enjoy this membership perk? Join today!)
From the Fall 2023 Issue: Historic July Floods | Catching up with Trail Angels | Volunteer Trail Crew Takes on Boot Eating Mud | Walking to Write | Field Notes | Stewarding in Perpetuity: Conserved Land Boundary Inventory | Darn Tough Vermont Gives Back to the Long Trail
From the Spring 2023 Issue: Rediscovering the Purple Crowberry | State Botanist Bob Popp Retires | Plane Crash Sites Along the Long Trail (with video) | GMC Membership Survey results | Alpine Plant Identification Guide | Revisiting Clarendon Gorge Bridge 50 Years After the Flood | Club Conserves Judevine Property
From the Winter 2022 Issue: Celebrating 100 Years of the Long Trail News! | Meet Minerva Hinchey | Leave No Trace Then and Now | Parkway and Politics: Early Political Activism in the Long Trail News | The Long Trail via Public Transportation circa 1917 | Decentering Whiteness in Hiking | The Future of the Long Trail News
The full digitized archive of both The Green Mountain News and the Long Trail News is available on the GMC Montpelier section’s website. Many thanks to Ken Hertz for his work over the years in making the historic archive accessible.
Select Recent Articles
- Plane Crash Sites along the Long Trail by Brian Lindner, Spring 2023
- Decentering Whiteness in Hiking, by Mardi Fuller, Winter 2022
- The Long Trail in Less Than a Week with an FKT Record Holder, by Mikaela Osler, Winter 2021
- Celebrating the Miles that Matter, by Kara Richardson Whitely, Winter 2021
- Section Hiking the Long Trail Over Three Winters by Angie Hilsman, Winter 2021
- A Day in the Life of a Long Trail Patrol Crew, by Chloe Miller, Fall 2021
- Field Teams Airlifts 18 Tons of Material, by Keegan Tierney, Fall 2021 (with updated photos of finished privies)
- Ask Amy: Frequently Asked Questions at the GMC Visitor Center, by Amy Potter, Fall 2021
- A Day in the Life of a Thru-Hiker, by Thalita Ribeiro, Summer 2021
- A Day in the Life of a Caretaker, by Nigel Bates, Spring 2021
Share Your Long Trail Experience!
We encourage members and nonmembers to contribute manuscripts, photos, illustrations and story ideas. Please email Chloe Miller, Long Trail News editor, with photos, feedback, story pitches, or completed submissions, at [email protected]
Letters to the Editor
We welcome your feedback on essays in the magazine or club business in general. Email feedback to Chloe Miller, [email protected]. Letters may be edited for length and clarity.
Writers—amateur and professional, young and young at heart—are encouraged to submit articles or pitches relating to Vermont hiking and natural history. GMC reserves editorial discretion. Email Chloe Miller, [email protected]. Due to volume of submissions received, we can not reply to all submissions.
Have you captured a stunning long-range mountain view, wildlife in its natural habitat, or hikers simply enjoying the trail? High resolution (300 dpi minimum) digital images depicting life on the Long Trail, Vermont Appalachian Trail, and Northeast Kingdom Trails are always desirable.
As of 2020, we no longer include print advertisements in the Long Trail News. For information on sharing your business with GMC’s 10,000-member base, please explore our business memberships option.