This year we will be offering three hikes:
- Sterling Pond – a 2.3-mile moderately steep hike up to Sterling Pond to see the work the Long Trail Patrol has accomplished this year and enjoy the view of the pond. (This group will meet at 12:00pm at the Barnes Camp Visitor Center and carpool up to the parking lot.)
- Barnes Camp Loop – this 1.5-mile loop features an accessible boardwalk, excellent views of wetlands and cliffs, a short stream crossing, and a steep climb and descent. (This group will meet at 12:30pm at the Barnes Camp Visitor Center.)
- Barnes Camp Boardwalk – enjoy this beautiful accessible boardwalk that will take you out into the beaver dam/wetland area with an incredible view of Smugglers’ Notch. There are also informational signs about the history of the area, the history of the wetlands, the ecological benefits of the wetland area. (This group will meet at 1:00pm at the Barnes Camp Visitor Center.)
Please join us at Spruce Camp Base Lodge at Stowe Mountain Resort for a reception from 2pm – 4pm. You will hear from GMC President Tom Candon, GMC Executive Director Mike DeBonis, and we will have a special guest speaker, Chris Rimmer. Chris Rimmer is the Executive Director of the Vermont Center for EcoStudies and will present a look at conservation issues affecting Bicknell’s Thrush from his decades of research conducted at the University of Vermont’s Mount Mansfield station.
If you have any questions, please contact T Hanson.
Please register below: