Did you encounter any trail magic on your hike this weekend? If so, you might have one of the Green Mountain Club sections to thank.
For the second year running, Green Mountain Club sections volunteered their time and set up at Long Trail and Appalachian Trail road crossings to greet hikers, represent the work of the club, and provide trail magic in the form of tasty treats and helpful hiking information! The event was a wonderful opportunity to connect with hikers and trail supporters in our shared love for the mountains of Vermont.
The Northern Frontier Section set up at Jay Pass for the day and were excited to report that they had folks passing through from all over the country and provinces of Canada and fueled about 20 thru-hikers on their way through the area. The Connecticut and Worcester Section teamed up to provide a great day of trail magic to hikers and described their day as a “big success” fueling thru-hikers and some four-legged friends throughout the day. They even donated their leftovers to a couple who was doing their own trail magic that evening! The Montpelier Section shared delicious cookies, lemonade and hiking tips to hikers at the Bamforth Ridge Parking Lot on Duxbury Road.
The Ottaquechee Section spent their day greeting almost 40 hikers from across the country between Stonybrook and Winturri Shelter! Set up along Route 108 in Stowe, the Burlington Section interacted with 42 hikers, mostly day hikers who enjoyed learning more about the Green Mountain Club and the surrounding area. They did make some End-to-Enders very happy with some cold lemonade! The Bread Loaf Section had a busy day at the Appalachian Gap, while the Manchester and Brattleboro sections joined together at a parking lot south of Bromley Mountain.
Thank you to all who participated – happy trails!