Green Mountain Club Backcountry Outings

A variety of outings are planned by the Brattleboro section of the Green Mountain Club and everyone is invited to participate. Hikers should wear warm clothing, have winter footwear and be prepared for weather changes.

Trips vary in level of difficulty. All day trips and outings are free; some overnight trips require a lodging fee. Call the leader for information and directions; for additional upcoming outings, see www.brattleborogmc.com. The Green Mountain Club is a nonprofit organization that maintains hiking trails and promotes environmental conservation and outdoor recreation in Vermont.

Thursday - Friday, Dec. 31 - Jan. 1

Spend New Year's Eve in a backcountry cabin. Hike 2.9 miles and camp overnight in an unheated cabin, Spruce Peak Shelter, which is on the Long Trail. Leader: Mark Brown, 254-4647.

Saturday - Sunday, Jan. 9 - 10

Enjoy backcountry skiing and snowshoeing amongst the pristine forest lands at the base of Mount Cardigan in Alexandria, NH. Stay overnight at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Cardigan Lodge. There is a fee for lodging. As space is limited, call promptly to reserve a bunk. Information: Peggy Kipp, 579-2752.

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