Hail to the Green Mountain Club

Ever since Debbie and I thru-hiked the Long Trail in 2005, we have become loyal supporters of the Green Mountain Club. Last Friday, we made the journey to club headquarters in Waterbury Center, Vermont. We got to see where the old barn/visitor center was before it burned. We got to see the makeshift offices where the staff has been living/working for the past several years. Best of all, we got to see where the new visitor center will be constructed. We even got to shovel a little dirt as part of the groundbreaking ceremony. The trip was for a good cause.Β 

Current GMC Headquarters in Waterbury, VT.

After visiting HQ, we joined a group of dedicated GMCers at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe. There, we celebrated the success of the clubs $5.25MM Second Century Campaign. Hanging around with a group of “real” Vermonters, transplants, and interlopers–all in support of the GMC’s mission, was a fabulous way to spend an evening. GMC has been maintaining and protecting Vermont’s Long Trail since 1910. As 2010 approaches, the pressure of keeping the trail the way it is and was, is greater than ever. Even in Vermont, capitalist temptations conspire to damage the environment and specifically the trail. Vermont needs to keep its “footpath in the wilderness” as it is, and even better, as it was.Β 

Groundbreaking of the new visitor center.


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