With tag: long_trail
Vt. Hiking Season Starts This Weekend
Hikers who head out over this long holiday
weekend to the Long Trail will find some sections rerouted around Tropical
Storm Irene damage. The storm's floods washed out sections of the
trail and also destroyed bridges.
U.S. Forest Service Investigates Fire
By Nina Keck
The U.S. Forest
Service is investigating a fire that destroyed a hiking shelter on the Long
Trail about a mile from Sherburne Pass in Rutland County. The Tucker-Johnson
Shelter is a lean-to structure near the intersection of the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail in Mendon.
Voices From The Trail: Taft Lodge
Thousands of us experience the Green Mountains up close every summer with a day on the Long Trail. Many hundreds more spend even more time on the trail, taking a few days to hike and
spending the nights at a shelter along the way. Today, in our series, "The Long Trail: Vermont's Footpath Through History," we learn what it's like to overnight on the trail.
Voices From The Trail: Camel's Hump
By Lynne McCrea
All this month, VPR is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Long Trail through our series, "The Long Trail: Vermont's Footpath Through History." Today we hear from some of the people who spend time on the trail, to hike, camp or care for the historic footpath.
Long Trail: Volunteers Keep GMC Alive
this week we've been looking at the history of the Long Trail as it reaches its
100th anniversary. Today, we turn to the Green Mountain Club itself. Volunteer
members of the club built the trail and they maintain it to this day. The club still thrives because of their efforts.
Long Trail: Proposed Parkway Shapes GMC
our series "The Long Trail: Vermont's Footpath Through History," we're looking at some of
the milestones in the trail's 100 year history. Today
we return to the 1930s, when the Long Trail faced its biggest threat, and the
Green Mountain Club was forced to reconsider its purpose.
Long Trail: Early Leaders Leave Mark
years ago, the Green Mountain Club was founded and construction of the Long
Trail began. VPR
is looking back this month at how the hiking trail has influenced the history
and culture of the state. Today,
VPR Commentator Tom Slayton introduces the early leaders of the Green Mountain
Greath thoughts: the Long Trail
Great thoughts and philosophies from Vermonters have shaped our state and sometimes influenced the nation. Commentator Bob Northrup tells the story of how Vermont created - almost destroyed - the Long Trail.
Long Trail Names
By Tom Slayton
Commentator Tom Slayton, veteran journalist and editor-emeritus of Vermont Life magazine, is also a dedicated hiker. And he's looking forward to getting out on the trails again - just as soon as they're dry!