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Stewards Of The Long Trail Face Challenges

08/29/12 12:44PM By Steve Zind, Ric Cengeri
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Photo: Green Mountain Club/Dave Hardy
Green Mountain Club volunteers get ready to renovate Mount Ellen Lodge, which was built in 1933.
The Green Mountain Club has spent more than a century building, maintaining and managing the Long Trail in Vermont.  

Today the job involves not only the safekeeping of the state's footpath through the wilderness but many miles of side trails and now the entire stretch of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the state.

Will Wiquist is the GMC's executive director. Vermont Edition joined him this week in Warren where the club volunteers were helping to airlift construction materials for a renovation of the Glen Ellen Lodge.

Visit the VPR series page "The Long Trail: Vermont's Footpath Through History"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A helicopter airlifts construction supplies that will be used to renovate the historic Mount Ellen Lodge on the Long Trail.

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