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Hiking Gear, Equipment and History on Vermont’s Long Trail

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 outbreak, we are cancelling this program. We hope to reschedule that event at a later date.

On March 11, 1910 the Green Mountain Club was founded with the goal of creating, maintaining and protecting the Long Trail. Now in it’s 110th year, the Long Trail and those that hike it have gone through more than a few changes over the past century. From wool knickers and remarkably steep trails to ultralight backpacks and gradual switchbacks, technological innovation, increased use and a new ethic of hiking have played a role in the evolution of hikers and how they interact with the Long Trail.

Join staff and volunteers of the Green Mountain Club at the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier to learn more about what’s changed, what hasn’t changed and what is expected to change for Vermont’s Long Trail and those that hike it.

Program is free for VHS and GMC members and included with the price of admission at the Vermont History Museum for the general public.

Admission: Adults: $7; families: $20; seniors, students, children: $5; members and children under 6: free.


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