The Manchester Section of the Green Mountain club will tour the Snow Valley area on Saturday, July 16. The group will meet at the Route 11/30 Long Trail parking lot at 9 a.m. to hike the VAST trail to the summit, where there is an old chairlift and excellent views. This moderate five-mile hike has several hundred feet of elevation change, a couple steep pitches and some bushwacking. Long pants are advised. RSVP to Mark Blanchard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, July 17, they group will meet at Shaw’s in Manchester Center at 1 p.m. to car pool to the trail head for Haystack Mountain in Pawlet. (There is very limited parking.) This moderate hike of about 4 miles leads to great views, and has a 1000-foot elevation gain with some steep sections. RSVP to Phyllis Lewis at 802-362-3359 or email@example.com.