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Boardwalk at Griffith Lake
Boardwalk at Griffith Lake

I am a Long Trail Mentor for the Green Mountain Club and am happy to give you advice about how to hike the Long Trail or what to expect. Thru-hiking or section hiking the Long Trail is a life-changing experience.

Overview and How To

My Long Trail Journal

  1. Long Trail Southern Terminus to Rt 9. Northbound: October 11-12, 2008. Solo.
  2. Rt 9 to Rt 11/30. Northbound:  May 23-26, 2008, NY/NJ AMC Trip.
  3. Clarendon Gorge to Rt. 11/30. Southbound, June 6-7, 2008, Solo.
  4. Clarendon Gorge to Middlebury Gap: Northbound, June 26-29, 2008, Solo.
  5. Middlebury Gap to Appalachian Gap: Northbound, July 18-20, 2008, Solo.
  6. Jonesville to Appalachian Gap: Southbound, August 1-2, 2008, Solo.
  7. Jonesville to Johnson, Northbound, August 22-24, 2008, Solo.
  8. Journey’s End to Johnson: Southbound: September 11-14, 2008, Solo.

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  1. There is a group of young men 15-18 that want to do the long trail as memorium of there friendships before the split up and go their separate ways. They are basically novices. Can you recommend a five day hike for them ?

  2. Hi,

    I’m David Horgans daughter. He says he paddles with you and is part of the MVP group too. I was wondering if you could suggest a 5-6 day hike on the Long Trail. I haven’t hiked in awhile so my body is not conditioned but I’m am pretty fit and healthy.


  3. Can u suggest a day hike around wait shield od Stowe ? Like 4 hours

  4. My friend recently died on the LT, near the Peru Shelter. Do you have any info on where he was found? Thanks

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