Hikes with the Green Mountain Club for October

The Burlington section of the Green Mountain Club has weekend outings scheduled for October. All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit greenmountainclub.org or contact hike leaders.

Saturday: Sterling Pond, Stowe Pretty easy hike from Rt. 108 to Sterling Pond. Dogs welcome, but limit of 6 (please email or call). Meet at 9 a.m. at Richmond Park & Ride. Heavy rain cancels. Easy hike, slow pace, 2.8 miles, 900’ elevation gain. Free. Contact Pam Gillis, gillis1986@gmail.com.

Sunday: Mt. Mansfield Meet at Underhill State Park. Difficult hike, 6 miles, 2,500’ elevation gain. Free. Contact Adam Heckle, theheckle123@gmail.com or 233-8091.

Oct. 14: Raven Ridge An easy loop hike in the Raven Ridge Natural Area in Monkton. Great views from the ridge, possible wildlife, and caves with unique and fascinating geology. Easy hike, 2 miles, 400’ elevation gain. Free. Contact Beth Ruskai, mbruskai@gmail.com.

Oct. 15: Little Otter Creek to Lake Champlain Paddle This easy 5-mile (round-trip) paddle in Ferrisburgh just south of Lewis Creek takes us through the Little Otter Creek Management Area so we might see some wildlife. We will put in at the South Slang Fish & Wildlife access point off Hawkins Road. Carpooling will be difficult with boats but email for the 10 a.m. meetup location. Easy paddle, 5 miles. Free. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

Oct. 21: Camels Hump via Forest City Ascend the Forest City trail from the Burrows trailhead, hit the summit, then down Burrows. Difficult hike at a strong pace, 5 miles, 2,300’ elevation gain.

Oct. 22: Mt. Hunger Hike up Mt. Hunger from the Waterbury Center side of the mountain. This trail goes up pretty steadily with some steep scrambles near the top. Moderate hike, 4.4 miles, 2290’ elevation gain. Free. Contact Kim Farone, kfarone@yahoo.com.

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