Twelve of us had a lovely paddle on Gale Meadow, on a day with excellent weather, followed by fifteen of at the potluck and planning meeting.

The following activities were planned:

Wednesday August 20 – help build one of the Habitat for
Humanity, Manchester homes – meet at 8:30 am at the house site on
Jennifer Lane, off of Rt 11/30 (the turn on the south side of Rt11/30
between new 7 and East Manchester Rd) – bring lunch, a hammer if you
have one (but they will have extras), and work gloves – RSVP to Keld
Alstrup at <> or 802-362-1422

Saturday August 23 – hike from Rootville Rd past Prospect Rock
to Douglas Shelter and then onto Bourn Pond via the Branch pond Trail
and out on the Lye Brook trail, with a stop at the Lye Brook Falls –
total distance about 13 miles with about 2000 feet climb at the
beginning, moderately level and then downhill thereafter – bring food,
fluids, extra clothing and raincoat if any chance of rain, headlamp just
in case – meet at 7am at Lye Brook Falls trail head
(access road off of Glen Rd in Manchester) and then will leave cars here
and drive to start of hike on Rootville Rd.- RSVP to Keld Alstrup at
<> or 802-362-1422

Friday September 12 – hike the relocated Old Job Trail
from FR 30 to Old Job Shelter and then onto Big Branch Shelter and out
to FR 10 – total distance 3.2 miles, several hundred feet elevation gain
meet 8am at Little Rock Pond parking lot on FR 10 to leave
cars and drive around to FR 30 – bring snack, fluids, extra layers –
RSVP Marge Fish at <> or 802-824-3662
Saturday October 25 – fall work weekend – clean waterbars
from Griffith Lake to the summit of Styles Peak – bring snacks, lunch,
fluids, extra clothing, raincoat if any chance of rain, hoe or shovel or
rake if you have it (but we have lots of extra tools so come even if
you don’t have tools), work gloves – meet at 7:30 am at the Peru
town office/park and ride to car pool to both the end of the hike to
leave cars and the beginning of the hike – the work goes much better
with lots of people so come and help please – RSVP to Dave Ratti at <> or 802-366-0698

Sunday October 26 – fall pot luck and planning meeting
for winter trips – at Dale and Mike Malekoff on Adams Lane in
Londonderry – meet at 5 pm – bring something for pot luck – RSVP and for specific directions to Dale Malekoff at <> or 802-824-5030