For the last 4 years, Eric Gildemeister, Missisquoi Valley Union High School Social Studies teacher and National Honor Society advisor, has recruited a few of his co-workers and 20+ students to spend a fall day clearing Section 31 of the Catamount Trail. The students load the bus early to get to Jay, and then spend the day
Lets take a look back to a post from 2013! CTA’s Greg Maino posted a Q&A session with Dun Cochran, a forester with Green Mountain National Forest. Here is Dun’s response when asked about the implications an increasing number of backcountry skiers has on managing our Vermont forest resources; “What makes this… both challenging and
“How is this possible,” you may ask? Well, in an admittedly vague sense, but bear with me! Many of you may be following the progress of efforts to rebuild the Stone Hut at the top of Mt. Mansfield after it burned on Christmas Eve of last year. The delicate work to give the Hut new
The Catamount Trail Association would not be what it is without our partners at the Vermont Department of Forests Parks and Recreation and at the Green Mountain National Forest. We’ve worked with many exceptional and dedicated recreation and forestry professionals over the years to create, improve, and maintain the Catamount Trail on public lands. And now,
With the inevitable shift from summer to fall – when we all start to dream of deep powder turns and frost on our eyelashes – comes a change here in the CTA office. We send off Laura Koloski, who has been the Americorps member with us for the past year and welcome in Justin Geibel.
This past weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 17th & 18th, we traveled down to Brandon Gap to help the Rochester Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA) clear some new terrain. The area we were working in is part of the Green Mountain National Forest. This project received full approval late last fall and since then
One of the most rewarding and inspiring aspects of working for the Catamount Trail Association is learning about and collaborating with the people who choose to spend their free time volunteering with us. They organize tours, maintain and improve the trail, help us host events, and oversee the financial health and integrity of the organization.
Click Here For Full Race Results Thick clouds, temps in the low 60s, and a few drops of rain gave way to a sunny summit for participants in this year’s North Face Race to the Top of Vermont. Nearly 700 competitors challenged themselves to hike, bike, or run 4.3 miles and 2564 feet to the
Our 6th and final Race to the top of Vermont Spotlight is on Amy Bruce. Growing up in Underhill, VT, Amy pretty much had Mt. Mansfield in her back yard. She shares with the CTA her inspiration and motivation for running in the RTTTOVT for the 4th time this year, as well as some insight beyond her years.
This week’s Race to the top of Vermont Spotlight is on Everybody Wins! Vermont. Everybody Wins! Vermont has had a team at every single RTTTOVT event; how many others can make that claim? Not only that, the organization has a dedicated mission to help improve the lives of Vermont youth throughout the state. Everybody Wins! was started