Long Trail -Vermont
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Douglas Hus
(Hustler) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Long Trail -Vermont on 01/13/2007 02:04:06 MST Print View

I'm interested in Vermonts "Long Trail". I have the "Green Mountain Club" site and am planing on getting their map & guide book in the future.

Are there any other sites out-there on the "Long Trail"?


Thanks,
Doug


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Shawn Basil
(Bearpaw) - F

Locale: Southeast
Re: Long Trail -Vermont on 01/13/2007 09:45:54 MST Print View

Trailforums.com is a great source of information for nitty-gritty details about selected trails, including the Long Trail. It was very helpful to me in putting together information for my Colorado Trail through-hike this past summer. Much of the information you might seek is probably already covered in existing posts, but you may also want to ask specific questions. I asked about preferred resupply points, hostels/lodging, and most recent snowpack conditions, and got very good responses in return. If you are through-hiking, the Long Trail End-to-Ender's Guide is a very helpful source of information for planning resupplies and town stops as well. You can buy it from the Green Mountain Club.

Gene .
(Tracker)

Locale: New England
Re: Long Trail -Vermont on 01/15/2007 14:05:31 MST Print View

Douglas, I thru-hiked the VT Long Trail(05) what would you like to know?Kauai

Douglas Hus
(Hustler) - F

Locale: Ontario, Canada
Long Trail -Vermont on 01/15/2007 14:40:45 MST Print View

Gene, just looking for general information.
Duration.
Difficulties encountered.
Any on-line accounts of the trail.

Gene, correct me if I am wrong, but your picture is not of any place in Vermont, right?


Thanks all the best,
Doug

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Gene .
(Tracker)

Locale: New England
Re: Long Trail -Vermont on 01/16/2007 12:43:43 MST Print View

Doug, Great chuckle there, no, those pictures were'nt what I had in mind to post up for you. I'll get to those in a day or so.

Duration is what you set it at, minimum 3weeks for me, though I took 5 weeks and enjoyed myself the whole time.

The Northern 1/3rd has some of the rougher, more solitary terrain of the trail IMO. The Central part more 'hilly type mountains' IMO. The Southern portion sarts out steep from the AT end of things and has more 'off trail/re-supply access' to it.

It's a great trail for those folks who don't have the time to do a thru-hike on one of the other majors like the PCT, AT, CDT,etc.

I'm not a mileage junkie I go for the views, and the solitude; as you'll see in more of my photo postings now that i think I have that tail pinned on the donkey.

I found it helpful to take my original maps and get copies made; then I had the originals laminated for souviners.

I have to dig out the stuff i have this weekend to get you more info. I currently am in NJ, though lived in New England for over 20 years and know much of the area in the 5 states. Still trying to get back to the 'Dacks to do more up there. Bear Mtn NY is a dayhike for me.

Tim W
(watters) - F
Re: Re: Long Trail -Vermont on 01/16/2007 15:35:33 MST Print View

The LT is a nice trail, tougher than most think, suitable for lovers of "the long green tunnel" type of hiking. Plan on about 5 weeks to thru hike it.

Here are a few sites to get you interested.

http://www.47ipsd.us/Web_LTAlbum/welcome.html

http://users.net1plus.com/tdriskell/longtrail.html

http://hometown.aol.com/vtlthiker/index.html

http://www.longtrailhike.com/

OneTim (Thruhiked in 2000)