Day hiking the Long Trail of Vermont

Welcome to Vermont: The Long Trail. Photo by an unknown Vermont hiker.

Welcome to Vermont: The Long Trail. Photo by an unknown Vermont hiker.

Michael Caryl

The SaddleBrooke Hiking Club announces their November program entitled “Day Hiking the Long Trail of Vermont.” The club’s trail guide, Aaron Schoenberg, will report on his experiences on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the SaddleBrooke One Activity Center at 4 p.m.

The Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in America. It was constructed from 1910 to 1930 by the Green Mountain Club. The trail is 273 miles long and runs north and south, following the spine of the Green Mountains, for the full length of the state of Vermont.

Schoenberg began hiking back east as a child. At 21, he became a guide and led hikes for the Appalachian Mountain and Adirondack Mountain Clubs for 42 years before he moved to SaddleBrooke.

While living back east, Aaron led a series of day hikes in six annual weekly installment trips from 2007 to 2012, where he and his group of Appalachian Mountain Club members traversed the trail from the Canadian border to the Massachusetts state line. During this odyssey, Aaron’s group encountered all kinds of weather, saw incomparable scenery, witnessed amazing fauna and flora, and experienced incredible diversity in trail conditions. Aaron will bring his journey on the Long Trail alive for us through photos, maps, guidebook, and journal. Club members and other SaddleBrooke residents are welcome to attend this session.