While you and I have been wasting time for the past 104 years the Green Mountain Club (GMC) has been busy founding and maintaining Vermont's Long Trail.
Just in case you've missed all they've been up to, you're invited to attend their (hello?) 104th annual meeting on Friday and Saturday, June 13-14, 2014.
This year's event will be held at Mountain Meadows Lodge in Killington, Vermont -- smack dab on the Appalachian Trail on the lovely shores of Kent Pond.
Talk about a nice place to gather with nice people.
The folks with the Killington Section have planned a "stimulating and enjoyable weekend for hikers and kayakers, individuals and families, bird watchers, music lovers and all other GMC members."
But sitting around Kent Pond doesn't sound too shabby.
The annual business meeting will begin at 9 AM and should be over by 11:30 AM (or so) followed by a bagged lunch (if you reserve one) or major yogi action for those who didn't plan ahead.
Seriously. Where would you rather be than at the GMC business meeting and hike-o-rama in such a heavenly location?
Established in 1910 to build the Long Trail, the Green Mountain Club is a private, nonprofit organization with more than 10,000 members. Vermont's historic Long Trail was the first long-distance hiking trail in the United States and the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail.
Beyond its trail maintenance work, the GMC publishes guidebooks and maps for hiking in Vermont, and runs outdoor skills and conservation workshops. Every year, more than 1,000 volunteers work so that future generations may enjoy the Long Trail, Appalachian Trail, and Northeast Kingdom trails. Fourteen GMC sections maintain portions of the trail system and lead a four-season schedule of outdoor recreation activities.
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