Thursday, March 10, 2011

GMC's Project 10,000 needs you!

The Green Mountain Club needs your help! With less than 48 hours to go, Project 10,000 is down to the wire. The GMC needs about 50 more new members to hit the goal of 10,000 dues paying members in their 100th Anniversary year. The Green Mountain Club manages the oldest, long distance hiking trail in the United States--the Long Trail--which was the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail which share the Long Trail's southern section. The Long Trail runs 273 miles spanning the length of Vermont from the Berkshires of Massachusetts to the Canadian border. While many club members are locals who love the Long Trail--many others live out-of-state and visited Vermont to hike all or sections of the Long Trail. All joined the club to help preserve a place that is special to them.

Whether you've hiked the trail or not, your support can help in many ways from helping to maintain established trails to building and protecting new sections of trail through easements and land purchases. If you're looking for a great place to get away to this summer learn more about Vermont's Long Trail. And if you need lightweight gear and backpacking supplies rest assured, we're located only 2 miles north of the Club's Visitor Center

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