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Mad River Glen Update June 25, 2014

posted at 11:41 am Wed Jun 25th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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Mad River Glen Update

June 25, 2014

Greetings MRG Skiers, 

It's hard to believe, but July 4th is right around the corner and Summer is in full swing here on

Warren IS Paradise on The 4th of July!

General Stark Mountain.  We have a BIG, super-secret plan for the Mad River Glen float in the world-famous Warren 4th of July Parade. We need energetic folks (especially kids) to join in on the fun and be on the float. If you want to get involved please let us know so we can fill you in on the details. It is always a ton of fun so please do join us.  If you want to get involved in the float prep instead/too we are having a "Float Building"

We Need You AND Your Kids!

gathering this Friday night in Gen. Stark's Pub (of course) around 6 PM.


Gen' Stark's Pub has cranked up for the Summer and if you have never checked it out you really owe it to yourself to do so.  It's really a terrific ambiance with dining inside and out with plenty of room for the kids to run around, What other place can you go for an amazing hike and then come back down to enjoy some of that famous Mad River Glen

Hike It If You Can!

conviviality? The food is awesome with specials each night and there will be some tasty Summer brew offerings from our friends at Long Trail and Lawson's Finest.  Plus this Summer we are introducing the Long Trail Sporadic Summer Music Series that will add live music into the mix. Check out all the details below we sure do hope that you can spend some time with us up on the mountain this Summer.


Gen. Stark's Pub is Open 

General Stark's Pub  Open Weekends all Summer. 


Dinners on Friday-Saturday & Sunday 4 to 8 PM  

(Except Friday July 4 when we will be closed- We'll be  open on Thursday the 3rd instead!)

Awesome Summer Pub Menu PLUS Specials Each Night
Friday Night Fish Fry
Fish Tacos on Sturday
Sunday Beef Brisket BBQ 

Long Trail Sporadic Summer Music Series @ MRG
The Sporadic Music Series sponsored by our good friends at The Long Trail Brewing Co.  was a huge hit this winter. So much so in fact, that we decided to continue it throughout the summer. General Stark's Pub will host live music on select Friday nights and Sunday afternoons during the warmer months. The line-up is, well, sporadic so be sure to check in so you don't miss anything! 

Upcoming Shows
June 29 - Phineas Gage
July 6 - Loggerhead featuring Eric Palola
July 13 - The Grift  
Phineas Gage performs the Indigo Girls'
Phineas Gage Preview
The Boys are Hard at Work
Stevie inspect the rebuilt bridge abutment on Bunny
All summer-long folks ask us what the heck we do up here on the mountain. Rest assured the mountain ops crew is hard at work every day doing  on-
Chuck works on the Single's  gear box.
going maintenance to the mountain and the facilities. Much of this work is unheralded and often times unseen but it is all part of a concerted plan to keep our little slice of heaven looking and working well. Thanks to Pete, Stevie, Nate and Chuck for all the hard work they do year-round for Mad River Glen - YOU GUYS ROCK! 
Old culverts are periodically removed and replaced to ensure good on-mountain drainage.
MRG Hiking Trail Gets Long Trail Distinction  

The  "road" up Gen. Stark Mountain  has long been a popular hiking route  Now after years of planning the trail has been recognized as an official side trail  to Vermont's legendary Long Trail. The 2.3 mile Stark Mountain Trail begins at  the base of the Mad River Glen Ski Area and meanders up the ski trails to a junction with the Long Trail just south of the summit of  General Stark Mountain and the top of the historic Single Chair.  The moderately difficult trail follows a well-established "work road" offering stunning views as it climbs 2,000 vertical feet to the Long Trail junction. The trail provides another way for hikers to access the scenic Monroe Skyline, a massif that encompasses the rugged spine of the Green Mountains from Lincoln Gap to the Winooski River Valley. Check out the trail map and Hiking Guide to Gen. Stark Mountain.    


The Mad River Glen Cooperative and it's allied organization, The Stark Mountain Foundation, have had a long standing working relationship with the Green Mountain Club and have collaborated in many ways over the years. In 2008, Mad River Glen and the Stark Mountain Foundation partnered with the Green Mountain Club to preserve the section of the Long Trail located on Stark Mountain by granting an easement  and endowing future maintenance of the Long Trail Section on General Stark Mountain.  These three organizations also work closely to steward the trail and maintain the Stark's Nest summit hut, Glen Ellen Lodge, and the Theron Dean Shelter.  

Built by the Green Mountain Club between 1910 and 1930, the Long Trail is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States. The Long Trail follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line to the Canadian border as it crosses Vermont's highest peaks. It was the inspiration for the Appalachian Trail, which coincides with it for one hundred miles in the southern third of the state. 

Co-op Notes  
The next meeting of the Mad River Glen Co-op's Board of Trustees is coming up on Saturday September 13.  All Co-op Shareholders are encouraged to attend. Stay abreast of the trustees activities by staying current with the latest Board Meeting Minutes.

Mad River Glen Co-op's Board Annual Shareholder's Meeting was held back in April.  If you were unable to make it you can
2014 Mad River Glen Shareholder Meeting 4.5.2014
2014 Annual Co-op Shareholder Meeting
check out this video of the proceedings
Not yet a Co-op Shareholder? Learn more about the Co-op and how we are protecting and preserving Mad River Glen for future generations.  
Join the On-line Forum today! It's a great way for you to communicate with the rest of the MRG community!

Do you have a question, comment or concern you'd like to share with the Co-op Board of Trustees? Send them an email. 

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Waitsfield, VT 05673 (Set as Local)

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