posted at 3:56 pm Tue Jul 1st, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Mad River Glen Update
July 1, 2014
Greetings MRG Skiers,
July 4th is practically upon us and our HUGE, super-secret plan for the Mad River Glen float in the world-famous Warren 4th of July Parade is in the final stages of development. We still need some energetic folks (especially kids) to join in on the fun and be on the float. Space on the float is limited so if you want to get involved please let us know. It is always a ton of fun so please do join us if you can or jsut cheer us on along the parade route. If you want to get involved in the float prep instead/too we are having a "Float Building" get together in Gen. Stark's Pub on Thursday the 3rd at 6 PM. Come on down and help us put the finishing touches on what promises to be a super-duper float.
We Need You AND Your Kids
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.
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.
The next meeting of the Mad River Glen Co-op's Board of Trustees will be on 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.