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Mad River Glen Update July 1, 2014


posted at 3:56 pm Tue Jul 1st, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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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. 

Hike It If You Can!

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.  The Long Trail Sporadic Summer Music Series continues on Sunday with Loggerhead performing on Sunday afternoon.  Check out all the details below we sure do hope that you can spend some time with us up on the mountain this Summer. Enjoy and (for now at least) DO NOT...

 

THINK SNOW!!!   
Gen. Stark's Pub is Open 
 

General Stark's Pub  Open Weekends all Summer.  

Don't forget we'll be open this Thursday the 3rd instead on on Friday the 4th!  

 

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.  kicked off this past weekend wit spectacular weather and lots of that famous Mad River Glen conviviality. General Stark's Pub will next host Loggerhead featuring MRG's own Eric Palola on Sunday. There will be more live music on select Friday nights and Sunday afternoons all summer.  The line-up is, well, sporadic so be sure to check in so you don't miss anything! 

Upcoming Shows
July 6 - Loggerhead featuring MRG's own, Eric Palola
July 13 - The Grift  
 July 20 - Brett Hughes
Phineas Gage performs the Indigo Girls'
The Grift Preview
  
MRG Hiking Trail Gets Long Trail Distinction  
The new trail head is installed!

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 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.

The
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. 
 
 

Mad River Glen Ski Area | eric@madriverglen.com | Waitsfield | VT | 05673



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