Backpacking the LT/AT in Southern Vermont

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Sunday, September 26, 2021


Vermont, Green Mountains,
VT United States


Registration is required for this activity.


Join us on a beautiful early fall backpack in southern Vermont along both the Appalachian and Long Trails. This trip will be for 4-5 days, depending on group pace. We will summit Stratton Mountain, the birthplace of both of these historic trails, on this adventure. We will cover approximately fifty miles on this backpack, doing upwards of fifteen miles on some days. Elevation gains may reach or exceed 4000' in a day, but slopes are not aggressive in this area. The area has an active bear population and US Forest Service is mandating the use of bear deterrence methods (bear hangs, bear canisters, bear lockers). Though we expect to be in some camps with bear lockers, we will not be in camps that have provided bear lockers every night, so participants must have either bear bags or canisters. LINK: We will adhere to all COVID requirements, which may change between now and the event. To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.

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Approaching Stratton Mtn from the south.



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AMC Boston Office




Adults (18+)


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An avid outdoorsman for many years, Jim has completed the NEHH and a couple mega-hikes, bagged a few 14ers, cycled internationally, and paddles. But he really enjoys the opportunity to share these adventures with others, encouraging their awe of nature and expanding their confidence and abilities.


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Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter and Adventure Travel. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.