Saturday, June 12, 2010

Backcountry Rescue on the Long Trail

Brian Lindner (left, photo taken by Jeb Wallace-Broder) is a trained Emergency Medical Technician, and founder and leader of the Waterbury, Vermont Backcountry Rescue Team. Listen as Brian describes how and why his teamed was created, what equipment they use, and how they respond and execute when they receive a call that someone needs to be rescued from backcountry locations inaccessible by emergency vehicles. Brian recalls some recent rescue situations and provides important information on what to bring, how to assess an inury to yourself or someone in your party, how to get help, and what to expect.

Whenever you're planning a hike on the trail, for a day or overnight, our conversation with Brian is worth a listen on

Saturday, June 5, 2010

How Far Is It to Clarendon Gorge?

Planning your hike on the Long Trail is an all-important first step toward a successful outing. And part of that plan is determining how far you can and want to go, for a day or for your entire trip . Now you can help fill in the blanks by using our new Long Trail Distances Calculator. Select your starting and ending location from the pull-down menus and then click the "Calculate Distance" button. This handy tool will consult the GMC's Long Trail Guide and report the total Long Trail distance in miles. Hey, did you know that from Little Rock Pond to Clarendon Gorge it's 12.5 miles? Check it out!