Maintaining & Protecting Vermont's Long Trail Since 1910

Your Donation will Support Vermont's Backcountry Caretakers

Jake Camels HumpWe hope you enjoyed your stay on the Long Trail! 

GMC's Backcountry Caretakers live and work on the Long Trail from May-October to care for the overnight sites, answer hiker questions, manage the backcountry privy (outhouse), and perform routine trail work. 

This year we have eliminated the $5 fee for caretaker sites and are using a donation based model instead. We did this for several reasons: most people do not carry cash, there is added risk and liability when caretakers handle cash in the backcountry, and most importantly, we want our Backcountry Caretakers to spend their time talking to you and other hikers about hiking, rather than about site fees.

Backcountry Caretakers will continue to perform their duties under this new donation-based model, and if you'd like, you can support the program by making a tax-deductible donation below. 

To make a gift by mail, send your check to the Green Mountain Club, 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Rd., Waterbury Center, VT 05677. To make a gift by phone call (802) 244-7037.

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