Philanthropist, Businessman And Hiker Bob Northrop Dies At 92

Bob Northrop devoted his life to support a variety of Vermont institutions.  He was best known for his efforts to protect the Long Trail. Northrup hiked the trail end to end many times over the years, most notably in 2001 at the age of 80. Northrup died this weekend at his home in Underhill.  He was 92.

Vt. Hiking Season Starts This Weekend

Hikers who head out over this long holiday weekend to the Long Trail will find some sections rerouted around Tropical Storm Irene damage. The storm’s floods washed out sections of the trail and also destroyed bridges.

U.S. Forest Service Investigates Fire

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating a fire that destroyed a hiking shelter on the Long Trail about a mile from Sherburne Pass in Rutland County. The Tucker-Johnson Shelter is a lean-to structure near the intersection of the Long Trail and the Appalachian Trail in Mendon.

Voices From The Trail: The Draw

Whether it’s for a day, a week, or even a month, what draws people to the Long Trail? For Nick Rushford of Essex, there’ve been many reasons to hike the trail from end to end.

Voices From The Trail: Challenges

A reminder of some of the challenges of being out on the Long Trail. Whether it’s for a few days, or weeks at a time, there’s bound to be encounters with bugs, bad food, and rain, rain, rain.

Voices From The Trail: Taft Lodge

Thousands of us experience the Green Mountains up close every summer with a day on the Long Trail. Many hundreds more spend even more time on the trail, taking a few days to hike and spending the nights at a shelter along the way. Today, in our series, "The Long Trail: Vermont’s Footpath Through History," we learn what it’s like to overnight on the trail.