Annual Meeting Nov. 10th, 2012
The CTA Annual Meeting will be on Saturday, November 10th from 3-5pm at the Green Mountain Club Headquarters in Waterbury Center.
Come join us to hear stories of Ross Scatchard and Leath Tonino's Winter 2012 Catamount Trail End-to-End adventure! Listen to Ross as he retells some of their insightful stories from skiing 300 miles through Vermont, self-supported, in 20 days during an unpredictable, ever changing and unnervingly feisty winter.
Ross grew up in Charlotte and he and Leath have been friends since about age 4. Ross was a nordic skier in high school and has been involved in mountain biking as a competitor and coach since 1997. Ross has always spent his winters on skis and enjoys all types of skiing, including backcountry, alpine, nordic, and AT. The trip on the CT last winter gave Ross the opportunity to experience the Trail (something he’d been wanting to do for years) before heading back to work at Shelburne Farms, where he works in the production garden and with small livestock.
Leath, a native to the Champlain Valley, completed the Catamount Trail as part of his project known as “Seven Lengths of Vermont” which he came up with while hiking the Long Trail about one year ago. His idea was to explore Vermont end to end seven times in one year, each time using a different means of transportation and while looking at the state through a different lens. Some of his trips were rugged outdoor adventures while others were wandering explorations, though all were about absorbing the culture and land he has grown to love. At the end of his journeys, Leath hopes to share his year by compiling his writings into a book. Besides skiing the Catamount Trail and hiking the Long Trail, Leath has also hitchhiked, canoed and biked the length of Vermont thus far. Look out for updates from Leath as he documents each leg of his journey in Vermont’s Seven Days Magazine!
Visit the Stowe area, take a hike up the Stowe Pinnacle or Mount Hunger, join us for a short business meeting and enjoy this great presentation that will fuel your enthusiasm for the winter ahead. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public, but space is limited. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November 5th to Emily Licht at outreach@, or call us at 802-864-5794. We hope to see you there. catamounttrail.org