Experience the Catamount Trail Today!
Experience Section 17 of the Catamount Trail during a 2009 weeklong tour. Join us on a tour this winter and become a seasoned CTA member like these folks!
Learn from Leath Tonino How to Ski the Trail End-to-End
Leath Tonino, a native to the Champlain Valley, completed the Catamount Trail in the winter of 2012 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. Leath and his good friend Ross completed the Trail in 20 days unassisted during a winter where snow was sparse and sticks and mud were overly abundent. Nonetheless they came to the end with a better appreciate for the wilderness and community of their home state.
His idea was to explore Vermont end to end seven times, 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. Recently, Leath took to the skies to fly the length of Vermont, completing his seventh and final journey across the state. When all was said and done, Leath skied, hiked, biked, canoed, hitchhiked, swam and flew the length of Vermont. See below to read articles both from Vermont's own Seven Days Magazine and the Sierra Club Magazine documenting his journey along the trail, and imparting bits of wisdom for those wishing to become an End-to-Ender themselves.