Forest Service denies Silver Lake hut but affirms Moosalamoo is an appropriate site

Proposed site for overnight hut is denied, but search for another site encouraged.

Voter Brook reopens; Frost Trail gets updates

Road and parking improvements to the Voter Brook Overlook are now complete, according to District Ranger Chris Mattrick of the U.S. Forest Service, Rochester and Middlebury Ranger Districts.

Silver Lake hut hearing set for June 8

A public hearing on the construction of a hut near Silver Lake in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area is set for next Wednesday, June 8, at 6 p.m. in the downstairs function room of Café Provence in Brandon.

Letter to the editor: Questions answered about proposed hut at Silver Lake

The Moosalamoo Association (MA) and Vermont Huts Association (VHA) would like to respond to concerns we’ve heard from fellow outdoor recreation enthusiasts regarding an overnight hut potentially being built near Silver Lake. The proposed site is on the ea … (read more)

Moosalamoo volunteers lend helping hands to rebuild bridge

RIPTON — A group of 15 volunteers, including nine Moosalamoo Association board members, met this past Saturday morning in Ripton to demolish a broken down trail bridge on the Oak Ridge Trail. The 20-foot hemlock bridge, located northwest of Forest Road 92 … (read more)

Moosalamoo, astronomers to seek ‘Dark Sky’ status

The International Dark Sky Places (IDSP) Program was founded in 2001 to encourage communities, parks and protected areas around the world to preserve and protect dark sites through responsible lighting polices and public education. Applicants for Dark Sky … (read more)

Bear-hunting hounds attack hikers and pup

RIPTON — On Saturday, Oct. 19, around mid-day, a pack of bear hunting dogs attacked two hikers and their puppy on the Catamount Trail in the Green Mountain National Forest near the Ripton-Goshen border.   Former Ripton resident Meryl Siegman, 65, and her … (read more)