Tag Archives: Green Mountain Trails

Sports
August 17, 2016

Nothing is free, even trail networks

By Ariel Kent

No trail net work is free. This idea was ignited in my mind this past week by trail steward Matt Baatz of Green Mountain Trails. No trail network is free and here’s why: trail networks that are open to the public (without…

Switching Gears
August 10, 2016

I did not build the Green Mountain Trails

By Matt Baatz PITTSFIELD—I did not build the Green Mountain Trails. For the longest time I wanted to go on public record with that statement dispelling this absurd rumor. I’m not sure when or how it started, but I know it’s out there and I’m…

Matt Baatz: dirt poet, pizza oven engineer
Local News
March 30, 2016

Matt Baatz: dirt poet, pizza oven engineer

By Christopher Biddle

Matt Baatz

By Christopher Biddle

PITTSFIELD—Matt Baatz estimates that in the past year, he’s logged around 600 hours working on a fully stocked pizza oven made entirely from found and donated materials—in the middle of the woods.

“Puddy’s,”…

Switching Gears
September 10, 2015

Ride of the week: 12 miles on the 12th

By Tony Accurso

On Saturday, Sept. 12 the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield will be putting on a 12-mile counter-clockwise lap without course crossings and will integrate the tougher “Bubba Trail,” which was previously featured in July. There is a very shallow river crossing with each lap that…

Switching Gears
September 10, 2015

Trail etiquette

Most trails systems in Vermont including the Green Mountain Trails in Pittsfield, request that mountain bikers, follow the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) Rules of the Trail:

Ride Open Trails: Respect trail and road closures — ask a land manager for clarification if you are…

Trail of the week: Stairs/Escalator
Sports
August 7, 2015

Trail of the week: Stairs/Escalator

Courtesy of  mtbproject.com

The blue highlighted trail, Stairs/Escalator, is the trail of the week.

By Tony Accurso

The Stairs/Escalator trail combination in the Green Mountain Trails system in Pittsfield is a climber’s dream. These trails gain approximately 400 feet of elevation over…

Trail of the Week: Noodle’s revenge
Switching Gears
May 22, 2015

Trail of the Week: Noodle’s revenge

By Tony Accurso

Correction:

In last week’s edition, May 21-27, in the article “Trail of the week: Noodle’s Revenge” we incorrectly attributed the flagging of the trail to Accurso; Jason Hayden actually did the flag work and deserves the credit.

Noodles Revenge is a sweet…