Day Experience – Summer

Join me for a guided day hike up to Vermonts famed Long Trail. Stunning views, foliage and secret valleys unfold on this moderate hike.

We’ll connect beforehand to run through a suggested gear list and weather appropriate clothing as well as answer any questions you might have.

On the day, we’ll meet at the trailhead. I’ll check in with you to make sure you’ve got everything you need, including suitable footwear, then we’ll head off.

Its an easy meander through old woods and along a legendary lake. It eventually becomes a stiff climb as the trail works its way to the top.

We’ll arrive at a Long Trail shelter and have time for a snack and decide our next hour. We can hike deeper into more technical terrain, or take time to enjoy the view and wander back down at our leisure. That decision is ours to craft on the day.

I don’t expect you to have experience or be super fit, just be eager, resilient and interested. Be ready for rocky terrain, maybe mud. You’ll leave with lungs full of fresh air, a camera roll full of Nat Geo worthy pics, memories that will never fade, and a tired body ready for a good dinner.


Gear you’ll need

Here’s what you’ll need typically, if you are joining me on a single day experience. I will reach out directly for any trip or weather specific nuances:


  • A bottle of water
  • Light lunch or snacks for our rest at the top
  • Weather appropriate clothing and layers for rain or cold
  • Footwear suitable for hiking over rocks and roots, weather appropriate
  • Tissue and hand sanitizer
  • Bug repellant and/or sunscreen (optional)
  • Trekking poles if you have them (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Snacks and extra water in your car for the end (optional)
  • A change of shoes/clothing in your car (optional)


Maggie Twitchell

I’m Maggie, a long time Vermonter and Women’s Adventure Guide.

I had a unique chance to change my career at 50. The pandemic hit, I’d been laid off.

I’d taught canoeing and sailing at Summer Camp, I’d grown up in the area and always dreamed of hiking the Long Trail, so instead of sitting around gloomy, I hiked. A hike became an overnight, an overnight became a multi night, and that became the 273 mile solo thru hike that had been on my bucket list so long ago. All in the year I turned 50.

I was hooked and decided to dedicate my 2nd career to inspiring other women. I gained my Wilderness First Responder certificate and steered my days into guiding women, showing them the beauty of the mountains and trails in Vermont and perhaps making backpackers out of them one day.

It starts with just one trip, come enjoy the view with me!


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