H.Res. 1173: Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Vermont Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States, and congratulating the Green Mountain Club for its century of dedication in developing and maintaining the trail

H.Res. 1173

Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Vermont Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States, and congratulating the Green Mountain Club for its century of dedication in developing and maintaining the trail

Sponsor
Rep. Peter Welch

Date
March 18, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1173 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Thursday, March 18, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) on March 11, 2010, and was referred to the Natural Resources Committee, which took no official action.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1141 would resolve that the House of Representatives recognizes the 100th anniversary of Vermont's Long Trail, the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States, and congratulates the Green Mountain Club for its century of dedication in developing and maintaining the Long Trail.

Background

According to the resolution's findings, a long-distance hiking trail in the Green Mountains of Vermont was first conceived of by James P. Taylor, who established the Green Mountain Club on March 11, 1910, in Burlington Vermont. The "Long Trail," as it is commonly referred to, is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the U.S., extending 273 miles across the Green Mountains, from Massachusetts to Canada.