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    ADK-GVC Leadership Workshop

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    Interested in becoming a trip leader, but don’:t knowwhere to begin? Would you like to be a more effective trip leader? Perhaps you would like to do a better job in planning your own trips. Please join us on March 20, 2020 for a day of fun and learning with a group of knowledgeable and experienced ADK-GVC trip leaders.We will help you understand the dynamics of leading trips in the outdoors. There is no charge for this event. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required so we can prepare ResourceGuides for all participants. Attendance is limited to 30 people. (Presenters and staff, please plan on arriving by 8:55 am and leaving by 3:15 pm--after cleanup.)
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    I will be leading a relaxed hike at a slower pace. We will be hiking approximately 1.5 hours in Fishers Park. Meet at 9:45 a.m. We'll hike a combination of small hills and flat trails within Fishers Park. Please note that with predicted cold temperatures and precipitation, trails may be icy, so please bring microspikes or other traction devices. Directions: PLEASE NOTE: there are 2 parking lots for Fishers Park. Please use the larger lot on Wangum Rd, by the tennis courts. If coming via 490, take the last exit before the Thruway (#29). That will put you on route 96 heading south. After passing under the Thruway, turnright onto Main Street Fishers (Chili's on the corner). Proceed about 1.25 miles, then turn left onto Wangum Rd. The parking lot is about 0.2 miles further. Please meet at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m.start.Contact: Larry Telle at 585-227-6486 or ltelle.arkados@gmail.com with any questions. Additional Information: The Saturday Hikes are offered as a benefit to current and potential new members of ADK. All our hikes have a steady pace, so are not "nature strolls" but they are also not "endurance tests" although we do at times hike at a brisk pace. You'll always want bring plenty to drink. Equally important, is the proper footwear, gear and clothing for changing conditions. Our hikes our planned by our leaders to last two hours, but many times unexpected delays can occur, so if you are pressed for time, this hike may not be a good fit. We're always looking for new placesto go and additional leaders. Minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If not, the responsible adult must have the signed release which is available on our website. Dogs are not allowed onthis hike.
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    Examine differing types, quality, and sizes of snowshoes. Try a brief walk in our snowshoe samples. WinterFest goes from 11 am - 3pm at the park, so plan on checking out the activities after. Please be prepared for winter conditions. It will be cold--forecast for 25 degrees F.
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    Hike (Sunday)-Mendon Ponds South

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    Mendon Ponds Park: 2-hour hike in the southern part of the park on the Quaker Pond, Swamp, Southern Meadow and two unnamed trails. It will be around 5 miles on fairly flat terrain with a total ascent of about 500 feet. One section is on an indistinct trail which will be similar to easy bushwhacking. NOTE THE DIFFERENT TIMES. Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the parking lot at the intersection of Douglas and Pond Roads with the hike starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending about 12:00p.m. We will not take a break for lunch on this hike. Please dress for the weather and wear boots or trail shoes with good traction. Depending on the conditions, traction devices, snow shoes, gators and/or hikingpoles may be helpful. Contact John at jtreighn5@gmail.com with any questions. On the morning of the hike only, you may contact me at 585 284-0089. Dogs are not allowed on this hike. Additional Information: The Sunday Hikes are offered as a benefit to current and potential new members of ADK. All our hikes have a steady pace, so are not "nature strolls" but they are also not "endurance tests"although we do at times hike at a brisk pace. You'll always want to bring plenty to drink. Equally important is the proper footwear, gearand clothing for changing conditions. This hike is planned to last two hours, but sometimes unexpected delays can occur, so if you are pressed for time, this hike may not be a good fit. We're always looking for new places to go and additional leaders. Minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If not, the responsible adult must have the signed release which is available on our website.
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  7. The largest group ever for our Adirondack style Thanksgiving. The location was chosen to entice Ian to join us, but work responsibilities interfered. During the lead-up, Eric would joke "who is this Ian?" as it has been a long time since he has been able to join us for turkey day. The parking for Holmes was expected to be an issue, so we had a back-up plan in case of too much snow. What we did not anticipate was the condition of the dirt road. A lot of muddy ruts, rocks and washouts. It was amazing my car made it. In hindsight, I should have parked at a pull-off earlier. From the gate, it was only a mile to camp. Thursday was cool, upper 30s, and the trail was sloppy. We arrived with plenty of time to gather wood and start a fire. In the afternoon, Jennifer and her puppy "john lennon" arrived and we put the chili on the fire. As it was close to being ready, eric slipped on the ice and almost fell into the fire. He avoided injury, but the chili did not fare so well as the pot flipped over. We had to eat our hot dogs with normal condiments. Evening comes early in winter, even though it still is technically not winter. Eric and I crashed in the lean2, while Jennifer (and johnL) slept in a tent. Was expected to get colder. Friday night was to be the colder of the nights though. We were glad the lean-to was well away from the lake because near the lake was considerably colder. Slept like a champ, Eric and Jennifer not as well apparently. I restarted the fire and put on a pot of water. The lakeside was still much colder, but pretty in the morning dawn. We collected more wood and took a few strolls through the woods while waiting for the rest of our party. Andy was the first to arrive, followed shortly by Kalie and Chad. This was Kalie's 3rd Adk Tgiving in a row, and second for Chad. We all joked around, gathered more wood. Took a few more strolls. Sang a few bars of Alice's Restaurant. Then back at the campfire cooked up a Thanksgiving dinner which couldn't be beat. We certainly ate a lot. Turkey came out divine. After dinner we loaded up the fire with some nice cherry backers which provided a lot of heat once they got glowing. We all went to bed and like usual I was the first one up at first light. The fire still had some coals which I fanned back to life. After breakfast and cleanup we made the long stroll downhill for a mile where are cars awaited. The drive out was rather treacherous as the road was now icy and rutted. We drove slow; slower than if we walked it. I do not think I will try my luck on that road again. Looking forward to next Thanksgiving as our crew is growing.View the full article
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    Tour de Sunken Meadow Hike (B)

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    This medium-paced hike in Sunken Meadow State Park has a little of everything; hills, beaches, bluffs, unexpectedly remote-feeling woods, glimpses of suburbia, and the remains of an old fire tower. The total hike will be 10 miles on trails with approximately 1200 feet of elevation gain. Register by Friday December 6 with leader: Ed Moran, 631-741-3765, edmoran@gmail.com
  9. This guided hike to the summit of Thomas Cole Mountain is suitable for novice and intermediate hikers learning to snowshoe. The hikewill be 6 miles with 2150 feet of total elevation gain. At 3953 feet above sea level, Thomas Cole Mountain is the 4th highest peak in the Catskills. Joint with Catskill 3500 Club. Register with leader by Tuesday January 7: Ed Moran, 631-741-3765, edmoran@gmail.com
  10. This will be a strenuous off-trail hike in winter conditions. Snowshoes and crampons required. This 5.5 mile hike includes 2800 feet of elevation gain. Bring your map and compass for some light instruction on navigating the trail-less summits of the Catskills. Register with leader by Tuesday March 10: Ed Moran,631-741-3765, edmoran@gmail.com
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    We':ll hike a combination of small hills and flat trailswithin Fishers Park, then use adjacent trails to fill out 2 hours of hiking. Please note that with predicted cold temperatures and precipitation, trails may be icy, so please bring microspikes or other traction devices. However, if conditions are good, we're likely to walk at a brisk pace. Directions: PLEASE NOTE: there are 2 parking lots for Fishers Park. Please use the larger lot on Wangum Rd, by the tennis courts. If coming via 490, take the last exit before the Thruway (#29). That will put you on route 96 heading south. After passing under the Thruway, turn right onto Main Street Fishers (Chili's on the corner). Proceedabout 1.25 miles, then turn left onto Wangum Rd. The parking lot is about 0.2 miles further. Please meet at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. start. Contact: Carol at capejo@localnet.com with any questions. Additional Information: The Saturday Hikes are offered as a benefit to current and potential new members of ADK. All our hikes have a steady pace, so are not "nature strolls" but they are also not "endurance tests" although we do at times hike at a brisk pace. You'll alwayswant bring plenty to drink. Equally important, is the proper footwear, gear and clothing for changing conditions. Our hikes our planned by our leaders to last two hours, but many times unexpected delays can occur, so if you are pressed for time, this hike may not be a good fit. We're always looking for new places to go and additional leaders. Minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If not, the responsible adult must have the signed release which is available onour website. Dogs are not allowed on this hike.
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    Hike (Women&#39:s)

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    This is a relatively easy hike with small hills. Dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. Boots and poles could be useful if there is snow, ice, or mud.
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    Hike (Women&#39:s)

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    This is a hilly hike. Dress for the weather, wear boots, bring poles, spikes (if icy), water and a snack.
  14. Short 3.6 mile but steep trailless hike climbing Rusk Mountain. 1600 foot vertical gain. Full winter gear required. Joint hike with 3500 club. Registration period March 1-12. Leader: Jerry Licht. Call to register before 9:00 PM 516-477-8602. No email registration!
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    LET’:S CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS!!!! FOOD: Celebrate Our Holiday Party by bringing a snack/appetizer for pot- luck refreshments. GARAGE SALE: Please bring hiking, biking or kayaking gear that you would like to sell and label with your name and price. Just put your name if you want to give it away. COME AND JOIN THE FUN!!! St.Luke’s Lutheran Church 20 Candlewood Path Dix Hills , NY 11746
  16. Join us on this pre-winter trailed hike to the highest peak in the Catskills. Spikes and possibly snowshoes will be required for the ascent to the 4190 foot summit of Slide Mountain. The total hike will be 7 miles with approximately 1800 feet of total ascent. Joint with Catskill 3500 Club. Register with leader by Tuesday December 10: Ed Moran, 631-741-3765, edmoran@gmail.com
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    Bill Bohn :has been an avid skier, hiker, mountaineerand climber for the past 20 years. His love for the outdoors was sparked when he was a boy scout and he eventually achieved rank of Eagle. In the US he has climbed such iconic peaks as Whitney, Rainier, Hood, Adams, Longs Peak, Shucksan, Shasta, Olympia, Elbert and Williamson toname a few. In the east he has ventured into the wilderness and done winter climbs of Mt. Mitchell, Clingman’s Dome, Mt. Washington (Presidential Traverse), Mt. Marcy, Katahdin and many other peaks inthe Adirondacks, Green Mountains and White Mountains. Internationally his travels have taken him to Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Mt. Elbrus, Mont Blanc, and Mt. Logan to name a few. He enjoys alpine and backcountry skiing wherever and whenever it’s snowing. Much of histraining is done in Quebec, Canada – Mt. Snow, Vermont and on the Greenbelt Trail. In this presentation Bill will share photos, stories and also bring some of his climbing gear. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 20 Candlewood Path Dix Hills , NY 11746
  18. The region around Mont Blanc, :highest mountain in Western Europe (15,780ft), is home to some of the best alpine walking and trekking in Europe, providing hikers with an opportunity to sample the culture and flavor of the three different countries which share the massif: France, Italy and Switzerland. Lanny Wexler will present histwo week self-guided alpine holiday. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 20 Candlewood Path Dix Hills , NY 11746
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    Frank Vincenti, :President: Wild Dog Foundation www.wilddog.org, will present on coyotes. ‘Not since the late 17th century have wolf-like howls resonated on Long Island. . Humans have wrought extreme change to many ecosystems and many species have been slow to adapt, still others miraculously have expanded and increased. Coyotes are one such animal that despite incredible pressure have recolonized nearly every available habitat , and Long Island is on the list. Will Long Island return to being “wild” with an apex predator in its midst ?Come learn about the “wolf in miniature” , the coyote.’ St. Luke’s Lutheran Church 20 Candlewood Path Dix Hills , NY 11746
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    Join us in the Catskills for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and socializing on the last full weekend of winter! Date: Friday to Sunday, March 13-15, 2020 Location: The Mansion at Alfie’s, Tannersville, NY Conveniently located near Hunter, Windham and theDevil’s Path. Rates for Lodging * (+ $8 Party Fee Per Person): $117 for a single room $133 for a whole double room *Rates are for the entire weekend–not per night. *Rates assume we reach our minimum number of reservations. Cancellation deadline for a refund is January 15, 2020. Includes: 2 nights lodging (with shared bath) – Friday & Saturday. 2 light breakfasts – Saturday & Sunday. Saturday night party, and St. Patrick’s Day celebration after dinner. BYOB! Restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Lunch and dinner are not included. Reserve Now! Contact Paula at: winterweekend@adkli.org Winter Weekend fills up quickly, so registerASAP.
  21. Long Path Section 24 covers 11.3 miles. The Long Path follows the rugged Catskill Escarpment Trail with many great views. Starting from North Lake there’s a steep climb to North Point. Continue the climb to North Mountain and Stoppel Point. After descending to Dutcher Notch, there is another climb to the Arizona plateau, leveling off, until the final ascent to Blackhead Mountain. Contact Pat Malodobry pawachter@hotmail.com or 631-338-3711 by March 12th. Note: Last Chance Winter Weekend hike, depending on conditions this hike may be done in opposite direction or shorten.
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    Johns Brook Lodge (A)

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    The Johns Brook Lodge (JBL) is The Adirondack Mountain Club’s back country lodge located in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks outside of Keene Valley, NY. The shortest route to the JBL is accessed by a moderate 3.5-mile hike from the Garden Parking Area inKeene Valley. Its location provides access to some of the best hiking in the Adirondacks offering access to more difficult ADK 46 peak hikes of Gothics, Haystack, Big Slide Mountain, Upper and Lower Wolf Jaw, Saddleback, Basin, and Marcy. One large co-ed bunk room of 10bunk beds has been reserved for Sunday, July 5, 2020 – Thursday, July 9, 2020. The bunk room has vault (composting) toilets,no showers, but running water. Blankets and a pillow are provided for each guest. No additional linen. Please pack in a towel and bottom sheetfor mattress. Participants are to backpack in all that is needed for their stay. This is a carry in/carry out facility, including your trash. No pets are allowed in this facility. Suggested packing list will be provided closer to event date. $285.00 per person includes 4 nights lodging, meals from Sunday dinner to Thursday lunch. Cancellations before June 4th will incur a $20 cancellation fee. Cancellations after June 4th will lose 100% of the total cost of the stay. Please make out a check for $285.00 to ADK LI and mail to Lorraine Brink148-26 Laburnum Ave. Flushing, NY 11355 Best contact for Lorraine is by email at sinistra59@yahoo.com
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    Approximately 2-hour hike in Highland Park, Pinnacle Hill and Mt Hope Cemetery. Meet 9:45 a.m. in the Lilac Festival parking lot onSouth Ave (43.127499, -77.611309, approx. 1388 South Ave, Rochester, NY) between Highland and Elmwood Avenues with the hike startingat 10:00 a.m. Parking lot entrance on South Ave is just north of the AlSigl Center, Elmwood Campus and just south of the Vietnam War Memorialparking lot. Please dress for the weather, bring some water to drink,and wear boots or trail shoes with good traction. Contact: Joan Hoover at 585-301-7307 for additional information. Additional Information: The Saturday Hikes are offered as a benefit to current and potential new members of ADK. All our hikes have a steady pace, so are not "nature strolls" but they are also not "endurance tests" although we do at times hike at a brisk pace. You'll always want bring plenty to drink. Equally important, is the proper footwear, gear and clothing for changing conditions. Our hikes our planned by our leaders to last two hours, but many times unexpected delays can occur, so if you are pressed for time, this hike may not be a good fit. We're always looking for new places to go and additional leaders. Minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If not, theresponsible adult must have the signed release which is available on our website. Dogs are not allowed on this hike.
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    Hike (Women&#39:s)

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    This is a hilly hike, so poles and boots are useful. Bring water, a snack, and dress in layers. It is sometimes cooler by the lake. For meeting details, contact the leader.
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    President’:s Day Weekend at Wiezel Cabin at Heart Lake Once again our Chapter is leading a week end at the Wiezel Trails Cabin. It will be on President's Day Weekend from Friday, February 14 to Monday, February 17, 2020. Cost will again be $80 per person. Saturday and Sunday potluck dinners, other meals on your own. Kitchen available. Please make check payable to Mid-Hudson Chapter ADK, mail to Pete McGinnis, 100 Cedar Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Questions - email Pete at pmcgin1@aol.com
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    Blueberry Run end to end

    Sat, Dec 7 - Blueberry Run end to end, 8-9 miles, moderate to strenuous. Joint with Mohonk Preserve Leader: Roberta Forest. 845-750-7059. This hike will take us from the start to the end of Blueberry Run, and then continue on to Rainbow Falls trail as we make our way back towards our vehicles, probably ending on the Mossy Glen trail. There may be ice or snow on the ground, please carry foot traction, such as microspikes. Meeting place is lower Awosting parking area of Minnewaska State Park at 9:30 am. $10.00 parking fee or use Empire Pass. Confirm with leader.
  27. Sat, Dec 7 –: Dutchess Rail Trail section between Morgan Lake Trailhead & Titusville Rd (Gold gym parking lot), Easy, flat C 5 miles Leader: Sayi Nulu 845-264-2270 (Text preferred) sayinulu@yahoo.com We will meet at Titusville/Gold gym parking lot at 12 pm (noon) and do a shuttle to the Morgan Lake Trailhead. Starting from Morgan Lake Trailhead we will walk towards Titusville (Gold gym parking lot) something over five miles. We'll shuttle people back to the Morgan Lake Trail head to get our car(s). Bad weather (heavy rain/snow) cancels. Contact hike leader in advance. This walk is part of a plan to walk the entire 13 mile Dutchess Rail Trail in sections.
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