OUR CHAPTER OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES TAKE ACTION VOLUNTEER

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Thursday, September 7, 2017: New and Prospective Trip Leader Workshop

Join me for a casual gathering to find out what leading ADK trips entails. We will discuss guidelines for being a leader, share experiences, and brainstorm ideas and concerns. Share the places that you love with others! Email contact preferred.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017: Monthly Chapter Membership Meeting

Program: Taconic Crest Trail
Dave Pisaneschi and Cliff Prewencki spend a lot of time in, and advocating for, the protection of the Taconics. This gem in the Capital District's backyard has 35-plus miles of trails that dip in and out of three states. Easy jumping on and off points (Petersburgh Pass, Williamstown, and Pittsfield) make it the perfect day hike destination.

Education Session: Being safe and feeling comfortable in the woods requires some basic understanding of how to use a map and compass. This primer will cover the basics of how to read a map, and how a compass operates. We will also discuss the different types of maps and compasses available and provide some tips on how to practice. Please bring a liquid filled compass that has a clear rectangular base. The workshop will be led by avid outdoorsman and ADK club member, Tom McGuire.

Chapter Meetings are held at the West Albany Fire House (Station #1), 113 Sand Creek Road, Albany. Education Sessions start at 6:30 pm., prior to the membership meeting. Programs begin following the Chapter business meeting. Refreshments are served after the meetings.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017: Monthly Chapter Membership Meeting

Program: The Catskills 101
Jim and Laurel Bryden have been hiking in the Catskill Mountains for nearly 20 years and have hiked every mile of trail in the Catskill Park. With their photos and first-hand accounts, they will share with us the pleasures and challenges of hiking in the Catskills, the land of Washington Irving, Rip Van Winkle, and a host of ADK outdoor enthusiasts.

Education Session: After hearing about two young people having to be rescued from the summit of Algonquin, ADK club member Jake Bortscheller became inspired to make everyone aware of devices that could have prevented or shortened their ordeal. Jake will present an overview of global position sensors, personal locator beacons, satellite messengers, and satellite phones.

Chapter Meetings are held at the West Albany Fire House (Station #1), 113 Sand Creek Road, Albany. Education Sessions start at 6:30 p.m., prior to the membership meeting. Programs begin following the Chapter business meeting. Refreshments are served after the meetings.

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