OUR CHAPTER OUTINGS/ACTIVITIES TAKE ACTION VOLUNTEER

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

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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Tuesday, December 5, 2017: Monthly Chapter Membership Meeting

Program: Climbing in Thacher Park. Tom Denham will introduce us to the Thacher Climbing Coalition whose goal is to make the Helderberg Escarpment a premier rock climbing destination in the Northeast and to protect the clifflands for generations to come. In Thacher Park, the textures range from smooth to rough with textured protected areas and the only limestone cliffs in the northeastern U.S.

The annual winter gear swap will begin at 6:30 p.m. Sell your used outdoor gear and look for some bargains at our annual winter sale. Sellers are asked to contribute 10% to the Chapter. Please tag your gear with a price and your name. The gear sale replaces this month's education session.

Chapter Meetings are held at the West Albany Fire House (Station #1), 113 Sand Creek Road, Albany. Programs begin following the Chapter business meeting at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are served after the meetings.

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