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Welcome New Members

February 12th, 2014|Categories: 2014 - Spring, Newsletters|Tags: |

Susan Bell, Stephen Bollenbacher, John Brussel, Suzanne & Robert Druger, James Florini, Ron Gay, Daniel & Kitty Hayes, Thomas Holtsbery, Kenneth & Lynn Knapp, Christopher Lawrence, Dan Naschke, Richard & Patricia Pitzeruse, Diane Slowik, Megan Williams, Cheryl Bloomer, Marcia Brenizer, Robert & Kristin Buchanan, Erin Callahan, Diane Cross, Mary Fedorko, Karen & Noah Felice, Cynthia [...]

Aquatic Invasive Species

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

ADK has a strong history of defending water bodies in the Adirondacks and across New York, whether that threat comes from power plants causing acid rain or from hydraulic fracturing. Today, another culprit threatens New York's invaluable water resources: Aquatic Invasive Species. While most nonnative species introduced into foreign water bodies fail to reproduce and [...]

Remsen-Lake Placid Travel Corridor UMP

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

In September, DEC and the Department of Transportation (DOT) gave public notice that they were accepting comments regarding whether or not to amend the Remsen–Lake Placid Travel Corridor Unit Management Plan (UMP). The decision to amend the UMP is not a decision to utilize the corridor either as a completed rail corridor or as a [...]

Essex Chain Lakes Classification

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

The Adirondack Mountain Club, the Adirondack Council, Protect the Adirondacks, and Adirondack Wild: Friends of the Forest Preserve are all calling for the Adirondack Park Agency (APA) to go slowly in making a final recommendation to Gov. Andrew Cuomo about the classification and management of roughly 40,000 acres of new and existing Forest Preserve in [...]

Board of Directors Notes, 9-28-13 – Bob Husband

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

Club finances are in good shape with an operating surplus of $115,000. This is $129,000 better than budget through August 31. North country operations and donations continue strong this year but publications is the most negative. The improvements to the Heart Lake property that will be using the CFA grant money are entering the permit [...]

End to End Hiker Passes Through CNY – Mary Coffin 9/29/13

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

Through hiker Luke Jordan, trail name “Strider”, aspires to become the 12th hiker to complete the 4,600 mile North Country National Scenic Trail. When he completes this remarkable accomplishment he will be the youngest at 20 something and the first hiker to include the proposed Vermont extension that connects to the Long Trail and Appalachian [...]

Adirondack Explorations for the North Country Trail 2013 – Mary Coffin

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

Again this summer ADK-ON members helped to scout and GPS potential routes for the North Country National Scenic Trail as it crosses the Adirondacks. We scheduled one backpack trip and several day trips with which Onondaga members helped to scout, evaluate and field check the route. In June a small group backpacked into and camped [...]

A New Trail – Dick Lightcap

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

A new trail has been born! Well, not a long one—just 1.3 miles in length, but added to another trail, it now forms a beautiful three and one half mile loop for one of our Passport routes. Starting at Spruce Pond on Herlihy Road in Morgan Hill State Forest, follow the orange-blazed trail north and [...]

Trail Upkeep – Bill Brosseau

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

A few reminders for those stewards and others who assist in the maintenance of trails whose upkeep is the Chapter’s responsibility: 1. Clear any branches, overhangs, etc. that is or will obscure blazes. The rule is, standing at one blaze, one should be able to see the next blaze in the direction of travel. 2. [...]

Annual Trails Report for 2013 – Tony Rodriguez Trails Chair

November 12th, 2013|Categories: 2013 - Winter, Newsletters|Tags: |

1) Due to a change in landowner the trail section in Cortland County heading southwest from route 41(map# M20) was closed, thereby creating a considerable road walk. Bill and Mary Coffin have been assiduously working with an adjacent landowner to establish an alternate route. 2) Under Dick Lightcap’s guidance a trail section through the woods [...]

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