You are here

List of Trip Reports - Clicking on "read more" often reveals photos of the trip

ADK Vows to Vigorously Oppose Attempt to Restore Flawed Mercury Emission Rule

ADK Vows to Vigorously Oppose Attempt to Restore Flawed Mercury Emission Rule

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) today vowed to vigorously oppose the Bush administration's efforts to reinstate a federal regulation that would expose sensitive wilderness ecosystems to the ravages of mercury contamination.

Fall Hike at Hebbard's, October 14, 2008

On October 14th, 33 ADK hikers enjoyed a colorful warm fall hike at Rod and Sally Hebbard’s. The hike turned out to be 4.75 miles through fields and woods from which we saw a panorama of hills from Franklin. We climbed over old stonewalls up to a stone quarry and to a dry fall that if it had water would have flowed down hill on the Otego side. Our lunch was by two lovely ponds owned by neighbors. The hike ended back at the Hebbard’s with a treat of Sally’s homemade cookies and cider while taking in the beautiful view from their home.

APA Rejects Plan to Allow Floatplanes on Lows Lake for 10 More Years

APA Rejects Plan to Allow Floatplanes on Lows Lake for 10 More Years
Decision Could Impact Management of Nearly 3 Million Acres of Public Land, Water

The Adirondack Park Agency today rejected a proposal by the state Department of Environmental Conservation that would have allowed commercial floatplanes to continue to use Lows Lake for up to 10 years under a permit system. Agency commissioners rejected the plan 6-5.

Clark's Tower Hike - Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The October 7 hike was led by Kay and Ted Kantorowski. 36 hikers met at the Clark Sports Center to consolidate riders/cars. The sun was bright, the sky blue, and the frost meant that everyone had on an extra layer. But once we got on the path at Clark Tower and began walking, everyone warmed up, and the walk proceeded south from the entrance gate, along an ATV/snowmobile path, up around the cornfield and back to the Clark Tower.

Adirondack Mountain Club Getting Wild at Auction Gala

Adirondack Mountain Club Getting Wild at Auction Gala
ADK Press Release: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

ALBANY -- The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is bringing a little bit of wilderness to the Capital Region.

Appeals Court Ruling Protects Integrity of Forest Preserve

Appeals Court Ruling Protects Integrity of Forest Preserve
ADK Press Release: Monday, Oct. 6, 2008

Dillenburg Case Threatened State Tax Payments to Adirondack, Catskill Communities

A state appeals court has rejected a ban on local tax collections on state-owned land, a move that ensures the integrity of the state Forest Preserve and the fiscal viability of many Adirondack and Catskill communities.

Volunteers Needed for Adirondack Fall Trails Day

Volunteers Needed for Adirondack Fall Trails Day

LAKE PLACID -- On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Trails Program will hold its 16th annual Fall Trails Day in the High Peaks Wilderness of the Adirondack Park.

ADK Susquehanna Paddle - September 30, 2008

On Tuesday, September 30, seventeen ADKers had a wonderful paddle on a portion of the Susquehanna. What a sight it was to see thirteen canoes and kayaks lined up and ready to float up such a lovely river on a beautiful autumn morning. At noon, we banked our boats and sat along the river to enjoy our lunch. We came close to being visited by a couple of curious horses, but they decided to turn back. All got back home before the afternoon shower.

Basswood Pond Hike - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

On this perfectly beautiful Fall day, we had a bit of an adventure on the trail, followed by lunch next to Basswood Pond, and then for some, a trip to Tom Salo's home nearby.

ADK Executive Director Neil Woodworth on Follensby Pond Purchase

I recently received the glorious news that The Nature Conservancy had closed a deal to purchase the magnificent 15,000 acre Follensby Pond Tract. This property will be purchased in the next few years by the State of New York. For three decades the Follensby Pond Tract has been one of the top five land acquisition priorities of the Adirondack Mountain Club.

Pages