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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.

ADK Press Release: Friday, Sept. 19, 2008

ADK Awards Dinner Recognizes Efforts to Preserve Wild Places

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- Curt Stiles, chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency, delivered the keynote address at the eighth annual Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) awards dinner on Sept. 13 at the Queensbury Hotel. The focus of the evening was recognizing outstanding volunteers, staff and organizations that help preserve New York's wild lands and waters.

ADK Statement on Purchase of Follensby Pond

Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Executive Director Neil Woodworth issued the following statement concerning today's announcement that The Nature Conservancy has purchased Follensby Pond in the Adirondacks:

North-South Lake State Park Hike

On Tuesday, September 16th, 16 ADKers hiked about 1.5 miles on the Escarpment Trail from the parking lot of North Lake in the Catskills. Along the way we admired incredible views from Artist’s Rock, Sunset Rock and Newman’s Ledge. Lunch for 12 hikers was at Newman’s Ledge; whereas, 4 hikers proceeded north past Badman’s Cave. Upon returning, the hike was extended southward to the former Catskill Mountain House. Leaders were Gerri Scheele and Lucille Wiggin.