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Each trip’s leader must have all participants sign a liability release form. The liability release form, along with the ADK Outing Guidelines (which all outing participants should read), is posted on the BinghamtonADK Yahoo Group/Listserv and our web site.

Persons wanting to lead an outing activity or those who have questions should contact Pat Connors.

Schedule
Outings & Meetings
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Watch your email for announcements on chapter outings.  If you have suggestions on outings, or would like to lead an outing please contact Pat Connors

ALWAYS CALL LEADERS FOR DETAILS

2017 Chapter Outings

Date(s)  
       
5/13/17 Saturday

Catskills Hike, Sugarloaf and Twin Mountains

We will hike a loop around Sugarloaf Mountain and Twin Mountain from Elka Park Road.  This 8 ½ miles with an elevation gain of approximately 2,700’.  Depending on time and the energy of the group, we may add the lower summit of Twin Mountain.  That view is one of my favorite in the park, and the trail from the main summit to the lower summit is very appealing.  This would add 1.4 miles and around 60’ of elevation loss and gain to return.

 We would leave my place of business in Binghamton at 7:00am.  Figure to have eaten breakfast before and/or snack in the car.  Bring lunch or snack for the trail.  We will likely have dinner in the Catskills at a restaurant before our return.

Contact Mark Epstein should you be interested.
Trip Leader:
Mark Epstein
       
5/20/17 - 5/21/17 Saturday - Sunday

Adirondack Backpacking Trip to Silver Lake

Silver Lake is an easy to moderate 7.5 mile backpack on the Southern end of the Northville Placid trail. The trail gains 300 ft in elevation and has two enjoyable river crossings and beautiful views at Stony creek, Rock Lake, West Sacandaga River, Mica Lake, and Silver Lake. We will leave Binghamton at 7:00am Saturday morning for the 3 hr drive to the Godfrey Rd parking area / trailhead. While at Silver Lake we will meet with the DEC Forest Ranger Jonathan Desantis to perform a privy move. We will spend Saturday night at Silver Lake lean to then hike out and return to Binghamton on Sunday. We need 4 people at a minimum.

Contact Ken Jackson should you be interested. 607-341-1584
Trip Leader:
Ken Jackson
       
6/13/17 Tuesday

Chapter Summer Picnic

Place and time to be determined. See list-server and Facebook for final details.

 
       
6/25/17 Sunday

Harvard, Canoe/Kayak Trip on the East Branch of the Delaware

We are taking a 21 mile canoe/kayak trip on the east branch of the Delaware. We will put our craft in the water in Harvard, NY at 10:00 A.M. and take out at Hancock, NY. Total trip time depends on current speed. Consider it an all day outing of 6+ hours. According to bobbear.org this section of the river has a difficulty rating of 1 (novice) and has very nice scenery. There may be strainers in the river so as always we need to proceed with caution. Patsy and I have a spare canoe that someone can borrow. Bring your lunch.

Contact Bob Strebel should you be interested. 607-239-3882
Trip Leader:
Bob Strebel
       
9/17/17 Sunday

Catskills, Plateau Mountain Hike

Erik Gregory will lead a hike up Plateau Mountain in the Catskills on Sunday, 17 September. Erik will be travelling back from ADK meetings in Lake George, so he will meet hike participants at the trailhead.

Trip details: Travel independently. Detailed travel instructions to be posted prior to the hike to all participants. Meet at 10 AM at the Notch Lake parking area on Rte. 214. (A parking fee is required at this trailhead.) This is a difficult hike with 1900 Ft of elevation gain, with all of the gain and difficulty occurring in the first mile. The round trip distance is about 6.8 miles. Summit elevation is 3840 Ft. Bring a lunch or snacks for the hike. Excellent views occur after the initial climb, and during the plateau trek to the summit. No views at the summit, but we’ll continue about .1 miles past the summit location for views to the East before we return. Depending on time, we will probably stop on the way back at a restaurant for dinner.

Contact Erik Gregory should you be interested. 607-743-4519
Trip Leader:
Erik Gregory
       
11/4/17 Saturday

Corning, The Great Eastern Trail

Lindsey Leister will lead a hike on The Great Eastern trail. Brand new trail, near Corning. Probably 9 miles. Definitely a car spot / only way to do it. We need 5 or 6 people with the carspot situation. Bring lunch and water. Early start. Leave Johnson City at 7am sharp. Great Eastern Trail Logo

Contact Lindsey Leister should you be interested. 607-621-8945
Trip Leader:
Lindsey Leister
       
12/2/17 Saturday

Catskills Hike, Westkill Mountain

From Spruceton Road, we will hike Westkill Mountain via St. Anne’s Peak. This is 9.3 miles and approximately 2,400’ elevation gain. The very picturesque view from Westkill would add another approximately 2/10 mile. Most hike Westkill more directly from the end of Spruceton Road. I thought it would be fun to make the approach from the West and include St. Anne’s.

We would leave my place of business in Binghamton at 7:00am. Figure to have eaten breakfast before and/or snack in the car. Bring lunch or snack for the trail. We will likely have dinner in the Catskills at a restaurant before our return.

Contact Mark Epstein should you be interested.
Trip Leader:
Mark Epstein
       

Chapter / Group Meetings

Please mark your calendar for these upcoming Chapter meetings. Each meeting has a little business and a lot of focus on ways to be prepared and enjoy the outdoors!

NOTE THE MEETING PLACE FOR EACH MONTH.

2017 Chapter Meetings
       
Date & Time Type Description Location
       
Sunday
April 30
10 AM - 4 PM
 

  Join us at EarthFest!

BCC
Tuesday
May 9
7:00pm
Meeting

Program:

 The Adirondack Mountain Club is one of ten national providers of Leave No Trace Master Educator courses. A Leave-No-Trace presentation by Julia Goren, the Education Director and Summit Steward Coordinator of ADK. Julia visited us not long ago to discuss the Summit Steward program.
Leave No Trace logo

Chenango Town Hall
1529 State Route 12
Binghamton, NY  13901
       
Tuesday
Jun 13
7:00pm
PARTY

Chapter Picnic

Join us for a great time at our chapter family picnic.

Chenango Valley State Park
       
Tuesday
Sept 12
7:00pm
Meeting

Program:

A presentation of the movie “Colvin, Hero to the North Woods: The Story of the Adirondack Park” produced by Bill Killon. Verplanck Colvin was, if not the first surveyor of the Adirondacks, certainly the first effective surveyor. His work directly led to the formation of the park, and this movie tells his story.

Chenango Town Hall
1529 State Route 12
Binghamton, NY  13901
       
Tuesday
Oct 10
7:00pm
Meeting

Program:

“Climate Change in New York State”, Presented by Tony Antes. Climate Change in New York State – What info do the scientists have from the past to predict the future of weather? How bad is it? How bad could it get? Most important - Do humans play a role, and, if so, is it positive or negative? Tony will try to answer these questions.

Chenango Town Hall
1529 State Route 12
Binghamton, NY  13901
       
Tuesday
Nov 14
7:00pm
Meeting

Program:

“ADK Paddling at Paul Smith’s College”, Presented by Tony Antes. ADK Paddling at Paul Smith’s College is a significant ADK event occurs each July in the Adirondacks. It’s the ADK Paddle Outing in the St. Regis Canoe Area. Come see a collection of trips and photos from the last seven years.
Colvin Movie Photo

Chenango Town Hall
1529 State Route 12
Binghamton, NY  13901
       
Tuesday
Dec 12
7:00pm
PARTY

Chapter Holiday Party

Great fun for all! Watch for details in the fall.

Chenango Town Hall
1529 State Route 12
Binghamton, NY  13901
       

If you have ideas on a chapter meeting program, please contact Mark Epstein.
       

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