Mountain Club Invites Newcomers To Join October Hikes

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Hikers from the Long Island chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club invites you to join them on their next hike.
Hikers from the Long Island chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club invites you to join them on their next hike.

The Long Island chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK-LI) invites all who love hiking—or think they might—to join one of their numerous mountain hikes or to learn more about the group at one of their monthly meetings.

The ADK-LI has been leading hikes and other outdoor activities—including kayaking, biking, and conservation projects—everywhere from Long Island parks to mountains around Lake Placid for the past 50 years. Active members span all ages and include hikers and nature lovers of all levels. To learn more about us, join us on one of our hikes this October and come to one of our meetings.

Meetings are monthly September through June on range of topics related to hiking and mountaineering, nature conservation and physical fitness. All welcome at no fee. The next meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The topic is “Learn CPR.”

Hikes are open to nonmembers as well as members as long as registration requirements are met. Hikes range in difficulty from C (easy) to A (strenuous).

Future hikes take place:

Sunday, Oct. 2 – Overlook Mountain Fire Tower and Echo Lake, Catskills (B+) – 9 miles. Register by September 29.

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Fall Trail Maintenance, Schunemunk Mountain (C+) – Help clear ADK-LI’s section of Long Path – 5 miles. Register by October 13.

Saturday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 16 – Full Moon Backpack, Catskills (B) – 1.5 + 2 miles each way, 500 feet + 1400 feet elevation. Register by October 12

Saturday, Oct. 22 – Gertrude’s Nose Hike Minnewaska State Park (B+) – An Empowerment Phase III hike – 10 miles, 500 feet. Register by October 19.

Saturday, Oct. 29 – North Dome and Sherrill (A+) – Bushwack to two trail-less peaks – 7 miles, 2800 feet. Register by October 26.

For details about these hikes and the club, the latest newsletter, plus information about additional hikes and activities, visit www.adkli.org. Note that for safety reasons, everyone must preregister for hikes and get approval to participate from the leaders. Priority is given to members if a hike is oversubscribed.

Contact ADK-LI President Ed Moran at ed.moran@gmail.com with questions.

ADKLI patchThe Adirondack Mountain Club is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of New York State parks, wild lands and waters. It is committed to public service and stewardship and employs a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education and natural resource conservation.

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