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Chapter News   updated: 2014-07-08    
July /September Chepontuc Newsletter is Available Online!   View
EMS Club Day Sale July 12-13, 2014
Exclusively for members, supporters and participants of outdoor events.
25% Off ALL EMS Brand items
20% Off Everything Else
Reductions on many styles
Earn double EMS reward points
To receive discount show ADK ID or print and bring This EMS Flyer!
Vacancies Exist for Chapter Offices ( Correction to paper copy of Newsletter )
At the annual meeting each fall, chapter officers are elected to serve the chapter for the upcoming fiscal year. We have vacancies for the following positions:

CHAIRS (3 positions - Chapter Chair and 2 Vice Chairs)
The Chair positions provide administrative leadership for the chapter. Duties include chairing the monthly executive committee meetings, acting as the primary contact for the chapter and interacting with ADK HQ and other ADK chapters. These positions have one year terms.

DIRECTORS (3 positions)
A Director serves both the Club and the Chapter. Directors represent the Chapter on the Club Board of Directors (BOD) and serves as elected members of the Chapter Executive Committee (EC). They help the Board adopt a budget, authorize capital appropriation, control expenditures, approve the charters of standing committees, determine Club policy and act for the Club's interest in any way consistent with its by-laws and is vested with all powers of the club.

A Director attends monthly Chapter EC meetings and BOD meetings (4 times/year), advises the Chapter Chair and EC on all Club matters that may affect the Chapter, reports on BOD meetings to the EC, solicits Chapter input on Club issues, and files written reports on BOD and Club activities for the Chapter Newsletter. Each Director is elected for up to 3 terms of 2 years.

The Publicity Chair promotes the ADK, the chapter, their outings and programs and ADK membership utilizing various public and social media mechanisms.

Young Members Group Chair strives to retain and increase active members who are in their 20's and 30's and schedules several outings each quarter that are geared towards younger adults, but are open to everyone.

Please contact Kerri Healy at or 518-598-8683 with any questions or to express interest.
Mobile support for smart phones and tablets added to website!
Devices that respond as mobile (smart phones, tablets) will have pages sized to fit on those devices. Non mobile devices (pc, mac) will receive a fixed width web page.

The web server will determine the appropriate page (mobile or pc) to be delivered, based upon the device reporting itself as "mobile". Your mobile browser will detect the device's screen width in pixels and size the page to fit, which should eliminate zooming and left-right scrolling.
New Chapter Policy Regarding Dogs on Chapter Outings!
The chapter executive committee has discussed this issue over the last several months and has approved a chapter policy regarding dogs on outings.

View the policy using the Chapter Information / Forms & Guildelines link.
Action Alert! Oppose Legislation Allowing Larger, Heavier ATVs
Tell Your State Assembly member and Senator to Oppose Legislation Allowing Larger, Heavier ATVs!

We Need You to Tell Your New York State Legislators to Oppose A4971-A and S1946-A, which would permit larger, heavier machines to be classified as ATVs.

For details and instructions click on Alert Details
Where is Steve Mackey hiking on the Pacific Crest Trail?
Steve Mackey (our chapter's treasurer) is currently hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which is on the west coast from Mexico to Canada. The trail is 2600 miles long and should take him around 4 1/2 to 5 months (mid to late August, he hopes) to complete.

The email that he sends us will be posted on a web page on this site. To view his progress, click on the link: Steve's Email (Updated 7/7/2014)
Our Chapter Annual Dinner will be on October 24 - Save The Date!
Our Chapter Annual Dinner on Friday October 24 at the Wishing Well Restaurant in Gansevoort! James Bruchac of The Ndakinna Educational Center in Greenfield Center will entertain us with his stories. Bruchac is an award winning author, story teller, animal tracking expert, wilderness instructor and guide. He is the eldest son of World renowned Abenaki Indian storytelling and author Joseph Bruchac III.
2015 Chapter Winter Weekend Heart Lake
We are again renting the Wiezel cabin for the Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter of ADK for our winter weekend 2015! We have reserved it for the weekend of February 20-22. The three night stay cost is $110 per person and includes the cabin costs and dinners for Saturday and Sunday nights. (If costs come in below this estimate, we will distribute refunds accordingly.)

The cabin is located near Adirondack LOJ, with the High Peaks at our doorstep. The cabin has heat, lights, and running water, including a full kitchen and two bathrooms. It sleeps 16 and I will begin accepting reservations with payment from members ASAP. A waiting list will be maintained. Please send checks made payable to Steve Mackey to:

  Steve Mackey
  21 MacArthur Dr
  Glens Falls, NY 12801-2317

Please email any questions to:
Help Wanted for Chapter Nominating Committee - 4 people needed!
At the annual meeting each fall, chapter officers are elected to serve the chapter for the upcoming fiscal year. In the spring, a nominating committee is formed to put together a slate of officers for the annual meeting.

Kerri Healy is seeking four people to serve on the committee with her. The duties of the committee are to brainstorm the names of individuals to serve as officers and contact these individuals to determine their interest and answer any questions they may have about the position. The description of duties for all officers and elected positions is available in the chapter by-laws on the chapter website.

In addition to filling current vacancies, Kerry is seeking to build a list of individuals that may be interested in chapter leadership positions in the future. At times, vacancies occur during the year and positions need to be filled. Contact her at
Your Chapter Needs Some Good Volunteers!
As a way to develop a listing of chapter members that want to help out with the chapter, a volunteer request form has been developed. Please complete the volunteer form indicating your areas of interest and a member of the executive committee will get back to you to discuss the next steps.

The form is located in the Chapter Links under "Chapter Information Forms & Guidelines" or the link: Volunteer Request Form

Contact Laura Fiske at 518-884-0345 or email
J. Schneider Report on Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area to DEC View
Fill out report if you hiked Pharaoh Lake Wilderness Area Details
Reminder: Include your email address when renewing membership!
We receive membership information bimonthly and update our membership list with your info! You may renew your ADK membership online by clicking on: Renew Online! - Make sure to select "Glens Falls Saratoga" as your chapter!

You may also update your email address at any time, by clicking on the Email Icon.

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Miscellaneous Links
Hadley Mt Firetower
LA Group Lake George Hike/Bike Masterplan
Lake George Hiking Trails
Lake George Rim Trail

Saratoga County Trails Map from Saratoga Plan View Map

ADK Forum Adopt-a-Wildland Blog Adopt-a-Wildland Rprt-2013 Hiker's Corner Northville Placid Trail