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Chapter News   Updated: 2014-10-22    
November/January Chepontuc Newsletter is Available Online!   View
Workshops, Hearings, Input for the Draft NYS Open Space Plan
The NYS DEC has recently released the Draft NYS Open Space Plan for review and comment. DEC is holding workshops and hearings throughout state to review the Plan. DEC will also be accepting written comments on the Plan until December 17, 2014.

Workshop and Hearing Schedule: dec.ny.gov/lands/98720.html

View the document PDF: Draft Open Source Plan
Reminder - Annual Dinner is Friday, Oct 24 at the Wishing Well!
Our Annual Dinner will be held at the Wishing Well 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.

For Annual Dinner Details, click link Details
To view proposed changes to Chapter Bylaws: Changes to vote on
Nominating Committee Slate of Officers for 2015
Chapter members will be asked to vote at the Wishing Well Restaurant in Wilton, Friday, October 24, 2014. The slate of officers for 2015 is:
  • Chapter Chair: Laura Fiske (re-election)
  • Secretary: John Caffry (re-election)
  • Treasurer: Steve Mackey (re-election)
To view the nominee's biographies, click link View Nominees
Steve Mackey is now home from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail!
Steve Mackey (our chapter's treasurer) completed hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, which is on the west coast from Mexico to Canada. The trail is 2600 miles long and took him 5 months to complete.

Steve will be presenting a program about his adventure at the Crandall Library in Glens Falls on November 20 at 7 pm.

The email that he sent us along the way is posted on a web page on this site. To view his mail, click on the link: Steve's Email (Updated 9/22/2014)
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 Dog Policy on Hikes PDF
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.
2015 Chapter Winter Weekend Heart Lake
The 16 reservations for the Wiezel Cabin, Feb. 20-22, 2015 have been filled. Thanks to Rick Lennox, we will happily celebrate his Winter 46R finish, on 2/21/15. There are 5 on the waiting list, which is a reasonable limit. Participants will be sent details early in 2015. We look forward to another great winter weekend.

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

Please email any questions to: smackey33@verizon.net
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 chapterchair@adk-gfs.org
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.