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ACTION ALERT! Adirondack Moutain Club

DEC Plan Would Allow Floatplanes on Lows Lake for 10 More Years
Despite a 2003 promise to phase out floatplanes on Lows Lake over five years, the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released a plan to allow commercial floatplanes to use the lake for up to 10 more years!
ADK is urging paddlers and others interested in protecting wilderness to write to DEC and the Adirondack Park Agency and urge them to abandon this illegal and unconstitutional policy.

Hike from Goodyear Lake to Colliers Dam - May 27, 2008

Nineteen hikers met at our home on Cliffside, Goodyear Lake to walk to the State Fishing Access site along the south end of the lake and on to the Colliers dam. Even though showers were predicted and some clouds looked threatening, it turned out to be a very pleasant morning. As we walked along the railroad tracks, Scott Fielder "rescued" a turtle that seemed unable to get up over the rail. How he scurried off when set down on the other side of the rail. When we got to the lake shore, we were greeted by a catbird overhead who entertained us with a variety of songs.


Again, on Sunday, May 25, 2008, the Susquehanna Chapter of ADK Team completed the Memorial Weekend Grand Prix Relay Race for mixed doubles. The Team paddled in honor of Johanna Koenig, or long time canoeing inspiration. The weather was glorious – a beautiful green and golden day.

Directions to Seroka's House for the Canoe Relay Race Picnic

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND CANOE RELAY RACE - SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008 Again this year, the Susquehanna Chapter of ADK has a Relay Team entered in the Memorial Weekend Canoe Relay Race on Sunday, May 25, 2008. Please come cheer for all participants. During the day of the race, Jean and Joe Seroka welcome ADK members to their beautiful Riverside Park to view the race. At 5:30 p.m. there will be a Brooks Bar-B-Q [call Linda Wilcox, 433-2985, to pre-order chicken] and Pot Luck picnic at the Seroka Pavilion. Bring chairs.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Hike Report - Winney Hill Ridge

We gathered at the Salo home on Winney Hill, starting our hike along and around the Winney Hill Ridge from the backyard. We meandered out way to the top of the ridge by going through the woods, kind of switching back and forth on a woods trail. Along the way we came upon a most beautiful mass of Wild Columbine growing atop a large, flat rock. The wildflower experts identified a rare wild flower growing on the trail, photo 2 below. At the top, we walked on hiking trails made by our neighbor, Mike Maben, coming out on the Gas Line.

ADK Club Lectures at Lake George

2008 Lectures at the Adirondack Mountain Club
814 Goggins Road
Lake George, NY
(Exit 21, I-87
Lectures are on the second Tuesday of the month and begin at 7 p.m.

June 10 Amazing Meadows – Gerry Lemmo (Professional Photographer)
Take an in-depth look at creatures you might encounter during a walk through flowering meadows in the northeastern United States. Hear calls of birds & buzzing insects as you gaze at stunning photos.

July 8 Alpine Americas – Don Mellor & Olaf Soot (Local Authors)

ADK Club Calendar Available

PRESS RELEASE from the Adirondack Mountain Club
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Contact: John J. Kettlewell, (518) 668-4447 ext. 23,
2009 Adirondack Mountain Club Calendar Published

Lake George, N.Y. -- The 2009 Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) Calendar: With Wilderness at Heart has been published and is available for purchase from ADK and bookstores and outdoor retailers throughout the Northeast.

ADK ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour

ADK is organizing the 3rd annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour to be held on Sunday, August 17, 2008. In addition to the 75-mile tour, there is a 20-mile option: a shuttle will take riders and their bicycles to Indian Lake, and from there people can bike back to North Creek. Enjoy:

May 25th Grand Prix Relay Race

The Susquehanna Chapter of ADK has a team paddling in the Sunday, May 25th Grand Prix Relay Race. We hope that those of you who are in town on that day will come out to support the team and perhaps help a bit at the exchange points. Our team consists of:

1st Leg - Kay & Sue Sanford
2nd Leg - Jack & Barb Meeks
3rd Leg - Julie Smith & Tony Uhl
4th Leg - Jean Seroka & Julius Koenig
5th Leg - Stefan & Linda Seifried

The Race begins at 12:15PM behind The Super Eight Motel.

Cherry Valley Creek Bike Ride

On a comfortably cool Saturday morning 13 people gathered at the Milford NCOC BOCES to ride 11 bikes up the Cherry Valley to Middlefield and for some even to Roseboom and back. Julia Smith was leader and organizer of the ride.

You may wonder how 13 people could manage with only 11 bikes. The solution to that mystery is the tandem bicycle. There's a video that you can click on to watch cyclists riding up a hill.

Photos 1 - 5 by Carol Saggese
Video and Photos 7 - 12 by Bob Thomas: