News

Due to Recent Events

We have been updated on the recommended chapter activities now that the state has started the phased reopening process. Further information will be provided about planning for July and August by early to mid-June.

ADK is postponing the reopening of its lodging facilities. All lodging reservations through May 31 are cancelled. All in-person programming is cancelled through June 30. Our Summer Naturalist Program, and all backcountry overnight programs are cancelled for the summer.

The trails programs and the Summit Stewardship Program will resume operating with limited staff once it is safe to do so. The Lake George Member Services Center will remain closed until further notice.

ADK has released recommendations to the public on safe and responsible recreation during this time, which includes bringing a face mask and sanitation on every hike. You can read them here.

ADK leadership wants all chapters to emphasize the following outdoor recreation guidelines:

          • Recreate locally (see note below)
          • Recreate either alone or with members of your household
          • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet or more from others
          • Avoid high use and high-risk areas such as the High Peaks Wilderness
          • Anyone who is considered “at-risk” (over the age of 70, immunocompromised, etc.) should remain at home as much as possible

Note: New York State has not provided a definition for “local”. ADK is recommending that people stay within a 30-minute radius of home. Another way to define it: where do you normally travel to get groceries, toiletries, and other necessities? Stay within that radius of travel when looking for outdoor recreation opportunities.

Please click THIS LINK to read full report from the main club.

We want to ensure that we are still with you … virtually!  Stay tuned to weekly updates and our Facebook Page to enjoy fellow members’ past treks and adventures found during these difficult times!

 


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Waiting for Your Swag?!

Our chapter t-shirt sale, which ran May 1 through May 17 was such a great way to welcome back the much anticipated summer season!

If you ordered, please expect delivery during the first week of June. Thank you to all who participated!

Update from your Hiking Chair

Are you interested in climbing the Adirondack high peaks? Have you become a 46er and want to share your expertise with Aspiring 46ers?  If you are interested in leading a workshop, informal discussion, or a hike, please email lesliesalathe@live.com.

I would like to form a group of ADK hikers that want to participate in longer outings. Please contact me if you are interested.

Our chapter will continue to offer popular themed hikes throughout the year. I look forward to hearing from present and future leaders that would like to share their expertise in wildlife studies or field ecology while leading an outing.

            -Leslie Salathe, Hiking & Winter sports chair

ADK 46er Updates

Our Chapter’s 46ers webpage has been updated. It now includes useful information for Aspiring 46ers and a colored, terrain map showing the locations of the 46 High Peaks in Adirondack Park. Also updated is the list of Niagara Frontier Chapter members who have completed the 46 High Peaks.

We want you on our list! Please submit any new entries or updates to David Kowalski (dfk2008@gmail.com).

Congratulations to our Chapters Recent 46ers!

New Year 2020 brought several new additions to our ADK-NFC 46-er List:

  • Scott R. Patronik finished on Cascade (10/01/16)
  • Dan Perry finished on Whiteface (8/25/2012)
  • James E. Pankow finished on Santanoni (11/17/12)
  • Rick Albrecht finished on Nippletop (10/20/12)
  • Jamie Shanahan finished on Panther Peak (9/19/16)

Recent Additions:

  • Susan Parker finished on Allen (8/18/12)
  • Michael Bobseine finished on Allen (8/18/12)

Thanks for the updates Susan and Michael!

To view Our Chapter’s 46ers List, click here.


46er FLAG

Carry on our Chapter tradition of carrying our ADK-NFC 46er Flag to the top of your 46th peak. Call Lynn Kenney (825-7329) to pick up the 46er Flag so it can be a part of your celebratory photo when you complete your final peak to become an Adirondack 46er.


Here’s a fun way to display the wonderful opportunities offered by ADK!

To enlarge the image, click here.


ADK-NFC Meeting Cancellation Policy
The Executive Committee approved a new policy coordinate the decision to cancel the Monthly General Meetings with the Amherst Central School Closings. Since the Amherst Community Church property abuts Amherst High School, the winter weather conditions that warrant school closings will also dictate our General Meetings. When Amherst Schools or After School Activities are cancelled on the day of our ADK meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, then our monthly general meeting will be cancelled. Cancellation news will be reinforced with emails and Facebook postings.


MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:
Join the ADK Niagara Frontier Chapter!
Click here to visit the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) website. Select a Membership Type and Number of Years. Under Chapter, select Niagara Frontier.

Affiliate Membership of the Niagara Frontier Chapter:
We welcome ADK members of other Chapters to become Affiliate Members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter! Affiliate Members receive our monthly newsletter and may attend our chapter outings and events. Annual dues are $5. Contact the ADK Membership office to arrange Affiliate Membership: (518) 668-4447 or laurie@adk.org


HELPFUL LINKS:
ADK By-Laws2016

Education Scholarship Application

Education Scholarship Guidelines

Education Scholarship Info

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