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December 13 Program - 7:30

A Glacial Trek for My 24th State Highpoint – Climbing Mount Rainier in Washington State

Todd R. Williams – Rochester native and slightly crazy adventurer

Todd is an ADK 46er (18 in winter), former National Park Service Ranger (Canyonlands, UT – Boston Harbor Islands, MA – President’s Park, DC) and secondary school teacher. He grew up in Rochester as an active family camper and Eagle Scout before living in six different states. The more he visits the United States, the less desire he feels to travel abroad; the landscapes and cultures of this nation are amazing.

While living in the underrated state of North Dakota, he came across White Butte, a mesa top on a private ranch, the highest point in the state. “People stereotype North Dakota for its apparent flatness, which it is not, and, yet, here is this beautiful butte with a wonderful view.” Reaching the highest point in each state became his next checklist challenge. Fourteen years later and 25 high points completed (24 states + DC), the journey continues. 

Some stories will include his sarcastic humor and observation (New Jersey, Kansas, and more). Others are epic journeys to be described at length (Nevada, Utah, and more). December’s presentation will be recollections of the first 24 high points with the second half focusing on the most recent, and most challenging; a 6-day climb up Mount Rainier in Washington.

This past winter, with his family, he completed the Saranac 6er challenge, and began the Glens Falls ADK Chapter’s Firetower Challenge this fall on Lyon Mountain. “I don’t look at the checklist as a necessity, but as an opportunity to escape ruts and create new adventures. My advice is to find a checklist and build some vacations around it.”

December 13 Winter Social - 6:30

December's workshop will be a holiday social.

Please come and catch up with other Adirondack Mountain Club members and make some new friends!

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Leadership Training 2018

Leadership Training Workshop
March 10, 2018
 Perinton Volunteer Ambulance Training Center, 1400 Turk Hill Road, Fairport

Interested in becoming a trip leader, but don’t know where to begin? Would you like to be a more effective trip leader? Perhaps you would like to do a better job in planning your own trips.

Please join us on March 10, 2018 for a day of fun and learning with a group of knowledgeable and experienced ADK-GVC trip leaders. We will help you understand the dynamics of leading trips in the outdoors.

There is no charge for this event. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Registration is required so we can prepare Resource Guides for all participants. Atten­dance is limited to 30 people.

Please use the following web link to register:  FILL OUT FORM

Questions? Contact Peter Collinge at collinge@localnet.com or Jack Schroeder at conservation@adk-gvc.org.

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