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Second Wednesday of the Month
September - June
Free and Open to the Public

Workshop at 6:30 PM
Presentation at 7:30 PM

Eisenhart Auditorium, Rochester Museum and Science Center 
657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

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!