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

  Eisenhart Auditorium 

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

                    

OCTOBER Program

CHAPTER MEETING: WEDNESDAY, October 11, 2017:

LESSONS FROM THE TRAIL: A TRANSFORMATION AFTER ONE YEAR ON THE PACIFIC CREST TRAIL, TE ARAROA, AND THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL


Bob Marshall once wrote, “It’s a great thing these days to leave civilization for a while and return to nature.” Former Rochesterian and current Outdoor Skills Coordinator for the Adirondack Mountain Club, Tyler Socash, fully embodied Bob’s sentiments.

After 28 years of outdoor recreation inside the Adirondack Park, Socash went beyond the Blue Line to complete a 13-month trek across the Pacifi c Crest Trail, New Zealand’s Te Araroa, and the heralded Appalachian Trail. It’s a lively tale, nearly 7,000 miles in the making, of mountaintop euphoria, unexpected trail magic, encounters with long-distance legends, heartbreak and renewal. This grand adventure into the wilderness inspired Socash to help defend the wildest remaining places in New York’s Forest Preserve, namely, the newly purchased Boreas Ponds Tract.

If you’ve ever imagined completing a thru-hike someday, this is the meeting to attend! The intricacies of thru-hiking will be discussed, but be forewarned that the photographs and the entertaining retelling of the quest may spark your own wanderlust sooner than expected.

 

OCTOBER Workshop

ADK-GVC OCTOBER  “WORKSHOP” IS: 
"Reinhard Gsellmeier & Mike Gsellmeier's  "Ever Consider Winter Mountaineering?"
6:30pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017


For the October Education Workshop, Rochester Winter Mountaineering Society (RWMS) member and trip leader, Reinhard Gsellmeier, and his nephew, Mike Gsellmeier, will describe their experiences and what to expect on a typical overnight backpacking trip to the High Peaks in the dead of winter. Recommendations for trip preparation, conditioning, gear (various items will be on display), and clothing will be presented. Avoid the hard way of learning its “dos and don’ts”, such as taking along a narrow neck water bottle. RWMS provides an Introductory Trip every January for prospective members. Reinhard will discuss trip leader expectations for that trip. As a side note, last January, 3 of our ADK members took up the challenge and completed Reinhard’s RWMS Intro trip. All three joined RWMS to do even more.

Don’t let winter get you down. Join us at this workshop and consider mountaineering with the RWMS and its January Intro Trip group. You can become a Winter Mountaineer, too!

NOVEMBER Program

CHAPTER MEETING: WEDNESDAY, November 8, 2017:

LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER

THE LEGACY OF ANN LABASTILLE: “THE WOODSWOMAN”


Leslie Surprenant is an Adirondack native who grew up in Eagle Bay in the western Adirondacks. She was a long-time friend of conservationist and author Anne LaBastille and is the Executrix of Dr. LaBastille’s Estate. Anne and Leslie were bound by their passion for nature and their conservation professions. Leslie will present a program about the life of “Woodswoman” Anne LaBastille and the enduring legacy of conservation, education and literature she leaves for future generations.





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