September Presentation & Social

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David Schott

Aug 27, 2015, 8:41:20 AM8/27/15
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Hey folks!

It's hard to believe, but September is almost here … and that means it's time for another presentation and social!
Remember to keep your eyes on the rest of our calendar, too! I'll be posting more events in the coming days and weeks.

See you on the trails!

David Schott
Adirondack Mountain Club
Genesee Valley Chapter
Younger Members Chair

Conservation • Advocacy • Recreation • Environment • Stewardship

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September Chapter Presentation & YM Social
Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center Eisenhart Auditorium
Free and open to the public
6:30 Workshop: BOOKS BY BIKE
9:30: YM Social at The Old Toad
Feel free to attend any or all parts of the program. It is open to the public, so bring your friends!
6:45 Workshop: BOOKS BY BIKE
Are you interested in learning what sort of resources public libraries have for outdoor enthusiasts? Would you like to sign up for a library card? Are you a cyclist interested in looking over a heavy-duty trailer? Then this workshop is for you. A representative from the Arnett Branch Library will be pedaling a mobile library to the chapter meeting to answer any questions you might have.
The 486-mile Colorado Trail wends its way through the Rocky Mountains of the Centennial State, traversing a landscape as changing and diverse as the swirling afternoon clouds presaging the daily summer thunderstorms. In this program, you’ll hear of the challenges such as the struggle of acclimating to high elevations, of hiking long and steep ascents, of coping with a wide range of climatic conditions from freezing cold mornings to hot baking afternoons, to near daily thunderstorms, to long stretches of limited water. And you’ll see the rewards and triumphs as Bill Cooke and his hiking companion Keith “Northern Harrier” Bance savor the alpine meadows whose wildflowers cover every range of the spectrum, bewitching groves of aspen trees resplendent with the morning glow of the sun, the glistening of snowy peaks, stately conifers including the massive Douglas firs, high mountain passes, dry foothills, sparkling mountain streams, gorgeous sunrises and sunsets where both the skies and the rocks shine like beacons from the low sun alpenglow, and much more.
You need not be an experienced hiker to enjoy this program as Bill explains much of the terminology and peculiar habits of long-distance backpackers such that even those whose experience is confined to short strolls in the park will sense the challenges and the rewards of a trek in the Rocky Mountains.
Bill will present information about the trail followed by a 25-minute slide show with music showing photos from his 2011 “thru-hike,” and answer your questions. Bill will also have copies of his book narrating the hike — “Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color: A Thru-Hike of The Colorado Trail” — available for your perusal and purchase.
9:30 Younger Members Social at The Old Toad
Following the presentation, Younger members — and all who wish to join us — will gather at the Old Toad for lively conversation. Drinks and food are available, or just sit and chat!
Directions: Take a LEFT onto East Ave from RMSC. A few blocks down, take a LEFT onto Alexander St. The Old Toad is on the right. There is on-street parking, as well as a parking lot behind the building.
Any questions about ADK Younger Members, contact David,; or 314-8092.
For more information about ADK-GVC, visit

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