I've just added a few events to our calendar for spring and summer, with many more (including our popular kayak paddles) in the works.
As always, if there is a specific activity that interests you or place that you'd like to explore, please let me know!
Full Moon Lilac Hike
Sunday, May 3
Meet at 7:15 the parking lot off of South Ave near the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial and bus loop. We will start hiking at 7:30.
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Rochester with a hike along
the lilacs in Highland Park. They should be just starting to bloom! OK, so this
casual hike is more of a stroll, in that there is no set route. Once the sun
sets at 7:53, we’ll, let the full moon guide us as we wander along intersecting
pathways. There are some moderate hills such as the reservoir embankment, but
nothing too extreme. We’ll aim to cover about 4 miles in 2 to 2-1/2 hours,
depending on how much we “stop to smell the roses” … er, lilacs. Following the
hike, we’ll grab refreshments at a nearby watering hole.
We will use the moon as our light source; please bring a
headlamp or flashlight as backup, but don’t plan to use it.
Reservations are greatly appreciated but not mandatory. This
hike is appropriate for all levels of hikers. You don’t need to be an ADK
member, so bring your friends!
THE WEATHER IS CRAZY THIS TIME OF YEAR. In case of inclement
weather, check Facebook or the GoogleGroup email 1 hour before the meet-up
time. If enough people are interested, we will still hike!
Saturday-Sunday, May 23-24
Are you interested in trying backpacking, but haven’t wanted to
venture out on your own? Or are you new to backpacking and looking for
interested folks to join up with?
Come join us the weekend of May 23rd through May 24th as trip
Co-Leaders Patrick Ciervo and David Schott lead a beginner backpack into the
lean-to at Middle Branch lake in the southwestern Adirondacks.
This trip is designed to be beginner friendly. We will hike 3.5
miles in at a leisurely pace over relatively easy terrain, ensuring that all
members are comfortable — even if it is your first time carrying a pack.
We will meet in Rochester Saturday Morning to carpool and do a
last-minute review to make sure all trip members are adequately prepared then
head up to the trailhead, hike in and establish our camp, spend the evening
enjoying the great outdoors, overnight in a lean-to and hike out as a group on
If you are interested but unsure if you have the appropriate
gear or equipment please contact Patrick or David well in advance; we may have
a limited supply of “loaner” gear, or may be able to point you in the direction
of several local retailers who have rental equipment available — perfect for
someone who may be interested in backpacking but not wanting to make the
investment before trying it out.
Participants will be responsible for all personal gear such as
clothing, proper footwear, backpack, sleeping bag, food, and utensils. Trip
leaders will have stoves and water filters for group usage and would be happy
to help make suggestions or answer questions to ensure everyone is well
outfitted and will has a positive experience.
NPT Section Hike, Part 3: Piseco to Wakely Dam (~35mi)
Saturday-Tuesday, June 27-30
This is a four-day backpacking trip beginning at Wakely Dam and
ending at 28N. This trip is part 3 of a 4-part series of section hikes of the
entire Northville-Placid Trail.
Participants must be able to demonstrate the ability to hike up
to 12 miles in a day at a moderate pace, and must have overnight backpacking
experience and all of their own gear. A maximum of 7 participants can go on
this trip. Please be prepared to assist with spotting cars. Due to the nature
of a multi-day backpacking trip, all participants should arrange to have a
contact person available to assist them in exiting the trail should they
need/want to do so.
This is an 18 and over trip. Rating: B, based on daily mileage
Trailhead car spotting will be discussed as participants sign
This is a joint-chapter hike hosted by the Northville-Placid
Chapter. It’s a great chance to meet some awesome new people!