LAKE PLACID - The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is expanding its outdoor workshop schedule for 2012, offering new ways to discover the wonders of the wild Adirondacks. The new offerings include a program that explores the survival skills used by ancient hunter-gatherers and two programs aimed at unveiling the natural beauty of the Johns Brook Valley.
The new workshops will complement ADK's established outdoor programs. A full listing of ADK's 2012 programs is available at www.adk.org.
(Photo — Andy Flynn)
New ADK Education Workshops for 2012
June 23: "Lost Pond Peak," this one-day program will introduce you to the nuances of hiking off-trail on a guided trip to a lesser-known the summit. Cost: $59/$65 (member/nonmember)
July 11-13: "Johns Brook Valley Exploration," this three-day, two-night trip will help people discover some of the gems of Johns Brook Valley that most people never see. Cost:$180/$198 (member/nonmember)
Aug. 12: "Adirondack Packbaskets," create your own traditional Adirondack packbasket with the owners of Clear Creek Weavers, Bud Ziolkowski and Sandy Muller. Cost: $70 small/$80 large; includes instruction and materials.
Aug. 14-16: "Johns Brook Valley Teen Adventure," for participants ages 14 to 17, this three-day, two-night trip will take people into Johns Brook Valley to experience hiking one of the High Peaks, while staying in an Adirondack lean-to and participating in a trail service project. Cost: $165/$185 (member/nonmember)
Aug. 17: "Paddle Making Workshop," create your own wooden canoe paddle with Caleb Davis from Tremolo Paddles. Cost: $125/$135 (member/nonmember)
Aug. 18-19: "Primitive Skills Course," this course will give you insight into the hunter-gatherer way of life and teach you some of the skills they used to survive. Cost: $180/$199 (member/nonmember)
The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting the New York State Forest Preserve and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education and responsible recreation.
For more information about our programs, directions or questions about membership, contact ADK's North Country office in Lake Placid at 518-523-3441 or visit our website at www.adk.org.