Trails Campaign 2012
ADK Trails Program
Working for You and Me
ars ADK has been building and maintaining trails. (I think it once might have been considered our middle name!) You don’t get to be the second
largest hiking club in the cou
ntry without caring for the trails, advocating for land acquisition, recreating in the backcountry, and educating visitors about stewardship of the places in which they play. ADK is also committed to bringing you the best experience in muscle-powered outdoor recreation.
Preparing trails and making them safe is key to this experience. ADK’s professional and volunteer trail crews complete more trail work than any nonprofit organization in New York State (almost 13,000 hours last season).New bridge over Marcy Brook! And that's just the beginning of the season...
ADK's Professional Trail Crew constructed a new bridge over Marcy Brook, replacing the crossing over Marcy Dam that was wiped out in 2011 by Tropical Storm Irene. Th
e ADK crew first constructed cribbing, measuring 8’ x 10’ by 8 feet tall, on both sides of the river. Both cribs were anchored to bedrock and were filled with rock. Next, crew members dragged three 40-foot-long stringers to the site and hoisted them onto the cribs. Decking was installed over the stringers and two railings were erected. Because of site conditions, 12 foot access ramps were needed on both sides to connect the cribbing to the trail. The crew salvaged material that had washed off the dam for these ramps. And finally, a short section of trail was created between the new bridge and the dam. Using all natural materials, construction of the bridge required a great deal of hard physical labor, including hauling hundreds of rocks to weigh down the cribs that support the bridge. Hikers can now use the entire trail to Marcy Dam again.
ADK needs to raise $50,000 annually to support all our trail programs and projects. Support from YOU ensures that ADK crews get paid for the long hours and very challenging physical work AND
- the volunteer program is subsidized with scholarships making it possible for young people to participate,
- professional training in the art of trail construction is conducted so that there IS a next generation of trail stewards, and
- hand tools and other trail building equipment, construction materials, and transport vans can be purchased.
ADK's field programs consist of professional and volunteer trail crews, Summit Steward Program
, Trail Steward Program
and Adopt-a-Lean-to Program
ADK Field Program staff and volunteers work for you and me—together, they make it possible for us to just GO OUT and TAKE A HIKE! It is time for us to help them out.
To make an online donation, click here
. Or you can send your information with a check payable to "Adirondack Mountain Club” or "ADK" to:
Adirondack Mountain Club
814 Goggins RD
Lake George, NY 12845
Gifts in appreciation for donating to ADK's Trails Program
|With a gift of $50 receive |
High Peaks Trails
|With a gift of $100 receive |
The Catskill 67: A Hiker's
Guide to the Catskill 100
High Peaks Under 3500'
|14th edition, published by ADK||Published by ADK|