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Winter at Heart LakeAdirondack Landscape Photography Workshop
October 8
Join landscape photographer Brendan Wiltse to improve your photography skills. Brendan will teach you the basics of exposure and composition, along with numerous tips and tricks. The program is geared towards beginner and novice photographers. A compact camera or DSLR with the ability to adjust aperture and shutter speed and a tripod are recommended. The majority of the program will be spent shooting around the Heart Lake property and will end with a brief tutorial on post-processing techniques. Participants should be prepared to hike Mount Jo and spend a few hours outside. Mount Jo is a 2 mile round-trip hike with 700 feet of elevation gain. Microspikes or snowshoes are required to attend the hike up Mount Jo, rentals are available at the High Peaks Information Center.
Location: Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid)
Cost: $75 (Members receive 10% discount)
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Adirondack Pack Baskets
December 4 (Lake George)
December 11 (Lake Placid)

Create your own traditional Adirondack Pack Basket with the owners of Clear Creek Weavers, Bud Ziolkowski and Sandy Muller.  During this full-day course, skilled craftsmen will take you through the step-by-step instruction to weave your own pack basket from start to "skids”.  You’ll leave at the end of the day with a beautiful basket and a smile on your face!
Cost: $75 small. $85 large (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and materials.
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Map & Compass Bushwhack
October 1-2
This is a great refresher course or a good place to learn the basics of map and compass skills.  The first day will be an introduction to the fundamentals of map reading, compass use, triangulation, and identification of terrain features.  On day two, participants will put their new found skills to the test with a guided bushwhack in the Heart Lake area.  You’ll go home with much more confidence in your ability to use a map and compass when it really counts!
Cost: $110 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials
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Map & Compass Fundamentals
Winter 2017
This is a great refresher course or a good place to learn the basics of map and compass skills. This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of map reading, identification of terrain features, compass use, and triangulation. You’ll go home with much more confidence in your ability to use a map and compass when it really counts!
Location: Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid)
Cost: $75 (Members receive 10% discount); includes instruction and use of materials
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Wilderness First Aid
December 3-4, 2016
This in-depth course with Wilderness Medical Associates teaches students how to deal with medical emergencies when they are miles from help. The classes offer hands-on scenarios and lecture structure, through which students will learn to assess patients and become certified in wilderness first aid, CPR, and anaphylaxis training. Class time will be spent both inside and out.
Location: Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid)
Cost: $250, includes instruction and materials.
Package: $350, includes instruction, materials, meals, and lodging for 2 nights.
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December 3-4

Yoga by Heart Lake
Tuesdays (sunset) and Fridays (sunrise): July 19-September 6
Instructor Emily Sorensen offers sunrise and sunset yoga classes that combine flowing movements that foster strength and flexibility for the body along with meditations that nurture peace in the mind. Emily has been a yoga enthusiast for over 20 years and has been teaching since 2000. She has trained in many styles of yoga with teachers from around the world and continues to enjoy a daily practice. Sunrise Yoga begins at 6:15am and Sunset Yoga begins at 7:45pm, please meet at the front lawn of the Adirondak Loj. The class is one hour and the vigor of the class is dependent upon who attends. In the case of bad weather, the class will be at the High Peaks Information Center. 
Cost:$15
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