National Trails Day

Save the Date: June 2nd, 2018 – Old Forge, NY

You are all invited to celebrate National Trails Day®  with ADK (Adirondack Mountain Club) on June 2nd. ADK will be hosting nine different trail projects that vary in difficulty to ensure there is something for everybody.

This year’s event will take place in Old Forge, NY.  ADK is excited to host this event and to be partnering with Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Region 5 and 6. Trail projects will take place in the Pigeon Lake Wilderness, Fulton Chain Wild Forest, Black River Wild Forest, Moose River Plains Wild Forest, and Ha-Da-Ron-Da Wilderness.

ADK is offering free camping at the Nicks Lake State Campground for all registered participants on both Friday and Saturday nights (ADK has reserved a set number of sites).

On Friday evening from 6-8 PM, there will be a social gathering for trail volunteers with snacks and beverages in the Campground Pavilion. Information about Saturday’s trail projects will be available along with a chance to meet crew leaders and fellow volunteers.

At the end of the work day on Saturday, all trail volunteers are invited to the Pavilion for a recognition dinner.  Look forward to a delicious meal, live music, and fun prizes.

 

 

 

Where: Black River Wild Forest (BRWF) Ha-Da-Ron-Dah Wilderness Area (HWA) Fulton Chain Wild Forest (FCWF) Pigeon Lake Wilderness Area (PLWA) Moose River Plains Wild Forest (MRPWF)

When: 8 am to 4 pm, Volunteers will meet at designated trailheads.  Directions provided upon registration.

Trail Projects:

Gull Lake Lean-to:
During the trail work day on Gull Lake, the focus will be to relocate an existing privy near the Gull Lake Lean-to.  In addition, the camping area around the lean-to will be cleaned up and any trash removed.  Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as pick mattocks, hazel hos, shovels, and large pry bars while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. We will hike approximately up to 2.5 miles roundtrip, carrying with us tools, personal gear, and your lunch.
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Nelson Lake Trail:
Volunteers will be sidecutting encroaching vegetation and removing blowdown along the Nelson Lake Trail. Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as hand saws, and pruning loppers, crosscut saws, and axes while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. We will hike up to 6 miles roundtrip, carrying with us our tools, personal gear, and your lunch.
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Bald Mountain:
During the work day on Bald Mountain, stone drainage structures will be installed at the bottom of the trail.  Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as hand saws, pruning loppers, pick mattocks, large pry bars, axes, and shovels while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. Anticipate hiking 1 mile to the summit during the day.  Anticipate hiking .3 miles from the trailhead to the project location carrying with us our tools, personal gear, and your lunch.
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Moss Lake Trail:
Several dozen drainages will be constructed be excavating and mounding soil. Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as hand saws, pruning loppers, pick mattocks, large pry bars, axes, and shovels while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. Anticipate hiking 2.5 miles roundtrip, carrying with us our tools, personal gear, and lunch.
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Twitchell Trail:
A re-route is the priority for the day.  Work will involve grading new trail, and cutting saplings, and branches to create an open corridor. Time permitting, the crew will also sidecut along the existing trail corridor. Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as hand saws, pruning loppers, pick mattocks, large pry bars, axes, and shovels while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. Please refer to the information packet you will receive upon registration for meeting time and location.   Anticipate hiking 2-5 miles roundtrip, carrying with us our tools, personal gear, and lunch.
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Cascade Lake Trail:
Several dozen drainages will be constructed be excavating and mounding soil. Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as hand saws, pruning loppers, pick mattocks, large pry bars, axes, and shovels while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. Anticipate hiking 4.5 miles roundtrip, carrying with us our tools, personal gear, and lunch.
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Rock Dam Trail:
Approximately 40 feet of dimensional bog bridging will be installed. In addition, volunteers will be cutting back encroaching vegetation and removing blowdown along the trail corridor. Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as hand saws, pruning loppers, pick mattocks, shovels, crosscut saws axes, chisels, and hammers while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. We will hike approximately 4 miles roundtrip, carrying with us our tools, personal gear, and your lunch.
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Third Lake Creek Trail:
During the trail work day on the Third Lake Creek trail, a volunteer trail crew will concentrate their efforts on sidecutting and removing blowdown.  Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as, pruning loppers, hand saws, crosscut saws, and axes while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. We will hike up to 6 miles round trip carrying with us tools, personal gear, and your lunch.
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White Pond Trail:
During the trail work day on the White Pond Trail, a volunteer trail crew will concentrate their efforts on sidecutting and removing blowdown.  Volunteers can expect to use basic hand tools such as hand saws, pruning loppers, axes and crosscut saws, while working on the project. ADK Crew Leaders will provide instruction in the safe and efficient operation of all tools prior to beginning work. We will hike up to 6 miles roundtrip, carrying with us our tools, personal gear, and your lunch.
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