- Vice-Chair, Education: Rose Rivezzi
As in years past, the Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club would like to sponsor two high school students wishing to volunteer to do trail work. Below are the High School Volunteer Trail project listings for the upcoming summer season. ADK’s goal is to provide the volunteers with the unique opportunity to give something back to trails. Their volunteer projects are inherently educational and include not only trail maintenance and reconstruction techniques, but also low-impact camping and natural history. Ultimately, students will complete a quality trail project that will protect the natural resource for many years. Participating as an “ADK Trails Volunteer” is guaranteed to be a fun and rewarding experience
The volunteer base camp serves as the staging area for trail projects. It is located at the Adirondak Loj Campground adjacent to Heart Lake. Hot showers are located nearby. At base camp, leaders conduct a comprehensive orientation that includes introductions, safety, equipment review, camping techniques, and a summary of the project goals and objectives. Also provided is experienced leadership, group camping gear, tools, transportation from base camp, and food. A complete equipment list and project information will be sent to all volunteers.
The Laurentian Chapter will sponsor two students. Names will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Parents may also sponsor their own children, and in the past individuals have volunteered to sponsor additional students. If you would like more information on any of the above options, please contact Rose Rivezzi at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 265-8117.
Projects for this year include:
- July 8-12 --- Ampersand Mountain, 4-day Work will focus on constructing rock water bars and stepping-stones. Participants will be out of the woods late afternoon on Thursday.
- July 15-20 --- Pigeon Lake Wilderness, 5-day Blowdown removal and sidecutting will take place in this rugged wilderness area. Participants will be out of the woods late afternoon on Friday.
- July 22-27 --- Prospect Mountain, 5-day Install new sections of trail and drainage on this popular hike in the Lake George region. Participants will be out of the woods late afternoon on Friday.
- July 29-August 3 --- Wanika Falls, 5-day Help define this section of the Northville-Placid trail with intensive sidecutting and blowdown removal. Participants will be out of the woods late afternoon on Friday.
- August 5-9 --- St. Regis Mountain, 4-day Participants will place rock water bars and steps on this popular hiking trail. Participants will be out of the woods late afternoon on Thursday.