Director Archive


Director's Report

October, 2015

Tom Ortmeyer, 315-265-8219

Notes from the June Board Meeting

The meeting included a nice remembrance of Perry Yaw, including fond memories of Yaw family participation at Loj work weekends.
Increasing concerns on invasive species was noted.

The club advocacy website has information on two volunteer programs, one designed to combat the spread of aquatic invasives and the other to monitor for the presence of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the park.

Also at the meeting, it was announced that the Western Trails Guide will be out in 2015. This guide covers many of the hikes in our area (many were formerly in the Northern Guide), and also will include the Cranberry Lake 50 for the first time.

The Ididaride completed its 10th year in good fashion, with 453 riders from 19 states and 3 countries.

Gleaned from the Club website and E-letter

If you’ve never been to Johns Brook Lodge, ADK’s back country lodge, check out the blog on the ADK web site. The August video “On the Trail with ADK: Johns Brook Lodge” gives a nice overview of the lodge, and highlights recent improvements there. This video can be found on the ADK blog, as well as on You Tube.

ADK’s Education Program is offering a “Map and Compass Fundamentals” course in October, and both pack basket and a wilderness first aid courses in December.

These are just a few of the club activities on the web site. A little browsing will show many other activities and events.

Last chance to enter 7th Annual Laurentian Chapter Photo Contest

Entries for this year’s Photo Contest will be accepted until October 5. The photos must be taken from Oct. 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015. Chapter members may submit photos from any occasion, and non-members may submit photos taken on chapter trip. Submissions should be sent to Tom Ortmeyer at