Director Archive


April 1, 2016

Tom Ortmeyer

As the winter winds down and the spring breezes begin, we often reflect on the changing seasons. I did get out this afternoon for a short snowshoe up the west side of Stone Valley - something of a compensation for Carolyn Kaczka’s chapter trip that fell victim to the extreme cold a few weeks ago. Conditions were reasonable for early March - and it did feel a bit like the start of spring. However, on a trip to Albany last Monday, we clearly have more snow here in the St. Lawrence Valley than on the roadways through the Adirondacks.

My March April issue of Adirondac has just arrived - it lists many and varied club activities over the coming months - volunteer trail projects, workshops, seasonal outings, adventure travel, lean-to adopter, volunteer summit steward, day hikes and backpacking trips, and office work! All of these come with the opportunity to meet ADK members from around the club - which is always enjoyable.

We do at the club and chapter level work hard to keep our club up to date and relevant to our members, across our conservation, advocacy, recreation, education, and stewardship missions. I encourage you all to complete the chapter questionnaire, which is designed to help us do this at the chapter level.