Wednesday, January 02, 2008

ADK Meeting and Used Gear Sale Jan 8th at 6:30pm

Tuesday January 8th is the monthly meeting of the Albany Chapter of the
Adirondack Mt. Club. Prior to the meeting, at 6:30 PM, there will be a used
gear sale. Bring your used gear to sell, and look for some bargains at our
annual sale. No education session will be held this month to make time (and
room) for the sale. We ask that sellers donate 10% of their sales to the
Chapter to help with expenses. For information call Carl Klinowski at (518)
274-8410.

After the used gear sale, at 7:30 PM, there will be a brief business meeting
followed by a program by Stuart Mesinger, Author of the book No Place I'd
Rather Be. Drawing on hikers’ entries found in Adirondack lean-to journals,
and weaving in anecdotes and commentary from his own backpacking
experiences, Stuart's book provides insight into the minds and motivations
of those who venture into the woods. No Place I'd Rather Be offers glimpses
of life on the trail, with entries that include inspiration, hilarity,
pathos, and melancholy. An avid hiker, paddler, and angler, Stuart first
discovered hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, before moving on to extended
outings on the Appalachian Trail and in the Adirondacks. He holds a degree
in geology and environmental studies from St. Lawrence University in Canton,
NY.

The used gear sale and meeting will be at West Albany Firehouse (Station
#1), 113 Sand Creek Road, Albany.

Directions to West Albany Firehouse: Take Rte. 90 to Exit 5, Everett Rd.
Take Everett Rd. (if coming from the west on 90, turn left onto Everett at
the top of the ramp. If coming from the east on 90, turn right at the top
of the ramp.) Proceed north past Exchange Street (site of former Tobin
Packing Company) and turn left onto Sand Creek Rd. Continue ½ mile to the
Firehouse on the right. Park in the rear of the building.

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