Have Paddle, Will Volunteer

Community Service

Paddle Chair Russ Faller leads our creek cleanups.

Mark Your Calendar and Join ADK for Riverkeeper’s 5th Annual Hudson River Sweep, Sat., May 7, 2016
 If you have a boat of any kind, please come out and join Mid-Hudson Chapter (Adirondack Mtn. Club) members clean-up the lower Wappinger Creek.  Spend as much time as you are able.  We’ll pick up litter from the falls to the Hudson.  If you boat on the lower Wappinger Creek, it’s your creek.  Who else will keep it clean if you do not?  
The annual River Sweep does much more than remove trash from the waterways that give us so much pleasure and recreation – it connects people to the river and its tributaries that we love.  Bring boat and gear.  Wear shoes that can get wet and clothing that can get wet and dirty.  Don’t forget the sunscreen and hat.  Trash bags provided.  
Meet at 8 AM at the boat launch at 117 Market St. in the Village of Wappingers Falls. Please contact the leader if you’re coming.  Leader: Russ Faller 845-297-5126 (before 9:30 PM) or russoutdoors@yahoo.com.

Mysterious King’s Chamber Gets ADK Visit

ADK Hike to the King"s Chamber in Fafnestock SP on 3/26/16

ADK Hike to the King’s Chamber in Fahnestock SP on 3/26/16

Leader: Tom Buckley

I had 18 hikers join me for an adventurous hike to the two stone chambers in a remote part of Fahnestock State Park. There are a couple of ways to access the unmarked trails & woods roads that lead to the largest known stone chamber on the east coast called the “King’s Chamber” & anadjacent smaller stone chamber called the “Tomb”. The route I chose is my favorite way to access the chambers because it avoids most of the extremely rocky and eroded areas that you have to cross when hiking in from the alternative starting points. A few hikers had already found the two chambers on earlier hikes and were interested in learning about the new route, but for most of the hikers this was their first attempt at finding the stone chambers. Once at the chambers we spent a lot of time taking photos and looking at all the numerous stonewalls on the surrounding hillside. This area certainly had a rich agricultural history. We also explored some of the ruins of the old CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) encampment nearby.