Track the Geminid Meteor Shower Hike December 10-11, 2016

 

Sky-watchers will be looking to the skies as one of the year's most spectacular meteor showers reaches its fiery peak.

 

Russ will lead a hike to view the Geminid Meteor shower to the O’Neil Flow lean-to on the NPT this weekend, December 10th -11th. Click here to track the hike

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NPT Interactive Map Has Been Updated

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The Southern terminus of the trail has now been updated on our interactive map which can be found here on our website.

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Trip Leader Training Offered

If you are a member or affiliate of the NPT Chapter, love hiking in the Adirondacks, and have the skills and experience to lead trips, please consider participating in our Trip Leader Training program. We will be offering one training from 1-4 pm on October 22 in Long Lake (in conjunction with our annual meeting the next day), as well as one in the spring. We need leaders of varying ages, backgrounds, and interests. Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to get more involved in the chapter.

All of our trip leaders are volunteers, and are free to lead as many or as few trips as they choose. Once the training is complete, trip leaders are certified to lead for us. For those who want additional mentoring before leading, opportunities to co-lead with experienced leaders exist. We need people who want to lead on the NPT and in other areas, and we need activities offered that range from beginner to advanced.

If this sounds appealing to you please contact NPT Chapter Outings Coordinator Diana Niland at nptrailoutings@gmail.com as soon as possible to ask questions or sign up.

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NPT Chapter Announcements

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Chapter Annual Meeting

It is officially the time of year that we must begin thinking about and start planning for our Annual NPT Chapter Membership meeting. This year that meeting will take place on October 23 in Long Lake, NY. We ask you to please save the date and make every effort to attend. We will be sending more announcements out on this meeting with more information in the days, weeks, & months to come. We hope to see you there!

Chapter Elections

In accordance with our bylaws we have some important chapter positions that must be elected at the annual meeting. The following chapter positions are available due to the ending of temporary executive committee appointments at the end of this year: Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, & Vice- Chairperson. Lastly, the position for Chapter Chair will also be voted on as I will be ending my first 3 year term as outlined by our chapters rules. In order to facilitate these important chapter elections, I have asked a few chapter members to form a nominating committee. They will be responsible for collecting & presenting the nominations for our open positions to the membership at the annual meeting at which point they will be voted upon.

The positions the nominating committee will be seeking nominations for are: Secretary, Treasurer, Membership, Vice-Chairperson, & Chairperson. If you are interested in participating in the NPT Chapter in any of these positions you must be nominated by either yourself or somebody else prior to the meeting, or be nominated from the floor during the annual meeting. Please e-mail NPTChapter@gmail.com with subject “Chapter Elections” to send in a nomination for yourself or to nominate another chapter member. Make sure to include your full name and the title of the open position that you are nominating for. Please note: any chapter member not self-nominated must agree to serve in the role prior to being voted upon at the annual meeting. We have had a great core group of people that are working together to run this chapter & we would love to add more dedicated folks to our team!

NPTrail Website Subscribe

I would like to point out that we are continually trying to make upgrades to our chapter website www.nptrail.org . We have recently given users the option to “subscribe” to our website, which will send an e-mail to any subscribers every time an article or announcement is posted. Please take the time to fill in your name and e-mail address to stay up to date on everything going on within the chapter. We also post links to follow our section hikes & trail updates from time to time. As we grow and add more content to our website this feature will help us to become efficient with our communications and help us to ensure that we are reaching everybody.

NPT Chapter Thank You

Lastly we would like to take the time to thank each and every one of you for supporting the NPT Chapter as well as the trail itself. We have seen some great improvements over the past couple years such as re-routes and new trail. In that time support of the Chapter has grown and we have been able to become more active. As we see interest in the NPT rise, now we must also increase our efforts to provide stewardship of the trail. Please take a minute to write down 10/23/2016 and consider attending our annual meeting. We hope to see you there!

Kevin

NPT Chapter Chair

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Volunteers Needed for Moose Pond Lean To Rescue!

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Lean to rescue is in need of volunteers to help rehab Moose Pond on the weekend of July 22nd.  There is a lot of work that is needed; relocate supply drop from the pond up to the lean to site; harvest rocks to raise the lean to; and replace 4 bottom logs.  If you are interested in volunteering and would like more information please contact Bob Liseno (the Lean2Rescue organizer) for further details at liseno74@roadrunner.com

 

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Plumley Lean to Relocation

Relocation of the Plumley lean to was completed on the weekend of July 8th. Thank you Peter Davis for the photos and thank you to all the volunteers for all your hard work!

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Trail Condition Update: Seward Blow Down

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Our stewardship chair, Bill, was able to confirm with DEC Forester Tate Connor that the Seward blow down has been cleared. The DEC went in at Shattuck clearing and cleared to the Hermitage. A big thank you to the DEC trail crew!

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Plumley’s Lean To Receiving a New Home

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New location – Pictures from Pete Davis

 

 

Lean To Rescue has plans to relocate the lean to that is currently at Plumey Point due to it being flooded off its foundation. It is being relocated to the top of a nearby knoll. The new spot is back away from the water and in a much more desirable location. They are in need of volunteers because of the size of the project which is scheduled for June 24-26. They are planning to set a new foundation on top of the hill, take the old lean to apart and reassemble it with a new roof. If you are interested in helping please contact nptstewardship@gmail.com

 

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Pictures From the Trail

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Thank you Dean Tyrell for the picture submission!

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