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Adirondack Treks summer events

NORTH CREEK — A wide variety of outdoor activities are on the Adirondack Treks summer agenda this year.
Participants must be a 2013-14 Treks member to take part and sign up with the trip leader several days in advance of the event. The registration form, as well as trip information details, can be found on the website www.adktreks.org. Parents are asked to help with transportation.
The rafting and whitewater activities are made possible by the generosity of Whitewater Challengers, the rafting guides, and Wild Waters. Outdoor climbing is supported by Tom Rosecrans of Rock Sport in Queensbury, and the cost partially underwritten by donations to Treks. People are urged to sign up quickly for any of these events as they are popular.
RAFTING: June 20. Begins at Whitewater Challengers at 8:30 a.m.; cookout; pickup 5 p.m. Open to ages 10-19. Contact Julie West to sign up: spiritsong@frontiernet.net. 40 openings. Cost: $30
WHITEWATER PADDLING: Session 1: Basics on lake July 1 and moving water July 5. Session 2: July 22 and 26. August: Class II & III water for those qualified. Dates and location TBD; whitewater paddling is open to ages 12-19 with good swimming skills. Equipment provided. Contact trip leader Rick Morse if interested in participating at morses2@gmail.com. Adult leaders with whitewater experience are urged to volunteer to achieve a ratio of 1:2. Please contact Rick.
OUTDOOR ROCK CLIMBING: July 27. Shelving Rock Lake George. A 9 a.m. meet up at Wevertown Town Hall. Aug. 17: Lake Pleasant quarry 9 a.m. meet up at Stewart’s. Helmets and harnesses provided by Treks. Cost is $15 plus gas contribution. Contact Joe San Antonio at joseph.sanantonio@gmail.com. Each climb open to first 10 kids in grades 3-12 to sign up.
CANOEING: July 31. Rich Lake, Newcomb Basic paddling skills practiced; 2- to 3-mile paddle; swimming at sandy beach; visit to the Adirondack Interpretive Center; short trail hike. Open to 4-6 kids ages 8-18. Meet Ski Bowl Park at beach parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Bring lunch, swim gear, sun protection. Equipment provided. Sign up by July 27 with Kelly Nessle at knessle@frontiernet.net.

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