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Adirondack Treks begin with a paddle

NEWCOMB - Adirondack Treks sponsored its historic first trek last Saturday, Sept. 26 with a small group of local 5th and 6th grade paddlers from Johnsburg.

Adirondack Treks is an outdoor adventure sports program created to teach basic outdoor skills and to lead adventure trips such as canoeing, whitewater paddling, back-country skiing, rock climbing, hiking and camping, and cycling for regional youth. Treks is partnered with the Town of Johnsburg Youth Committee and ACC's Adventure Sports Program.

The seven youngsters who pioneered the frit trek practiced at the Ski Bowl Park pond for three afternoon sessions before they went on a half-day trek to Rich Lake in Newcomb.

Participating were Josh Donohue, Jared Shaw, Nicole Tucker, Sunnie Lee Tucker, Galen Hogan, Sophia Minucci, and Megan Fuller. Adults who accompanied them were Bob and Kelly Nessle, Andrea Hogan, and John Tucker.

The trip began with a hot dog cook-out at Rich Lake beach and then a paddle to the Visitor's Interpretive Center, where they viewed the exhibits and a movie on Adirondack waterways. A mile long hike on the Sucker Brook trail brought them back to the canoes to paddle back to the beach.

Anyone 18 or older interested in becoming involved as a Treks leader, please call Kelly at 251-3739.

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