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Spring Meeting Celebrates New 46ers
The 46ers held their annual Spring Meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Placid on Sunday, May 29, 2016. The weekend activities included club-sponsored volunteer trailwork projects on Saturday to clear blowdown and clean water bars on trails to Indian Pass, Wallface Ponds, and the North Trail to Giant. The 46er Executive Committee met on Sunday afternoon for its business meeting prior to the membership meeting and banquet in the early evening. But the main event of every spring meeting is to celebrate the new 46ers – those who reported their finish of climbing the 46 during calendar year 2015. About 200 of the 606 climbers in the Class of 2015 were on hand to receive their Certificates of Accomplishment. It was an evening of fun and good fellowship as 46ers young and old, along with their families and friends, swapped hiking stories and shared memories of the pride and rewards of climbing the high peaks. Click here for a photo gallery of Spring Meeting highlights.
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Your 46er Contributions at Work
This past fiscal year the 46er Board voted to contribute $46,750 to various agencies, individuals, and programs. This was financed by member donations of $45,800. Those of you who send a few extra dollars with your regular dues make funding these programs possible. Actually, members donated more in contributions than they paid in dues! Thanks to your generosity the Executive Board has been able to fund the following projects:
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The Forty-Sixers have donated over $107,000 to the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) for trail work projects between 2001 and 2014.
Bright blue skies, warm temperatures, and an almost eerie lack of black flies set the stage for the Forty-Sixers’ 2015 Spring Meeting weekend held in Lake Placid on May 23rd and 24th.
The weekend activities started early on Saturday, May 23, as energetic volunteers came out in force, gathering at 7:30 a.m. in three locations to pick up their tools and work assignments for the day. Twenty-six people cleared the trails from Heart Lake to Indian Pass and Wallface Ponds, four cleared the Wilmington Trail to Whiteface, and twelve worked on clearing blowdown and cleaning drainage ditches on the North Trail to Giant.
On Sunday, May 24, more than 450 46ers, along with their family members and friends, attended the spring banquet, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The highlight of the spring meeting is always the awarding of the Certificates of Accomplishment to those who completed the 46 the previous year. Five hundred thirty-one people registered their climbs of the 46 in 2014, making this the largest finishing class to date. Of those 531 finishers, 160 attended the spring meeting to celebrate their achievement. It was an evening of smiles, revelry, warm hugs, and a few tears as the new 46ers, many proudly displaying the 46er emblem, received well deserved accolades. Click here for a gallery of photos from the spring meeting.
Prior to the festivities the Forty-Sixers Executive Committee convened for the club’s annual spring business meeting. Thanks to the generosity of our members the Executive Committee was able to approve funding support for a number of projects that benefit the hiking community and the preservation of the High Peaks region. Your contributions made it possible for the 46ers to help fund the Adirondack Mountain Club’s pre-season trail clearing by their pro-crew; the first phase of improvements to the Mt. Colden trail; and the Wildlife Conservation Society Bear Canister Program. For a complete summary of projects supported by the 46ers click here.
We encourage all 46ers – the 531 new members as well as those who have worn the 46er emblem for years – to join the 46er tradition of “giving something back” to the mountains that have provided us with some much enjoyment. Sign up to join one of the trail maintenance work days throughout the summer, or volunteer to serve in one of the club’s leadership positions, write an article for PEEKS, or help staff the Outdoor Skills Workshop. There is plenty to do to ensure that the Adirondack Wilderness remains “forever wild” for generations to come.
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