What we're about

This meetup group is for people who love the outdoors, photography and want to meet new people, looking for an easy hike, a moderate challenge, and everything in between including kayaking, camping, over night trips in the Adirondacks. We have a well diverse group of people here that are willing to share their knowledge when it comes to photography, hiking or just about anything we end up talking about. :) This group is friendly to beginners, slow hikers, advanced hikers, in between hikers, professional photographers, beginning photographers, or the photography hobbyist.

If you hike with us please wear appropriate hiking footwear. No sneakers. Feel free to ask us about how to dress and prepare for the hike you would like to attend. We request a $5.00 yearly membership fee to cover the costs that meetup charges.

Liability: You are responsible for you and are solely liable for injury that may be incurred while participating in this activity. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the necessary gear/equipment that is needed to participate in your selected hike and that you are selecting a hike that is within your ability level.

Hikes are rated using the ADK Guidelines:

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Our policy is no hiker left behind. What does this mean? It means that no one leaves the parking lot at the end of the hike until all of our group is safely back in the parking lot. Group leaders want to make sure that everyone is safe.

Hikes designated as photo hikes travel at a slower pace to allow for photo opportunities. This may be frustrating to faster hikers so please consider your hiking goals prior to signing up for designated photo hikes.

If you RSVP for an event and you decide you can't make it please change your RSVP so others are not waiting!! Those who continuously sign up for hikes and are no shows may be removed from the next hike at the discretion of the group leaders. If you are no show for 3 hikes you will be removed from the group.

If you have any hiking suggestions please feel free to contact me or any of the other leaders / organizers.

Upcoming events (5+)

Dippikill Photo Hike

Panera Bread

Explore this area with many scenic views along. This is a shorter hike due to the storm coming later Saturday. Bring snow shoes and micro spikes.

Photo Snowshoe Lake Bonita-Beginner

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If anyone is free on Tuesday morning I am snowshoeing around Lake Bonita. This is an easy snowshoe with lightly rolling terrain. Around 2 miles. If you are interested I will be at the unofficial park and ride off of exit 16 on Northway at 9:45. If you are coming Northbound on the Northway take a right off exit 16. The parking area will be on the left side. If you are coming southbound take a left off of exit 16.

Mt. Van Hoevenberg Photo Hike

Panera Bread

A classic winter hike in the heart of the Adirondacks. Great views of the high peaks and lower mountains from this summit. We will start from South meadows and hike to the summit. From we will snow shoe down the new trail to the bob sled runs where we have spotted a car. About five miles with a ascent of 740 ft. Bring snow shoes and micro spikes.

Photography Road Trip-Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts

I will be scheduling some day photography road trips to different areas within driving distance for photographers who are interested in taking photos in a variety of settings. This road trip will be to Old Sturbridge Village. If you have never been to Old Sturbridge Village it is a step back in time to the 1800's. There is a fee to enter the village. If you are 55 years or older it is $26.00, if under 55 it is 28.00. I can take 3 people in my car. NO tripods or Monopods are allowed. For those who are interested in developing their photography skills this is a great place as we will be photographing indoors and outside. Old Sturbridge Village showcases 40 antique buildings moved from throughout New England, each restored to show how they would have been furnished and used during the early 19th century. Three areas—the Center Village, the Mill Neighborhood, and the Countryside—show different ways of rural New England life in the 1830s. Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village in January and February will be treated to a festive story experience in which residents of a 19th century New England town prepare for a seasonal celebration – a winter ball, filled with “warmth and cheer!” Each trade shop, home, and business on the Village Common will be brought to life by costumed historians as they talk about how 19th- century folks would have prepared for such a lively event. While such occasions were relatively rare, rural balls most typically took place in winter when there was less pressing work on the farm. Visitors will gain insight into how people in early New England planned for an evening of dancing, socializing, and fun. We can carpool from Latham. Inclement weather will reschedule this meetup.

Past events (210)

Wolf Pond Photo Hike

Panera Bread

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