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April Update

Just one month in and 8 sites are FULL! This is by far the most active year yet, and we are excited to watch it happen! Haven’t signed up yet? Don’t worry – there are still 9 sites with available spots. Want to hang out with the dogs? Go to Peggy’s Point. Want to fish for water lilies? Try Amy’s Park. Like relaxing on a cabin porch? Try Thomas Mt. Looking for the best northern view? Go for Cook Mountain Preserve. Go to https://lakegeorgehikeathon.org for more info and ideas, and get registered! #hikelakegeorge

Volunteers

Seeking Volunteers

We are now taking applications from those interested in volunteering for the 2017 Hike-A-Thon. Whether you can lead a hike, help with check-in, or help post flyers and info in your community, your help is needed!

All volunteers receive event t-shirts and some other goodies, and are required to attend the pre-event meeting on June 24, from 10 am – noon.

Use our easy online form to apply, or email shoffman@lglc.org or call 518-644-9673 with questions. Thank you!

Sites

May Update – Wow!

The 2016 Hike-A-Thon is looking AMAZING! Thank you to all who have already registered. For those who are still deciding where to go, sites are filling up, so you’ll want to choose quickly!

Here’s what is still available:

Amy’s Park uplands hike
Amy’s Park wetlands hike
Berry Pond
Cook Mountain
Gull Bay
Northwest Bay paddle
Pilot Knob
Thomas Mountain

Have questions? Feel free to call us at 518-644-9673 or email shoffman@lglc.org. And, as always, spread the word to your friends and family! Thank you!

Sites

The Pinnacle is full!

With more than 350 people signed up for the 2016 Hike-A-Thon, it’s no wonder sites are filling up. The Pinnacle in Bolton Landing is the latest property to hit its max.

If you wanted to sign up for the Pinnacle, consider the nearby Thomas Mt instead – the trail is slightly longer but similar in difficulty. Or check out Bolton’s Amy’s Park for its easy half-mile trail to the beaver pond, or 3/4-mile hike to a view.

Don’t forget, the early-bird registration period ends April 30! There are just two weeks left to get a free t-shirt for each participant. Register today!

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Wow! What a start!

In just one week more than 150 people have signed up for the 2016 Hike-A-Thon! Many of these folks chose to hike Rogers’ Rock and Anthony’s Nose – these two sites are now FULL and not able to take on additional participants.

Don’t forget we are also still seeking experienced volunteers to help lead hikes and to help at the trailhead. Not able or interested in hiking, but want to help? We need you for Ground Crew! These essential volunteers help organize participants at check-in and check-out, and remain at the trailhead in case of emergency. Check out our volunteer page for more information, or contact Sarah (email, or call 518-644-9673).

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2016 Early-Bird Registration is Now Open!

You can now register for the 2016 Hike-A-Thon!

What’s new in 2016:

There are three new sites for 2016, for a total of 14. PLUS, for those who are a little more adventurous, RockSport will be leading a climbing group on the face of Rogers’ Slide! Anyone who is interested in joining them must sign up through RockSport; there is a fee involved.  We’re providing the t-shirts, but they’re doing the rest. Just let them know that you want to join the Hike-A-Thon climb. Go to http://www.rocksportny.com/index.asp, or call (518) 793-4626 for details.  The new sites are:

Pole Hill Pond (Bolton) – ~5.8 mile loop, including view of Lake George from Walnut Ridge. Moderate to challenging hike. http://www.lglc.org/preserves/pole-hill-pond/

Rogers’ Rock (Ticonderoga) – we’ll access the overlook from Valley View Farm on Rt 9 by special permission from the owners. Moderate hike, about 3 miles round-trip, recommended for families with kids 7 and up (or in backpacks). https://lakegeorgehikeathon.org/sites/rogers-rock/

Northwest Bay Paddle (Bolton) – From the NYS Northwest Bay boat launch, paddle through the Northwest Bay marsh and out to the point of Loines Preserve, about 3-miles round-trip. Must have own kayak or canoe. https://lakegeorgehikeathon.org/sites/northwest-bay/

Plus, have new Hike-A-Thon merchandise! Check out our registration page for more info on how to get your own stuff.

And, of course, we are also looking for more volunteers who can share their experience and trail knowledge with our hikers. If you are an experienced hike leader and would like to be an integral part of the Hike-A-Thon, please visit our volunteer page, or contact Sarah at 518-644-9673 (email shoffman@lglc.org).  Thank you!

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Thank you!!

Wow – just a week ago hundreds of people joined together for the biggest Hike-A-Thon yet, and we’re still reeling here at LGLC!   Though the fog and gloomy morning kept some people away, most of you came out and enjoyed what turned out to be a beautiful morning on the trails.   We can’t thank you enough for being part of this awesome event, and contributing to its success.

You can also now see the amazingly beautiful aerial pictures taken by Carl Heilman!  Go to https://lakegeorgehikeathon.org/2015-photo-gallery/ to see our full photo gallery, and click on the link to Carl’s own gallery.

If you haven’t already, please share your own photos of the event with us!  Find us and share your photos online or email them to shoffman@lglc.org.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGLandConservancy
Instagram: https://instagram.com/hikelakegeorge/

When you post, be sure to tag us, #HikeLakeGeorge, and #LakeGeorgeHikeAThon.  Thanks!

Please take our survey!

We also want to know what you think about the Hike-A-Thon, the good and the bad, and get any suggestions you may have for future Hike-A-Thons.  Please take a few minutes to complete our participate survey – thank you!

https://lakegeorgelandconservancy.wufoo.com/forms/hikeathon-2015-participant-survey/

Merchandise

If you were not able to participate for any reason, please know that we will hold on your bag until July 31.  If you ordered a shirt and/or hat or received a free shirt with your early-bird registration, you can pick them up at our office during normal office hours of Monday-Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.  If you aren’t able to stop in, we can mail the items to you for a flat rate of $5.  Please email or call if you have any questions.

Additional shirts are still available to purchase for the reduced price of $10 each, plus $5 shipping and handling (or save the $5 and pick it up in person!).  Size quantities vary and are limited; call or email to order.

And, lastly, SAVE THE DATE!  Next Hike-A-Thon will be TUESDAY, July 5, 2016!

Happy hiking!