Home Chapter/Affiliate: When joining ADK you can designate Hurricane Mountain Chapter as your home chapter at no extra charge. You can vote at meetings and will receive all issues of Good Tidings, our chapter newsletter, including membership directory and schedule of all our outings. Members of other chapters can affiliate with the Hurricane Mountain Chapter by including an additional $7 when sending in your membership dues to headquarters. This puts you on our mailing list to receive our newsletter, membership directory and schedule of outings. Membership is for a full year no matter when you join.


Chapter Officers Executive Committee
Chapter Chair: Christine Barnes Conservation:  Dean Melville
Vice Chair: Nancy Kohlbecker Membership: Nancy Kohlbecker
Secretary: Maureen Deighan Hospitality: Monique Weston
Treasurer: Jill Murray Outings & Trails: Joe Bogardus
Director: Dean Melville Newsletter & Publications:
Alt. Director: Joe Bogardus Education: Judith Peadbody
Communications: Debby Rice Members at Large: Deborah Brown
Petter Beatty
Members at Large (Communication):
Linda Bogardus


Conservation: Hurricane Mountain Chapter maintains the trails to The Crows, Lost Pond, and the north trail to Hurricane Mountain. We also maintain the Gulf Brook Lean-to and the Biesemeyer Lean-to at Lost Pond. The latter was built in memory of our founder, Walter Biesemeyer, and it is also dedicated to the memory of his grandson, David Bailey. Volunteers from the chapter participate in a variety of other conservation projects throughout the year.

Education: Members of our chapter conduct workshops and classes in a variety of outdoor activities such as telemark skiing, overnight camping, map and compass reading as well as birding and nature studies. In conjunction with the educational staff at the Loj, the Hurricane Mountain Chapter sponsors an elementary school class to attend a full-day environmental workshop at the Adirondak Loj.

Meetings: The chapter has an annual meeting in August, usually at a member’s home, with a picnic potluck preceding the meeting. Members are encouraged to bring their children and make it a family event. In addition, informal meetings are sometimes held in conjunction with potlucks which are held throughout the year.

Volunteers: Chapter members are deeply involved in trail maintenance in the High Peaks as well as in a variety of other projects. Many of our members volunteer countless hours in preparation for ADK’s fall outing weekend.

Recreation: Hurricane Mountain Chapter’s outing schedule is very diversified. It includes day hikes, overnight camping, canoe and bicycle trips, x-country skiing, snowshoe hikes, family and nature hikes, birding and historic site trips. Monthly potlucks are hosted by members in their homes.

Outings Schedule: MUST CALL trip leader 24 hours in advance to register unless otherwise designated. Every effort has been made to ensure all information is correct, but mistakes may creep in, or changes be necessary. Always be sure to check with the leader at least a day in advance of any trip.
Total participants including trip leader(s) is 15 for day hikes. (DEC/ADK standards) Check distance and ascent in the hike description if noted or check with leader. Boating trips require PFD.

WINTER HIKING GUIDELINES: Appropriate clothing is mandatory. Anyone wearing cotton will not be permitted on the trips because of the danger of hypothermia. Bare-booting is harmful even to well packed trails, so snowshoes will always be used except for cross-country ski outings.