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Lehigh Valley Group

The Lehigh Valley Group is a sub-group of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club which runs activities to bring outdoor enthusiasts from northeastern Pennsylvania together.

The group holds meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM (except December, July, and August) at      Illicks Mill, 100 Illicks Mill Rd, Bethlehem, Pa 18017

These meetings start with announcements about upcoming hikes, activities, conservation efforts and trail work projects. This is followed by a program on topics such as adventure travel, geology, wildlife, nature photography, etc.

Speakers have provided recent programs on a wide range of travel destinations including the Canadian Rockies, the Galapagos Islands, Kenya, India, Machu Picchu, Corsica, and Nepal.

A social hour with refreshments follows the program portion of the meeting. Meeting attendance ranges from 30 to 50 people, including longtime AMC members as well as potential members who are interested in learning more about AMC and its activities.

For information on the group and its upcoming meetings, contact Phill Hunsberger at

Wednesday, February 15 7:30 PM

Movie: Chasing Ice

Photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. Then in the spring of 2005 he went to the Arctic on assignment for National Geographic, to deploy time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. It was not an easy assignment - cameras and people do not do well with long exposure to such extreme conditions; but he persevered, and the story and images were brought together in the movie "Chasing Ice". Our host for the evening will be  Adrian Noble.

The movie is 75 minutes long and will be followed by a short discussion.

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