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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 Illick's Mill, 100 Illicks Mill Road, 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. 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 hunsperg@aol.com

Minsi Lake Rehabilitation Project

Wednesday, September 19 7:30-9:00 PM

John Mauser will be with us to discuss the major rehabilitation project of Minsi Lake, a Northampton County park located in Upper Mount Bethel Township. It is the goal of Friends of Minsi Lake (FOML) to chart the course and provide resources needed to enhance the natural and recreational assets throughout the Minsi Lake area.

Upcoming Programs

Ladakh and Zanskar

Wednesday, November 14, 7:30-9:00 PM

Margaret Moore will give a presentation of her recent trip to Ladakh and Zanskar, Kashmir, India They are at the confluence of the Hindu Kush and the Karakorums of the Greater Himalayas.

The arid mountains and swift glacial rivers are dotted with Buddhist gompas and subsistence farming villages in this area. Also, information on upcoming outdoor events will be available.

 

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