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 hunsperg@aol.com

Wednesday. April 19

Mont Blanc

Jim Borowski  will give a slide show and talk about their trip last summer. Tour Du Mont Blanc is one of the most popular long-distance walks in Europe and considered one of the classic long-distance walking trails. It circles the Mont Blanc massif coving approximately 110 miles, it passes through France, Switzerland & Italy along seven valleys and a few mountain passes. Mont Blanc stands at over 15,800 feet and has many glaciers flowing from its peak which makes for a very scenic mountain.

We hiked through a collection of small towns along the trail and stayed at many fine hotels. Bill  and Lennie Steinmetz, Allen and Lois  Rothenberger and Mark Kern also were on this trip. Refreshments and social time will follow the presentation. Information on upcoming outdoor events will be available. Everyone is welcome. Reservations not required. Contact coordinator with any questions.

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