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  • August Camp 2022 at North CascadesAugust Camp 2022 at North Cascades
    AMC’s August Camp 2022 is taking place this year in the beautiful North Cascades of Washington state.  A number of DV Chapter members were in attendance at Week 1 (July 16-23) or Week 2 (July 23-30), as you can see from the accompanying photos.  We… Read more »
  • Bucktail PathBucktail Path
    Appalachian Mountain Club, Delaware Valley Chapter, hosted the Elk State Forest backpack, which was a through hike of the Bucktail path. This backpack was quite the adventure; from the plowing through the nettle fields, dodging the lunging rattle snakes, eating blue berries, coyotes making weird… Read more »
  • Executive Committee Openings 2023Executive Committee Openings 2023
    The Delaware Valley Executive Committee is now excepting nominations for the 2023 year. The open positions are: Bicycling Treasurer Secretary Vice Chair 20s & 30s (Young Members) Hiking If you know a great fit for one or more of these roles, please send their information… Read more »
  • Wilderness First Aid Course is being offered on a Weekend in August at French Creek State Park.Wilderness First Aid Course is being offered on a Weekend in August at French Creek State Park.
    Classes are held Saturday August 20 and Sunday August 21, 2022. Earn your Wilderness First Aid certification (WFA) or re-certify at reduced AMC prices. Join us at French Creek State Park for two days of classroom and hands-on practice. People get sick and people get… Read more »
  • Bike and Barge – Amsterdam to BrugesBike and Barge – Amsterdam to Bruges
    Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM Join Bill & Lennie Steinmetz as they tell us about a recent cycling adventure in Europe. Photo Credit: Bill Steinmetz Photo Credit: Bill Steinmetz Holland and Belgium are intrinsically linked with cycling and waterways, so what better way… Read more »
  • Snakes in a ParkSnakes in a Park
    By Richard Puglisi Copperheads! Hard to believe, but that’s what the sign said during a recent hike at Ringing Rocks Park. Wow, and Ringing Rocks has always been such as nice safe place. The ideal location for a fun family outing. It seems the signs… Read more »
  • Outdoor Leadership Training 2022Outdoor Leadership Training 2022
    Leadership training 2022, Saturday and Sunday May 7-8 at Nockamixon State Park If you want to become a leader and lead trips, this course is a must. Whether it’s hiking, backpacking, cycling, paddling, skiing, conservation projects or trail work, this is the program you need… Read more »
  • Chimborazo: The Highest Mountain in the WorldChimborazo: The Highest Mountain in the World
    That is, if you measure from the center of the earth. This extinct stratovolcano is 20,549 feet above sea level, but because it lies on the equator in Ecuador, it sits in the maximum part of the Earth’s equatorial bulge. Its peak is the farthest… Read more »
  • The First DCNR Director of Outdoor RecreationThe First DCNR Director of Outdoor Recreation
    Pennsylvania appoints its first director of outdoor recreation, Nathan Reigner, who will be part of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). Read More here The post The First DCNR Director of Outdoor Recreation appeared first on Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter. Read more »
  • Most Active Participants & Leaders in 2021Most Active Participants & Leaders in 2021
    The following are lists for the 2021, most active participants and most active leaders of Appalachian Mountain Club Delaware Valley Chapter. Most active participants in 2021 Jane RichterGregory BernetJay GrossJerry TaylorNancy MarciniakSusan WeidaAdrian NobleJohn RogersRichard EinsteinDave HokeRobert HilemanAnnette SheldonStan deRielChristine FilipponeElizabeth DepennaJerald SrodesLarry PrioriKathy CilibertiCameron… Read more »
  • Outdoor Leadership Training 2022Outdoor Leadership Training 2022
    May 07 & 08 2022 Do you want to step up and lead outdoor activities or boost your leadership confidence and skills? If so, this training is for you! The Delaware Valley Chapter will host AMC Outdoor Leadership Training on the weekend of May 07… Read more »
  • Exploring the Tunnels of ConestogaExploring the Tunnels of Conestoga
    A group of ten participants went on an AMC led hike along the Enola Low Grade Rail Trail to explore the tunnels that help drain the railroad tracks in this area. These tunnels were engineered with precision with their attention to detail in their brickwork… Read more »
  • BeOnlineWithAMC: Taking Advantage of Land & Water Conservation Fund Full Funding in the Delaware River WatershedBeOnlineWithAMC: Taking Advantage of Land & Water Conservation Fund Full Funding in the Delaware River Watershed
    Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1:30PM - 3:00PM An opportunity to bring together the staff who administer LWCF stateside grants in multiple states with nonprofit partners who've worked mostly on federal LWCF investments, and discuss the opportunities presented by the Great American Outdoors Act's full permanent… Read more »
  • Mountain Majesty North Cascades • AMC’s August Camp 2022Mountain Majesty North Cascades • AMC’s August Camp 2022
    Explore magnificent North Cascades National Park, Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, and Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas. Camp on the banks of the swift Skagit River in the shadow of 10,781 foot high glaciated Mt. Baker. Hike, raft, bike and more, visiting many… Read more »
  • Annual Meeting set for Thursday November 4, to be held online, 7 to 8 PM.Annual Meeting set for Thursday November 4, to be held online, 7 to 8 PM.
    The election of next year’s Executive Committee will take place, and all DV chapter members may vote. The meeting is free, and in addition to the election, we will present our annual awards and provide information on our latest programs and activities.  You must register… Read more »
  • Swamp ThingsSwamp Things
    A hike in Delaware State Forest From the scarlet tanager to the mating luna moths to the two black bears (which safely ran away like usual). This land is thriving with life! Sadly the logging industry has pushed forward in this area to make up… Read more »
  • Important Changes and Activity DatesImportant Changes and Activity Dates
    AMC’s brand new guideline starts on June 11, 2021! (Paper waiver form and “Show-up and go” trips will be back!) AMC’s Trailfest throughout the month of June. Get dirty, Give back, Make new friends! (* No experience necessary) Welcome New Activity Chairs: Hiking: Blase HartmanBackpacking:… Read more »
  • Come Join the Planning!Come Join the Planning!
    Phase 3 starts on June 12, 2021! More activities, more people. Leaders, let’s connect with each other and have some fun. Discussions and planning for our in-person leader social and much more. Expect prizes and raffles during the Zoom event. Save the Date - June… Read more »