Special Announcement Regarding Albany Chapter Events (Updated)
Due to concern over the spread and containment of the Coronavirus, the following events are cancelled:
All outings scheduled for the month of April through June 30th are canceled
The Annual Banquet, including the Heilman picture raffle, and the photo contest are canceled for 2020
Thank you for your understanding. Let's hope this difficult period passes as quickly and painlessly as possible.
What is ADK recommending to those who wish to enjoy the outdoors during the pandemic?
Recreate locally (see note below)
Recreate either alone or with members of your household
Maintain social distancing (6 feet or more from others)
Avoid high use and high-risk areas (e.g. High Peaks Wilderness)
Anyone who is considered "at-risk" (over the age of 70, immunocompromised, etc.) should remain at home as much as possible
Note: New York State has not provided a definition for "local"; ADK is recommending that people stay within a 30-minute radius of home. Another way to define it: think about where do you normally travel to get groceries, toiletries, and other necessities. Stay within that radius of travel when looking for outdoor recreation opportunities.