Rules

OUTING RULES AND PROCEDURES

Registration

Registration for all outings is required. Leaders will accept reservations on a first-come, first-served basis after the outing is officially listed in the Mountaineer or on the website outings page. Leader may refuse to take anyone not registered or prepared. Registered participants are expected to show up or call the leader to cancel.

Guests

Guests are welcome on all outings.   If you go on two or more outings, please help support the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Long Island Chapter by becoming a member.

Minors

Minors (under 18) Must have the signed permission of parent or guardian.

Gear and Safety

All participants are responsible for their own safety and comfort.   Food, snacks, water and extra clothing/raingear must be carried by the participant.  Check with hike leader to learn of any special requirements for the hike.   Hiking boots are recommended for all ADK outings.  Click for Summer Gear List and Winter Gear List

Hike Classification

Hike Classifications are subjective. If you are uncertain if you are up to the hike, consult the leader.)

  • A: Strenuous, long distances over rugged terrain with lots of climbing or more than 35 miles on bike
  • B: Moderate, shorter distances with less climbing or 10-30 miles on bike. Moderate hikes  may have some steep climbing and/or rugged terrain, but are less demanding than strenuous hikes.
  • C: Easy, short distance over flat terrain at a leisurely pace or 10 miles or less on bike. Suitable for beginners.

Carpool Meeting Sites

ADKLI Trips often begin from one of our two group parking sites:

  • Christopher Morley Park parking lot – Searingtown Road, just north of LIE Exit 36. In parking lot, turn right and go to end, the Park & Ride area. (GPS Coordinates: N 40.783, W -73.662 or N 40° 47′ 4”, W 73° 39′ 48”)
  • Other option:
    Lake Success Shopping Center — Union Tpke, west of New Hyde Park Road. LIE to Exit 34, New Hyde Park Rd south to Union Tpke. Turn Right on to Union Turnpike after the Gulf station. At first light, Turn Left into the shopping center, and turn left to park at the east side of the bank.
    (N 40.75427, W 73.68967. Or N 40° 45′ 15”, W 73° 41′ 22”)

MEETING PLACE IS LEADER’S CHOICE. HIKERS: BE SURE TO ASK LEADER WHERE TO MEET.

Carpool Rates

A $5 surcharge will be added to the following suggested guidelines whenever gasoline prices are more than $4 per gallon.

Carpool rates per rider:

  • East End $10
  • Harriman $18
  • Shawangunks $25
  • Catskills $35
  • Adirondacks $60

For upstate rides: if 2 riders, deduct $2 each; 3 riders deduct $3 each; 4 riders deduct $4 each from these rates. Drivers set the final rate. Leaders should try to equalize number of riders in each car.