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Call for Volunteers!

Work Trips on AT:
Mar 19, April 30, May 28

William Penn Privy Project:
April 1, 2, 15, 23, May 6, 13

Arboretum Work Trips:
Tuesdays: April 4-June 27

Garlic Mustard Pull:
Friday, April 21, 9am

Skew Bridge Clean-up:
Saturday, April 22, 8:30am



Guidelines for Hikers:

• Advise the leader if you leave the group for any reason.
• Never disturb plants or animals.
• Leave your pets at home.
• Carry all trash back out with you. If you pack it in, pack it out.
• Do not smoke.
• Be responsible for your children.
• Cross roads in a group.
• When walking on roads, keep on the left side in single file.
• Stay behind the leader.


Guidelines for Leaders:
• Stay in front and have a coleader at the rear and keep within sight as often as possible.
• Be familiar with the hike route and parking arrangements.
• Take a head count before, during, and after the hike.
• Be prompt, start on time.
• Carry a whistle.
• Call nature breaks during the hike.
• Call attention to points of interest when appropriate.
• Have maps or directions prepared for drivers, if necessary.
• Identify cars by ribbons or other means when in a convoy.



Cautions and Disclaimers!
• Be safe! Always wear blaze orange during hunting season.
• Every attempt is made to assist and encourage hikers, but we cannot be responsible for the safety of them on the trail. Any rugged activity entails risk and we know each participant will rely on his own judgement and good sense to take care of himself. Know your limitations. Look after minors accompanying you. Children are welcome, but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club Calendar of Events

Time to join BMECC or renew for 2017: To join the club or to renew your membership, please print the membership form and mail it with a check to BMECC, P. O. Box 14982, Reading, PA 19612. If you have any questions about membership not answered on this form, please email membership@bmecc.org. Membership fees are: Individual ... $12.00; Family ... $15.00; Junior (17 & under) ... $3.00; or Life ... $300.00.

Family-Friendly ActivitySPRING 2017 SCHEDULE                            

family friendlySunday, June 11, 2017: June Outdoor Meeting – Rt. 501 Shelter
Meet 11:00am for a morning hike. Mid-day meal at 12:00pm. Mike Najarian will be preparing chicken breasts. Bring a dish to share and a chair, drinks provided. Brief Club meeting followed by entertainment. We hope to share our bounty with the hikers. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rt. 501 Shelter and of the Wednesday Work Crew. Leader: Scott Birchman hawkscottb@gmail.com. Contact Joan Moyer 610-775-3482/Scott for directions.

family friendlySaturday, June 17, 2017: The Hi Line, NYC *** CANCELLED ***
Meet 5:30am at Beiber Bus Terminal Kutztown(arrive early to guarantee a seat). The High Line is a public park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. For details and RSVP contact Linda Enders 610-775-3004/lindaphred@yahoo.co. Adverse weather cancels. $58. Round trip.

Sunday, June 25, 2017: Work trip on the Appalachian Trail
Meet at 8:30am at Bethel Library, I78 & Rt. 501. Enjoy the outdoors and help with trail work. Bring lunch and fluids. Trail maintainers, call if you need help on your section of trail. George Shollenberger 717-933-4858

 


Blue Mountain Eagle Climbing Club, P. O. Box 14982, Reading, Pennsylvania 19612-4982, USA, info@bmecc.org


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