For more information about any of the trips
listed below, contact the listed person. Regular meetings Thursdays, 11:30AM
in room 304 of the old Student Union, building "U". (click
Last meeting of the term: Thursday, December 20.
All NCC students
are welcome on trips. Participants should realize that outdoor
activities are strenuous and they must be fit to properly
participate--see the responsibility statement below.
The leader may request that people not participate if they are not
properly prepared. If you want notices of trips sign
up on the listserv to receive e-mail notices of trips.
Most of the trips are on weekends. We meet and
carpool to the trip location -- either from NCC Public Safety
Building or from the Little Neck Shopping Center on Little Neck
Parkway and the L.I. Expressway (exit 32). Directions
to Little Neck For more information about any particular
trip, contact the person listed. If you have signed up and
find you cannot go, always call the contact person so they will not
wait for you and delay everyone else!
Backcountry Safety, a 31
about safety in the wilderness from the Mountain Rescue
Association. Must reading for anyone going into the woods.
Also several other booklets and videos of interest on
There are thousands of pictures of past trips on our web
site, arranged by trip. Use the links at the left to access
them. (We're more than a little behind in posting;
for the most recent pictures also try our Facebook page, see main
HikeHarriman Park or
other location, Saturday or Sunday, December 15 or 16:
A hike to some interesting local area; probably Harriman Park or
Schunemunk Ridge. Meeting time and place to be determined.
If you are interested, contact the co-advisor, Prof. Don Wade, donwade(at)NCCouting.org,
Catskills Trip, January 7-11: Monday through Friday during the
After 10 years absence we return to Frost Valley Environmental Center
for five days in the heart of the Catskills. Cross-country Skiing,
snowshoeing, and a host of winter activities. We stay in a heated
lodge and the total cost including meals, is $60. Make
reservations NOW. (Deposit due before the term
ends.) Pictures from
past trips. Information Sheet.
For reservations contact Don Wade, donwade(at)NCCouting.org;
718-426-8555 as soon as possible and come to the club meeting on Dec 20.
Bike trip in Westchester/Putnam County, date to be
A trip on rail-trails and over the Walkway Over the Hudson, exact dates
and details to be arranged. contact the co-advisor Prof. Wade: donwade(at)NCCouting.org,
718-426-8555, or 917-697-5701(cell).
Other Hikes Dates to be determined depending
on availability. Contact the co-advisor, Prof. Wade, donwade(at)NCCouting.org; 718-426-8555.
A hike on Fridays and other weekdays with an informal and very
knowledgeable group of Harriman Park Hikers. They take many
trails off the beaten track and often bushwhack, also usually
have several dogs along (for you dog lovers).
Trail Maintenance: Help our advisor maintain the Anthony
Wayne Trail in Harriman Park. Mostly brush cutting, some tree
cutting and litter pick-up. If you are interested in helping,
contact the co-advisor, Prof. Wade, donwade(at)NCCouting.org,
718-426-8555. Dates to be worked out.
Lyme Disease is a tick-born disease which is endemic throughout this area. Immediately
after every time spent in the outdoors you should always inspect yourself
carefully for ticks. It is generally agreed that the tick must
be attached for more than 24 hours for the disease to be spread so prompt
removal is important; if you have been bitten, prompt treatment is essential
(and usually very effective). Some sources for more information about
Lyme Disease are the American Lyme Disease
Foundation,: and the Center for
Disease Control (CDC). The CDC has instructions for Proper Tick
Removal on www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html. ... top of page
Acknowledgment of Outing Club
All Participants on trips state that they are fit to participate in
strenuous physical activities. It is understood that during participation in
Nassau Community College Outing Club Activities, participants may be exposed
to a variety of hazards and risks, foreseen or unforeseen, which are
inherent in each Activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the
unique character of the Activity. These inherent risks include, but are not
limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and
death (“Injuries and Damages”) from exposure to the hazards of travel and
the Nassau Community College Outing Club does not try to contradict or
minimize participant's understanding of these risks. Participants
should realize that Injuries and Damages can occur by natural
or activities of other persons, animals, trip members, trip leaders and
assistants or third parties, either as a result of negligence or because of
other reasons. Participants should realize that risks of such Injuries
and Damages are involved in adventure travel such as Nassau Community
College Outing Club Activities and should appreciate that they may have to
exercise extra care for their own person and for others around them in the
face of such hazards. Participants should realize that on any activity
there may not be rescue or medical facilities or expertise necessary to deal
with the Injuries and Damages to which they may be exposed. All
participants in any activity will be required to sign the FSA waiver of
liability and follow the student
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