Winter Lecture Series offers adventure, music

LAKE PLACID – The Adirondack Mountain Club’s 2013 Winter Lecture Series at the High Peaks Information Center offers a tale of riveting outdoor adventure and toe-tapping music.

The series kicks off Saturday with a presentation by Forest Ranger Jim Giglinto titled “Basic Avalanche Awareness.” Giglinto will discuss factors influencing avalanches, the history of avalanches in the Adirondack backcountry and avalanche danger – and how to avoid it.

On Feb. 23, musicians Annie and Jonny Rosen, of Annie and the Hedonists, will warm things up with their mix of folk, torchy blues, standards, bluegrass, gospel, early jazz and more.

On March 9, ADK will be showing the film “Four More Feet.” This documentary tells the story of Randy Pierce, a totally blind hiker who takes on the challenge of hiking all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot peaks in a single winter season. Pierce; his service dog, Quinn; his human guide, Justin Fuller; and filmmaker Dina Sutin will be at the show and available for questions.

The High Peaks Information Center is located at ADK’s Heart Lake Property at the end of Adirondack Loj Road, just south of Lake Placid. Saturday evening programs at HPIC begin at 8 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public.

The Adirondack Mountain Club, founded in 1922, is the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the protection of the New York State Forest Preserve. ADK is a nonprofit, membership organization that protects the Forest Preserve, state parks and other wild lands and waters through conservation and advocacy, environmental education and responsible recreation.

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