Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Action Alert - NY State Parks

Access Alert - NY State Budget Shortfall puts Peter's Kill on the chopping block!
Due to an historic $8 billion budget gap, NY State Governor Paterson recently proposed closing 55 parks and historic sites (Full List), including the Peter's Kill climbing area in Minnewaska State Park.
Take Actions!
We're asking climbers to speak up and let the NY State Parks Dept know that closing parks is not the solution.
The Access Fund has a quick and easy way to voice your opinion and keep these parks open.
Other Resources:Full article from NY Times
Press Release from NY State Parks Department

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

HERA/MAC Chili Cook-off

Howdy Ya'll !

The HERA Climb4Life event is starting this weekend and we're proud to be hosting the first-ever Climb4Life climber picnic and chili cook-off!

Where: Carderock Recreation Area, MD
When: Sunday, March 14, 2010
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

This informal gathering at Carderock Recreation Area , MD is a great opportunity to swap stories and belays and to show off your culinary expertise. We'll be sampling chili and giving away some prizes, raffles too.

Bring your climbing gear and check out what Carderock has to offer (top roping and bouldering).

• Anything goes may the best chili win!
• Participants must bring a closed container to be rested above a catering candle sterno candles
provided) Bring enough for judging and sharing.
• Participants and spectators must bring their own bowls & eating utencils.