All adventures and activities are initiated and organized by individual members with no claim of expertise. GLAC itself does not designate, approve, organize, or coordinate any official club events.
Various club members arrange hikes on Friday afternoons. Many hiking trails around the greater Kalamazoo area are explored on these excursions with specific locations to be announced on the forum. Keep your eye on the forum.
GLAC members rock climb indoors at Climb Kalamazoo most weeks usually on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. Watch the GLAC forum for updates. Currently coordinated by Greg B.
Any club member may lead hikes, paddles, bike rides or other activities at any time. These activities will be announced via the GLAC forum
Great Crossings: A presentation of Sailing Adventure
April 4, 2023 6pm
Across the Atlantic on a five-masted, square-rigged tall ship. Across the Aegean Sea and Black Sea on a three-masted barquentine sail training vessel. Across the Baltic Sea on a cargo freighter. These are the “Great Crossings” that author, speaker, and traveler Bob Weir will present to GLAC on Tuesday, April 4, in conjunction with our regular monthly meeting. Bob’s gorgeous photos, delightful stories, and interactions with people from many lands will enlighten us about the joys of marvelous international maritime adventures. Bob was very active in GLAC in the 1990s and early 2000s, serving as president in 1996. He has traveled extensively internationally since, primarily to India, and domestically for the last four years. “Great Crossings” is but one of his several travelogue presentations. Learn more about Bob and his books on his web site www.robertmweir.com and his Amazon Author Page
Volunteering at Loaves and Fishes
May 3, 2023 9am-noon
We need 6-12 volunteers to pack boxes. Let Ralph F. him know if you are interested in participating.
Summer Kayaking Trip
August 22-24, 2023
Kathy B is putting plans in place for the 4th annual trip to Mecosta County. All the cabins she reserved have been spoken for but you can still reserve a spot to camp at the School Section at Lake Veterans Park and join in the fun. If you do not have your own kayak, don’t let that hold you back. You will be able to rent a kayak if needed. Watch for updates on the forum or contact Kathy.
Alaska Iditarod Race
February 25- March 4, 2024
GLAC member Kim E plans tours for the Comstock Community Center and invites GLAC members to join in this adventure. She notes it may provide a great opportunity to see the northern lights in addition to the many highlights offered in this tour. Participants will visit Fairbanks and Anchorage, ride the Alaskan Railroad, travel scenic highways, visit a wildlife center, visit the winter visitor center for Denali, meet some of the mushers and their dogs, and get an up close look at the beginning festivities for the Iditarod and the start of the race. At least five GLAC members have expressed an interest in attending. It’s not too late for you to add your name to the list.