Appalachian Mountain Club. The Club had a full program of meetings, lectures and trips during 1950. Rock climbers were very active: many of the chapters did more along this line than in the past. White-water canoeing was promoted with considerable enthusiasm: again, the chapters saw the greatest growth. In addition to the usual list of trips during the canoeing season in the spring, a summer trip was run to the Rapid River in Maine, site of the 1940 and 1941 National White-Water Championships; and a summer trip through the Rangeley Lakes was conducted in August. The 1950 August Camp was held, for the first time in many years, in the Green Mountains of Vermont. The site at Warren, Vermont, was central and not far from the Mad River Glen ski development on General Stark Mountain.
The Club is looking forward to celebrating its 75th anniversary in 1951—the oldest mountaineering club in the United States. A cumulative index to Volumes XI to XXV (1905 to 1945) of Appalachia will be published; and two trips to distant regions are being planned—one to the English Lake District, and the other to the San Juan Mountains of Colorado.
Kenneth A. Henderson