Coming Events

Thu, Jan 1: New Year’s Day at Clarkson Our annual New Year’s Day pot-luck will take place once again at the Adirondack Lodge at Clarkson University. There are no cooking facilities, so hors d’oeuvres and similar items that don’t require cooking or heating are standard. There will be short, easy walking, snowshoeing, or skiing tours on the scenic trails of the campus. Outdoor activities start by 2:00 and continue all afternoon until dark, snacks about 4:00 PM. Clarkson asks no pets indoors. Contact Tom Wheeler 315-386-2482 or northflow@gmail.com.

Sat, Jan 3: Cross Country Skiing for Beginners Also experienced skiers who'd like a short easy ski. At Higley Flow State Park. Short and gentle, on roads that become ski trails in winter. Level 1. Warm new Lodge for putting on ski boots. Optional late lunch at South of the Rock Inn. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Jan 10: Stone Valley Snowshoe We’ll start at the north end of the valley and snowshoe up to Colton, and then back on the other side. Mid-morning start, bring a lunch. 7 miles round trip, with some steep spots. Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at (315) 265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Jan 11: Part 1 of the Saranac 6er Series: Hike McKenzie and Haystack, 2 of the Saranac 6ers. For this trip we'll be doing McKenzie first, then bushwhacking to Haystack from the Jack Rabbit Trail, totaling about 12 miles. Level 5. Contact Felicia Neahr at felicia.neahr@gmail.com.

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