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Sat, Oct 4: Hike around Massawepie Lake Approximately 6 miles with a few short climbs and descents but no significant elevation gain. We will traverse dramatic eskers, visit the source of the Grass River, and have lunch on one of the peninsulas. Level 2, fairly easy. Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Wed, Oct 8: Wednesday Walk in the Woods(WWW) Meet at 9:00 AM by the Village of Potsdam water tower on the Clarkson hill campus (accessed from US 11 near the RR overpass) for a leisurely walk in the Clarkson woods, including a stop at the beaver marsh viewing tower. Level 1, easy at 2 miles max, with no climbing, but may be slippery footing on the wetland side trail. WWW is also offered November 12. It’s OK to come unannounced, but unless you contact me, you won’t know if there has been a last-minute cancelation. Level 1, easy. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Sat, Oct 11: Essex Chain Paddle (Newcomb) The Essex Chain Lakes area is a newer state acquisition that will rival the familiar St. Regis Canoe Area. Road round trip from Potsdam is 170 miles paved, 20 miles unpaved (high clearance vehicle recommended). The trip begins with 0.25 cart/carry to a short crossing of Deer Pond, then a 0.5 mile cart/carry to Third Lake. Paddle the length of Third and Second Lakes, for a short carry to First Lake. We will not likely make the 0.4 mile carry to Grassy Pond as we need to repeat the lakes and carries returning to our vehicles. We can, though, paddle from Third Lake to Fourth and even Fifth Lake as an option. Paddling is rated fairly easy, but the trip as a whole is rated moderately strenuous because of the total length of paddling (6-10 miles depending on options), Level 4, strenuous. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Sun, Oct 12: Hoffman Notch Point-to-point hike through a remote mountain pass near Schroon Lake. 7.5 miles one way. Car shuttle. Minimal elevation gain. Optional stop for supper afterwards at the dining room of the Adirondack Hotel in Long Lake. Level 3, moderate. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

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Chapter Offers Outing Leadership Training Course at Higley Flow, Sat. Nov. 1. Participants will practice leading a model hike and learn ways to handle some of the situations that can arise. Everyone welcome. details

Chapter Elections at Annual Meeting, Nov 16 Nominees are Marianne Hebert (Vice Chair, Outings), John Omohundro (Vice Chair, Conservation), Lila Hunnewell (Vice Chair, Membership), Mary Jane Watson (Treasurer), John Barron (Alternate Director). details

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