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Sun, Apr 30: Spring Trail Work on Red Sandstone Trail Dress for the weather and potential bugs. We will walk the trails and do light maintenance including branch trimming and removing blowdown. Anyone wishing to attempt a larger project should contact me well in advance. Contact Blair Madore – 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu.

Sat, May 6: The Gulf Unique Area The Gulf is a scenic chasm located on the Canadian border in the town of Mooers, 40 minutes east of Malone. 5 miles RT, almost flat. Level 2. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sun, May 7: Outdoors-Indoors. Clarkson University’s Adirondack Semester students explore the role of Big Data in the Adirondacks They will survey current large scale data collection projects in the Adirondacks and report on their own experiences collecting data of different kinds from ethnographic studies to business data to water quality monitoring. They reflect on the Big Data’s potential for good (e.g. providing facts that influence important policy decisions) and for ill (e.g. surveillance of individuals that is difficult to escape even in a place known for being forever wild). They consider the potential for future Adirondack Semester students to contribute to a long-term data collection project. The Clarkson Adirondack Semester program is in its 4th year. Students live and take classes in Saranac Lake. 7 - 8 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (handicapped-accessible). Refreshments will be served.

Sat, May 13: Bear Mountain Wildflower Hike This will be a loop beginning in the Cranberry Lake campground. Tree foliage will still be sparse, so the views from the Lookout should be lovely. Approximately 5.5 miles RT. Elevation gain 677 feet. Level 3, Moderate. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756, hebertm@potsdam.edu.

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Previous Outings
Tooley Pond Road Spring Waterfalls Walk (Apr 9, 2017)
This was the first really glorious day of spring with highs above 60F. Thus, a large group of people ...
Road walk on the Dean Road (Apr 2, 2017)
We somehow picked the one beautiful early spring day hidden among a string of rainy ones, and we tho ...
Snowshoe at the Indian Creek Nature Center (Sat. Mar. 25)
Trails were snow covered as a group of eight people hiked the Lowland trail loop and the first third ...
Southville State Forest (Mar 18, 2017)
We had a perfect blue sky day. The snow was deep enough for snow shoes, and temperatures were warm e ...

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