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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All-Club Outing Calendar listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon, another chapter may be.
Great Lakes Water Level Plan Approved
The water level regulation plan for the St. Lawrence River & Lake Ontario approved in December 2016 should result in a more natural ecosystem and increased fish production. However, elevated mercury levels in fish may also result.
Planning Week-long September Outing to Mt Carleton, NB
Hike the rough, rounded summits and paddle the streams and lakes of Mt Carleton Provincial Park, New Brunswick’s large, lightly-used park just over the border from Maine.
2017 Photo Contest Opens
Photos taken between 10/1/2016 and 9/30/2017 on topics of interest to the Adirondack Mountain Club and Laurentian chapter are eligible. Winners will be announced at the Laurentian Chapter annual meeting in November.