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Sat, Feb 13: Stone Valley Snowshoe/Hike Snowshoe/hike with crampons Stone Valley’s east side trail. Meet at the trailhead at 9 a.m. for this lovely local 3 plus mile outing. The ice formations associated with the river’s numerous waterfalls should be spectacular! For those interested lunch at the Hide-Away Café in Colton will follow the outing. Level 2. Contact: Gene & Carolyn Kaczka, gckaczka@twcny.rr.com, (315) 265-4806.

Sat, Feb 13: Cancelled Haystack Mountain Snowshoe Mount Haystack is one of the Saranac Lake 6ers peaks near Lake Placid. Nice 180 degree views of Whiteface Mountain and the Saranac Lake chain. 6.6 miles round trip with 1300 foot elevation gain. Moderate pace. Level 4. Contact: Adam Gonyeau (518) 338-7207, gonyeaa196@potsdam.edu; or Eli Smith smither198@potsdam.edu, (315) 418-0693.

Sat, Feb 20: Snowshoe Mt. Arab This trail to the top is 1 mile long and gains about 700 feet in elevation. It is usually easier in winter than in summer! 2 miles RT. Level 2-3. Contact: Blair Madore, madorebf@potsdam.edu, (315) 261 0751.

Sat, Feb 27: Skiing at Paul Smiths Visitor Information Center (VIC) A large and scenic network of groomed trails allows us to customize the route to a wide range of abilities. Equipment rentals available. Trail use fee. If renting, the total cost is a bargain. Roughly 10 miles, roughly level 3. Contact: John Barron, (613) 828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

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Previous Outings
Night Hike at Robert Moses State Park (Jan 8 2016)
With rain in the forecast all weekend and limited options for rescheduling, trip leader and planner ...
Red Sandstone Trail Walk (Nov 15, 2015)
John and Susan Omohundro (TLs). Shelley Hazen, Lila and Charles Hunnewell. We walked the Sugar Islan ...
EAP Leadership Course (Nov 14, 2015)
Presenters John Barron, Marianne Hebert, and Mark Lowell took six students from the SUNY Potsdam Edu ...
Hike up Mt. Van Hoevenberg. (Nov 7, 2015)
It was a crisp, cool, day as three of us climbed Mt. Van Hoevenberg on November 7th. The absence of ...

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