Tue, Sep 30: Mont St. Hillaire (Quebec) One of the Monteregian Hills a short distance east of Montreal, this mountain features extraordinary geology, attractive
forests, excellent trails, and great views. New freeways have shortened the driving time from St. Lawrence County
considerably. 8 miles, 1,800’ elevation gain. Level 4, strenuous. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
More coming events
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.
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).
2014 Photo Contest Pictures for this year's photo contest must be taken by September 30.
2013 Photo Contest Winners details
Jean Hardy, 1926 - 2014
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