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Sat, Oct 21 - Sun, Oct 22: Trail Maintenance Weekend Join Mark Simon, coordinator of the Stone Valley Trail, and many students and other supporters in a work blitz to maintain and upgrade trails in our region. Projects range from difficult and technical to easy. Areas that have been featured in the past include Stone Valley Trail System, Red Sandstone Trail, Azure Mountain, and the climbing site at Snow Bowl State Forest. Contact Mark Simon at 315-261-8644 or simonm@potsdam.edu.

Sun, Oct 22: Trail Maintenance on the Red Sandstone Trail Come out for a few hours to help with general trimming and maintenance of this beautiful trail that runs from Hannawa to Potsdam. Anyone wanting to work on a more technical project should contact me well in advance. Call or email to determine start time and location. Blair Madore madorebf@potsdam.edu or 315 261-0751.

Fri, Oct 27: Presentation - Hiking the John Muir Trail Three recent graduates of SUNY Potsdam, and former members and leaders in the Laurentian Chapter’s Educational Affiliate Program, will make a presentation about their recent hike on this challenging and scenic long distance trail in California’s Sierra Nevada. Alaina Dochylo, Melissa Cole, and Hannah Racette are presenting. 3 PM at Raymond Hall, 8th Floor, SUNY Potsdam. For further information, contact Adam Wheeler, wheeleae@potsdam.edu.

Sat, Oct 28: Hike along the St. Regis in Nicholville Meet at Duncan and Lois Cutter’s house in Nicholville (28 Port Kent Road) at 10:00 to explore the wooded trails on the Cutter estate. Attractions include a natural spring, the scenic remnants of Nicholville’s 1910 power dam, the Northcountry’s largest sand mine, views of the river from Eagle Rock, and a series of beaver dams. 3 miles RT, Level 2, Fairly Easy. Contact Duncan Cutter 315-328-4675 or cut57@twcny.rr.com.

More Laurentian Chapter events

All-Club Outing Calendar listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon, another chapter may be.

Previous Outings
Owl's Head of Long Lake (Oct 1, 2017)
We had perfect fall weather, sunny and cool. This is not a long hike but not an altogether easy one, ...
Ancient Pines and Jackrabbit Trail (Sept 16, 2017)
‘Twas a sunny, warm day as we reached the ancient pines by a short bushwhack. Each old survivor, o ...
Landon Bay Centre (Sept 9, 2017)
The outing was somewhat like a shortish hike and somewhat like a longer-than-average nature walk. We ...
Canoe down the Grass River (Aug 20, 2017)
Cancelled ...

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