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Sat, Oct 1: Lows Ridge Hike We’ll hike 2.5 miles on the dirt road to the Upper Dam and Hitchins Pond. There is a marsh, pond, and mixed forest along the way which should provide looks at birds and other wildlife. From the Upper Dam, the one mile trail up the ridge ascends steeply at times. The long stone ridge offers broad, gorgeous views of the Bog River Valley and High Peaks. Relaxed pace. About 7 miles round trip and 450 feet of elevation gain. Level 3, Moderate. Contact Eileen and Tom Wheeler at 386-2482.

Sun, Oct 2: cancelled Kate Mountain Off-trail hike to this small mountain near Onchiota. Great views and, it is reported, ravens. 5 miles RT, 1200 feet gain but extra effort in bushwhacking. Level 4. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca

Sat, Oct 8: Lyon Mountain “Hike and Dine” Need a peak to complete your fire-tower challenge? The new trail up Lyon Mt. sports 11+ switchbacks which make for an easier grade and a more pleasant climb. At 3,820 feet, the summit is the highest peak in the North Country, but is a bit short of qualifying for a “high peak.” There are 360 degree views from the fire tower, with great views of Lake Champlain, Vermont and Montreal. A little known side trail on the summit leads to a secluded overlook with views of the southern Adirondacks. Optional early dinner in Malone. Relaxed pace. 6.5 miles RT, 1900 feet elevation gain. Level 4/5. Contact Marianne Hebert (315) 265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu

Sat, Oct 15: ADK Fall Trails Day Help the Club with trail maintenance in the High Peaks. Free breakfast, free camping. For more information, visit the Club’s Fall Trails Day Page. To register call 518-523-3441 or register online.

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
Tetsmine Lake Loop, Frontenac Park (9/11/2016)
We postponed the trip one day while severe thunderstorms cleared out the summer’s heat and hum ...
St. Regis Mountain Hike (8/20/2016)
We gathered from the four corners of our region, and set out to climb St. Regis Mountain on a warm A ...
Trip Leader Training Hike (Sat, Aug 13)
Cancelled due to weather and lack of participants. ...
Moxham Mountain (Sat, July 30)
Cancelled due to lack of participants ...

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