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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.
All-Club Outing Calendar listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon, another chapter may be.
2017 Eastern Canada Extended Outings Being Planned
The Laurentian Chapter is considering two outings of about a week to eastern Canada in late August – mid-September 2017: hiking the High Gaspe, QC, and hiking/paddling at Mt. Carleton Provincial Park, NB
2016 Photo Contest Closed
Photos taken between Oct 1, 2015 and Sept 30, 2016 may be entered in the Laurentian Chapter’s 2016 photo contest. Winners will be announced at the fall annual meeting. Photos submitted from chapter outings are also automatically entered. Photos will be judged in six categories: landscape, nature, action, artistic, people, and portrait.