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Sat, Jan 31: Loon Lake Road Ski, Debar Pond Snowshoe Ski to the old state game farm off the Loon Lake Road with an optional snowshoe to Debar Pond. The ski to the open meadows of the old elk farm is up a logging road, about one mile, with only about a 400 foot elevation gain. From there you can ski the level mile long perimeter of the meadow with its open views of Whiteface, Loon, Sable, Debar and Baldface mountains. Some people may wish to ski from there directly back to the Loon Lake Road parking area for a round trip of 3 miles. Others may elect to switch to snowshoes for a bushwhack across mostly level beaver ponds and past otter slides and colorful ice falls from Baldface’s lower cliffs just before reaching Debar Pond. This snowshoe spur adds about two and a half miles to the outing. The first part of the return on the logging road is a delightful quarter mile downhill run. Easy level 2. Contact Duncan Cutter 328-4675 or email dcutter1@twcny.rr.com.

Sat, Feb 7: Snowshoe/hike in Stone Valley Meet on the Lenny Road at the Colton end, across from the entrance to the transfer station. This will be about 2-3miles, moderate in difficulty with some hills to climb. Contact Jim Akins at 386-4348 or akinsacres@gmail.com.

Sat, Feb 7: Part 3 of the Saranac 6er Series: Hike Scarface and Ampersand, 2 of the Saranac 6ers. For this trip we will be doing Scarface first, then breaking for lunch, then hiking Ampersand to end our series with beautiful 360 views. Scarface could be done as a stand alone hike. The hike to Scarface is about 6.8 miles RT, and Ampersand is about 5.4 miles RT. Level 5 for the entire day. Contact Felicia Neahr at felicia.neahr@gmail.com.

Sat, Feb 14: Marble Rock Snowshoeing a figure-8 shaped trail system near Gananoque, Ontario. Trail is on the Frontenac Axis, the geological connection between the Canadian Shield and the Adirondacks. 7 miles, minimal height gain but many ups and downs. Level 3. Possible supper at the Stonewater Pub. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

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