The public is invited on all trips unless otherwise indicated.
Questions about outings? Contact Marianne Hebert, Vice-Chair - Outings
April - June, 2017
Road walk on the Dean Road, Apr 2, 2017
We somehow picked the one beautiful early spring day hidden among a string of rainy ones, and we thoroughly enjoyed the walk. Road conditions were good: no ice, snow or mud. We walked from the kiosk/parking area at the first crossing of the Middle Branch of the Grasse River, broke away from the river for a short stretch, and then back along it for the rest of the hike to our destination, a bridge over the river 3 miles upstream. As we neared the bridge, those in front veered off into the snow - as we reached them, we found them overlooking a very nice waterfall in full spring glory previously unknown (at least to us). After enjoying it, we continued to the bridge and again enjoyed the river views. Our trip back down to the kiosk was equally enjoyable.
At the waterfall, L-R: Rita Lewis, David Katz, John Barron, Marcia Cox, Marianne Hebert, Fred & Monica McLaughlin
Photo: TL Tom Ortmeyer
Not pictured: Anne Csete
Tooley Pond Road Spring Waterfalls Walk, Apr 9, 2017
This was the first really glorious day of spring with highs above 60F. Thus, a large group of people assembled at the head of the Tooley Pond Road, anxious to see the South Branch of the Grasse River in full spring flood. This was the first official “dog” outing for the Chapter, and we had 5 well behaved canines participating. There were 27 humans, with ages from approximately 8 to 80. So many of us in fact, that we split into two groups to lessen the impact on the trails. John Barron and Marianne Hebert led one group to Basford Falls, Sinclair Falls, Twin Falls and Rainbow Falls. Blair Madore led another group in the reverse order. Each of the falls delighted us with its own style of wonder. Basford presented us with a classic Adirondack setting of old growth pine and granite bedrock with water surging past. Sinclair is a high-volume wonder of water that rushes right at you before negotiating a near 180 degree turn. Rainbow Falls is a display of might and thunder as foaming white water drops over 35 feet and tumbles down the long narrow gorge. Amidst this beauty, we shared companionship and joy in the emerging spring before going on our own merry ways.
Trip Leaders: Blair Madore, John Barron, and Marianne Hebert.
Participants: Jeff and Cheryl Miller; Jane Subramanian; Ned Potts; Janet Green; David Katz; Valerie, Brett and Alyssa Summer; Audrey Hammond; Connie Jones; Debra and Mike White; Margaret Mauch; Jennifer Ward; Jeff and Abbey Hosken; Bob Platte; Janet McFarland, Linda Kenny, Marsha Arnold, Jean Giblin, Fred McLaughlin, Monica McLaughlin, Marcia Cox, and Bob Platte.