The public is invited on all trips unless otherwise indicated.
Questions about outings? Contact Marianne Hebert, Vice-Chair - Outings
October - December, 2006
Osgood Pond, October 7, 2006 It was a day to dream of - blue skies, no wind, and the height of fall color. In the bog along the river we saw Canada Jays, and heard a Boreal Chickadee, and managed to find a relative dry lunch spot. A great way to end the canoeing season! Shown in a lunchtime bushwack are back row - Tom Wheeler, Ray Spahn, Dave Keller, Geri Ames; front row - Eileen Wheeler, Diane Keller, Eloise Leedon. Photo: Alison Charles
Wolf Lake Hike, October 14, 2006
Huckleberry Lake (background), Moon Lake, and Wolf Lake were rimmed by the last good fall foliage of the season. The footing was rough on the hard rock of the Frontenac Axis, a geological connection between the Canadian Shield and the Adirondacks, so the 4.5 mile hike was much more challenging than the short distance implies. It was opening day of black powder season, so all wore red. l to r: Marilyn Fayette, Ken Coskran, Mary Jane Watson, Rosemary French. Photo by tl Dick Mooers
Snow Mountain Hike, October 15, 2006 The ascent via Deer Brook was an exciting rock scramble surrounded by high canyon walls. Higher up the walking became easier, in a mixed forest that still showed fall colors. The sun came out for a perfect lunch break at the summit, from which the group could see great views and signs of an approaching winter on the surrounding High Peaks. L to r: Ed Moczydlowski, Armond & Ann Spencer, Niall Barron. Photo: John Barron.
Norwood to Winthrop Bicycle, October 22, 2006
We began with a few sprinkles, three beaver-felled trees across our path and lots of puddles. We rode 5.6 miles before we all
decided the rain was not the showers as forecast, so back we rode on the trail and the road. A long soak in a hot tub sure
l-r: Joanne Tulip, George & Elouise Leedon, Russ Nelson. Photo by tl Geri Ames.
Lyon Mountain Hike, November 4, 2006
A large Canadian contingent came on the ascent of Lyon Mountain on a cool, partly sunny day. Winter arrives early in the
mountains, and ice on the trail necessitated traction devices. From the summit the keenest-eyed participants could discern
Montreal near the horizon. All could enjoy the view of Chazy Lake and Lake Champlain far below.
l-r: Hermann Kerckhoff, Susan & John Omohundro, Gloria Daly, Armond Spencer, tl Cliff Daly, Arthur Boni, & Kyoung Za Uhm. Photo John Barron.
Wanika Falls Hike, November 11, 2006 TL John Barron; Participant Armond Spencer. We pondered the weather forecast (rain almost certain after 1 P.M.) before deciding to go ahead. The forecast proved to be excellent and luck was with us too, as we had a warm sunny morning and light but increasing rain on our return journey. Wanika Falls is a beautiful double cataract with a chute in between and well worth the long hike.
Ampersand Mountain Hike, November 18, 2006 TL Ed Moczydlowski; Participants: John and Susan Omohundro. After days of rain, we were lured out by a dry but overcast day. Admiration of the new trail work done by crews of the past summers sped our ascent on the wet trail to the rocky summit. Fog veiled our view from the top but light snow on trees and patches of ice on the rocks provided a nice setting for lunch. The vigorous exercise was capped off by a coffee stop-over in Tupper Lake.
December 2, Bear Mountain Bog TL's Marg & Blair Madore; Participants: Joel Foisy, Cole Madore, Gaetan Foisy, Sylvain Foisy. Kids Choice! The boys decide we should abandon our original plans and we went to Higley Flow State Park instead. We had a cookout at the beaver pond lean-to. Building a fire and roasting marshmallows and hot dogs was a real treat for the kids.
Hike on the Cutters' Trails, December 9, 2006
The scene was wintry on the Cutters' trails adjoining the St. Regis River, and a pot luck supper party after the walk was a welcome chance to socialize and warm up. l to r: Ann Spencer, Carolyn Kaczka, Susan Omohundro, Cliff Daly, John Omohundro, Wendy Wais, Gloria Daly, Tom Wheeler & Lois Cutter. Photo Duncan Cutter.
December 9, Nicholville St. Regis River Hike TLs Duncan & Lois Cutter. Participants: Cliff & Gloria Daly, John & Susan Omohundro, Gene & Carolyn Kaczka, Wendy Wais, Ann Spencer. The ten of us hiked trails bordering the St. Regis River out of Nicholville, sometimes at river level (the old dam) and sometime high above the river (atop Eagle Rock) Our trip encompassed raven cliffs, a spring, a series of beaver dams, and the ever-satisfying socializing over delicious potluck selections.
December 16, Roostercomb TL Tom Wheeler Participants: Armond & Ann Spencer, John & Sue Omohundro, Ken Coskran. We climbed Roostercomb and Snow Mountains near Keene Valley. The conditions were those of early fall, with dry snowless trails and pleasant temperatures. Although cloudy, a glimpse of the sun from snow brightened the landscape. The views and hiking were exceptionally nice and the only snow was a thin layer when we climbed above 3000 feet.
December 31, Slush Pond Ski TLs Ann & Armond Spencer. Participants John & Susan Omohundro. We only had one call about the trip, so went over Saturday to snowshoe the Jack Rabbit Trail near the VIC and scope out the Slush Pond Road. Conditions looked pretty good, so we went back Sunday and had a great day with perfect temperature, sunshine, and excellent snow.