The public is invited on all trips unless otherwise indicated.
Questions about outings? Contact Marianne Hebert, Vice-Chair - Outings
October - December, 2013
Contact Bill Mueller about Outings
October 2 (Wednesday) Jay Mt. Wilderness
Duncan Cutter (TL), Eileen Wheeler, Barney Gage, Vasili Cateforis, Dick Mooers. Low overcast lifted as we reached the scenic overlook below Jay Mt.’s summit. We were then treated to full-fledged fall colors sweeping up from the valleys and on across the myriad high peaks to the north and west, and across Lake Champlain and Vermont to the east. Vasili Cateforis and Dick Mooers made earlier ascents that day.
October 5 (Saturday) Ampersand Mountain
John Wilson (TL), Tresa Wilson, Brian Baston, Marie Fernandez de Alaiza. The weather forecast for the weekend wasn’t great. As it turned out, the temperature was perfect for the hike and we ran into no actual rain. In a mist or cloud all the way up, as well as during lunch at the top. The sky began to clear on the way down, and we saw some sunshine as we crossed the last brook. We walked to Middle Saranac beach before we left. While on the top we all got to see the commemorative plaque and where the fire tower stood (thanks to Brian).
October 12 (Saturday) Lilypad, Long & Little
It was a beautiful Fall day so we extended our hike to Little Rock Pond. John Barron was inspired to go for a swim in Long Pond. His response to the “How was it?” was “brisk”.
L to R at Long Pond: Bill Mueller, Jeff Miller, TLs Armond & Ann Spencer, Susan Omohundro, Carole Sheppard, John Omohundro, James Engle, Jean Giblin.
Photo: John Barron.
October 25 (Friday) thru October 27 (Sunday)
Stone Valley Trail Work Weekend. Mark Simon with a handful of crew leaders and over 50 students from area colleges, turned out this weekend to make repairs, clear brush, fix embankment erosion, clear trash and other general maintenance on the Stone Valley trail. Nearby, Ben Yandeau and Bob Dowman with crews from SUNY- Canton and the St. Lawrence Mt. Bike Association continued work on the new and amazing mountain bike trail in the county forest east of Lenny Road.
November 6 (Wednesday) Red Dot Trails and St.
John & Susan Omohundro (TLs), Gene & Carolyn Kaczka, Bill & Pat Mueller, Cliff & Gloria Daly, Mary Jo Whalen. Prior to a sumptuous noonday meal at the cafe in Paul Smith’s College, we took a morning walk through woods trails nearby. We passed two nice lean-tos, and three placid ponds, one with thin ice forming. Two white birds Gene identified as Australian pelicans, but we didn’t believe him. One large shaggy-bark tree Bill identified as red maple; we believed him (especially when we checked our tree books later).
November 7 (Thursday) Snow geese in Malone
Ann Spencer (TL), Armond Spencer, John Baron, Jean Giblin, MaryBeth & Bill Warburton, Alison Charles, Mary & Marshall Garner, Bruce Felin. Our timing was a bit off, so there were quite a few geese already on the river, but we did see a fair number coming in. Some goose stories, and dinner added to our enjoyment.