Events Archive

Outings Schedule


Vice-Chair, Outings
Marianne Hebert
315-265-0756

The public is invited on all trips unless otherwise indicated.

Please contact trip leaders before the trip

  • to check for last-minute changes, and
  • so the leaders can estimate how many people will be participating.

Please consider car-pooling and sharing the cost of gas.

Additional opportunities can be found on the ADK All-Club Outing Calendar
listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon,
another chapter may be.

Want to lead an outing? Email or call Marianne Hebert (315-265-0756).

DifficultyAscent (ft)Miles
5. Very StrenuousOver 150010+
4. Strenuous1000-15008-10
3. Moderate500-10005-8
2. Fairly Easyto 4993-5
1. EasyMostly level1-3

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July - September, 2018

Sat, Jul 14: Paddling in Newcomb Lake Harris, Rich Lake, and the headwaters of the Hudson River. Several possible points of interest including Great Camp Santanoni Gatehouse Complex and SUNY ESF Adirondack Interpretive Center. Boat rentals available. Level 2, easy. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Wed, Jul 18: Evening paddle in Madrid We’ll meet at 5pm for an evening paddle upstream from the Municipal park in Madrid. Rental kayaks may be available. Level 2. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com for details.

Sun, Jul 29: Azure Mountain Centennial Celebration Join the Azure Mountain Friends and community in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the fire tower. Meet on the summit at 10:00am for reading and speeches. Refreshments and raffle drawing at 2:00pm in Saint Regis Falls.  For details: azuremountain.org/ (Not an ADK event).

Sat, Aug 4: Silver Lake Mountain and Bog Silver Lake Mountain is an easy “Kids on the Trail” hike, about 2 miles RT and 700ft elevation gain. The nearby bog, includes a boardwalk though a variety of habitats and a trail to a 200 foot bluff overlooking Silver Lake, 2.5 miles RT, ~200 foot elevation gain. Total miles 5.5, elevation gain 900ft, option to do either or both legs. Level 2, Fairly easy. Contact Marianne Hebert hebertm@potsdam.edu, 315-265-0756.

Sat, Aug 11: Debar Pond Paddle & Picnic with optional bushwhack up Baldface We can carry through the lodge campus, about 0.2 mi. The pond is less than a mile long so some may wish to bushwhack Baldface (less than a mile, but 1,000 ft gain) in search of blueberries and summit views. We can swim and picnic at the lodge beach. Co-listed with North Woods chapter. Members only. Limit 12 boats. John Omohundro, adknwoutings@gmail.com.

Sat, Aug 18: Grass River Red Trail Hike We will explore the proposed red trail in the Grass River Wild Forest downstream from Lampson Falls. 6-9 miles. Level 4. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com for details.

Sat, Aug 25: Hike Stone Valley One of the most popular nature walks in the North Country, the trail follows the shore of the Raquette River, offering a unique variety of rapids, waterfalls, woodlands and geological features. 3 miles round trip, a few short climbs and descents but no significant elevation gains. Families with small children should note that there are bluffs along the route. Level I Easy. Contact Kate: kate12270827@gmail.com 720-237-5059; or Marianne Hebert: hebertm@potsdam.edu, 315-265-0756.

Sun, Aug 26: Gourmet Picnic Paddle Bring your best food to share on this paddle on Blake Reservoir. Meet at the boat launch on the south end of the lake at 5 PM for the pleasant paddle to Blake Campsite’s lovely beach. (No cheating by dropping off your food by car!) Eagles are fairly common on Blake, so let’s hope for a sighting. Contact TL Dick Mooers, 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Sat, Sep 8: Castle Rock Easy hike to a spectacular high viewpoint over Blue Mountain Lake. A Kids on the Trail destination, and children are welcome. 4 miles RT, 700 ft of gain. Level 2. Option for swimming and/or supper in Long Lake afterward. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Sep 15: Portage and Paddle Boreas Ponds Rough 3 mile drive to park, then a long walk to a short paddle.  Boreas Ponds has a fabulous view of the southeast sides of Allen, Skylight, Marcy, Haystack and other peaks.  The area will be very popular once the state’s plans for improved access and parking are put into effect, but, for now, count on having a cart for the  7 mile round-trip walk Gulf Brook Road to the dam that enlarged Boreas Ponds. There is a beautiful view from the dam, but a better view is from the main pond.  Travel and time arrangements:  TL Dick Mooers, 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Sat, Sep 22: Debar Mountain This lonely mountain has awesome views though some effort and persistence is needed to get there as it involves 7.4 miles roundtrip and more than 1700 feet of elevation gain. This is a Kids on the Trail hike and we will take a moderate pace suitable for kids and their parents. Possibilities for swimming or camping after the hike exist at Meacham Lake State Park.  Call Blair Madore 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu.