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).
|5. Very Strenuous||Over 1500||10+|
|2. Fairly Easy||to 499||3-5|
|1. Easy||Mostly level||1-3|
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July - September, 2005Saturday, July 9 Catamount David Trithart and Rose Rivezzi (315) 265- 8117
This is a fairly short (3.6 mile RT) but rigorous hike, with a total ascent of over 1500 feet. There is a lot of exposed rock along the way and the notorious “chimney” which can either be exciting or disconcerting, depending on your appreciation for rock scrambling. Morning start. Bring a lunch. We will meet in Potsdam to coordinate rides. Level 3-4
Sunday July 10 Nature Walk in the Star Lake area Peter O’Shea (315) 848-2178 and Eileen Wheeler (315) 265-2013. A walk on old woods roads visiting some ponds and marshes. The trail can get muddy. Make sure to bring bug dope and lunch. Level 2
Wednesday, July 13 Paddle and Picnic on Madawaska Pond Sandy Hildreth (518) 891-1388. We’ll meet at the large DEC parking lot South of Santa Clara. Bring your own beverage and some food to share. Limit of six boats. Call for details. Level 1
Saturday, July 16 Paddle the Racquette River Mary JoWhalen (315) 287-1572 We’ll paddle from Axton’s Landing to the Boat launch on Route 3. Call for details. Level 1
Sunday, July 17 Whiteface Hike/Lake Placid Paddle (Joint with Glens Falls-Saratoga Chapter) Mike McLean (315) 262 -2562. This trip has two parts; approximately a 7 mile hike, and a 4 mile paddle. We’ll leave the Lake Placid State Boat Launch facility at 7 A.M. and paddle to Whiteface Landing. From there we’ll head up the trail to the lean-to. If conditions are dry we’ll scoot over to a stream just above the lean-to and climb the slide that leads us almost to the summit. Bring money for snacks and a smile for the tourists taking your picture. Return down the trail, back across the lake, and end the day with a good dinner in Lake Placid. Level 5
Monday, July 18 Paddle the West Branch of the St. Regis River Geri Ames (315) 764-009. We’ll paddle and explore the river from the bridge on 11C. We‘ll plan to meet at the put in. Call for details. Level 1
Friday, July 22 Giant Mountain Nancy LaBaff (315) 379-9885 and Linda Moerschell (315)265-8122. Hike up Giant via the Zander trail. We’ll plan to leave Potsdam at 7:30. Make sure to bring lunch, bug dope, and water. Level 4-5
Sunday, July 24 Baker Mountain Blair and Margaret Madore (315) 265-0602. This “Kids on the Trail” hike is short (0.9 mi) but steep (900 feet ascent) and features a beautiful view of Saranac Lake and the surrounding area. We plan to picnic and swim at Lake Colby after the hike, weather permitting. Families are encouraged to come. We’ll leave Potsdam at 8:30. Level 2
Wednesday, July 27 Evening Paddle and Picnic in Hannawa Falls John and Susan Omohundro (315) 265-8365. Assemble in Hannawa Falls; paddle down the Racquette River about an hour to the new take-out in Hannawa Falls near the dam; potluck picnic at the new picnic area near the start of the Red Sandstone Trail. Call for departure time and place. Level 1
Saturday, July 30 Paddle Debar Pond and Bushwhack up Baldface Mountain Duncan Cutter. The trip starts with a .3 mile carry, then a paddle across the pond and then a bushwhack up the mountain. There is great swimming. Some may wish to stay at the pond while others go up the mountain. Level 4
Sunday, July 31 Mt. Arab Robin Rhodes-Crowell (315) 379-9723. A child friendly hike up Mt. Arab. Really designed for families with kids, but anyone is welcome of course and probably a good hike for seniors (if they don’t mind a lot of kids along). Level 2
6 Cat Mountain Bill
262-2952. Hike up Cat Mountain in the Five Ponds Wilderness. (Or should
it be called Blow-down mountain?) 11-12 mile round
trip. We’ll meet in Wanakena at the General Store. . Level
Sunday, August 7 Pitchoff Mountain Lyle Montgomery ( 315) 394-0121. A scenic ridge traverse with exceptional views. We’ll leave Potsdam about 8 A.M. Level 3-4
Saturday, August 13 Black Pond David Trithart and Rose Rivezzi (315) 265- 8117. A kid friendly hike around Black Pond near Paul Smiths. Level 1
Sunday, August 14 Haystack Nancy Skiff (315) 393-7507. This is not the Haystack of the 46 High Peaks but the one near Ray Brook. Hike is 6.6 miles round trip with a 1240 feet ascent. On a clear day, the views are beautiful. Level 4
Wednesday, August 17 Paddle and Picnic in the Upper and Lower Lakes Conservation Area Ann and Armond Spencer (315) 379-1383. An evening paddle that we’ve done before and want to try again. Plan to paddle, look for birds and picnic. Level 1
Wednesday, August 24 Evening Paddle and Picnic at Flat Rock John and Susan Omohundro (315) 265-8365. Assemble in Hannawa Falls, drive about 40 minutes to Flat Rock Reservoir on the Oswegatchie River (Between DeGrasse and Newton Falls). Paddle the arms of an undeveloped reservoir, Picnic, maybe swim. Call for departure details. Level 1
Saturday, August 27 Dix John Barron (613) 828-2296. A classic hike in the High Peaks. Moderate pace. 15 miles. Level 5
Sunday, August 28 Bike the Red Tavern Road Tom Ortmeyer (315) 265-8219. We’ll start in the early afternoon and bike from St. Regis Falls to Everton Falls, take a break at the Falls, and bike back the same way. Round trip distance is about 20 miles. Level 2
Saturday, September 10 Paddle and Hike Ron Johnson and Nicki Coates (315)265-3232. The trip will be a paddle across Lake Lila ( about 1 hour each way) and a hike up Mt. Fredrika (about an hour), for some grand views over the lake. We’ll meet at the Hideaway Diner in Colton for breakfast, and go from there. This is a fairly easy trip that does include a short (0.3 mi.) carry. Also on a windy day the lake will be choppy. Level 2
Saturday, September 17 Paddle in Little Tupper Lake Ann and Armond Spencer (315) 379-1383. We’ll paddle in Little Tupper Lake or some other nearby water, depending on the weather conditions. Level 1
Friday, Saturday, Sunday September 23, 24, 25 Fall Outing in Lake George Marge Karowe (518) 377-8901. A great weekend of hikes and paddles, plus a chance to meet ADKers from other chapters. Banquet and entertainment Saturday night. For more information visit the web site.