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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October, 2005

Saturday, October 1 PADDLE THE RIDEAU CANAL SYSTEM. The Rideau Canal is famous for its Ottawa section but this up-country section from Lower Brewer Falls to Jones Falls can be an off season joy. See www.rideau-info.com/canal for information. This is a good trip for sea kayaks and fast canoes that can handle some wind and maintain 3-4 mph for several hours. We’ll be pushing the season a bit, so contact leader for a required equipment list. Strenuous. Public is welcome. Contact Dick Mooers (315) 265-2774 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday, October 1 HIKE KATE MOUNTAIN. Off-trail hike to the twin summits of this small mountain near Onchiota. Many features of interest. Distance and elevation gain are not great, but do not be deceived. Rough ground will make it a challenge. Depart Potsdam 09:00 or Paul Smiths 10:00. Public is welcome. Contact John Barron (613) 828-2296 or barronj@dfo-mpo.gc.ca for details.

Sunday, October 2 HIKE BIG SLIDE. A classic High Peak hike, approximately 10 miles return trip, about 3,000 feet of elevation gain. Very strenuous. Public is welcome. Contact Lyle Montgomery (315) 394-0121 or lmontgom@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday, October 8 PADDLE MIDDLE SARANAC TO SECOND POND. Meet at the park in Hopkinton. We’ll start at South Creek, have lunch on an island, then canoe through the locks and take out at Second Pond. Approximately 7 miles, easy flat water, no carries. Public is welcome. Contact Brad Pendergraft (315) 265-3010 or penton@northnet.org for details.

Saturday, October 8 BIKE TO WHITE FATHERS AND BEYOND. A trip on dirt roads back to White Fathers on the Kushaqua Mud Pond Road. Plan to meet at Paul Smiths. Bring bike helmet, water, lunch, and a spare tube just in case. This is a nice, moderate ride on back country roads. Road bikes are not appropriate. We’ll explore Mud Pond and some of the roads around that area. Approximately 20 miles return trip. Public is welcome. Contact Geri Ames (315) 764-0009 or geriames@verizon.net.

Sunday, October 9 HIKE TOOLEY POND MOUNTAIN AND COPPER ROCK FALLS. Tooley Pond Mountain is a modest climb with a view of Tooley Pond. We’ll follow this with a short, easy walk into nearby Copper Rock Falls. Total distance is approximately 2.5 miles. Public is welcome. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at (315) 265-8219 or tortymeye@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday, October 15 HIKE HURRICANE MOUNTAIN FROM KEENE. A six mile return trip with 1600 feet of elevation gain. Moderately strenuous. Public is welcome. Call Duncan and Lois Cutter (315) 328-4675 or lbdpcutt@slic.com for details.

Saturday, October 15, Sunday, October 16 STONE VALLEY WORK WEEKEND. The Chapter maintains this scenic trail near Potsdam. Help is needed to replace bridges, re-route sections of trail, hang missing trail markers, and perform general maintenance. Easy to strenuous depending on the project you select. Public is welcome. Contact Mark Simon at (315) 262-2571 or simonm@potsdam.edu by Saturday, October 8th.

Saturday, October 22 ADK FALL TRAILS DAY. You can help the Adirondack Mountain Club maintain trails in the High Peaks Region. This includes cleaning drainage ditches and water bars. Public is welcome. For information, call (518) 523-3480.

Sunday, October 23 HIKE OWLS HEAD (KEENE). This is a 1.2 mile return trip hike with wonderful views. Ideal for younger ones or those who want great views without climbing a High Peak. Public is welcome. For details, contact John Wood at (315) 262-2647 or wood_1200@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, October 26 Rescheduled to November 3. CATAMOUNT MOUNTAIN TRAIL MAINTENANCE. Come and help spruce up our adopted trail on this small but spectacular peak just north of Whiteface. Bring lunch, work gloves, a small garbage bag, and shears. Public is welcome. For details, contact Cliff Daly at (819) 956-4950 or cliff.daly@pwgsc.gc.ca, or Armond Spencer at (315) 379-1383 or aspencer@northnet.org.

Saturday October 29 HIKE AT THE RANGER SCHOOL IN WANAKENA. We’ll do a loop hike including the Microburst Trail, the 1915 red pine plantation, and the fire tower on Cathedral Rock. Easy to moderate. Public is welcome. For details, contact James Savage at (315) 848-2566 days or (518) 359-0000 evenings, or jmsavage@esf.edu.

Wednesday, November 2 Rescheduled from October 26. CATAMOUNT MOUNTAIN TRAIL MAINTENANCE. Come and help spruce up our adopted trail on this small but spectacular peak just north of Whiteface. Bring lunch, work gloves, a small garbage bag, and shears. Public is welcome. For details, contact Cliff Daly at (819) 956-4950 or cliff.daly@pwgsc.gc.ca, or Armond Spencer at (315) 379-1383 or aspencer@northnet.org.

Saturday, November 5 HIKE STONE VALLEY. We’ll hike our own Stone Valley Trail in Colton. Easy. Public is welcome. Contact Dick Mooers at (315) 265-2774 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com for details.

Saturday, November 12 HIKE HAYSTACK MOUNTAIN IN RAY BROOK. Great views on a clear day. 6.6 miles round trip, 1200 feet of ascent. Strenuous. Public is welcome. Contact leaders Ron Johnson and Nikki Coates at (315) 769-8241 or rjohnson454@twcny.rr.com.

Sunday, November 20 HIKE AT THE PAUL SMITH’S COLLEGE TRAILS. Weather permitting, we’ll spend a few hours rambling on Paul Smith’s College trails. Quite short and easy. Public is welcome. Contact leaders John and Susan Omohundro at (315) 265-8365 or omohunjt@northnet.org for details.

Sunday, December 3 HIKE AND COOKOUT AT HIGLEY FLOW STATE PARK. Hike, snowshoe or ski (short, easy) at Higley Flow State Park and follow up with a campfire cookout at the lean-to. We’ll have hotdogs and marshmallows for kids of all ages. Public is welcome. Call Blair and Marg Madore at (315) 265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details.

Sunday, December 11 HIKE AVALANCHE PASS. Depending on conditions, hike or snowshoe approximately 10 miles return trip. Strenuous. Public is welcome. Call Tom and Eileen Wheeler at (315) 265-2013 or twheele3@twcny.rr.com for details

Saturday, December 17 ANNUAL SKI OF WHITEFACE. This traditional early season ski includes a five mile gradual climb to the “castle” on the Whiteface toll road followed by a pleasant descent. Weather can present difficult conditions including extreme wind and cold. Strenuous. Public is welcome. Call David Trithart at (315) 265-8117 or dtrithar@twcny.rr.com for details.