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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April - June, 2006

Saturday, April 1 - April Fool’s Day Ski! Walk in the Rain!. There’s no snow, so the most foolish idea we could find was a walk in the rain. Deer Pond loop near Tupper Lake. Easy to moderate. Contact Ann & Armond Spencer at (315) 379-1383 or aspencer@northnet.org.

Sunday, April 2 - Guest Speaker Peter O’Shea will talk about his new book, "The Great South Woods II: the Story Continues". He will have books there to sign. Location is the Presbyterian Center, 42 Elm St. in Potsdam, at 7 PM. Public is welcome. For information, contact Rose Rivezzi at (315) 265-8117 or rrivezzi@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday, April 8 -Hike the Red Dot Trail. Kids of all ages are invited to join us on this child friendly ramble on the Red Dot Trail near Paul Smiths. Plan to eat lunch on the trail. Hot drinks will be provided. Easy. Public is welcome. Contact Blair and Marg Madore, (315) 265-0602 or mmadore@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday, April 15 - Grass River Whitewater Canoe and Hike. The trip starts with a carry to and around Lampson Falls, then continues on to Russell on the Grasse River. All the difficult rapids are at the start of the trip and can be carried so even intermediate canoers can complete the trip. After the upper rapids are passed the trip is class I and II whitewater. A wet suit is mandatory. You must talk to Brad if you want to participate. Hikers are needed to ferry vehicles to the takeout. If you want to walk the shore trail and watch the fun, call for more details. Public is welcome. Contact Brad Pendergraft at (315) 265-3010 or penton@northnet.org.

Saturday, April 22 - Moose Mountain Hike. We go via the Lake Trail/Two Brooks/Loch Bonnie. About 7 miles, 2200 feet elevation gain, moderate pace. Starts near the end of the Whiteface Inn road, at the Jackrabbit trail junction. Strenuous. Public is welcome. Contact Cliff & Gloria Daly (613) 224-4413 or cliff.daly@pwgsc.gc.ca.

Sunday, April 23 - Trail Work on the Red Sandstone Trail. Help maintain and improve this popular recreational trail, on the west bank of the Raquette River between Hannawa Falls and Potsdam. We’ll start about 1 P.M. Inquire about projects and necessary equipment. Public is welcome. Contact John & Susan Omohundro at (315) 265-8365 or omohunjt@northnet.org.

Saturday, April 29 - Everton Falls Cleanup, Canoe, and Hike. This is our annual clean up at Everton Falls. Clean up from about 11 to 12, lunch on the rocks at the falls, then easy canoeing or hiking. Public is welcome. Contact Duncan & Lois Cutter at (315) 328-4675 or dcutter@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday, May 6 - Leader’s Choice Canoe Trip. Mary Jo will choose a very nice, easy, flat water canoe trip. Public is welcome. Contact Mary Jo Whalen at (315) 386-3525.

Saturday, May 13 - Spring Wildflower Walk with the Audubon Society. Meet at 1:30 P.M. in the Stone Valley parking lot on the East side of the Raquette River in Colton (Just beyond the fire station). Participants should wear sturdy footwear, preferably hiking boots, bring a snack, water and bug dope. A hiking stick would be a good idea. Easy. Public is welcome. Contact Nancy Eldblom at (315) 265-5365 or eldblom@verizon.net.

Sunday May 14 - Canoe in Round Lake. We have been anxious to do this trip ever since we heard that this lake would become part of the Forest Preserve. We hope to find lots of birds and flowers. Easy. Public is welcome. Contact Ann & Armond Spencer at (315) 379-1383 or aspencer@northnet.org.

Saturday, May 20 (rescheduled to June 3) - Lunch at Avalanche Lake. We’ll hike in from the Loj, by Marcy Dam and through Avalanche Pass to Avalanche Lake, have lunch and return. A fairly strenuous hike of 11 miles, with about 1000 feet of elevation gain. Public is welcome. Contact Nancy Skiff at (315) 393-7507 or nanas@northnet.org.

Sunday-Monday May 21-22 - Santanoni Range Hike. Sunday afternoon we’ll hike in to Bradley Pond where we’ll spend the night. On Monday we’ll ascend Santanoni and Panther. Moderate pace, 10 miles, 3200 feet elevation gain. Very strenuous. Public is welcome. Contact John Barron at (613) 828-2296 or barronj@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Saturday, May 27 - Lampson Falls Cleanup. Come out and enjoy the spring flowers and the roaring Grasse River as we pick up litter in the vicinity of the falls. Take a few small garbage bags, work gloves, and lunch. Meet at the McDonalds in Canton for breakfast at 9:00 A.M. or at the Lampson Falls trailhead at 10. We finish by 2 PM. Easy. Public is welcome. Contact Cliff and Gloria Daly at (613) 224-4413 or cliff.daly@pwgsc.gc.ca.

Sunday May 28 - Bike around Lake Kushaqua. A trip on dirt roads, going around Lake Kushaqua on the Kushaqua Mud Pond Road, around Loon Lake, and then back to Onchiota. Road bikes are not appropriate. Approximately 20 miles round trip. Moderate. Public is welcome. Contact Geri Ames at (315) 764-0009 or geriames@verizon.net.

Saturday June 3 - National Trails Day in Inlet with ADK. A day of volunteer trail maintenance work, which will include drainage cleaning, blowdown removal, and side cutting. Social events Friday and Saturday evenings. Free camping at the Limekiln Lake Campground for volunteers. You must register in advance. For more information, and to register, go to the national trails day page on the ADK website or call (518) 523-3441.

Saturday, June 3 (originally scheduled for May 20) - Lunch at Avalanche Lake. We’ll hike in from the Loj, by Marcy Dam and through Avalanche Pass to Avalanche Lake, have lunch and return. A fairly strenuous hike of 11 miles, with about 1000 feet of elevation gain. Public is welcome. Contact Nancy Skiff at (315) 393-7507 or nanas@northnet.org.

Sunday, June 4 - Bird and Flower Trip in the Chaumont Barrens. Last year we saw many yellow lady slippers, and tons of prairie smoke, and other flowers. Prairie warblers and golden winged warblers are found there. It is a geologically significant site. Easy. Public is welcome. Contact Tom & Eileen Wheeler at (315) 265-2013 or eiwheeler@yahoo.com.

Saturday, June 10 - Mt. Marcy. This is a long arduous hike, about 14 miles RT and 3166 feet of elevation gain. The views are spectacular. Public is welcome. Contact Nancy Skiff at (315) 393-7507 or nanas@northnet.org, or Nancy LaBaff at (315) 379-9885 or nlabaff1@twcny.rr.com.

Sunday June 11 - Cycling near South Colton. A half day loop trip following the course of the Raquette River near a series of dam controlled lakes. Return by highway 56, passing through the steep sided defile at the Snow Bowl. 25 miles, some hills. Moderately strenuous. Public is welcome. Contact John Barron at (613) 828-2299 or barronj@dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Saturday, June 17 - Crooked Creek Paddle. We’ll explore Crooked Creek as it meanders through extensive marshland just before it joins the St Lawrence at Chippewa Bay. It will be a leisurely trip of abut 7 miles round trip. Bring a lunch, plenty of water, and sun and bug protection. Easy. Public is welcome. Contact Tom and Ann Ortmeyer at (315) 265-8219 or tortmeyer@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday, June 24 (originally scheduled for June 10) - Mt. Marcy. This is a long arduous hike, about 14 miles RT and 3166 feet of elevation gain. The views are spectacular. Public is welcome. Contact Nancy Skiff at (315) 393-7507 or nanas@northnet.org, or Nancy LaBaff at (315) 379-9885 or nlabaff1@twcny.rr.com.

Saturday June 24 - Hike at the Wanakena Ranger School. Bill has spent the year as a student at the Ranger School, and will lead a hike on and off the Ranger School trails. Easy. Public is welcome. Contact Bill Mueller at (315) 262-2952 or b-hutch-m@twcny.rr.com.

Sunday, June 25 - Bird Watching and Dinner Cruise on the St. Lawrence. A two hour cruise with dinner catered by Chris Fay. We’ll depart from Waddington at 5 P.M. on a large pontoon boat. We expect to have experienced birders to help with identification. The cost is $50 per person, $5 of which goes to the Chapter campership program. Public is welcome. You must register in advance: contact Betsy Tisdale at (315) 265-4721 or trilliumb@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 28 - Evening Paddle and Picnic. This is the first of four Wednesday evening paddles in the upper Raquette hydro reservoirs. We'll grab a bite before we launch. We'll choose from: Above the bridge in Colton, Colton Falls (Three Falls), Five Falls, Rainbow Falls, Blake Falls, and Stark Falls. Level 1 or 2, depending. Contact Dick Mooers at 265-2774, 854-4186 (cell), or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.