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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January - March, 2010

January 1 – Friday – ADK Laurentian Chapter New Year's Hike and Potluck Join us at the Clarkson Outdoor Lodge in Potsdam in the early afternoon for hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing on campus. Gather back at the lodge around 4 p.m. for a potluck afternoon snack. Bring hors d’oeuvres. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com

January 3 – Sunday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Snowshoe Bushwhack to Burn Mountains In Ray Brook. Several miles, several hours, 4 small summits, moderately strenuous. Contact John or Susan Omohundro at 315-265-8365 or omohunjt@northnet.org

January 8 – Friday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Beginner Ski at Higley Flow State Park A family-friendly glide through the trails at the state park near Colton, culminating with a cookout at the lean-to. 2 miles round-trip, easy. Hot chocolate, marshmallows and hot dogs provided. Contact Blair Madore at madorebf@potsdam.edu.

January 17 – Sunday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Snowshoe Trip to Hurricane Mountain Snowshoe up this gorgeous almost-High Peak near Keene that offers spectacular views of Lake Champlain and many of the High Peaks from its lofty 3,694-ft summit. 5.2 miles round-trip, with 2000 feet of elevation gain. Contact Debbie White at 315-322-4066 or dwhite46r@twcny.rr.com

January 17 – Sunday - ADK Laurentian Chapter Outdoors/Indoors Presentation: New Zealand's South Island Tom Ortmeyer will share photos and talk about Bank's Peninsula, the Southern Alps and other locations in New Zealand's South Island based on his visit this past July and August. 7:00 PM at the Community Room above the police station at the Potsdam Civic Center. Contact Blair Madore at 315-265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu

January 24 – Sunday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Hike to Tabletop Mountain Round-trip distance will be about 10 miles, with 2300 feet of elevation gain. Strenuous and difficult winter mountaineering. From Adirondak Loj near Lake Placid. Contact Hollis Easter at 315-212-1326 or adk@holliseaster.com

January 30 – Saturday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Hike to Bald Peak and Rocky Peak From New Russia we will follow the East Ridge Trail to Bald & Rocky Peaks. 360 degree views. Approximately 11 miles, 3600 feet elevation gain. Crampons required. Very strenuous and difficult winter mountaineering. Contact Art Boni no later than January 27 at 613-728-7455 or primo@rogers.com

February 4 – Thursday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Skating on the Rideau Canal Enjoy an hour and a half of evening skating (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) on the world's largest outdoor rink, in Ottawa, ON. Event is highly dependent on weather and ice conditions, and date may be adjusted accordingly. Children welcome. Contact John Barron by Feb 1 at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca

February 6 – Saturday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Snowshoe Trip to Lilypad and Long Ponds We'll snowshoe on the Goldmine Road south of Parishville, then take the trail to scenic Lilypad Pond and on to Long Pond for lunch. 5 miles round-trip, elevation gain 200 feet. Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com

February 13 – Saturday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Ski Trip from Hayes Brook Truck Trail to Sheep Meadows Easy terrain in Debar Mountain Wild Forest near Paul Smiths. 8 miles round trip, little change in elevation. Contact Geri Ames at geriames@gmail.com or John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca

Changed to Sun Feb 28 February 21 – Sunday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Ski Trip at Lampson Falls Approximately 7 miles round-trip, with moderate ups and downs. Optional short snowshoe hike to Harper Falls. Close to Canton. Contact Ann & Armond Spencer at 315-379-1383 or aaspencer@verizon.net

February 21 – Sunday - ADK Laurentian Chapter Outdoors/Indoors Presentation: Montana's Glacier National Park Marianne Hebert and Sandy Hildreth will share photos and experiences of their August 2009 trip to Glacier National Park. Highlights will include the geology, wildflowers, wildlife, and spectacular scenery of one of our most beautiful national parks. 7:00 PM at the Community Room above the police station at the Potsdam Civic Center. Contact Blair Madore at 315-265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu

February 27 – Saturday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Ski Trip in Gatineau Park Advanced intermediate ski trip on meticulously groomed trails near Ottawa, ON. $12 Cdn trail fee guarantees excellent surface conditions under all but the most unlikely weather sequences. Expect great scenery. About 12 miles, moderately strenuous. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca

February 28 Changed from Sun Feb 21 – Sunday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Ski Trip at Lampson Falls Approximately 7 miles round-trip, with moderate ups and downs. Optional short snowshoe hike to Harper Falls. Close to Canton. Contact Ann & Armond Spencer at 315-379-1383 or aaspencer@verizon.net

March 7 – Sunday Changed from Sat Mar 6 – ADK Laurentian Chapter Ski Trip to Peavine Swamp A tour for experienced skiers near Cranberry Lake.There are some short but challenging pitches. 8 miles round-trip, mostly flat. Contact David Trithart at 315-265-8117 or trithadi@potsdam.edu

March 13 – Saturday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Hike to Lampson Falls An easy family-friendly hike to a 40-foot falls on the Grasse River south of Canton - the winter ice can be very impressive! We plan to have a cookout at the base of the falls. Hot chocolate, marshmallows and hot dogs provided. About 1 mile round-trip, easy. Contact Blair Madore at madorebf@potsdam.edu

March 20 – Saturday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Snowshoe Trip to Mt. Adams This peak in the Tahawus area near Newcomb provides excellent views of the high peaks from the south. 6 miles round trip, about 2000 ft elevation gain. Moderately strenuous. Contact: Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482 or twheele3@twcny.rr.com

March 21 – Sunday – ADK Laurentian Chapter Outdoors/Indoors Presentation: The Spring Equinox: Facts and Myths Jeff Miller, an astronomer from St. Lawrence University, will enlighten us with an exciting multimedia presentation about the spring equinox. The days are getting longer, and the temperature is getting warmer. What causes this to happen every year? And have you heard that you can only stand an egg on end during the equinox? Come celebrate the arrival of Spring as we explore some of the facts and myths surrounding the spring equinox. 7:00 PM at the Community Room above the police station at the Potsdam Civic Center. Contact Blair Madore at 315-265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu