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 - December, 2010

October 2 (Saturday) - Paddle/Hike Bog River and Low’s Ridge - We’ll put in at the lower dam on the Bog River and then paddle upstream to the take out at the southwest end of Hutchins Pond. From there we will do the 2.2 mile roundtrip hike to Low’s Ridge. Easy to moderate hiking and paddling. Contact Ron Johnson, (315) 212-4957, rjohnson454@gmail.com, or Nikki Coates, (315) 265-3232

October 3 (Sunday) - Climb Sawteeth We will ascend via the Scenic Trail, with a succession of views of Lower Ausable Lake. After enjoying the great views of the Range at the summit we will descend the Alfred E. Weld trail (via the Sawteeth/Gothics col). 14 miles, 3000 ft of gain, very strenuous. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca

October 9 (Saturday) - Climb Haystack in the High Peaks We will head to Haystack via the trail to Mount Marcy from the Adirondack Loj. There will be a short bushwhack from the former Snowbird Lean-to site and then a slight drop before the final approach to Haystack. This is a very strenuous all-day hike of about 20 miles. Contact Mike McLean, (315) 262-2564, mpmclean@twcny.rr.com

October 10 (Sunday) - Climb Catamount This 4-mile round-trip hike has good views of Whiteface Mt. on the summit. Elevation gain is 1500 ft. Easy pace, moderate terrain except for the scramble up the “chimney.” Contact Geri Ames and Brian Baston, (315) 769-3483, geriames@gmail.com

October 16 (Saturday) - Cycling on the Red Tavern Loop We’ll bicycle the Red Tavern Loop starting from St. Regis Falls, and we’ll enjoy the late season color. Total length is 40 miles, although a 20-mile option exists for going to Everton Falls and back. Strenuous. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, (315) 265-8219, tortmeye@twcny.rr.com

October 16 (Saturday) - Climb Scarface Mountain Located in the northern Adirondacks near Ray Brook, this will be a moderate hike at an easy pace. 6.4 miles with an elevation gain of 1480 feet. While the summit is partially wooded, views from ledges are beautiful. Contact Marianne Hebert, (315) 265-0756, hebertm@potsdam.edu

October 17 (Sunday) - Red Sandstone Trail Workday We’ll carry in lumber to build another section of bridge through the gulch on Sugar Island Flow. An afternoon project. Contact John Omohundro, (315) 265-8365, omohunjt@northnet.org

October 23 (Saturday) - Climb Little Haystack (not the High Peak) Join us for this 6.6-mile round trip ascent of the Haystack Mt. near Ray Brook. Moderate difficulty, 1240 feet of ascent. Contact Ann and Armond Spencer, (315) 379-1383, aaspencer@verizon.net

October 30 (Saturday) - Marble Rock Hiking Trail postponed to Oct 31 Described as a “little jewel”, Marble Rock hiking trail is near Gananoque, ON, about 45 minutes from the Ogdensburg Bridge. Lots of steep rocky hills, amazing lookouts, and beautiful woodland. 7 miles round trip, with about 1000 feet of climb, making this a moderate-difficulty hike. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca

October 31 (Sunday) - Marble Rock Hiking Trail postponed from Oct 30 Described as a “little jewel”, Marble Rock hiking trail is near Gananoque, ON, about 45 minutes from the Ogdensburg Bridge. Lots of steep rocky hills, amazing lookouts, and beautiful woodland. 7 miles round trip, with about 1000 feet of climb, making this a moderate-difficulty hike. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca

NEW November 6 and 7 (Saturday and Sunday) - Trail Maintenance Weekend at Stone Valley - 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM each day. Organized jointly with the St. Lawrence County Mountain Bike Association. Bring a shovel and work gloves if you have them. Any specialized tools required will be supplied. Work includes repairing some bridges damaged by recently flooding and improving others. BBQ lunch and refreshments courtesy of Wear on Earth. Please contact Mark Simon as soon as possible for planning purposes, at simonm@potsdam.edu or (315) 262-2571.

November 7 (Sunday) - Hike to Loon Mountain We’ll climb Loon Mountain, a peak with a fire tower in Franklin County. About 6 miles round trip, with 1700 feet of elevation gain, makes this a level 3 (moderate) hike. Contact John Omohundro, (315) 265-8365, omohunjt@northnet.org

November 13 (Saturday) - Workshop: Wilderness Navigation Using Map & Compass A one day map and compass clinic that will teach you the skills needed to navigate with confidence off-trail, for both beginners and those wanting a thorough refresher. First part is theory inside, second part “hands on” in the Grasse River highlands. Maximum of four participants. Start 8:30 A.M., finish by about 5:00 P.M. Must provide your own “folding mirror” compass preferably with declination adjustment. $5 to cover handouts. Contact Cliff and Gloria Daly, (613) 224-4413, cliff.daly@rogers.com

November 21 (Sunday) - Annual Meeting and Fall Potluck Join us at the First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park St., Canton for the Annual Meeting and Fall Potluck. Meeting will include electing next year’s executive committee and reviewing the bylaws, as well as presenting some awards. Full details on page 1. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca

December 4 (Saturday) - Higley Hike and Cookout Join us for a family-friendly hike/ski/snowshoe (as the conditions dictate) around some beautiful park trails followed by a campfire cookout at the Warm Brook lean-to. Suitable for outdoor people of all ages. Contact Blair Madore, (315) 265-0602, madorebf@potsdam.edu

December 18 (Saturday) - Whiteface Toll Road Annual Ski Trip Join David Trithart for the traditional early season 10-mile ski up and down the Whiteface Memorial Highway, the highest road in New York State! Moderately strenuous cross-country skiing, depending on conditions. Contact David Trithart, trithadi@potsdam.edu

January 1 (Saturday) - New Year’s Gathering Join us New Year’s Day afternoon for skiing and snowshoeing followed by apres-ski potluck snacks. Meet at the Clarkson University Outdoor Lodge in the early afternoon for skiing; the gathering usually happens around 4pm. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, (315) 265-8219, tortmeye@twcny.rr.com