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, 2013

April 18 (Thursday) Eagles, Hawks, and Owls (Outdoors - Indoors) Back by popular demand, Mary Beth Warburton will fill us in on how raptors have been doing in St. Lawrence County and the Adirondacks. 7 - 8 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (handicapped-accessible). Refreshments will be served.

April 21 (Sunday) Spring “Mud Season” Pot Luck Party Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. First Presbyterian Church, 42 Elm St., Potsdam. Arrive at 5:00 PM for supper to start at 5:30 PM. Our guest speaker Dr. Hadley Kruckzek-Aaron of SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Anthropology will tell us the story of the archaeological project at Timbucto in North Elba, Essex County. They are uncovering evidence of abolitionist settlements established prior to the Civil War. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

April 22 (Monday) Earth Day Walk MEMBERS ONLY. In the afternoon we’ll walk to the North Tip of Sugar Island on the Red Sandstone Trail, admiring fluvia, flora and fauna. Walkers are asked to bring and read a short text to commemorate the occasion. Poetry, prose, lyrics, sacred text, famous or original. Easy: 3 miles round trip on mostly level terrain. Contact: John or Susan Omohundro at 315-265-8365 or omohunjt@northnet.org.

April 27 (Saturday) Everton Falls Cleanup We will meet at the Cutter home in Nicholville at 10:00 AM. Bring lunch and a bag to collect roadside trash at this attractive roadside park on the St. Regis River, a stone’s throw from the once-thriving but now ghost town of Everton! Contact Duncan Cutter at 315-328-4675 or dcutter1@twcny.rr.com.

April 28 (Sunday) Frontenac Park Hike a long loop starting at Kingsford Dam. Lakes, Laurentian Shield rocks, viewpoints, history. 12 miles. Level 4. In Ontario, 1.5 hours from the Ogdensburg Bridge. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

May 4 (Saturday) Azure Mt. Trail Work and Cleanup Day Join us and learn the joys of work while enjoying the beauty on this local gem of a fire tower mountain. We’ll work the morning away, enjoy some time at the top, and then off to lunch at Deer Valley Trails. Contact: Mike McLean at 315-262-2564 or mpmclean@twcny.rr.com.

May 11 (Saturday) Coney Mountain Coney is a lovely mountain south of Tupper Lake with an open rocky summit and great views of the lake. This is a great hike for families and anyone new to mountain climbing. Level 2-Fairly Easy (2.2 mile RT, 523 ft elevation gain). Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

May 12 (Sunday) Paddle Meacham Lake to Osgood River Paddle up the outlet and across the southern end of Meacham Lake admiring Debar Mountain’s profile across the lake - optional continuation up the Osgood River to the first esker. Level 2, fairly easy. Contact Duncan Cutter at 315-328-4675 or dcutter1@twcny.rr.com.

May 18 (Saturday) Lampson Falls Clean-up Meeting mid-morning, we’ll hike into the falls to participate in the Chapter’s annual clean-up activities. Enjoying this beautiful area, we’ll walk along the Grass River for a short way and then picnic on the rock ledge looking across to the falls. A fun relaxed outing on hopefully a beautiful spring day. Contact Gene & Carolyn Kaczka at 315-265-4806 or gckaczka@twcny.rr.com.

May 18 (Saturday) Bushwack: Blue Ridge East via Stephens Pond One of the ADK Hundred Highest. We will head in on the NP Trail from Lake Durant to arrive at Stephens Pond. From there we will bushwhack approximately 2 miles to the wooded summit of Blue Ridge east. The area was relatively open woods on my prior two trips, but do come prepared for tough/thick bushwhacking. 12 miles round trip, 1700 foot elevation gain. Level 5, very strenuous. Contact Mike McLean at 315-262-2564 or mpmclean@twcny.rr.com.

May 25 (Saturday) Marcy Peak We’ll start off the summer climbing season with a bang by ascending the highest peak in the Adirondacks from the Heart Lake trailhead. We’ll be traveling at a more moderate pace, so plan on a long day of hiking. Some of us will be staying down for the 46er Spring Banquet on Sunday, where we will celebrate Brian Baston’s recognition as a new 46er. Approx 15 mi round trip distance with an elevation gain of 3500 ft. Level 5. Very Strenuous. Contact Toni Towle/Peter Blood at 613-387-2829 or blackrapids@ripnet.com.

May 26 (Sunday) Stone Valley Trail Walk We will meet at the Colton firehouse in the afternoon and walk to “the Tubs” or beyond, depending on group consensus. Bring treats to share, and water or other drinks for yourself. Wear sneakers or sturdy shoes. Level 1, easy. Contact Charlie or Lila Hunnewell at 315-854-8000 or lhunnew61@aol.com.

New May 30 (Thursday) Stone Valley Trail Work Ongoing trail work developing new trails and maintaining existing ones on county land in the Stone Valley natural area in Colton. Work begins at 5PM, continuing until sundown. Contact: Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com.

June 1 (Saturday) Owl’s Head Lookout The trail includes a pleasant walk though a hardwood forest, and crosses an unnamed stream several times, requiring a bit of rock hopping. The elevation gain is moderate most of the way, with a sort steep climb at the end. Spectacular views of Giant and Rocky Peak Mountains to the south, and Hurricane Mountain to the north. Level 3/4 Moderately Strenuous (5.4 miles RT, 1300 ft elevation gain). Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

June 2 (Sunday) Afternoon paddle on Blake Falls Reservoir We’ll paddle from Raquette River Road boat launch to enjoy the scenery, with several stops along the route. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

New June 6 (Thursday) Stone Valley Trail Work Ongoing trail work developing new trails and maintaining existing ones on county land in the Stone Valley natural area in Colton. Work begins at 5PM, continuing until sundown. Contact: Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com.

June 8 (Saturday) Cycling Cape Vincent to Alexandria Bay Including Tibbetts Point Lighthouse. With luck we’ll have a tail wind for most of the way. One way with a car shuttle. 32 miles, level 3. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

New June 13 (Thursday) Stone Valley Trail Work Ongoing trail work developing new trails and maintaining existing ones on county land in the Stone Valley natural area in Colton. Work begins at 5PM, continuing until sundown. Contact: Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com.

June 14-16 weekend - Spring Outing Laurentian Chapter hosts all of ADK for a weekend of outdoor trips and entertainment based at SUNY Potsdam. Please visit the Spring Outing Website for details.

New June 20 (Thursday) Stone Valley Trail Work Ongoing trail work developing new trails and maintaining existing ones on county land in the Stone Valley natural area in Colton. Work begins at 5PM, continuing until sundown. Contact: Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com.

New June 27 (Thursday) Stone Valley Trail Work Ongoing trail work developing new trails and maintaining existing ones on county land in the Stone Valley natural area in Colton. Work begins at 5PM, continuing until sundown. Contact: Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com.

June 29-30 (Saturday & Sunday) Paddle South End of Indian Lake w/ option to camp. MEMBERS ONLY. Paddle 16 miles from the state boat launch at the south end of Indian Lake to Dug Mt. Brook for a short hike and return. Paddler’s choice whether to camp at Indian Lake Is. State Campground and split the distance or do a long day trip. Leader has site #47 (5 miles from launch) Friday and Saturday. For the two-day option the paddle will be 11 miles Saturday, more if the lower Jessup River is explored, and 5 on Sunday. Participants must make their own reservations for a campsite, but campsites may be shared. Limited to 12 paddled boats. Leaders: Dick Mooers assisted by Ellie Menz, contact Dick at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

July 1 (Monday) Tour of the Timbucto archeology site, Lake Placid This is the third year the dig is worked by Dr. Hadley Krucsek-Aaron, archaeologist, and her students from SUNY Potsdam. Dr. K-A talked about her findings at our chapter’s spring meeting. Access involves a 1.5 mi walk in on a gravel road. (rated easy). We will see the students at work and talk to Dr. K-A. If our group is interested, we could also walk the Henry’s Wood trails and/or visit the John Brown farm. Co-listed with North Woods chapter. Contact John Omohundro at 315-265-8365 or omohunjt@northnet.org. MEMBERS ONLY.