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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July - September, 2013

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.

July 6 (Saturday) Algonquin Peak Climb the second highest peak in NY (5,114 ft), a little over 7 mi round trip and 3,000 foot elevation gain. The view of other high peaks is worth the effort. Bring layers/windbreaker, as it can be windy and quite cool on the summit. Also plenty of water and food. Level 5, Very Strenuous, but we will take our time. Contact Brian Baston at 315-600-1282 or brian.b.goode@gmail.com.

July 13 (Saturday) Bicycle the Sabattis Loop The ride will start from one of the scenic overlooks of Tupper Lake, and will follow Circle Road past the Sabbatis Bog and out to Little Tupper Lake. We’ll complete the loop for a trip of about 20 miles, with plenty of options for exploring as the mood strikes. Plan on a full, relaxed day. Level 3, Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-265-8219, tortmeye@gmail.com.

July 20 (Saturday) “Two for One” trip to High Rock Hike one way, paddle the other, meeting for lunch at High Rock, a scenic spot overlooking the Oswegatchie River upstream from Wanakena, or if you prefer, use the same mode of travel both ways. An approximately 3-4 mile mostly level trip by either means. Level 2, fairly easy. For meeting time and place and car shuttling arrangements, contact either co-leader, Neal Burdick at 315-386-4648 or nealburdick@gmail.com, or Bill Mueller at 315-262-2952 or b-hutch-m@twcny.rr.com.

July 21 (Sunday) 1000 Islands paddle near Ivy Lea, Ontario We will put in at Ivy Lea, Ontario and paddle the St Lawrence River in the vicinity of the scenic 1000 Islands Bridge . The area is generally protected from high waves, but the main channels have a fair bit of pleasure boat traffic, so the largest waves we’re likely to encounter will be boat wakes. There may be opportunity for some fun in the slow but interesting currents that twist around the islands under the bridge. We’ll plan on lunch and a swim somewhere along the route. All participants must wear PFDs and, by coast guard regulations, must have a bailer, a buoyant heaving line, and a whistle on board and accessible. Depending on the route taken, total distance will be about 8 miles and include open water crossings of up to 1/4 mile. Level 3-4, moderate to strenuous, depending on wind conditions. Contact Toni Towle or Peter Blood 613-387-2829, blackrapids@ripnet.com.

July 27 (Saturday) Gothics via Beaver Meadow Falls At 4,736 ft, Gothics is the 10th highest of the high peaks. Known for it’s “ropes and ladders” this mountain is no game. A challenging hike at a slow but steady pace. 11.6 miles RT, elevation gain 3050 ft. Level 5, Very Strenuous. Chapter members only. Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu or Brian Baston at 315-600-1282 or brian.b.goode@gmail.com.

July 28 (Sunday) Cycling the Raquette River North of Potsdam We will cycle to Madrid for a peep at the Grasse, then continue on the 310 to Raymondville. From there we ascend the Raquette River to Potsdam, with very frequent views of the river including flat stretches, rapids, dams, bridges, historic structures, wetlands, and other features. We will make a brief tour of Norfolk along the way. 35 miles, level 3. A What’s All the Raquette? event. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

August 1 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.

August 3 (Saturday) Paddle Dead Creek off the Raquette.Flat water twisty route. A What’s All the Raquette? event. Fairly easy, Level 2. Contact Armond Spencer 379-1383.

August 8 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.

August 10 (Saturday) Blue Ridge East Bushwhack via Dishrag Pond, #99 on the Hundred Highest (3436’) list. We will start on the new section of the NP Trail leading north from Wakely Dam until we hit the col between Metcalf and Round Top Mountains, and then head northwest to intersect Browns Brook and Dishrag Pond before heading up the wooded summit. About 12 miles round trip. I’ve never climbed on this side of Blue Ridge before, come prepared for thick bushwhacking. Level 5, very strenuous. Contact Mike McLean at 315-262-2564 or mpmclean@twcny.rr.com.

August 15 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.

August 22 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.

August 24 (Saturday) Climb Wright Peak from Adirondak Loj 6.8 miles round trip, 2400 foot elevation gain to the 4580 foot summit. Steep in places, and the summit can be windy. Level 5, very strenuous. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

August 25 (Sunday) Rock Dunder This 5 mile loop hike leading to a high point (500 feet of elevation gain) overlooking Ontario’s Rideau Waterway has been run twice and has twice received requests for a rerun. Varied terrain, interesting forest, and water views. Chance for a swim. Option to continue afterward for a short walking tour of the Jones Falls lock station of the Rideau Canal and if interested, supper at the dining room of the historic Hotel Kenney. Level 2. 1.5 hours’ drive from Ogdensburg Bridge. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

August 29 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.

September 5 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.

September 7 (Saturday) Paddle Middle Saranac Lake to Lake Flower The annual “14 Miler” for sea kayakers and canoeists. Cross Middle Saranac into the river and through the hand-powered Upper Locks, through islands on Lower Saranac, down the river again to Oseetah Lake and Lake Flower and the village park take-out. Limit of ten boats. Steady 3 mph pace needed for the trip, so rated 5. If strong SW wind, will postpone to 9/15 or revise to Weller Pond from South Creek. Contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

September 8 (Sunday) Street and Nye The paths to these “trailless” High Peaks have been raised to quite a good standard over the past few years, but it is still a challenging hike. There are some views available. 8 miles, 2,000 foot climb. Level 5,. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico. ca.

September 12 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.

Postponed until 2014 September 13 - 15 (Friday - Sunday) Paddle Rideau Canal, Ontario Friday, travel to and tent camp at Chaffee’s Lock. Saturday and Sunday, day trips from Chaffee’s Lock on lakes and rivers in the western and central portions of the canal system. Itinerary by consensus. Either of the full days can be done from “home$rdquo; with early start. Level 3, Moderate (6-8 miles per day; open lakes may be windy). Great detail on this UNESCO World Heritage Site at www.rideau-info.com. contact Dick Mooers at 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

September 19 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.

Sept 22 (Sunday) Mt Colden We will be getting an early start for this 12.6 mile (RT) climb with an ascent of 2535 feet.When we reach this 4714 foot summit we should be rewarded with some great views.The approach we will be using is the Lake Arnold trail. Level 5,. Contact Dana Chudzinski 315-528-3468 or chudski63@yahoo.com.

September 26 (Thursday) Mountain Bike Trail Work Evening Help construct a new section in the O’Malley Brook area, near Colton. Meet on the Lenney Road near the transfer station. Email Ben Yandeau at yandeau.ben@gmail.com for meeting time and other details. Bring protective gear and bug protection. Tools will be provided.