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, 2014

Wed, Jan 1: New Year’s Day at Clarkson Our annual New Year’s Day pot luck will take place once again at the Adirondack Lodge at Clarkson University. There are no cooking facilities, so hors d’oeuvres and similar items that don’t require cooking or heating are standard. There will be short, easy walking, snowshoeing, or skiing tours on the scenic trails of the campus. Outdoor activities start mid-afternoon, snacks about 4:00 PM. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Jan 4: Cross Country Skiing for Beginners At Higley Flow State Park there are groomed, trackset trails. Experienced skiers wanting an easy trip are welcome too. Option to go out for lunch afterward at The Hideaway Cafe in Colton. Level 1, short and easy. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Jan 18: Pinnacle Ski We will ski several miles on the easement roads near Santa Clara. Level 3, Moderate difficulty. “Rain date” is Sunday, Jan. 19. Members only. Contact John & Sue Omohundro, 315-265-8365 or omohunjt@northnet.org.

Sat, Jan 25: Snowshoe/Hike to Nicholville’s Hidden Treasures. We’ll make a two mile loop along woods trails above the east branch of the St.Regis River to the old dam and Eagle Rock. Then we will break for lunch at the Cutter’s (bring lunch); then a one mile trek across a meadow and woods trail to Jakeway Falls. Both hikes begin at the Cutter home (28 Port Kent Road, Nicholville). Skiing is possible too but not down the steep trails to the river. Level 2, fairly easy. Contact Duncan Cutter, 315-328-4675 or dcutter1@twcny.rr.com.

Sun, Jan 26: “The Mountains Will Wait For You” (Outdoors - Indoors) John Omohundro will present this documentary about Grace Hudowalski, the first woman to summit the 46 High Peaks. All 46’ers are invited to share their memories of Grace and their own High Peaks experiences. 7 - 8 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (handicapped-accessible). Refreshments will be served.

Sat, Feb 1: Ski in Canton Postponed to March 8 We’ll ski at the Partridge Run golf course, then to the Spencer’s for a ski and hot cider at the new lean-to. Members only please. Level 3, fairly easy to moderate. Contact Ann & Armond Spencer 379-1383.

Sat, Feb 8: Colvin and Blake via the Ausable Club A trip up the lake road and then up Colvin and Blake we will go, approximately 14 miles round trip. Should winter conditions prevail with powder snow, the trip leader hopes to ski up and down the Lake Road as well. Level 5, very strenuous. Contact Mike McLean, 315-262-2564 or mpmclean@twcny.rr.com.

Sun, Feb 9: Snowshoe Downerville State Forest We will snowshoe in a fairly remote area along the north branch of the Grasse River. Lots of wildlife to see, and we will hike if there is not enough snow for the shoes. 3-5 miles round trip, difficulty level 3, moderate difficulty. Contact Jim Akins, 315-386-4348 or akinsacres@gmail.com.

Sat, Feb 15: Snowshoeing Near Upper Saranac Lake We will do two short, easy tours, of Panther Mountain (2 miles RT, 500 feet gain, good view) and of Fernow Forest (1.5 mile loop; historic forestry tract, level). Level 1-2, fairly easy. We may check out another trailhead or two for possible use on future trips. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Feb 22: Ski to Hedgehog Pond Postponed to March 1 A 10-mile round trip ski to Hedgehog Pond east of Cranberry Lake, with possible extension to Hedgehog Bay. Level 4, strenuous. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at (315) 265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Feb 23: An Odyssey Down Under: Australia & New Zealand (Outdoors - Indoors) Gene & Carolyn Kaczka will tell us about their adventures exploring the geography and culture of these southern hemisphere oases during a 27-night Road Scholar trip. 7 - 8 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (handicapped-accessible). Refreshments will be served.

Sat, Mar 1: Ski to Hedgehog Pond Postponed from Feb 22 A 10-mile round trip ski to Hedgehog Pond east of Cranberry Lake, with possible extension to Hedgehog Bay. Level 4, strenuous. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at (315) 265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sat, Mar 8: Ski in Canton Rescheduled from February 1 We’ll ski at the Partridge Run golf course, then to the Spencer’s for a ski and hot cider at the new lean-to. Members only please. Level 3, fairly easy to moderate. Contact Ann & Armond Spencer 379-1383.

Sat, Mar 15: Coney Mountain Snowshoe Coney is a lovely mountain south of Tupper Lake with an open rocky summit and great views of the lake. Coney is a good beginner’s mountain if you are new to snowshoeing. Possible hike if weather is warm. Level 2, fairly easy (2.2 mile RT, 523 ft elevation gain). Contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sun, Mar 16: Nature Up North (Outdoors - Indoors) Nature Up North is a community-based organization whose mission is to foster a deeper sense of connection to, and appreciation for, the North Country environment. We combine experiences in nature with interactive web-based technology to spark new interest in learning about the wild things and wild places in our backyard. Join Project Director Dr. Erika Barthelmess and Project Manager Jacob Malcomb to learn more about ways Nature Up North is working to engage North Country communities with the local environment, and find out ways you can get involved. 7 - 8 p.m. in the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (handicapped-accessible). Refreshments will be served.

Sun, Mar 23: Spring Road Walk Hike along the Grasse River Rescheduled to March 30 We’ll celebrate the early spring mud season with an afternoon walk on quiet back roads on the Middle Branch of the Grasse River. 5-7 miles total length. Level 2, Fairly easy. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, (315) 265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Mar 30: Spring Road Walk Hike along the Grasse River Rescheduled from March 23 We’ll celebrate the early spring mud season with an afternoon walk on quiet back roads on the Middle Branch of the Grasse River. 5-7 miles total length. Level 2, Fairly easy. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, (315) 265-8219 or tortmeye@gmail.com.