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, 2015

Sat, Apr 4: Lampson Falls We’ll ski, snowshoe or hike depending on conditions. The falls should be spectacular. Two miles. Level 2. Ann & Armond Spencer 379-1383

Sat, Apr 11: Lampson Falls Moved from April 4 We’ll ski, snowshoe or hike depending on conditions. The falls should be spectacular. Two miles. Level 2. Ann & Armond Spencer 379-1383

Sun, Apr 12: Wellesley Island State Park (in the 1000 Islands) We’ll explore the Park’s extensive trail system. Expect river views. 6 miles, Level 3, moderate. Contact John Barron at (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sun, Apr 19: Spring Potluck Updated Community Room, First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam. Arrive between 5 and 5:30 PM, supper at 5:45 PM. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Supper will be followed by a presentation: Backpacking in New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness. Nick Grippe and fellow students from the SUNY Potsdam Wilderness Education program will recount their adventures during a three week wilderness expedition as part of their Leadership II course, and share their plans for their upcoming three week expedition coming up this May. Besides gaining a great deal of experience in remote wilderness travel, the students learned much from the locals who live and work in the Gila Wilderness and have deep ties to this remote wildland area. Contact Tom Wheeler at (315) 386-2482 or northflow@gmail.com.

Sat, Apr 25: Everton Falls clean-up. Meet at Everton Falls canoe launch parking (County route 14 out of St.Regis Falls) at 10:30 to collect roadside trash and prune trails. Bring trash bag or pruning clippers. About 1 mile of walking, mostly on level roadside or undulating woods trail. Lunch on rock wall above Falls. Canoeing possible. Contact Duncan Cutter, 315-328-4675, dcutter1@twcny.rr.com.

Sun, Apr 26: Adventures with “MudRat” MacKenzie (Outdoors - Indoors) At the Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (handicapped-accessible). Refreshments will be served. Kevin (MudRat) will be presenting a series of photos and videos from his backcountry adventures on some of the High Peaks’ most scenic and seldom-explored venues. Highlights include a “full on” winter assault on Gothics North Face, bluebird conditions on Giant Mountain’s East Face and various explorations in Panther Gorge. Examples of his trips may be found at www.mackenziefamily.com/46/46r.html. 7 - 8 p.m.

Sat, May 2: Bear Mountain Hike This will be a loop beginning in the Cranberry Lake campground. It will be too early for wildflowers, but hopefully the snow will be gone. Tree foliage will still be sparse, so the views from the Lookout should be lovely. Approximately 5.5 miles RT. Elevation gain 677 feet. Level 2-3, Moderate. Contact Marianne Hebert (315) 265-0756, hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sat, May 9: Cat Mountain Hike Beginning at Wanakena, we hike south past Janack’s Landing, glimpsing Dead Creek Flow, then past Glasby Pond, to Cat Mountain, elevation about 2300 ft. We’ll lunch on top, then return the same route. 9.2 miles RT, total elevation gain 750 ft. Rated moderately strenuous for the distance. Joint trip for North Woods and Laurentian Chapters; members only. John and Susan Omohundro, 315-265-8365, omohunjt@northnet.org.

Sat, May 23: Tabletop One of the shorter and easier trailless High Peaks, rising above the Van Hoevenberg Trail to Marcy. 8 miles, 2,500 feet of gain, level 5 minus. Contact John Barron at (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Wed, May 27: Indian Pass Hike A pilgrimage for us, who have multiple paintings of Summit Rock by various artists. From Heart Lake to the pass is 4.8 miles one way, gaining 1200 feet. The first 3.7 miles are a nice walk in the woods, but the last 1.3 is a scramble. Strenuous. Joint trip for North Woods and Laurentian; members only. John and Susan Omohundro, 315-265-8365, omohunjt@northnet.org.

Sat, Jun 6: Bicycle Higley Flow Loop Moved to June 7 This 30 mile trip starts in Potsdam, up Route 56 to Colton and then on the Gulf Road to Higley Flow State Park for lunch. The return trip has several scenic options. 30 Miles, Strenuous. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-265-8219, tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Jun 7: Bicycle Higley Flow Loop Moved from June 6 This 30 mile trip starts in Potsdam, up Route 56 to Colton and then on the Gulf Road to Higley Flow State Park for lunch. The return trip has several scenic options. 30 Miles, Strenuous. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-265-8219, tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sat, Jun 13: Robert Moses State Park Bicycle and Hike Massena. We will explore the park on our bicycles and possibly a quick pass on foot for the Nature Center trails. We will try to see a ship going through Eisenhower Lock and the Hawkins Point Visitor Center. I estimate we will bike 10-20 miles around the park and walk 1-2 miles on the Nature Center trails. Relatively flat easy terrain. If there is interest, we could consider going to the beach that afternoon and/or camping that evening. Contact Jeanna Matthews, jeanna.matthews@gmail.com.

Sat, Jun 20 - Sun, Jun 21: Grace Peak Celebration In 2014 East Dix was renamed Grace Peak. The 46ers are organizing a celebration in North Hudson on Saturday afternoon, with special guests, entertainment, food and drink, camping, and more. We’ll join the festivities, camp for the night, and do a mountain hike on Sunday, possibly Grace. Many options; trip can be adapted. Contact John Barron at (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca, preferably by June 13 so we can make reservations if required.