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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, 2016

Sat, Oct 1: Lows Ridge Hike We’ll hike 2.5 miles on the dirt road to the Upper Dam and Hitchins Pond. There is a marsh, pond, and mixed forest along the way which should provide looks at birds and other wildlife. From the Upper Dam, the one mile trail up the ridge ascends steeply at times. The long stone ridge offers broad, gorgeous views of the Bog River Valley and High Peaks. Relaxed pace. About 7 miles round trip and 450 feet of elevation gain. Level 3, Moderate. Contact Eileen and Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482.

Sun, Oct 2: cancelled Kate Mountain Off-trail hike to this small mountain near Onchiota. Great views and, it is reported, ravens. 5 miles RT, 1200 feet gain but extra effort in bushwhacking. Level 4. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca

Sat, Oct 8: Postponed to Sun Oct 9 Lyon Mountain "Hike and Dine" Need a peak to complete your fire-tower challenge? The new trail up Lyon Mt. sports 11+ switchbacks which make for an easier grade and a more pleasant climb. At 3,820 feet, the summit is the highest peak in the North Country, but is a bit short of qualifying for a “high peak.” There are 360 degree views from the fire tower, with great views of Lake Champlain, Vermont and Montreal. A little known side trail on the summit leads to a secluded overlook with views of the southern Adirondacks. Optional early dinner in Malone. Relaxed pace. 6.5 miles RT, 1900 feet elevation gain. Level 4/5. Contact Marianne Hebert (315) 265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu

Sun, Oct 9: Postponed from Sat Oct 8 Lyon Mountain "Hike and Dine" Need a peak to complete your fire-tower challenge? The new trail up Lyon Mt. sports 11+ switchbacks which make for an easier grade and a more pleasant climb. At 3,820 feet, the summit is the highest peak in the North Country, but is a bit short of qualifying for a “high peak.” There are 360 degree views from the fire tower, with great views of Lake Champlain, Vermont and Montreal. A little known side trail on the summit leads to a secluded overlook with views of the southern Adirondacks. Optional early dinner in Malone. Relaxed pace. 6.5 miles RT, 1900 feet elevation gain. Level 4/5. Contact Marianne Hebert (315) 265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu

Sat, Oct 15: ADK Fall Trails Day Help the Club with trail maintenance in the High Peaks. Free breakfast, free camping. For more information, visit the Club's Fall Trails Day Page. To register call 518-523-3441 or register online.

Fri, Oct 21 - Sun, Oct 23: Stone Valley Trail Work Trail work will consist of trail maintenance and some new construction.  Beginners and experienced trail workers alike are encouraged to help with building and maintaining trails.  Difficulty level will depend on which project that you are involved in; some projects will be very strenuous, other projects such as installing trail markers are easy.  Call Mark Simon 315-262-2571 or simonm@potsdam.edu

Sun, Oct 23: Red Sandstone Trail Work Trail work will consist of trail maintenance and some new construction. Beginners and experienced trail workers alike are encouraged to help with building and maintaining trails. Level 2/3 Contact Blair Madore 315 261 0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details.

Sat, Nov 5: Map and Compass Class Bought a compass but not sure how to use it? Lack of practice made you rusty? Totally lost and want to be found? Here’s the solution: attend this basic M and C course. We’ll practice map-to-compass and vice versa, concluding with a short bushwhack, probably at Higley State Park. Bring compass and a snack, you’ll be home for late lunch (we hope!). Members only. Easy. John Omohundro, 315-244-9131.

Sat, Nov 12: postponed to Nov 19 Azure Mountain “Hike and Dine” We’ll do a late season climb of Azure Mountain, followed by a late lunch at a local restaurant.  Depending on conditions, microspikes or similar footwear may be required.  2 miles RT, 944 elevation gain. Level 2. Contact Tom Ortmeyer (315-265-8219, tortmeye@gmail.com) for details.

Sun, Nov 13: Annual Meeting and Fall Pot Luck at the First Presbyterian Church on the Park, 17 Park St., Canton. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Arrive at 5:00 PM for supper to start promptly at 5:30. Photo contest results will be announced. Guest speaker Pete Hickey, head Trailmaster of the Adirondack 46ers, will describe their trail construction and maintenance program.

Sat, Nov 19: postponed from Nov 12 Azure Mountain “Hike and Dine” We’ll do a late season climb of Azure Mountain, followed by a late lunch at a local restaurant.  Depending on conditions, microspikes or similar footwear may be required.  2 miles RT, 944 elevation gain. Level 2. Contact Tom Ortmeyer (315-265-8219, tortmeye@gmail.com) for details.

Sat, Dec 3: Cooper Marsh Conservation Area “Hike and Dine” On the Ontario side of the St. Lawrence, thirty minutes east of Cornwall. A couple of hours of easy walking on trails and boardwalks through wetlands. Level 1. Hiking or snowshoeing depending on surface conditions. Children welcome. Optional late lunch/early supper at Truffles Burger Bar in Cornwall. Contact John Barron at (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca

Sat, Dec 10: Early Winter Hike/Ski/Snowshoe at Higley Flow State Park We’ll walk/ski/snowshoe as conditions permit for about 2 miles and finish off with a campfire at the Beaver Pond Lean-To. Hot dogs and marshmallows provided. You bring the kids, their grandparents and the dogs (leashed of course). Contact Blair Madore 315 265 0602 or email madorebf@potsdam.edu.

Sun, Dec 11: Indian Creek Nature Center An easy afternoon snowshoe (or walk) at the Indian Creek Nature Center, near Rensselaer Falls.  Bring the family and try it out.  Snowshoes to loan for kids and adults.  2-3 miles. Level 1.  Ann Spencer (315) 379-1383.