March 29, 2006
Laurentian Chapter To Host Fall Outing 2006
Star Lake - Wanakena - Cranberry Lake: Gateway to the Five Ponds Wilderness Sept 29 - Oct.1, 2006
Hike where Bob Marshall explored the remote Five Ponds Wilderness. Paddle the scenic Oswegatchie. Visit the Wild Center, the new Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake. Hike to Colvin’s Great Corner or join naturalist and author Peter O’Shea on a ramble in "the Great South Woods."
There will be a full schedule of outings to wonderful places, including spots new to most chapter members. Access to remote trailheads will be made possible by a boat ride across Cranberry Lake. The Five Ponds Wilderness is a special part of the northwestern Adirondacks - one of the few places where you can still find stands of virgin timber. The middle branch of the Oswegatchie is wild and scenic.
Friday night events include a presentation on the Wild Center and a concert by local singer/ songwriter Jamie Savage. The Saturday night banquet at the Star Lake Campus of Houghton College will be followed by a musical performance by Dan Duggan and Dan Berggren.
The towns of Star Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Wanakena have been making plans for two years to welcome ADKers with open arms to Fall Outing 2006. Headquarters will be at the Star Lake campus of Houghton College, which will be a blaze of beautiful fall colors. There are a few motel and hotel rooms and the state campgrounds on nearby Cranberry Lake will be open - but the real treat is that many of the seasonal residents of the area are going to open up their homes and camps to Fall Outing participants.
All outings descriptions, lodging information, and registration forms are available on the ADK Fall Outing website, or check Adirondac. Lodging will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Mar 29, 2006: Laurentian Chapter To Host Fall Outing