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Sat, Sep 29: Circuit of Three Ponds in Wolf Lake State Forest, Talcville Hike the Laurentian Shield without going through Customs, and enjoy scenery similar to the landscape beloved of Canadian painters Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven in their iconic Fall season (see their work at the National Gallery of Canada). Elevation gain is slight in ups and downs, but footing can be rough and sometimes a bit wet. Distance totals 7.7 miles or 6.5 if you skip Wolf Lake itself. Difficulty level 3, Moderate. We will meet in Edwards, time TBA. Contact TL Dick Mooers, rmooers@twcny.rr.com or 315-854-4186.

Sat, Oct 6: "Fall Foliage Spectacular" paddle on the East Branch of the St. Regis River above Everton Falls Almost all flat water; exact itinerary TBD. Difficulty Level 2 or 3, depending on final itinerary. Rain date October 7. Contact TL Neal Burdick, nealburdick@gmail.com or 315-386-4648.

Sat, Oct 13: Rideau Trail Follows a segment of this trail in Eastern Ontario from Murphy’s Point Provincial Park to Narrows Lock. Trailhead is 1.5 hours from Ogdensburg Bridge. Short car shuttle. Historic sites include old homesteads, Rideau Canal locks, and if we can find it a ghost town. 10 miles, Level 3. Moderate. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Oct 20 - Sun, Oct 21: Trail Maintenance Weekend Join Mark Simon, coordinator of the Stone Valley Trail, and many students and other supporters in a work blitz to maintain and upgrade trails in our region. Projects range from difficult and technical to easy. Areas that have been featured in the past include Stone Valley Trail System, Red Sandstone Trail, Azure Mountain, and the climbing site at Snow Bowl State Forest. Contact Mark Simon at 315-261-8644 or simonm@potsdam.edu.

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Previous Outings
Castle Rock (Sep 8, 2018)
Unavoidable circumstances led to a couple of participants' having to cancel the evening before and t ...
Grass River Red Trail Hike (Aug 18, 2018)
Five of us set out to explore the proposed trails in the Grass River easement below Lampson Falls. ...
Debar Pond Paddle, Picnic, and Bushwhack (Aug 11, 2018)
Debar Pond Paddle and Hike - August 11. John and Susan Omohundro, TL; Elisabeth Craven, Janet Wakefi ...
Paddling in Madrid (July 18, 2018)
We launched from the Madrid Municipal Park at 5pm for a Wednesday evening paddle. We paddled up the ...

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