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Sun, Mar 24: Outdoors – Indoors: Walking the Shikuku, Japan 88 Temple Pilgrimage Pilgrims have walked a 1,200-kilometer Buddhist pilgrimage route around the mountainous island of Shikoku for over a thousand years. In March of 2016, Tom Van de Water and Betsy Kepes walked half of the 88-temple route. Many of the ancient temples are high in the mountains and are reached by trails and small roads. Tom and Betsy will show slides of their journey and explain why they would like to go back to Japan to finish the walk. Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (above the police station), 7:00pm.

Sun, Mar 31: Road walk on the Dean Road We will celebrate the end of winter with an afternoon walk on an unpaved Dean Road along the Middle Branch of the Grass River. Distance will be around 6 miles. Level 3. Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Apr 14: Spring Pot Luck, "All About Birds" Community Room, First Presbyterian Church, Potsdam. Arrive 5:00 PM for supper to start at 5:30 PM. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Guest speaker will be Joan Collins, who is well remembered as a member and leader of the Laurentian Chapter and now lives in Long Lake. Joan is one of the best known birders of Northern New York. Her topic is “All About Birds”. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Mon, Apr 22: Mt Arab Climb Joint outing with North Woods. Members only. Celebrate Earth Day by sharing a bit of nature poetry, essay, or art. Moderate difficulty, two-plus miles roundtrip and 750 feet elevation gain; pace will be leisurely. John and Susan Omohundro, adknwoutings@gmail.com.

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All-Club Outing Calendar listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon, another chapter may be.

Previous Outings
Riverside Trail Snowshoe (Mar 2, 2019)
We had a great welcome to March, with good conditions for our snowshoe along the St. Regis River's R ...
Skiing/Snowshoeing at Summerstown Trails (Feb 24, 2019)
Cancelled due to weather.
Ski at Paul Smith’s VIC (Jan 26, 2019)
It was a cold but sunny day at “the VIC” where the annual “Chilly Ski Fest” was being held. ...
Robert Moses State Park (Jan 13, 2019)
Sunny, pleasantly cold winter weather. Recent snowfall had established a good skiing surface but not ...

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