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Sat, Aug 18: Grass River Red Trail Hike We will explore the proposed red trail in the Grass River Wild Forest downstream from Lampson Falls. 6-9 miles. Level 4. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com for details.

Sat, Aug 25: Hike Stone Valley One of the most popular nature walks in the North Country, the trail follows the shore of the Raquette River, offering a unique variety of rapids, waterfalls, woodlands and geological features. 3 miles round trip, a few short climbs and descents but no significant elevation gains. Families with small children should note that there are bluffs along the route. Level I Easy. Contact Kate: kate12270827@gmail.com 720-237-5059; or Marianne Hebert: hebertm@potsdam.edu, 315-265-0756.

Sun, Aug 26: Gourmet Picnic Paddle Bring your best food to share on this paddle on Blake Reservoir. Meet at the boat launch on the south end of the lake at 5 PM for the pleasant paddle to Blake Campsite’s lovely beach. (No cheating by dropping off your food by car!) Eagles are fairly common on Blake, so let’s hope for a sighting. Contact TL Dick Mooers, 315-854-4186 or rmooers@twcny.rr.com.

Sat, Sep 8: Castle Rock Easy hike to a spectacular high viewpoint over Blue Mountain Lake. A Kids on the Trail destination, and children are welcome. 4 miles RT, 700 ft of gain. Level 2. Option for swimming and/or supper in Long Lake afterward. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

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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
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 ...
Paddling in Newcomb (July 15, 2018)
We started at Cloudsplitter Outfitters and paddled up the Hudson about 1/2 mile and then westward th ...
Hike to OK Slip Falls and the Hudson River Gorge (Jun 24, 2018)
14 of us headed out from the Rte. 28 trailhead to OK Slip Falls. We enjoyed the hike as the trail w ...

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