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Sat, Sep 19: A hike into Church Pond from Route 56 will involve some bushwhacking into a piece of Forest Preserve with big trees and a quiet pond. This is the headwaters of the North Branch of the Grass(e). Expect wet feet. We’ll spend the morning thrashing through the woods and some may want to climb nearby Catamount in the afternoon. Bring snacks and water. Contact Tom VandeWater if interested: 315-261-1723.

Sat, Oct 3: Harper Falls from the Grass River confluence in the Donnerville State Forest This is a longer way to Harpers Falls-- we’ll hike up the north branch of the Grass River from its confluence with the main branch. The trail varies from river level to scenic heights overlooking the river. 4 miles round trip, level 3. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, tortmeye@gmail.com, 315-244-3707.

Sun, Oct 4: Peavine Swamp Christmas Tree Loop We’ll start at the Rte 3 end of the trail where there is plenty of parking. The trail has some sections with rolling hills and some large magnificent trees. We are hoping to still have beautiful foliage to enjoy. We will keep a comfortable pace and have a break for lunch. It is about a 5.5 mile hike - level 3. We will be social distancing and wearing masks when needed. Limited to 8 participants. Contact Holly & Neil Woodworth at hswoodworth@gmail.com or 315 848-2953.

Sat, Oct 10: Lost Pond Trail at Cranberry Lake 2 miles rd. Easy, some rolling hills, circling the pond. An osprey nest, maybe we will see them and hopefully fall foliage. Snack break and then head to Tooley Pond Mountain, 2 miles rt. Also easy to summit, nice views. I will have maps of the Tooley Pond waterfalls along Tooley Pond Road which people can chose to continue on their own. Level 3. Limited to 10 participants. Social distancing with masks. Contact Linda Quackenbush lindaquackers@yahoo.com or 516-662-5020

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Previous Outings
Parc Guindon Ski (Mar 7, 2020)
We had perfect weather: bright warm sunshine and temperature around freezing. Following a week of ra ...
Snowshoe at Paul Smith’s VIC (Feb 23, 2020)
Cancelled due to lack of participants
Lilypad and Long Ponds (Feb 1, 2020)
We started off February on a nice day, with a late cancellation there were two of us on the trail to ...
Snowshoe Catamount Mountain (South Colton) (Jan 25, 2020)
We had a small turnout but a lovely, slightly overcast day. Fresh snow made for a picturesque climb. ...

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