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Vice-Chair, Outings
Joan Trivilino
trivilinoj@gmail.com
315-276-1663

Please note: Laurentian Chapter outings follow Adk’s covid-19 guidelines.

The public is invited on all trips unless otherwise indicated.

Please contact trip leaders before the trip:

  • to check for last-minute changes, and
  • so the leaders can estimate how many people will be participating.

Additional opportunities can be found on the ADK All-Club Outing Calendar
listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon,
another chapter may be.

Want to lead an outing? Contact Joan Trivilino, trivilinoj@gmail.com, 315-276-1663.

DifficultyAscent (ft)Miles
5. Very StrenuousOver 150010+
4. Strenuous1000-15008-10
3. Moderate500-10005-8
2. Fairly Easyto 4993-5
1. EasyMostly level1-3

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Thu, Dec 8: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Access Roads 7:30am. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Dec 10: Higley Flow State Park We’ll hike/ski/snowshoe about 2-3 miles as conditions permit and have a fire and cookout at the lean to. Bring your kids, their grandparents, and your leashed dogs for an all-ages fun event. Level 1. Contact Blair Madore at 315-261-0751 or madorebf@potsdam.edu for details. This is a joint event with PPLO - Potsdam Public Library Outside.

Thu, Dec 15: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Access Roads 7:30am. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sat, Dec 17: Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway Annual Ski Trip We will ski up and down the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway, AKA the Whiteface Toll Road,the highest road in New York State. This is a traditional early season ski trip, although we are scheduling it a little later than in the past because of climate change. It is a 10-mile roundtrip, moderately strenuous (level 4) cross-country skiing, depending on conditions, which can include bare spots and windblown areas with icy terrain. The elevation gain is 2400 ft. including the optional short hike to the castle at the top. Contact Jim Lynch, (315) 212-1604, jlynch@clarkson.edu

Sun, Dec 18: Leonard Pond Snowshoe (or hike depending on snow conditions). We will snowshoe to Leonard Pond (near Sevey’s Corners). This outing is a location on the NYS Birding Trail, so bring binoculars, and hopefully we will see some interesting avian friends. 2-3 miles, elevation gain 100 ft. Level 2 Fairly easy. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Dec 22: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Access Roads 7:30am. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Thu, Dec 29: Weekly Walk, Red Sandstone Trail Access Roads 7:30am. We will walk the dirt access roads for approximately 2 miles, 1 hour round trip. If the roads are icy, traction devices such as micro-spikes are recommended. Meet at the trail head parking lot located off the “Back Hannawa Road” (CR59) between Potsdam and Hannawa Falls. From Potsdam, at the intersection of RT 11 and Clarkson Ave (County Route 59), drive south for 2.5 miles. The dirt access road to the northern parking lot is on the left just past Sweeney Road. A brown “trail parking” sign marks the entrance to the parking lot. Leaders for each week will vary. Contact Marianne Hebert, chair@adklaurentian.org, 315-265-0756 for information.

Sun, Jan 1: Laurentian Chapter Annual New Year Outing at Higley Flow State Park 1:00-3:00 PM Come ski, snowshoe and tailgate at the park to kick off the New Year in nature. Bring a snack, weather permitting we will have a bonfire and the Lodge will be open. Contact Joan Trivilino 315-276-1663 or trivilinoj@gmail.com.

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