Events Archive

Outings Schedule


Vice-Chair, Outings
Marianne Hebert
315-265-0756

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.

Please consider car-pooling and sharing the cost of gas.

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? Email or call Marianne Hebert (315-265-0756).

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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October - December, 2018

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.

Sun, Oct 21: Red Sandstone Hike Join us for a hike along the Raquette River starting in Hannawa Falls and heading to the Sugar Island loop and back. Moderate pace, varying terrain. Great outing before the snow falls. Opportunity to see remnants of logging on the river, current methods of water usage and wildlife. 4-7 miles round trip depending on group decision. Level 2-3. Contact Kate at 720-237-5059 or kate12270827@gmail.com.

Fri, Oct 26 - Sun, Oct 28: ADK Fall Outing hosted by the Finger Lakes Chapter Three days of hiking and camaraderie. Outings will include waterfalls, Watkins Glen and wine tours. Visit www.adk-nfc.org/ADKFallOuting/index.htm for details.

Sat, Oct 27: Outing Leadership Clinic Learn our basic procedures and relive some of our experiences in this introduction to being an ADK outing leader. A couple of hours of indoor briefings in the morning, followed by a half-day model hike at Higley Flow State Park. All members welcome, including experienced chapter leaders who may have their own anecdotes to relate. Model hike is about two miles, in easy to moderate terrain, at a very slow pace because there will be a lot of ongoing commentary. Contact Marianne Hebert (315-265-0756, hebertm@potsdam.edu) or John Barron (613-828-2296, johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Nov 3: Sheep Meadows Hike (or Snowshoe) Easy terrain along a horse trail, through deciduous forest in the Debar Mountain Wild Forest. Easy pace. 7.2 miles round trip. Level 3. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

Sun, Nov 4: Annual Meeting and Fall Pot Luck First Presbyterian Church, Canton. Arrive 5 PM for supper to start at 5:30 PM. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Brief organizational meeting and presentation of photo contest awards. Guest speaker and ADK Outdoor Skills Coordinator Tyler Socash will recount his adventures on several of the world’s long-distance trails including the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails and New Zealand’s Te Araroa, and how it inspired him to environmental conservation activism in the Adirondacks.

Sat, Nov 10: Rescheduled from Nov 4 Oswegatchie River Walk We will walk the Moore trail along the river from Wanakena up to Inlet and return. Nice water views, including rapids. About 4 mi. RT. A joint trip with North Woods Chapter. Chapter members only. To sign up or for more info, contact adknwoutings@gmail.com.

Wed, Nov 14: New Born to Rewild: Presentation by John Davis Chapter members and the general public have been invited to a presentation by John Davis of a 30 minute version of his documentary “Born to Rewild”. It chronicles a 5,000 mile human-powered trek from Mexico to British Columbia, scouting out wild ways / habitat connectivity. Last year John made a trek on the New York segment of the Algonquin to Adirondacks corridor. 30 minutes plus Q&A. 5:30 PM on Wednesday November 14 at the Clarkson Student Center Room MPR A. Sponsored by Clarkson Institute for a Sustainable Environment, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Clarkson University Outdoor Club.

Sat, Nov 17: Rescheduled to Nov 25 Jenkins Mountain We will look for a nice fall day to climb Jenkins Mountain, starting from the Paul Smiths VIC parking lot. 9 Miles round trip, 900 foot elevation gain. Contact Tom Ortmeyer 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com for details and necessary gear. Level 4: Strenuous.

Sun, Nov 25: Rescheduled from Nov 17 Jenkins Mountain We will look for a nice fall day to climb Jenkins Mountain, starting from the Paul Smiths VIC parking lot. 9 Miles round trip, 900 foot elevation gain. Contact Tom Ortmeyer 315-244-3707, tortmeye@gmail.com for details and necessary gear. Level 4: Strenuous.

Sat, Dec 1: Mac Johnson Wildlife Area Short easy walk/hike to explore this small preserve near Brockville, Ontario. Less than 3 miles, no climbing. Level 1. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sun, Dec 9: Annual Early Season Hike/Ski/Snowshoe at Higley Flow State Park Bring your kids, their grandparents, and your leashed dogs to this annual romp. We’ll ski or snowshoe or hike as the conditions permit for about 2-3 miles followed by a cookout at the Beaver Pond Lean-To. I’ll supply the hot dogs and hot chocolate. Level 1, Easy. Contact Blair Madore, madorebf@potsdam.edu or 315-261-0751.