Events Archive

July - September, 2006

Wednesday, June 28 - EVENING PADDLE AND PICNIC - Dick Mooers, 265-2774 or 854-4186 (cell), This is the first of four Wednesday evening paddles in the upper Raquette hydro reservoirs. We'll grab a bite before we launch. We'll choose from: Above the bridge in Colton, Colton Falls (Three Falls), Five Falls, Rainbow Falls, Blake Falls, and Stark Falls. Level 1 or 2, depending.

Saturday, July 1 (Rescheduled to August 26) - EVERTON FALLS - Robin Rhodes-Crowell, 379-9723, Join us on this kid-friendly hike for hiking, bird watching (bring binocs and ID book if desired) and a picnic lunch. All ages welcome. Level 1

Tuesday, July 4 MT. ARAB CLIMB AND WILD CENTER TOUR - ( Jointly with the Rideau Trail Association) - Cliff Daly, (613) 224-4413, .To start the day off, we'll climb Mt. Arab, enjoy the views from the fire tower, and afterwards head to Tupper Lake to join in the official opening day celebration of the Wild Center, the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks. Level 2

Saturday, July 8 - "BEAT THE HEAT" CANOE TRIP - Alison Charles, 388-4245, This will be a flat-water, laid-back trip to somewhere with good swimming and little or no portaging. Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit, suntan oil, bug juice, and lots of food. Level 1

Sunday, July 9 - CLIMB MT. COLDEN - Charles Tracy, 347-3585 or 347-2696, We will ascend via the Lake Arnold trail and descend by way of Avalanche Lake taking in the two "hitch-up Matildas." 13.4 mile RT, 2850 ft. elevation gain. Level 5

Thursday, July 13 - PADDLE FOLLENSBY AND POLLIWOG PONDS- Duncan Cutter, 328-4675, We'll explore island campsites on Follensby, then a short carry to Polliwog for some great views and swimming. We'll start at 9 a.m. Level 2

Saturday, July 15 - BEAR MOUNTAIN FROM THE CAMPGROUND- Bill Mueller, 262-2952, This is a relatively short loop trail over Bear Mountain with some great views of Cranberry Lake. Level 2

Wednesday, July 19 - EVENING PADDLE AND PICNIC IN COLES CREEK- Tom Ortmeyer 265-8219 We'll put in at the new NYPA boat launch at the north end of Town Line Road, and explore upstream. The wooded eastern shore features numerous inlets to explore. Level 1

Saturday, July 22 - HIKE IN THE WOLF LAKE STATE FOREST- Dick Mooers, 265-2774, Hike a delightful circuit of three small ponds (Huckleberry, Moon and Wolf Lake) near Edwards. The 4.5 mile RT trail is rough underfoot making the distance seem longer, but the scenery is pretty on this relaxed pace walk in the Laurentian Shield. Bring a garbage bag for a little incidental clean­up. Not advisable for young children unless yours is a tiger. Level 2

Wednesday, July 26 - WEDNESDAY EVENING PADDLE- Dick Mooers. See the June 28 listing for description.

Saturday, July 29 - BIKE THE "ICE CREAM LOOP" - Geri Ames, 764-0009, We'll start at the intersection of Rtes 30 and 86 at Paul Smiths, ride down to Donnelly's for ice cream and return via Rtes 3 and 30. Bring water, lunch and money for ice cream. Level 2

Saturday, August 5 - CLEANUP ON CATAMOUNT MOUNTAIN- Cliff Daly, (613) 224-4413, Come and help spruce up our adopted trail on this small but spectacular peak just north of Whiteface. Bring lunch, work gloves, garbage bag and shears. Level 2-3

Sunday, August 6 - BLUEBERRY BUSHWHACK UP BALDFACE- Duncan Cutter, 328-4675, We'll paddle across Debar Pond, bushwhack up to the ledges on Baldface for the views and blueberries, swim off the ledge of the pond, and look for loons on the way out. The paddling is easy, but there is a .3 mile carry from the parking lot, and the bushwhack is strenuous. Level 3-4

Wednesday, August 9 - EVENING PADDLE AND PICNIC ON THE GRASSE RIVER- Alison Charles, 388-4245, We'll canoe from Bucks Bridge to the park in Madrid, a distance of about 3.5 miles. There is one small set of rapids we may have to lift around. I have seen mink, beaver and muskrats and lots of birds on this section so bring binoculars and a swim suit to swim at the takeout. Level 2

Saturday, August 12 - CLIMB STREET AND NYE MOUNTAINS- David Trithart and Rose Rivezzi, 265-8117, These are two of the Adirondack 46 without maintained trails. Approximately 7.5 mile RT with 2200 feet of elevation gain. The trip may be quite strenuous because of trail conditions due to recent blowdown. Level 5

Wednesday, August 16 - PADDLE ON THE ST. REGIS RIVER NEAR EVERTON FALLS- Duncan & Lois Cutter, 328-4675, A short after-dinner paddle below Everton Falls, up to the falls then downstream between the balsams, looking for herons. Convene at 6 p.m. Level 1

Saturday, August 19 - PADDLE IN MIDDLE AND LOWER SARANAC LAKES - Ron Johnson and Nikki Coates, 265-3232, We'll start from the boat launch or South Creek, go through the locks and into Lower Saranac, to swim in Ampersand Bay. Level 3-4

Sunday, August 20 - HIKE IN RESERVE NATIONALE DE FAUNE DU LAC ST-FRANCOIS - Tom and Ann Ortmeyer, 265-8219, We'll tour three short trails in this bird sanctuary located in the wetlands on the south side of the St. Lawrence River just across the border from Ft. Covington. We'll start in the afternoon on the Woodland Trail, then to the boardwalk, and finish with the great Egret Trail in the early evening. Bring photo ID for the border crossing. Level 1

Wednesday, August 23 - PADDLE AND PICNIC ON HANNAWA POND - John and Susan Omohundro, 265-8365, A late afternoon paddle from Brown's Bridge to Hannawa Falls followed by a picnic supper at the new picnic area at the south end of the Red Sandstone Trail. Level 1

Saturday, August 26 (rescheduled from July 1) - EVERTON FALLS - Robin Rhodes-Crowell, 379-9723, Join us on this kid-friendly hike for hiking, bird watching (bring binocs and ID book if desired) and a picnic lunch. All ages welcome. Level 1

Saturday, August 26 - PADDLE ON THE GRASSE RIVER- MaryJo Whalen, 287-1572. We'll paddle in the Grasse above Lampson Falls. There is at least one obstruction to carry around, otherwise an easy paddle. Level 2-3

Sunday, August 27 - SEVEN CARRIES CANOE TRIP- Brad Pendegraft, 265-3010, This is the classic "Seven Carries" trip- there are actually only six carries now, with the longest being a half mile. The others are considerably shorter. Total distance is 9 miles. Level 4

Wednesday August 30 - WEDNESDAY EVENING PADDLE IN A RAQUETTE RIVER RESERVOIR - Dick Mooers. See the June 28 entry for description.

Saturday, September 2 - HIKE ELIZABETHTOWN #2 - Tom Wheeler, 265- 2013, We will a begin the hike on a well defined hunter's path for about two miles. We will then start a bushwhack through mostly open woods and will reach extensive open rock before the summit. There are nice views across much of the southern High Peaks and the Dix wilderness. (Only by unanimous consent would we extend the trip to Spotted Mountain). About 7 miles RT. Level 3-4

Saturday, September 9 - HIKE BAXTER MOUNTAIN - Blair Madore 265-0602, Baxter Mountain in Keene Valley is a 2 mile RT with elevation gain but not too steep. This "Kids on the Trail" hike is an ideal first mountain for kids or grandparents. Plan to eat lunch on the top.

Level 1 Saturday, September 9 - LAKE OZONIA PADDLE - Betty and Donald Peckham, 386-8224, Canoe two miles down Lake Ozonia to the Peckhams' rustic A-frame camp. Enjoy a swim, your bag lunch and exploring the SE end of the lake before paddling back to the put in. Level 2

Saturday, September 16 - PADDLE MIDDLE SARANAC LAKE TO LAKE FLOWER (Jointly with the Champlain Kayak Club) - Dick Mooers, 265-2774 or 854-4186, A fun 14-mile "A" trip for strong paddlers. Plan to meet at Second Pond parking area at 9a.m. to arrange shuttle to Lake Flower parking area. Launch at 10 a.m. There is a limit of 10 boats and some people have already signed up. A nice culminating trip for summer and a dinner at Little Italy. You must contact the leader before the trip. Level 5

Wednesday, September 20 - EVENING PADDLE IN A RAQUETTE RESERVOIR - Dick Mooers. See the June 28 event for description.

New Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24 - STONE VALLEY WORK WEEKEND led by Mark Simon. Multiple crews will install water bars, build cribbing, build bog bridges, and other projects. For information, contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-265-8219 or

Friday, September 29 to Sunday October 1 - FALL OUTING - Tom Ortmeyer, 265-8219,, or Eileen Wheeler 265-2013, The all-club event hosted by our chapter in Star Lake, Cranberry Lake, and Wanakena. Check the ADK Fall Outing website for more information.