Events Archive

Saturday, Oct. 7 - Fall Colors on the Osgood Alison Charles 388-4245 rcharles@usadatanet.netWe’ll canoe from Church Pond through Osgood Pond, to the Osgood River, which is navigable for about three miles, through a spruce swamp and bog. Bring binoculars, lunch and a swimsuit (if you are hardy) about 9 miles Round trip. Level 2

Sunday, Oct. 8 - The Crows Loop Nikki Coates 265-3232 Ron Johnson 769-8241 The Crows are two rocky crags, east of Keene, that provide great views after a steep but short climb. The trip is approximately 3 miles long and takes 2-3 hours with a vertical rise of 1096 feet. Level 2-3

Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Hurricane Mountain Duncan & Lois Cutter 328-4675 A six mile RT with 1600 feet of elevation gain. Level 3-4

Thursday, Oct. 12 - Laurentian Chapter Executive Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm at the Potsdam First Presbyterian Church. Executive Committee meetings are open to chapter members, and all are invited.

Saturday, Oct. 14 - 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 miles of trail are rough underfoot making it seem longer, but the scenery is pretty. Relaxed pace. Bring lunch, water, binoculars (for birding) and a garbage bag to do a little cleanup. Not for young children, unless yours is a tiger. Level 2-3

Sunday, Oct. 15 - Snow Mountain Ann & Armond Spencer 379-1383
We’ll climb Snow Mt. near Keene Valley for some great views of the surrounding peaks, and take a short side trip to a waterfall. RT distance of about 5 miles with 1360 feet of elevation gain. Level 3

Saturday, Oct. 21 - Palmer Hill Mine Hike Brad Pendergraft 265-3010 This is a long drive for a short hike to a very interesting location. We will hike up Palmer Hill and down the other side to see an abandoned iron mine. Iron mining began at Palmer Hill in 1825 and continued until 1893. The deepest work was at a depth of 2200 feet. Bring a hammer, magnet and bags for samples. The hike is easy but good balance is needed on the path. Total distance is about 1 mile. Level 2

Sunday, Oct. 22 - Bike from Norwood to Winthrop Geri Ames 764-0009 We’ll ride from Norwood to Winthrop on an abandoned RR. The bed is nice, even with a few bumpy spots. A 20 mile RT with some nice scenery. Level 2-3

Sunday, Oct. 22 - Santanoni Mountain (Jointly with Glens Falls Chapter) Mike McLean 262-2564 Our main objective will be Santanoni Peak, but time and conditions may let us do Panther as well, and possibly Couchy if the group is willing. Expect some thick going and a long but fun day. Level 5

Saturday, Oct. 28 - Biking Near the Indian Creek Nature Center Tom Ortmeyer 265-8219 We’ll bicycle a 20 mile loop on the back roads near the Center. A mid-morning start with a lunch stop along the way. Level 3

Sunday, Oct. 29 - Owl’s Head Carolyn & Gene Kaczka 265-4806 This is the Owl’s Head near Long Lake. A 7.2 mile Round Trip with approximately 1100 feet of elevation gain. There is a refurbished fire tower to climb. Level 3

Saturday, Nov. 4 - Lyon Mountain Cliff and Gloria Daly (613) 224-4413 Come out and climb the Adirondack’s northeast sentinel. Great views of the High Peaks and St. Lawrence Valley. A relatively short but continuous climb with a few steep pitches. 5 Miles RT 2000 feet elevation gain. Moderate pace. Level 3-4

Saturday, Nov. 4 - Harvest Moon Madness ADK’s gala fall banquet, 10th Annual Live and Silent Auction at the Historic Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY. Details can be found at

Sunday, Nov. 5 - Fall Potluck and Annual Meeting Tom Ortmeyer 265-8219 and Duncan and Lois Cutter 328-4675 First Presbyterian Church in Potsdam, Meet at 5, eat at 5:30. If your last name begins with: A – H bring salad, bread or appetizer, I-N bring dessert, O-Z bring a main dish. The program will feature the Grace Peak Committee.

Sunday, Nov. 5 (Rescheduled to November 11) - Averyville Road to Wanika Falls John Barron (613) 828-2296 Scenic low-elevation hike near Lake Placid. Moderate pace. 13.4 miles, 500 feet elevation change. Level 3-4.

Saturday, Nov. 11 (Rescheduled from November 5) - Averyville Road to Wanika Falls John Barron (613) 828-2296 Scenic low-elevation hike near Lake Placid. Moderate pace. 13.4 miles, 500 feet elevation change. Level 3-4.

Sunday, Nov. 12 - Rocky Falls John & Susan Omohundro 265-8365 Hike to Rocky Falls from the Loj, with a circuit of Heart Lake and a possible climb of Mt. Jo. Distance of 4.5 to 8 miles depending on weather/trail conditions and desires of the group. 8 AM departure Level 3.

Saturday, Nov. 18 - Ampersand Mountain Ed & Stephanie Moczydlowski 268-5507 A short but steep climb with great views from the top. 5.4 miles 1775 feet of elevation gain. Level 3-4.

Sunday, Nov. 19 - Debar Mountain Cancelled! Nancy Skiff 393-7507 We start from the Meacham Lake Campground. Debar is a steady climb of 7.5 miles with 1700 feet of elevation gain. Views from the top can be great. Level 3

Saturday Dec. 2 - Bear Mountain Bog Blair and Marg Madore 265-0602 On this “Kids on the Trail” hike we’ll tromp through woods to a boardwalk over the bog. Plan to eat lunch. Hot drinks will be provided. 3.4 miles RT, Level 1.

Saturday, Dec. 9 - Hike on the Cutters’ trails Duncan and Lois Cutter 328-4675 Plan to hike and enjoy the forest near the Cutter’s home in Nicholville. Bring a dish to pass for a potluck after. Members Only, limit 10 persons. Level 1.

Saturday, Dec. 16 - Rooster Comb Tom Wheeler 265-2013 This early season snowshoe (we hope) is a 4.5 to 5 mile RT with 1720 feet of elevation gain. If time, conditions, and wishes permit we may include a side trip up Snow Mt. Level 3-4

Saturday, Dec. 23 - Whiteface Ski Cancelled! David Trithart 265-8117 This traditional early season ski includes a five mile gradual climb to the ‘castle’ on the Whiteface toll road followed by a pleasant descent. Weather can present difficult conditions including extreme cold and wind. Level 5.

Saturday, Dec. 30 rescheduled to Sat Dec 31 - Ski to Slush Pond Armond & Ann Spencer 379-1383 We biked in this area this summer, and think it would make a nice ski. It’s a fairly gentle trail, approximately 8 miles RT or shorter if we wish. Level 2-3.

Monday, Jan. 1 2007 - Annual New Years Day Outing and Potluck Tom Ortmeyer 265-8219 and Duncan and Lois Cutter 3328-4675 As is our tradition, we will be gathering on New Years Day for an outing and light potluck. Meet at the Outdoor Lodge on the Clarkson campus and hike, ski, or snowshoe the trails. Plan to arrive in the early afternoon and eat around 4. There are no kitchen facilities, just electric outlets. Level 1