Events Archive

October - December, 2012

October 6 (Saturday) Hike “The Ledges” Near Malone, a series of rock ledges overlooks a magnificent view of Adirondack peaks southward. One-mile RT. After a gentle start the base of a hill is reached for a steep, unrelenting 500’ climb. Families and hearty seniors welcome. Easy to moderate, level 2. Contact Bill Mueller at 315 262-2952 or

October 7 (Sunday) Wakely Mt This is one of 28 peaks listed on the “Fire Tower Challenge” website. Wakely fire tower is considered to be the tallest in the Adirondacks. Approximately 6 miles RT. Elevation gain of 1,625 feet. Level 4: fairly strenuous. The summit is wooded, but there are 360-degree views from the tower.  Contact: Marianne Hebert 315 265-0756 or

October 13 (Saturday)  Ampersand Mt. From the top we'll enjoy unimpeded views in all directions, with the Saranac Lakes north and the Seward range south. 5.4 miles RT, 1780' elevation gain, level 4, fairly strenuous.  Tom Ortmeyer, 315 265-8219 or

October 14 (Sunday) ‘Tour de Howe Island’  Bike Trip Starting in Gananoque, we'll cycle a loop which will take us across scenic Howe Island, getting on one ferry and off on the other.  We'll come back either on Hwy 2, which has a paved shoulder, or on back roads. All roads will be paved.  Afterwards we can unwind at a local pub in Gananoque. Approximately 25 miles of mostly gently rolling terrain.  Moderate, level  3.   Contact Toni Towle or Peter Blood at 613 387-2829 or

October 14 (Sunday) Climb The Pinnacle, near Santa Clara.  A one-mile RT to a panoramic view of the St. Regis watershed. This is a good hike for families with young children.  Easy, level 1. Neal Burdick, 315 386-4648 evenings or

October 20 & 21 (Saturday and Sunday) Stone Valley Trail Work Trail work will occur on much of the Stone Valley trail system.  Projects will include: a new mountain bike trail on the West River Trail (pending final approval), maintenance on several of the stairs on the East River Trail,  general maintenance on the trail system, and trash clean-up. Call in advance 315/262-2571 if you are interested in running a crew.  Bring trail tools, gloves, safety glasses, if you can.  We will meet at 224 Lenny Road at 8:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

October 26-28 (Friday-Sunday) College Weekend at Adirondack Loj, near Lake Placid. The ADK has organized this exciting event for EAP and other student ADK members from all over New York. High Peaks climbs, easier hikes, nature walks, history, socializing, more. Contact John Gilewicz, (716) 515-8939 or

October 27 (Saturday) Hike the Sargent Pond loop A five-mile hike passing four pretty ponds. Not much elevation gain. Easy to moderate, Level 2. Ann & Armond Spencer 315 379-1383.

November 3 (Saturday) Map and Compass Course Primarily for EAP students, but others welcome if space available.  Mark Lowell and John Barron leading. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or

November 4 (Sunday) St. Regis Mt. This 2837-foot summit provides fantastic views for a moderate amount of effort, with an ascent of 1233 ft. and a distance of 3.4 mi. (6.8 RT). Level 4, strenuous. Contact Dana Chudzinski 315 528-3468 or

November 10 & 11 (Saturday and/or Sunday) Hiking in Gatineau Park, near Ottawa. Saturday's hike is a circular route that climbs and descends the Eardley Escarpment on faint paths. Great views. There will also be a short off-trail excursion passing a couple of small lakes to illustrate the wonderful possibilities of the Gatineau backcountry. 7 miles, 1000 feet gain, level 4, strenuous. If anyone wants to make a weekend of it, there's the possibility of supper in Ottawa and an easier, very scenic, completely on-trail hike on Sunday. Contact leader if you're interested in Saturday or Sunday or both: John Barron, 613 828-2296 or

November 18 (Sunday) Annual Meeting and Fall Potluck Supper First Presbyterian Church on the Park, 17 Park St., Canton. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Arrive at 5:00 p.m. for supper to start promptly at 5:30. Guest speaker Mary Coffin will tell us about the North Country National Scenic Trail. Contact John Barron at 613 828-2296 or

December 1 (Saturday) Wilderness First Aid Course Primarily for EAP students, but others welcome if space is available. Nominal charge to cover cost of first aid kits supplied. Date being confirmed as we go to press; please check with contact person as early as you can for an update. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or

December 8 (Saturday) Higley Flow State Park Hike and Cookout Families and leashed dogs are encouraged to join us on this easy ski/snowshoe/hike on park trails. We'll walk about two miles, then have a cookout at the Beaver Pond lean-to (food and hot chocolate provided). Contact Blair Madore at 315 265-0602 or

December 22 (Saturday) Grassy Pond Ski and Snowshoe About 3 1/2 mi. RT thru a pine forest with a crossing of the Osgood River. Fairly gentle upgrade on the way in, a nice glide back out, with a clean, cozy lean-to overlooking the pond. Suitable for beginners and families. Level 2, fairly easy. Contact Duncan Cutter at 315 328-4675 or