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Events, 2021

Sat, Jan 2: New Year Gathering and Potluck We will celebrate the New Year with a (socially distanced) gathering 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 bathrooms will be open at the Lodge. Contact Joan Trivilino,, 315-276-1663 for more information.

Sat, Jan 9: Ski to Clear Pond in White Hill Wild Forest, Parishville It is 1.9 mi. from the paved road (where we park) to the pond, following a snowmobile trail. The trail continues along the north side of the pond. Depending on how far we can go, the round-trip will be 4 to 5 miles. This is a moderately strenuous trip. It will be weather dependent for skiing. We will hike if there is no snow. TL David Trithart

Sat, Jan 23: Ski to High Rock This almost 8 mile round trip ski tour begins in Wanakena and follows an old truck trail to a beautiful outlook over the Oswegatchie River. The trail is mostly level and passes several pretty beaver meadows. Level 3. Contact Holly & Neil Woodworth at 315-848-2953 or

Sun, Jan 24: Outdoors Indoors - Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Debra White will talk about the trip she took to Peru with her children Coleman and Emily Goughary. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: Contact Daqing Hou,, for more information.

Sat, Feb 6: Hike/snowshoe at Peavine Swamp The Peavine offers three loops, and if followed to the end, which we won’t do this trip, access to Cranberry Lake and a lean-to. On this outing we’ll start at Route 3 and explore Loop 1, which circles on rolling terrain 4 miles through mostly hardwoods. It’s a rough route to ski, so we are declaring this a snowshoe trip. If the snow is thin, we’ll do it in spikes or bare boots. A joint outing with North Woods chapter. Laurentian chapter members only. Contact leaders by Feb. 4 latest. Limit 10. John and Susan Omohundro,

Sun, Feb 7: Outdooors Indoors - Following Legends: The 46 Unsupported Thru Hike Katlin Rhodes & Bethany Garretson talk about their unassisted through-hike of the 46 high peaks: trip preparation, equipment, food, etc. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: Contact Daqing Hou,, for more information.

Wed, Feb 10: Laurentian Chapter Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 pm via zoom. Contact David Katz,, 315-386-4393 for details.

Sat, Feb 20: Skiing at Murphy's Point Provincial Park Near Perth, Ontario. In winter the campground roads and some hiking trails become well-groomed ski trails. We’ll ski for about 2-1/2 hours. About 10 km, level 2-3, easy terrain. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or

Sat, Feb 27: Snowshoe to Pinnacle Mountain We’ll snowshoe from Rte. 458 near Santa Clara in to Pinnacle Mountain, the round-trip will be 4 to 5 miles. The first 1.5 miles to the base of the mountain is flat, and then a 380 foot rise on the mountain trail. Moderate. Contact trip leader Tom Ortmeyer,, 315-244-3707.

Sun, Mar 14: Outdoors Indoors - Ridiculous Adventures of a National Park Ranger Park Ranger and Potsdam College alum Kristi Rugg talks about her adventures hiking and working in our National Parks. Live via zoom, 7-8:30PM. Zoom link: Contact Daqing Hou,, for more information.

Sat, Mar 20: Spring Equinox Road Walk This road walk will be 4-6 miles along one of the branches of the Grass River. We’re hoping for early spring conditions, the choice of route/distance will depend on the weather. Fairly Easy-Moderate. Contact trip leader Tom Ortmeyer,, 315-244-3707.

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