Adirondack Mountain Club Laurentian Chapter plans September hikes
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 8:51 am

The Adirondack Mountain Club Laurentian Chapter is planning several hikes over throughout the summer and early fall, including a September kids' event.

August 2 (Saturday) Hike to Lyon Mt. on the new 7-mile RT trail (elevation gain 1900’) winds its way gradually to the summit and fire tower. 360-degree views of Montreal, Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and the high peaks to the south. Moderate to strenuous. Contact Tom Wheeler at 386-2482 or northflow@gmail.com.

August 16 (Saturday) Hike to Nun-da-gao Ridge. Hike to Weston Mountain and Lost Pond. Moderate-to-strenuous hike along a rocky ridge with many panoramic views and attractions along the way. 5 to 6 miles with an elevation gain of 1,403 feet. Contact Marianne Hebert at 265-0756 or hebertm@potdsam.edu.

August 17 (Sunday) Hike to Mt. Arab. A family-friendly 2 mile roundtrip hike with fire tower and steward’s cabin on the summit. Views of Tupper Lake and the Adirondack High Peaks. Educational activities for children to learn about dragonflies and hummingbirds. Elevation gain 700’. Fairly easy. Contact Felicia Neahr at 518-321-4956 or felicia.neahr@gmail.com.

August 23 (Saturday) Hike to Hurricane Mountain. An open peak summit (el. 3678') near Keene with views of the High Peaks. 5.2 mi. RT. Moderate. Contact Blair Madore at 265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu.

September 6 (Saturday) Hike to Low’s Ridge. Enjoy unobstructed views from a rocky ridge over the Bog River flow and valley. View historic mining and logging structures and possibly a ghost Iron Horse chugging along, if conditions are right. 8 mi. RT walk along beautiful marsh wetlands and through mixed forests on a mostly level trail. Moderate. Contact Tom Wheeler at 386-2482 or northflow@gmail.com.

September 20 (Saturday) Afternoon Kids Pirate Hike on Red Sandstone Trail. Sponsored by ADK Laurentian and Nature Up North, this 3-mile walk on mostly level ground includes a hot dog and marshmallow cook-out midway along the trail (all food provided). A little known band of Pirates from the Caribbean lost their gold along this trail. Learn the legend and look for their treasure. Along the way, participants will learn about frogs, beavers, hydropower, the history of the region and more. Limited to 24 participants. Contact Blair Madore at 265-0602 or madorebf@potsdam.edu to reserve your spot.

September 21 (Sunday) Hike to Whiteface and Esther mountains via the Wilmington trail. Great views are the reward after this 6.3-mile (one way) climb. Total elevation gain 4000 feet. Very strenuous. Contact Dana Chudzinski at 528-3468 or chudski63@yahoo.com.

September 30 (Tuesday) Hike to Mont St. Hilaire (Quebec). An announcement from the ASK club says this mountain features extraordinary geology, attractive forests, excellent trails, and great views. New freeways have shortened the driving time from St. Lawrence County. 8 miles RT, 1,800 foot elevation gain. Strenuous. Contact John Barron at 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca