Adirondack Mountain Club offering several fall hikes, events
The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) will offer several fall outings ranging from easy to strenuous.
For questions or to sign up for a particular event, contact the leader/organizer for that event. For questions about the overall program, contact Marianne Hebert at 315-265-0756 or [email protected].• Sun. Oct. 1: Owl's Head of Long Lake. This is a fire tower peak, with views accordingly. Pace slow to moderate. 6.5 miles RT, 1200 feet of gain. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296, [email protected] by Friday September 29.
• Fri. Oct. 6-Mon. Oct 9: 40th Annual ADK Columbus Day Weekend in the High Peaks. Accommodations at the Adirondak Loj, hikes at all levels. Information at https://tinyurl.com/ADK-LI-40 . Contact Cathy Stare ([email protected] ) to reserve a spot.
• Sat. Oct. 7: Fall foliage hike to Boreas Ponds. Moderate hike along dirt road near Newcomb, with spectacular views of the High Peaks. 7.2 miles RT, little elevation change. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756 or [email protected].
• Sat. Oct. 14: ADK Fall Trails Day. Volunteer trail maintenance in the High Peaks Region. Meet at 07:30 AM at High Peaks Information Center (HPIC) near Adirondak Loj in Lake Placid. Participants can camp for free in the ADK Wilderness Campground both Friday and Saturday nights. Pre-registration is required if staying in the campground. https://www.adk.org/protect/volunteer/fall-trails-day/
• Sat. Oct. 21-Sun. Oct. 22: Trail Maintenance Weekend. Join in a work blitz to maintain and upgrade trails in our region including Stone Valley and others. Projects range from difficult and technical to easy. Contact Mark Simon at 315-261-8644 or [email protected].
• Sun. Oct. 22: Trail Maintenance on the Red Sandstone Trail. Come out for a few hours to help with general trimming and maintenance of this beautiful trail that runs from Hannawa to Potsdam. Call or email to determine start time and location. Blair Madore [email protected] or 315-261-0751.
• Sat. Oct. 28: Hike along the St. Regis in Nicholville. Attractions include a natural spring, the scenic remnants of Nicholville’s 1910 power dam, the Northcountry’s largest sand mine, views of the river from Eagle Rock, and a series of beaver dams. 3 miles RT, fairly easy. Contact Duncan Cutter 315-328-4675 or [email protected].
• Sat. Nov. 4: Hiking in Murphys Point Provincial Park. Near Perth Ontario, about 1 hour from the Ogdensburg Bridge. Highlights include historic Silver Queen Mica Mine, old homesteads, and Big Rideau Lake. 8 miles, easy to moderate. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or [email protected].
• Sat. Nov. 11: Hike Hurricane Mountain. Newly climbable fire tower at the summit. 6.8 miles RT, 2000 foot elevation gain. Great views from the summit as well as the tower. Strenuous. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, [email protected], 315-244-3707.
• Sun. Nov. 12: Annual Meeting and Fall Pot Luck. First Presbyterian Church on the Park, 17 Park St., Canton. Bring a dish to share and your own tableware. Arrive at 5:00 PM; supper starts promptly at 5:30. Guest speaker Richard Grover will make a presentation on behalf of the Algonquin to Adirondack Collaborative, featuring planning for the A2A Trail. Contact Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482 or [email protected].
• Sat. Dec. 9: Snowshoe at the Newcomb VIC at an easy pace over rolling terrain. Good chance of snow in this region. Interesting terrain with the possibility of wildlife viewing. Perhaps have an early meal in Long Lake on the way back. Contact Tom Wheeler at 315-386-2482.
• Sat. Dec. 16: Annual Early Season Hike/Ski/Snowshoe at Higley Flow State Park. Bring your kids, their grandparents, and your leashed dogs to this annual romp. We’ll ski or snowshoe or hike as the conditions permit for about 2-3 miles followed by a cookout at the Warm Brook Lean-To. I’ll supply the hot dogs and hot chocolate. Easy. Contact Blair Madore, [email protected] or 315-261-0751.