Adirondack Mountain Club offers outdoor outings through fall
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:19 pm

The Laurentian Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club will offer a series of outdoor outings during the fall season. All outings are free to the public.

Chapter outings range in level from “easy” to “very strenuous.”

For more details contact the trip leader. More information can be found at

The full schedule follows:

“The Ledges” hike will be Oct. 6. This one mile round trip hike of rock ledges near Malone is suitable for families and seniors. Contact Bill at 262-2952.

The Wakely Mountain climb will be Oct. 7. This six mile round trip climb is strenuous, but includes a 360 degree view from the fire tower at the summit. Contact Marianne at 265-0756.

The Ampersand Mountain climb will be Oct. 13. This 5.4 mile round trip climb is strenuous, but includes a view of Saranac Lake to the north and the Seward range to the south. Contact Tom at 265-8219.

The “Tour de How Island” bike trip will be Oct. 14. This 25 mile round trip ride will end at a pub in Ganaoque, with moderate effort. Contact Toni or Peter at 613-387-2829.

The Pinnacle climb will be Oct. 14 near Santa Clara. This one mile round trip climb is suitable for young children, with views of the St. Regis watershed. Contact Neal at 386-4648.

Work on Stone Valley Trail will occur Oct. 20 and 21 starting at 8 a.m. Projects include a new trail, maintenance, and trash clean up. Contact 262-2571 to contribute.

The Sargent Pond loop will be Oct. 27. This five mile hike is moderate and passes five ponds. Contact Ann at 379-1383.

A map and compass course will be held Nov. 3. Contact John at 613-828-2296.

The St. Regis Mountain climb will be Nov. 4. This 6.8 mile round trip climb is strenuous. Contact Dana Chudzinski at 528-3468.

The Gatineau Park hike, near Ottawa, will be Nov. 10. This seven mile trip is strenuous. Contact John at 613-828-2296.

A potluck dinner will be held Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 17 Park St., Canton. Bring a dish to share and tableware. Marry Coffin will speak about the North Country National Scenic Trail. Contact John at 613-828-2296.

A wilderness first aid course is tentatively scheduled for Dec. 1. A nominal charge will cover first aid supplies. To confirm the date contact John at 613-828-2296.

The Higley Flow State Park hike and cookout will be Dec. 8. Families and dogs are invited for this easy two mile trip, ending in a cookout at Beaver Pond. Contact Blair at 265-0602.

The Grassy Pond ski and snowshoe will be Dec. 22. This 3.5 mile round trip trail is suitable for beginners and families and includes an Osgood River crossing. Contact Duncan at 328-4675.