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Monthly Fire Tower Challenge hike    [ Hike ]

Tue, Oct 17, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- We've done the Fire Towers close to Glens Falls, so we'll have to head further into the Adirondacks or down to the Catskills to get a new one! Call or email the weekend before to see which one we'll visit this month.

Indian Pass Summit Rock & Scramble    [ Hike ]

Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 7:00 am,   Rating: A-
Leader: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- From Upper Works. Approximately 9 miles, 750 feet ascent. Rock scramble is downhill from Summit Rock, and is optional.

Tuesday Paddle    [ Paddle ]

Tue, Oct 24, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- In October, the evenings aren't really long enough for a paddle so I'll be doing the trips during the day and maybe exploring a little further from the Glens Falls area. Call or email the weekend before for details.

Annual Dinner    [ Program ]

Fri, Oct 27, 2017, 6:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Anne Paolano   518-798-3055


- Annual Dinner at Great Escape Lodge just off Exit 20 of Northway. Happy hour at 6, dinner at 7 with program to start shortly after. See article in newsletter or online for more info.

Shelving Rock Mountain and Falls Loop    [ Hike ]

Sat, Oct 28, 2017, 8:30 am,   Rating: C
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736


- We will park near the Shelving Rock Falls Trail and do the Lake Loop and head up the mountain trail when we finish the lake loop. Total distance is about 5 miles and ascent is less than 500 feet. Lets get out and enjoy mid fall cool, bug-free hiking!

Hoffman Mountain    [ Hike ]

Sun, Oct 29, 2017, 6:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- From Big Pond we'll head north up a hardwooded ridge (with views east) toward Hoffman's thick, viewless summit. But, a few minutes farther on, is a peek through the trees at Elk Lake and the High Peaks. 11 miles (8 trail-less), 2,500 foot ascent, at a steady pace.

Executive Committee monthly meeting    [ Meeting ]

Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: John Caffry  


- Meeting to be held at the Tavern on Aviation Road in Queensbury

Chimney Mt. near Indian Lake    [ Hike ]

Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 8:15 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Jack Whitney   518-793-9210


- Chimney Mt. Let's explore this mountain located near Indian Lake. There are numerous caves and rock formations to explore. The rocky summit provides a 360 degree panorama. 3 - 4 miles round trip with 760 feet of elevation gain.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk ]

Tue, Nov 7, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: C
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This is the first outing of the weekly Tuesday outings for the season (Nov-June). So, I thought we'd start with something easy and do a walk around Lake George. We haven't done that in a few years. We'll start at the parking lot for Ushers Park and walk along the southern shore. We'll check out the Charles Wood park and battlefield. Then head up along the western side to Shepards Park and through the back streets to the start of the Prospect trail. Finally wind up at a coffee shop and then back to the cars. Just a little warm up and explore Lake George area outing. Call or email for more details the weekend before.

Goodnow The Great!    [ Hike ]

Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 5:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Joe Babcock   518-791-9395


- Hello Happy Campers! We will be heading off to hike Goodnow Mountain in Newcomb with a chance to visit the fire tower for those who like a great view. After finishing this 3.8 mile round trip, we will take a quick break at the Adirondack Interpretive Center, also in Newcomb. Then it is off to Camp Santanoni to see an Historic Great Camp. This hike is a 10 mile round trip on a fairly level dirt road. I have been there in 3 of the 4 seasons and it is a great trail in boots or snowshoes. It will be a Great Day in the Park. Meet at Exit 19 Panera Bread parking lot at 5 am or at Goodnow Trailhead Parking at 7 am.

ADK Headquarters Fall workday    [ Other ]

Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- Come join me to help get the ADK headquarters building set for the winter. Rake up leaves, take down the screens, cut back the plants, maybe do some staining if we have a nice day. There are also some indoor jobs and usually something for everyone including scones, cookies, pizza and other goodies! Stay an hour or until 2:00 when we normally wrap up! Many hands make light work! Thanks!

Vanderwacker    [ Hike ]

Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Steve Mackey   518-793-6484


- I was looking in Adirondack Explorer for ideas, and came across Vanderwacker. I've seen it many times from the High Peaks, but have never been there. It is 5.2 miles round trip. The first 1.5 miles is relatively flat and then it climbs steeply. It has a fire tower on top, so if you are working on the challenge, it counts. Bring warm clothing just in case it is windy up top.

Monthly Monday Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Nov 13, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   518-798-0615
Colead: Mo Coutant   518-745-7834


- During the school year, we go out every month for a walk or hike with the purpose of finding geocaches that have been hidden lately. You don't have to know anything about geocaching to come. It's just another excuse to get out in the woods. Call or email a few days before to find out the plan!

Tuesday Outing    [ Hike ]

Tue, Nov 14, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: B
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This week we'll hike up Prospect Mtn...not the gazebo trail, but the unmarked trail from the Buck Mountain trailhead on the Lake. It's a bit longer and harder to follow, but it's always fun to explore new areas. Call or email the weekend before for more details.

An Adirondack Portfolio, 1902-1935: The Hiking Stories and Photographs of Francis Bayle presented by Bob Bayle    [ Program ]

Thu, Nov 16, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   518-798-0615


- Meet author Bob Bayle for a book signing and conversation about his book, An Adirondack Portfolio, 1902-1935: The Hiking Stories and Photographs of Francis Bayle. The book features the stories and photographs of his father, Francis Bayle, who took hundreds of photographs of the Adirondacks throughout his life, providing a unique representation of what the area looked like in the early 20th century.

Cheney Cobble    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 6:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863
Colead: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- Located in the newly acquired Boreas Ponds Wilderness Area, at 3683 feet Morrissey lists it as #74 of the top 100 in the Adirondacks and he says it has "really unique and awe inspiring views!" Previously only accessible over private land, we will approach via a 3 mile hike on the road to Boreas Ponds, followed by about 2.5 miles of old logging roads and then 2 miles of bushwhack. About 15 miles, 4 miles of it bushwhack; 2200 feet elevation gain.

Tuesday Outing - FTC    [ Hike ]

Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This will be a Fire Tower Challenge hike either in the Adirondacks or Catskills. Call or email the weekend before for details.

Turkey Trot #19 Saratoga Battlefield    [ Hike ]

Thu, Nov 23, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: C+
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- Once again, let's work up that old Holiday Hunger with approximately 4 to 5 miles of hiking in the Battlefield Park. Meet at the visitor's parking lot off Route 32, Stillwater. Dress for rain or snow. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk ]

Tue, Nov 28, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: C
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This week we'll head down to Saratoga and walk along the Bog Meadow trail along Route 29 heading out to Saratoga. This is a nice walk along an old railroad track that was converted to a trail. Call or email a couple days ahead for more details.

Membership table at the Victorian Street Walk    [ Other ]

Thu, Nov 30, 2017, 6:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Pat Desbiens  


- Our chapter will have a membership table at the Post Office from 6 to 9 pm.

Wallface Mountain    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Dec 2, 2017, 5:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863
Colead: Jayne Bouder  


- #71 of the 100 Highest in the Adirondacks at 3700 feet, Wallface is best known to climbers for its awesome face. We will start at the Loj and follow the Indian Pass Trail from the north for about 4.5 miles with about 1000 feet of elevation gain. Then we bushwhack for 0.7 mile, going up about 1100 feet to the summit. Good views of the Santanonis, Sewards, MacIntyre Range and the Sawtooth Range. Morrissey says it's the best view from the trailless lower 54. 10 hours, bring headlamps; it gets dark at 4:30.

Tuesday Outing    [ Hike ]

Tue, Dec 5, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This will be a Fire Tower Challenge hike either in the Adirondacks or Catskills. Call or email the weekend before for details.

Executive Committee Meeting    [ Meeting ]

Wed, Dec 6, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: John Caffrey  


- Board meeting at Saratoga-Wesley Health Center, Civalier Conference Room.

Peaked Mountain    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Dec 9, 2017, 8:30 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736


- This is a nice, small, 2919 feet mountain in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area near 13th Lake. If there is snow we will snowshoe or if none just hike. Total length is about 7.2 miles from the 13th Lake parking area.

Pole Hill Pond    [ Hike ]

Sun, Dec 10, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Jack Whitney   518-793-9210


- We will start from the trailhead and go in a counter-clockwise direction up to Walnut Ridge and then down to Pole Hill Pond. Depending on the conditions, we will either do a loop or spot cars. 4-6 miles total with moderate elevation gains.

Monthly Monday Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Dec 11, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   518-798-0615
Colead: Mo Countant   518-745-7834


- During the school year, we go out every month for a walk or hike with the purpose of finding geocaches that have been hidden lately. You don't have to know anything about geocaching to come. It's just another excuse to get out in the woods. Call or email a few days before to find out the plan!

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Hike ]

Tue, Dec 12, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- I think we'll do an easy hike or walk this week. I'm going to wait to see what the conditions are like in mid December. Call or email the Sunday before to find out the plan.

Wilton Wildlife Park    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Dec 16, 2017, 10:00 am,   Rating: C+
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- Let's hike around three miles in a real nice place for this holiday time outing. We will pass by an old fire tower along the trail. Meeting place: Wilton Wildlife parking lot off Route 50 and Scout Road, Wilton. Please bring snow shoes and cold weather gear. Happy Holidays from Rich.

Annual Cookie Walk    [ Walk ]

Tue, Dec 19, 2017, 10:30 am,   Rating: D/C
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- The Tuesday before Christmas is the annual walk around Moreau Lake with a stop at the warming hut for holiday cookies and drinks. You could bring a real lunch too...but that's optional. Cookies to share and a beverage of your own are required! We just do a short walk around the lake to get to the real activity of enjoying everyone's treats.

Annual New Years Day Hike    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Mon, Jan 1, 2018, 9:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736
Colead: Bob Aspholm   518-683-4970


- Destination and exact description will be announced later but will probably be somewhere in the Lake George area. So call Reg or Bob in December and help us ring in the new year the healthy way with good mountain club friends.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Ski/Snowshoe ]

Tue, Jan 2, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This outing will all depend on the conditions. We'll ski, snowshoe, or walk in the Wilton Wildlife Preserve depending on how much snow we have.

Executive Commitee Meeting    [ Meeting ]

Wed, Jan 3, 2018, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: John Caffrey  


- Location - Crandall Library

Cliff and Redfield    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Jan 6, 2018, 5:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Wayne Richter   518-893-7895
Colead: Mike Fuller   802-254-3314


- Our primary goal will be Cliff, with Redfield added if time and conditions allow. If Flowed Lands is frozen, we'll go in from Upper Works and make the spectacular crossing over the ice. If not, we'll go from Adirondack Loj via Lake Arnold. We'll determine the route shortly before the hike, depending on conditions. All contacts and sign ups to Wayne.

monthly Monday Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Jan 8, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   518-798-0615
Colead: Mo Countant   518-745-7834


- During the school year, we go out every month for a walk or hike with the purpose of finding geocaches that have been hidden lately. You don't have to know anything about geocaching to come. It's just another excuse to get out in the woods. Call or email a few days before to find out the plan!

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Hike/Ski ]

Tue, Jan 9, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- See Tuesday Jan 30th

TR Mountain    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Jan 13, 2018, 6:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863
Colead: Jayne Bouder  


- Named for Teddy Roosevelt, this is a short winter hike to a #61 of the Adirondack 100 Highest. Morrissey suggests climbing it in the winter to get a better view, so that's what we will do! 4 miles and 1600 feet of elevation gain on the trail towards Marcy, then take a right and bushwhack 1/4 mile with another 400 feet of gain. Views of Colden. About 6 hours and we will be out in the daylight!

Ski Pack Forest    [ Ski ]

Sat, Jan 13, 2018, 8:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Bill Schwarz   518-307-6091


- Let's hope for some early-season snowfall, or we'll be hiking - it's happened before. These are not groomed trails - we may be the ones breaking trail - so no beginners! We'll ski 6 or so miles, maybe going around the lake. Bring lunch and water. This a a SUNY demonstration forest just north of Warrensburg with some climbs and descents on the routes.

Tuesday Outing - FTC    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Tue, Jan 16, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This will be a Fire Tower Challenge hike either in the Adirondacks or Catskills. Call or email the weekend before for details.

A whirlwind tour of a few Ntl Parks and landmarks    [ Program ]

Wed, Jan 17, 2018, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   518-798-0615


- This program will be at Crandall Library in Glens Falls. Come join us on a whirlwind tour of a few National Parks including Red Rocks, Sequoia, and Yosemite as well a few smaller parks and other landmarks we could fit in during 2 weeks.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Ski/Snowshoe ]

Tue, Jan 23, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- See Jan 30th

Hudson Crossing / New Year Outing    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Jan 27, 2018, 9:00 am,   Rating: C
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- Just a nice little outing by the Hudson River. Around two miles of hiking or snowshoeing up to Eagle Point and back to the Schuylerville Lock 5 area. Bring your field glasses and warm clothes. If there's eagles in the area, old Eagle Eye Rich will spot them! Meeting place: Hudson Crossing parking lot (lock 5), Schuylerville.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Ski/Snowshoe ]

Tue, Jan 30, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This outing will depend on the conditions. We'll ski, snowshoe, or walk in the Wilton Wildlife Preserve depending on how much snow we have.


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