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Peaked Mountain    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

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


- 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.

Glacial Erratic from King Phillips Spring    [ Bushwack ]

Sun, Dec 17, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: A-
Leader: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- This is a large, delicately balanced (looking) glacial erratic, with a nearby view of the East Dix Ridge. From King Phillips Spring we'll briefly follow a rock climber's trail, then begin the bushwack. Approx. 5 miles, w-1300 ft ascent.

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. Bob and I have decided we will do Hadley Mountain for New Year 2018, a B hike about 4 miles round trip with 1526 feet of elevation change to the 2675 foot summit.

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.

Pryamid & Gothics    [ Walk/Ski/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Jan 20, 2018, 6:30 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Steve Mackey   518-793-6484


- I've led this several of the past few winters. It is my favorite winter hike. We will ski down the Ausable Road and then switch to snowshoes for the climb. The ski in is gently uphill, so the real fun is on the way out. The upper part of Pyramid is very steep. It is not scary, but it is hard. Last year we used those little plastic sleds on the steep descent, and had a wild ride. The winter views from both Pyramid and Gothics are spectacular. Every year I get a few people that want to go, and they don't ski. You are welcome to come; we will wait for you on the way out.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Ski/Snowshoe ]

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


- If the conditions allow, we'll cross country ski along the Ausable Club Road or into Camp Santanoni. Call or email for info as it gets closer.

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 within an hour of Glens Falls depending on how much snow we have.

Ski Wilton Preserve--NOT the Scout Camp    [ Ski ]

Sat, Feb 3, 2018, 8:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Bill Schwarz   518-307-6091


- Wilton Preserve consists of 4 properties, and we'll visit two others besides the best-known scout camp area. Fox Tract and the Edie Road trails are excellent for ungroomed skiing--but that means no beginners! We'll ski about 4 hours, so bring water and snacks. Lack of snow may cancel, or make this a hike (it's happened before).

Pine Pond Trail    [ Ski ]

Sun, Feb 4, 2018, 7:00 am,   Rating: A-
Leader: Steve Mackey   518-793-6484


- I was thinking of leading something different, so I got out some Adirondack Explorers to see what sounded interesting. In the Nov/Dec 2015 issue they wrote about "The old road to Oseetah." It is a little south of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. It involves spotting a car, but it looks like it wouldn't involve too much extra driving. The trail is around 9 miles and fairly gentle. The article said, "This can be a reasonable outing even for a novice skier in good shape. The terrain is mellow, and most people will find the downhills fun rather than scary. As a bonus, there is much more downhill than uphill." So far, every winter I have planned this, when the day rolls around the conditions are not conducive. If we have bad skiing this year, we will snowshoe Scarface instead.

Monthly Monday Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Feb 5, 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 ]

Tue, Feb 6, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: C
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This will be a short and easy trip since there is a geocache trip on Monday that I hope to go on. Depending on the conditions, we'll walk or snowshoe something without too much elevation.

Hoffman Mountain    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Feb 10, 2018, 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.

Colden in the Cold    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Feb 10, 2018, 5:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Joe Babcock   518-791-9395
Colead: Akane Suzuki   518-999-9999


- We will meet at Panera at 5 am and head up to the HPIC parking area to start this hike. I always enjoy hiking this mountain and it is a nice winter climb. Come prepared for the weather and I look forward to a great day in the park.

Mount Jo and Heart Lake Valentine Hike    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Feb 10, 2018, 9:00 am,   Rating: C
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736
Colead: Christina Bombard  


- This little mountain overlooking Heart Lake is only 2.3 miles round trip and 700 feet of elevation gain. It has very good views of many of the high peaks.

Ski Siamese Ponds Road    [ Ski ]

Sun, Feb 11, 2018, 8:00 am,   Rating: B+
Leader: Bill Schwarz   518-307-6091


- Since the Botheration Loop lost its bridge, that trail is problematic--so we'll ski the Old Farm road as far as we like, and maybe check out some of the side trails too. We may be breaking trail--this is ungroomed--so no beginners! Bring water and lunch. Distance: 6 to 8 relatively flat miles with some water crossings. Poor snow conditions may mean going to nearby Garnet Hill ski center, which charges a fee.

Tuesday Outing    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Tue, Feb 13, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: B+
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This week we'll try to do a Fire Tower Challenge hike (snowshoe). We will probably go down to the Catskills since Kathi needs some of those to finish off her winter FTC! So unless the driving is bad, that's the plan. Call or email as it gets closer to find out which Fire Tower we'll be visiting.

Niagra Mtn.    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Feb 17, 2018, 7:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- This one lives in North Hudson, and has views of Hoffman, Sunrise, Macomb, and nearby Camel's Hump. Approximately 7 miles (including 3 1/2 miles of bushwacking) and 2100 feet ascent, at a moderate pace. From Walker Brook.

Banff Mountain Film Festival    [ Program ]

Mon, Feb 19, 2018, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- The Glens Falls Chapter of ADK with the SUNY Adirondack Outings Club is hosting The Banff Mountain Film Festival at SUNY Adirondack on Presidents Day. If you haven't been...you don't know what you're missing! If you have been in the past, you've probably already gotten your ticket. See ad in newsletter and get your ticket today or it might be sold out! Please stop in and thank our local sponsors mentioned in the ad!

-"7,000 Miles to a Wilderness Ethic: A Transformation After One Year on the Pacific Crest Trail, Te Araroa, and the Appalachian Trail" Presented by Tyler Socash    [ Program ]

Wed, Feb 21, 2018, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   518-798-0615


- Program to be held at Saratoga Springs Public Library. After 28 years of outdoor recreation inside the Adirondack Park, Socash went beyond the Blue Line to complete a yearlong trek across the Pacific Crest Trail, New Zealand's Te Araroa, and the heralded Appalachian Trail. It's a lively tale, 7,000 miles in the making, of mountaintop euphoria, unexpected trail magic, encounters with long-distance legends, heartbreak and renewal. This grand adventure into the wilderness inspired Socash to help defend the wildest remaining places in New York's Forest Preserve, namely, the newly purchased Boreas Ponds Tract. If you've ever imagined completing a thru-hike someday, this is the presentation to attend! The intricacies of thru-hiking will be discussed, but be forewarned that the photographs and the entertaining retelling of the quest may spark your own wanderlust sooner than expected...

Trailless Dixes    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Feb 24, 2018, 5:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Wayne Richter   518-893-7895
Colead: Mike Fuller   802-254-3314


- We'll begin with the two mile walk in from the winter parking lot. Our likely ascent will be by the Macomb slide to the summit. Our next peak will be South Dix. From there, it will be out to Grace and back. Hough is only a possibility, as it will depend on conditions, timing and how the group feels. All contacts and sign ups to Wayne.

Tuesday Outing    [ Other ]

Tue, Feb 27, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- So this week I thought I'd do something different and schedule an ice skating outing. Hopefully, there will be an outdoor rink available then. If not, we can head to the free Open Skate at the Glens Falls Rec Center behind the Y. Afterwards, we'll find a spot to have a warm beverage!

Lost Pond Peak    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Mar 3, 2018, 6:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- #49 of the ADK 100 Highest. From Scott Clearing Lean-to, Indian Pass. 10 miles, 1700 feet ascent.

Boreas Ponds    [ Ski ]

Sun, Mar 4, 2018, 7:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Steve Mackey   518-793-6484


- I planned this trip last winter, and the conditions weren't good so I canceled. We will try it again and keep our fingers crossed. If the conditions aren't good for skiing I might try to bike in, with my fat bike. The road in is fairly gentle. It does have some hills, but they shouldn't be difficult. I'm not sure how far they will plow, so this is either a 6-7 mile round trip, or a 12-13 mile round trip. If the inner parking area is open, we might need four wheel or all wheel drive vehicles to get there safely. We also might have to break trail, but I'm guessing this will be a popular destination, and it will already be broken. We should be able to ski around the lakes a bit, if the ice is safe, so that will be a nice bonus. The views of the Great Range from the ponds are outstanding.

Monday Monthly Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Mar 5, 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/Ski/Snowshoe ]

Tue, Mar 6, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This week we'll try to hike one of the mountains surrounding Lake George with microspikes? snowshoes? or just boots? You never know what we'll need this time of year! Call or email as it gets closer.

Executive Committee Meeting    [ Meeting ]

Wed, Mar 7, 2018, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: John Caffry   999-9999


- Location - Crandall Library

Cheney Cobble    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 5:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863
Colead: Jayne Bouder  


- 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 from Tahawus about 4 miles on the Allen Trail, then about 2 miles on logging roads in the newly purchased state land, then about a 1.5 mile bushwhack. About 15 miles, 3 miles of it bushwhack; 2200 feet elevation gain.

Blue Mountain Fire Tower    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sat, Mar 10, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: B
Leader: Amanda Gomez   518-526-8932


- As apart of the Fire Tower Challenge, Blue Mountain fire tower is a 4.0 mile round trip that is an excellent snowshoe climb with great views of multiple lakes including Raquette Lake and a part of Long Lake. A few of the High Peaks are also visible to the northeast. Bring warm clothing as the summit may be windy and wear appropriate winter clothing. (Please bring micro spikes as well.) We are sure to be treated to some fabulous views! So breath deep that fresh mountain air! Carpooling encouraged.

Tuesday Outing    [ Hike ]

Tue, Mar 13, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: B
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This week we'll try to do another Fire Tower Challenge hike in the Catskills for anyone working on the winter challenge. Still another week or so left to have them count as winter! Call or email for more details as it gets closer.

"The Irresistibility of Historic Preservation", presented by Steven Engelhart.    [ Program ]

Wed, Mar 14, 2018, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   518-798-0615


- 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. This program is a general introduction to understanding the importance of preserving our nation's built environment. Using illustrations from all over the eastern seaboard and from the Adirondack region, it explores the many reasons that individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and governments are increasingly involved in promoting historic preservation, because preserving architecture adds beauty to our lives, connect us to our past, fosters community and national identity, contributes to community revitalization, helps to conserve energy, and is part of how we manage change and growth in an increasingly chaotic world. Irresistible, right?

Bog Hollow Ski    [ Ski ]

Sat, Mar 17, 2018, 9:30 am,   Rating: C
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736


- This old railroad bed would make a nice easy 4 mile round trip cross-country ski just east of Saratoga Springs on Route 29. So wear some green and join us for some level skiing.

3410ft    [ Bushwack ]

Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 7:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- 3410 lives about a mile southeaast of Macomb Mountain and has great views! Approximately 9 miles (including 3 miles of bushwacking) and 3300 feet ascent. From WMB, North Hudson.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Hike ]

Tue, Mar 20, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This is the bad weather day if last week's FTC hike didn't happen. But if it did, then we'll be doing a walk somewhere in the Glens Falls or Saratoga area. Call or email the weekend before for info.

Tuesday Outing    [ Hike ]

Tue, Mar 27, 2018, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This week we'll be doing a hike at Moreau State Park. Not sure which trail. Maybe Lake Bonita to Lake Ann? Stay tuned and check in the weekend before.

monday Monthly Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Apr 2, 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!

Potash Mountain    [ Hike ]

Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 9:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Steve Mackey   793-6484


- Jungle Jim and I have spent quite a few days this past fall working on this trail. We are waiting for the official okay from the DEC before we do the heavy duty work on the state land part, but the trail is pretty much ready to go. It is going to be very popular once it officially opens. This is a nice opportunity to see it before it gets crowded. It is only about a mile and a half one way, but it has quite a bit of elevation to it. So far it doesn't appear to be muddy, so we'll see if that holds true in mud season.

North Saddle & the Diameter    [ Paddle/Camp/Hike ]

Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 7:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: jayne bouder   518-636-3352


- April 21-22 These two live on South Bay, near Whitehall. So do our hosts, Tim and Mary. Saturday we'll put in at the Rt 22 bridge, unload at their place, and paddle to and past the Diameter Cliff. This end of South Bay is seriously beautiful and wild, with eagles, beaver, osprey, and spawning Gar. On Sunday we'll hike to the Waterwall, Devil's Den, and North Saddle. Approximately 8-10 miles of paddling, 4-6 miles of hiking, and 1300 ft ascent, at a moderate pace. See "Saddles State Forest."

monday Monthly Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, May 7, 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!

Monday Monthly Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Jun 4, 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!


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