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Tuesday Outing - FTC    [ Hike ]

Tue, Aug 15, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- This week we are going to do Mt Tremper in the Catskills as part of the Fire Tower Challenge series. Call or email for info.

Hooper Mine, William Blake, Botheration Ponds, Plus Elizabeth Point Loop, North River    [ Hike ]

Sat, Aug 19, 2017, 8:30 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- This hike in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area is approximately 8 miles round trip with little elevation change. An all day, but not night, outing with no mishaps. Please dress for Adirondack weather change, rain gear mostly. Meeting place: Tops Market, Main Street, North Creek. See you there, hiker buds. P.S. No bears allowed on this hike!

Lost Gorge rockhop    [ Bushwack ]

Sun, Aug 20, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- The gorge is full of user friendly rocks, crystal pools, and waterfalls of all sizes. Approximately 4 miles, 1000 foot ascent, at a moderate pace. North Boquet River, Dix Mountain Wilderness.

Boreas Ponds Bike Ride    [ Bike ]

Sat, Aug 26, 2017, 7:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863


- Let's check out the Boreas Ponds via a bike ride on the dirt road through the newly acquired Boreas Ponds Wilderness area. When we reach the pond, we will spend the day exploring in the area, returning back on the 3.6 mile bike ride to the parking area around 5pm (3.6 miles is the nearest parking area ... if we have to park out on the Blue Ridge Road, it's around 6 miles). Bring swim suits. Warning: This is berry season and I stop for blackberries!

Haystack via Marcy Swamp/Panther Gorge (The JP & Joe show)    [ Hike ]

Sat, Aug 26, 2017, 5:00 am,   Rating: A++
Leader: JP Martin   607-232-0827
Colead: Joe Babcock   518-791-9395


- We will park at the Elk Lake parking lot and hike to Panther Gorge via the Elk Lake Marcy trail. We will hike over the shoulder of Pinnacle and through Marcy Swamp to get to Panther Gorge, which lies between New York's first and third highest mountains, Marcy and Haystack. This area hosts some of the most remote backcountry hiking in the Adirondacks. We will summit Haystack before stopping to enjoy our lunch. This is a long day, but one you will have memories of for a lifetime. We will be meeting at the Queensbury Panera (Northway Exit 19) parking lot Saturday morning at 5:00 am. No phone calls after 8pm please.

Tuesday Outing - Paddle    [ Paddle ]

Tue, Aug 29, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- Not sure where we'll be paddling this week. Usually we are on the water within an hour of Glens Falls. Check in by email or phone the weekend before.

Pharaoh Lake Via Mill Brook    [ Hike ]

Sat, Sep 2, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: C+
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736


- This is a popular approach to Pharaoh Lake and is about a 7 mile round trip in to a lean-to on the lake. Only 300 feet of ascent and a relaxed pace is expected. Early fall is a nice time to do this.

Cliff and Redfield    [ Hike ]

Sun, Sep 3, 2017, 5:30 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Wayne Richter   518-893-7895


- We'll take the route from Upper Works, via Flowed Lands, and past the outlet to Lake Colden. We'll get the cliffs of Cliff behind us first, then ascend Redfield for its fine summit view. It's about 19 miles and 3700 feet of elevation change. This is a long and difficult hike so you need to be in good shape.

Executive Committee monthly meeting    [ Meeting ]

Wed, Sep 6, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: John Caffry  


- Board meeting at Crandall Library in the Holden Room (2nd floor of the library).

MacNaughton via MacNaughton Brook    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Sep 9, 2017, 6:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863
Colead: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- At 4000 feet, and taller than 4 of the original 46 High Peaks, lies MacNaughton. Our approach will be from the west, via the beautiful MacNaughton Brook. After a 5 mile hike to Preston Ponds, the brook herd path begins. For about 2 miles we'll be climbing - in and along the brook (rock scramble), squeezing through some overgrown blowdown (bushwhack), and up the path to the summit. Approximately 14 miles and 2800 feet ascent. Nice views along the way, and a rewarding finish vista!

Monthly Monday Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Sep 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 - Paddle    [ Paddle ]

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


- Not sure where we'll be paddling this week. Usually we are on the water within an hour of Glens Falls. Check in by email or phone the weekend before.

Ellen and Abraham - Vermont 4000 footers    [ Hike ]

Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 5:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Eric Kimmelman   518-866-8521
Colead: Akane Suzuki  


- Join us for a trip to Ellen and Abraham, two of Vermont's five 4000 footers and most scenic peaks. We will start at the Lincoln Gap trailhead and hike up to Abraham. We will then hike over the ridge to Ellen where will see wonderful views of the Adirondacks from just past the summit. Along the way, we will also have great views from the observation platform on Lincoln. 13 miles and 2500 ft elevation gain.

Sawteeth-Gothics-Armstrong/In Memory of Neal Andrews    [ Hike ]

Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 5:45 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Ron Lester   518-899-4187


- I first met our departed friend in 1996 on my initial ADK outing that included these 3 peaks. We car-pooled together that day, and little did we know of some grand adventures that would be shared in the future. Mt. Hood, Denali, Orizaba in Mexico, and Cotopaxi in Ecuador, not to mention several Butt-kickers in the Adirondacks. As my ashes will someday find their home on Gothics, I think it would be fitting to leave a little of Neal there as well. 14+ miles with a view or two.

Pharaoh Mountain    [ Hike ]

Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: B+
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736


- This 8.6 mile round trip is an enjoyable moderate climb to a multi-summited site of an old removed fire tower. It has excellent views in all directions by visiting all five summits. Ascent from Crane Pond is 1470 feet. Plan on an all day outing.

Tuesday Outing - FTC    [ Hike ]

Tue, Sep 19, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- Not sure which Fire Tower Challenge hike we'll do this week. We've done all the ones fairly close to Glens Falls, so we'll head to the Catskills or up into the Adirondacks ... check the website or call/email the weekend before.

Israel, The Holy Land presented by Grethen Steen    [ Program ]

Wed, Sep 20, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   518-798-0615


- Program will be held at Crandall Library. Gretchen Steen of Fort Edward traveled extensively throughout her career as a Spanish teacher both to keep up her language skills and to offer students the opportunity to experience Spanish culture and language first hand. Since she retired, the travels continue. She and her sister Linda joined Father Tom Babiuch's Fort Edward travel group on a trip to the Holy Land in October of 2016. They started in Tel Aviv, traveled along the coast to Caesarea, Haifa and Acre. Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights were the next stops. Along the way they visited the towns of the Bible. Each was blessed in the River Jordan on their way to Jericho. Floating in the Dead Sea was a unique adventure. And then they experienced Jerusalem. This program weaves in and out of Israel and Palestinian territories exploring this region which is so fascinating historically, relig- iously and culturally.

Marshall Peak and plane crash site    [ Hike ]

Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 5:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Mike Fuller   802-254-3314


- This is my fifth year leading this hike; it's really a fun day. It's 16 miles with the crash site and 14 with just Marshall. If it rains we'll just get the peak, so hope for a sunny day. The plane is intact to sit in for photos. We'll meet at Panera Queensbury at 5:00 or the Upper Works trailhead at 7:00.

Essex Chain Lakes    [ Hike ]

Sat, Sep 23, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: B+
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- Approximately a 10 mile round trip hike loop. Drive Goodnow Flow Road to Woody's Road, then bear left and drive across the one lane bridge over Goodnow River to the DEC sign, then a little farther to the parking area and meeting place. Look for my black Ford pickup. See you there, hiker buds.

Tuesday Outing - Paddle    [ Paddle ]

Tue, Sep 26, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   518-745-7834


- Not sure where we'll be paddling this week. Usually we are on the water within an hour of Glens Falls. Check in by email or phone the weekend before.

Hammond and Moose Mtn. Ponds    [ Hike ]

Sat, Sep 30, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Bill Schwarz   518-307-6091


- Join us in North Hudson, near Northway Exit 29, for exploring Hammond Wild Forest. We'll visit Hammond Pond before doubling back, and then hiking into Moose Mtn. Pond. The trail has gentle grades, but we are doing about 8 miles. Bring lunch and a sense of adventure. Rain cancels.

Lake George canoe & camp    [ Paddle/Camp ]

Sat, Sep 30, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   518-636-3352


- After Labor Day, the lake quiets down, and we should be able to find a nice island site to camp. Probably close to Glen Island, to register without having to paddle too far. Launch will be from the end of Shelving Rock Road. Approximately 5 miles paddling.

Monday Monthly Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Oct 2, 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!

Executive Committee monthly meeting    [ Meeting ]

Wed, Oct 4, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: John Caffry  


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

North River Mountain    [ Bushwack ]

Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 6:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863
Colead: Jayne Bouder  


- Located in the newly acquired Boreas Ponds Wilderness Area, at 3860 feet, Morrissey lists it as #57 of the top 100 in the Adirondacks and he says it has one of the nicest and wildest views of the 100 highest! 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; 2300 feet of elevation gain.

Crane Mountain Loop    [ Hike ]

Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 8:30 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736


- This rocky peak provides some serious climbing in spots but is well worth it, especially in foliage season in the southeastern Adirondacks. Round trip distance is 7.4 miles and ascent is 1154 feet to the 3254 foot, wide summit. We will do a counterclockwise loop going up the ladder side first, dropping down to Crane Mountain Pond later, and returning by the old farmhouse trail. Allow a full day as we will relax and enjoy the summit during lunch. Pace will be moderate.

Tuesday paddle    [ Paddle ]

Tue, Oct 10, 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.

Boreas Mountain Bushwhack    [ Hike ]

Sat, Oct 14, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380
Colead: Jayne Bouder   518-232-9559


- We will meet at the pull off at Route 28N and Route 84, Blue Ridge Road, at 8:00 am, then drive to Gulf Brook Road. We will bushwhack from Gulf Brook Road to the summit of Boreas Mountain. Approximately 5 miles round trip with approximately 1,700 feet of elevation change. Dress for fall weather in the 'dacks and expect the unexpected along the hiking route. See you there, Hiker Buds.

Folded Rock Trail, Cambridge    [ Hike ]

Sat, Oct 14, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Bill Schwarz   518-307-6091


- Sometimes called Peaked Rock Trail, this is a 5-mile round trip in Battenkill State Forest. It is a steep uphill (for much of the distance) to a fine overlook of the Battenkill Valley and Taconic Range, at 1600 feet. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Rain cancels.

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.

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.

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  


- Board meeting at Crandall Library in the Holden Room (2nd floor of the library).

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.

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!

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: Jaye 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 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.


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