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Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Hike ]

Tue, Mar 21, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- See March 28th

Patagonia with John Schneider    [ Program ]

Wed, Mar 22, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   798-0615


- This will be a joint program with Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and will be held at Saratoga Springs Public Library.

Jay Range    [ Hike ]

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 6:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863
Colead: Jayne Bouder   636-3352


- One of the most spectacular ridge walks in the Adirondacks. Great views from this summit and ridge. We will hike the new trail which is about 6 miles round trip. About 2000 feet elevation gain.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Hike ]

Tue, Mar 28, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- Depending on the conditions, we'll do either a walk, hike, snowshoe or ski. Most of the time within an hour of Glens Falls, but occasionally a bit further away, so call or email the weekend before to find out the plan for that week.

Pilot Knob Gazebo and Waterfall hike    [ Hike/Snowshoe ]

Sun, Apr 2, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: C+
Leader: Jack Whitney   793-9210


- This is a easy hike with views on the east side of Lake George. From the gazebo it is about a mile to the waterfall. Bring your camera for some great photos of the waterfalls.

Monday Monthly Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, Apr 3, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   744-9348
Colead: Mo Coutant   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, Apr 4, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- We'll do either a walk or hike most of the time within an hour of Glens Falls, but occasionally a bit further away. So call or email the weekend before to find out the plan for that week.

Executive Committee monthly meeting    [ Meeting ]

Wed, Apr 5, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: John Caffry  


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

Young Members: Game Night/Social    [ Other ]

Thu, Apr 6, 2017, 6:30 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Stephanie Graudons   518-332-4624


- Spend a fun evening with some of ADK's fabulous young members! We're planning to do a game night, which may be board games at a Glens Falls member's house, or we may opt to go out bowling. Either way, it's going to AWESOME! Members and prospective members are both welcome! More details to come as it gets closer. Email Stephanie at stephanie@adk.org for more info and to sign up.

Last of the snowpack hike    [ Hike ]

Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 5:00 am,   Rating: A+
Leader: Mike Fuller   802-254-3314
Colead: Eric Kimmelman   518-866-8521


- Join us for 2017's last of the snowpack hike. We will start from the brand new High Peaks Information Center and hike through Avalanche Pass to Lake Colden (hopefully they are still frozen! If not, bring your swimsuit for a polar plunge) and take the infamous "calf burner" trail to Algonquin. We will cross over Algonquin and return to the Information Center, completing a 12 mile loop with 3000+ feet of elevation change. Meet at Exit 19 at 5am! Bring lots to eat and drink, as well as a sense of humor. All sign ups and trip contacts to Eric.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Hike ]

Tue, Apr 11, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- See April 25th

Hadley Mtn. Neal Andrews Memorial Hike    [ Hike ]

Sat, Apr 15, 2017, 8:30 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736


- The last time I saw Neal was on Hadley in the spring when he was going up with two of his exchange students. Hadley is a great mountain to hike in spring when the wildflowers are blooming. There are supposed to be over 75 species of wildflowers available for viewing on this hike. So, if you are fluent in identification or just like looking at pretty flowers, come and join this day-long excursion. Views of the Sacandaga River and Adirondacks from the top are also excellent.

Tuesday Outing    [ Hike ]

Tue, Apr 18, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: B
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- This will be a Fire Tower Hike, probably in the Adirondacks, but possibly in the Catskills! Call or email the weekend before for more details.

Fairy Ladder Falls    [ Hike ]

Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 6:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863
Colead: Jayne Bouder   636-3352


- This elusive 90 ft staircase waterfall lives in Elk Pass. At 3111 feet elevation, it is the highest major waterfall in the Adirondacks. We will follow the Gill Brook Trail, passing Artists Falls along the way. Fairy Ladder Falls lies a tortuous quarter mile off the Colvin trail. If we're still in one piece we'll take in Fish Hawk Cliffs, Indian Head, Rainbow Falls and a few other much easier falls on the way back. 11 miles, 2200 feet ascent. All Day Hike.

Thunder Mountain Recreation Area    [ Hike ]

Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 10:00 am,   Rating: C
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- This will be a nice little hike in the forest with not much elevation change. It's a 1.3 mile trail that goes past a neat pond. Hope for good weather. Meet at the Thunder Mountain parking lot off North Road and north of the Village of Greenwich, approximately 1 mile. Look for the red metal gate on the right side of the road heading north and for my black Ford pickup.

Young Members: Leader's Choice Hike    [ Hike ]

Sun, Apr 23, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: B
Leader: Stephanie Graudons   518-332-4624


- Join ADK's young members for a moderate spring hike somewhere in the Lake George region. Enjoy some fresh mountain air for somewhere between 3-6 miles, depending on what we do. In the past, we've done Hadley Mountain as our spring hike, but maybe we'll switch it up this year and do Black Mountain or something else. Members and prospective members welcome. Hike is weather permitting; steady/heavy rain will cancel. Email leader no later than 12pm on April 20th to sign up.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Hike ]

Tue, Apr 25, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- We'll do either a walk or hike, most of the time within an hour of Glens Falls, but occasionally a bit further away. So call or email the weekend before to find out the plan for that week.

Africa with Neal and Edna Van Dorsten    [ Program ]

Wed, Apr 26, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   798-0615


- This will be a joint program with Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and will be held at Crandall Public Library.

Tongue Mountain    [ Trail work ]

Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Tom Ellis   518-638-6139


- The clearing/maintenance work will start at the northern end to Deer Leap. Then we will head south to Clay Meadows. Call leader for more details.

Monday Monthly Geocache    [ Geocache ]

Mon, May 1, 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    [ Walk/Hike ]

Tue, May 2, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- We'll do either a walk or hike most of the time within an hour of Glens Falls, but occasionally a bit further away. So call or email the weekend before to find out the plan for that week.

Executive Committee monthly meeting    [ Meeting ]

Wed, May 3, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: John Caffry  


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

South Bay and Diameter Cliff    [ Paddle/Camp/Hike ]

Sat, May 6, 2017, 7:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   636-3352


- May 6-7. These two live on South Bay, near Whitehall, as do our hosts Tim and Mary. Saturday, put in at the Route 22 bridge, unload the boats, and continue paddling to the Diameter Cliff. On Sunday we'll hike to the Waterwall and Devil's Den. Approximately 8-10 miles of paddling, 4-6 miles of hiking, and 600 foot ascent.

Spring Bird Walk - Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park    [ Walk ]

Sat, May 6, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: C
Leader: Rich Speidel   623-2587


- May is a great time to hear and see native and migrating birds in our area. This will be an easy morning walk of about three miles along the trails and varied habitats of Camp Saratoga. We will stop often and record the bird species identified. Group size is limited, so please call ahead to sign up. The rain date is Sunday, May 7. Meeting Place: Camp Saratoga, Scout Road.

Tuesday Outing - Paddle    [ Paddle ]

Tue, May 9, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: B
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- This week we'll try to do a paddle if we can. It's traditional to start out the paddling season with our toughest paddle (not usually too bad) from Lake Luzerne to Second Lake. It does involve going over or through a beaver dam or two and getting out in a few spots where the water is too shallow to paddle. So skip this trip if you're a beginner or don't want to get out of your boat. Call or email for more details.

Full Moon Neal Andrews Memorial Hike    [ Hike ]

Wed, May 10, 2017, 5:00 pm,   Rating: B
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- So I didn't hike very often with Neal Andrews, since I didn't think I could keep up! But I do remember doing a full moon hike with him about 20 years ago up a mountain on the east side of Lake George. John Schneider and I were sweeps on that hike and he thinks it was Buck Mountain, so I'll trust him! Neal did a great job leading the hike and didn't push the group too fast at all! I remember thinking it was a cool thing to do a full moon hike and it seemed like a "Neal" thing to do, but since it was a rare Neal trip that didn't start before the sun came up and end after it went down... it was more in my wheelhouse! Neal was a great leader and active member of ADK, so I'm happy to do this hike in his memory and spread some of his ashes as requested. We'll go up Buck Mountain from the lake side since it's wide and easy to follow. 6.6 miles, 2000 foot ascent. Headlamp and extra batteries required! Call or email for more info.

Vanderwhacker Mountain    [ Hike ]

Sat, May 13, 2017, 8:00 am,   Rating: B
Leader: Reg Prouty   518-747-9736


- This fire-towered mountain provides excellent panoramic views of the high peaks region. It is near route 28N and the Boreas River. The ascent is 1650 feet and round trip distance is 5.4 miles. Bring a lunch and plan on a full day outing.

Tuesday Outing - FTC    [ Hike ]

Tue, May 16, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: B
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- This week we will be doing a Fire Tower Challenge hike...not sure which one, so call or email the weekend before for specifics.

"The ADK Fire Tower Challenge from a Historical Perspective" presented by Laurie Rankin.    [ Program ]

Wed, May 17, 2017, 7:00 pm,   Rating: NR
Leader: Sarah King   744-9348


- Everyone enjoys the views from the cab of a fire tower, but why are they there in the first place? Please join Laurie Rankin, Director the NYS Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association for an in depth look at why fire towers were placed on so many of the mountaintops in the Adirondacks. This program will be held at Crandall Public Library at 7pm. No reservations required and free and open to the public.

Hackensack Mountain Loop    [ Hike ]

Fri, May 19, 2017, 11:00 am,   Rating: C+
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- We will make a loop hike around the backside, across the top, and back down the rocky trail to the starting point past the old Blister Hill Ski tow. A moderate trail with approximately 560 feet of elevation change and approximately 3 to 4 miles of hiking. Meet at the trailhead off Prospect Street, Warrensburg. Look for my black Ford pickup. See you there hiker buds.

OK Slip Falls, caves and Blue Ledge Overlook    [ Hike ]

Sat, May 20, 2017, 7:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Nick Ringelberg   518-522-6863


- This is a memorial hike for Neal Andrews, one of the few hikes I had done with him with two of his "boys." We will hike on a DEC trail 3 miles to the fabulous OK Slip Falls, then an easy bushwhack 1 mile to the first cave at Carter's Landing on the Hudson River where we will check out the crazy rafters floating by. The Blue Ledge cave and lookout is another mile bushwhack. Both caves are easy entry, stoop over access, fairly dry, no ropes or climbing experience required. Headlamps or flashlights needed. 10 miles total, 1,500 feet elevation gain. If there is time, on the trail on the way out we will check out the old Crehore Garnet Mine with a cavern and 90 foot tunnel. Hope for a warm day and the ice in the cavern will be a refreshing treat!

Tuesday Outing - Paddle    [ Paddle ]

Tue, May 23, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- We usually do the Glen Lake fen around this time before it gets too choked up with weeds, so that is a possibility for this week. But we may explore a new area...so send me an email or call the weekend before!

Spring Bird Walk - Pack Forest, Warrensburg    [ Walk ]

Sat, May 27, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: C
Leader: Rich Speidel   623-2587


- A leisurely morning walk of about three miles through the woods and along the waters of Pack Forest. There will be plenty of stops to observe the migrating and native birds crossing our path. We will check for birds around Pack Forest Lake and may visit the Grandmother's Tree, a towering 175-foot white pine some 325 years old. Group size is limited, so please call ahead to register. The rain date is Sunday, May 28. Meeting Place: Pack Forest - Route 9, 3/4 mile north of Route 28.

Tuesday Outing    [ Walk/Hike ]

Tue, May 30, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: NR
Leader: Maureen Coutant   745-7834


- We'll do either a walk or hike, most of the time within an hour of Glens Falls, but occasionally a bit further away. So call or email the weekend before to find out the plan for that week.

Spring Bird Hike & Climb - Pack Forest, Warrensburg    [ Walk/Hike ]

Sat, Jun 3, 2017, time TBD,   Rating: C+
Leader: Rich Speidel   623-2587


- This morning and afternoon birding trip includes the shoreline of Pack Forest Lake, and a gradual 400-foot climb to a scenic overlook for lunch atop Ben Wood Mountain. We will cover a round trip distance of about five miles at an easy pace, and record the bird species identified. Group size is limited, so please call ahead to sign up. The rain date is Sunday, June 4. Meeting Place: Pack Forest - Route 9, 3/4 mile north of Route 28.

Executive Committee monthly meeting    [ Meeting ]

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


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

Mt. Adams Fire Tower    [ Hike ]

Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 9:00 am,   Rating: B+
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- We will meet at the Upper Works, Allen Mountain trailhead, Route 25. Look for the black Ford pickup. The hike is approximately 5.2 miles with about 1,700 feet of elevation change. Great views of the High Peaks on a clear day! Please bring rain gear and warm skin cover, hiker buds; headnets too. Route 25 from Route 84, Blue Ridge Road, Tahawus, Newcomb area. Let's get 'er done. P.S. The black flies will meet us there. Eeks!

Rainbow Lake    [ Paddle/Camp ]

Sat, Jun 24, 2017, 7:00 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   232-9559


- June 24-5. This lake lives east of Paul Smiths. It is somewhat domesticated, with Buck Pond State Campground at one end, camps crowding the other, and views of two fire towers. But there's also plenty of wild area, interesting terrain, and free campsites. We should have time to explore the North Branch (of the Saranac River), Rainbow's namesake eskers, and The Flow without having to rush. The paddle is about 12 miles, at a moderate to leisurely pace. The leader has boats to lend.

Severance Hill (Neal Andrews Memorial Hike)    [ Hike ]

Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 10:00 am,   Rating: C+
Leader: Rich Crammond   518-584-2380


- We will hike to the summit of Severance in honor of one of the Glens Falls / Saratoga Chapter's "great" hike leaders, on his birthday. The trail is a little steep towards the top, 1,693 feet at the summit, and approximately 2 miles round trip. Meet at Severance Mt. trailhead, Route 9, Schroon Lake, 1.5 miles north of the village. Please bring rain gear. We're goin', rain or shine! See you there hiker buds. Neal will be missed by many ADK members including myself.

Racquette Lake & St Williams    [ Paddle/Camp ]

Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 7:30 am,   Rating: A
Leader: Jayne Bouder   232-9559


- July 29-30. We could camp at Big Island or Tioga Point, poke around the Needles, or do South Inlet to the falls (and maybe hike to the old Sagamore powerhouse). I'm open to suggestions. The paddle is 8-10 miles, at a moderate to leisurely pace. I have canoes to lend. Starting at 1 pm on Sunday, St. Williams on Long Point is having their annual chicken barbecue and silent auction. Anyone who would like just to do the barbecue can take a free ferry to there from Raquette Lake Village, between 1-4 p.m. on Sunday.

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).

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.

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).

Executive Committee monthly meeting    [ Meeting ]

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


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


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