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Sat, Sep 10: Tetsmine Lake Loop, Frontenac Park In Ontario, 1.5 hours from Ogdensburg Bridge. Features dramatic Moulton Gorge. Possible swimming. Rough terrain in places. 8 miles RT, Level 3. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca

Sat, Sep 17: Paddling, South Creek (Middle Saranac Lake access) to Ampersand Bay (Lower Saranac Lake) This is a 9 mile version of the usual “14 Miler” run most Septembers by the chapter. Level 3, open water. Meet at South Creek parking area at 9 AM to spot cars, with launch at 10 AM. Bring lunch or snack, dining locally after the paddle. Participants must contact leader Dick Mooers, rmooers@twcny.rr.com, 315-854-4186.

Sat, Sep 24: Tooley Pond Bike and Hike We will explore the lovely Tooley Pond waterfalls with biking from falls to falls. The plan is to leave one car down by the bridge near Sinclair falls and then start the biking from Copper Rock Falls (after hiking in to see that falls). There should be roughly 8 miles of biking and 3-4 miles of walking. Biking will be mostly downhill, but not exclusively and walking will be relatively easy trails. We should hit at least 5 gorgeous waterfalls - big payoff for not a huge amount of effort. Level 2. Contact Jeanna Matthews (jeanna.matthews@gmail.com) or Marianne Hebert (hebertm@potsdam.edu)

Sat, Oct 1: Lows Ridge Hike We’ll hike 2.5 miles on the dirt road to the Upper Dam and Hitchins Pond. There is a marsh, pond, and mixed forest along the way which should provide looks at birds and other wildlife. From the Upper Dam, the one mile trail up the ridge ascends steeply at times. The long stone ridge offers broad, gorgeous views of the Bog River Valley and High Peaks. Relaxed pace. About 7 miles round trip and 450 feet of elevation gain. Level 3, Moderate. Contact Eileen and Tom Wheeler at 386-2482.

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2016 Photo Contest Announced
Photos taken between Oct 1, 2015 and Sept 30, 2016 may be entered in the Laurentian Chapter’s 2016 photo contest. Winners will be announced at the fall annual meeting. Photos submitted from chapter outings are also automatically entered. Photos will be judged in six categories: landscape, nature, action, artistic, people, and portrait.

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Previous Outings
St. Regis Mountain Hike (8/20/2016)
We gathered from the four corners of our region, and set out to climb St. Regis Mountain on a warm A ...
Upper Chateaugay Lake Paddle (7/24/2016)
A late changing weather forecast led to a 1-day delay in this outing. Our Sunday paddle started at ...
Paddling Tupper Lake to the Wild Center (7/16/2016)
From the State boat launch we paddled under the Rte 30 highway bridge and followed the Raquette Rive ...
Cathedral Rocks, Bear Run, and Pyramid Falls (6/25/2016)
At lookout above Bear Run:Niall Barron. In the background, Bear Den Mountain, Dix, Dial, Nippletop, ...

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