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Sun, Feb 25: Snowshoe Hike to Harper Falls We’ll do an early afternoon snowshoe hike into Harper Falls on the Middle Branch of the Grass River, enjoy the falls, and explore some of the trails downstream from the Falls. Four to six miles round trip, and mostly flat. Fairly Easy. Contact Tom Ortmeyer at 315-244-3707 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Feb 25: Outdoors - Indoors: Cycling Routes of the St. Lawrence River Valley and Northern Adirondacks Potsdam Civic Center Community Room (above the police station), 7:30 PM. After several years of work and revisions, Tom Ortmeyer and John Barron’s cycling guidebook to St.Lawrence County and neighboring areas of the North Country and Canada was released this summer by ADK Publications. Tom and John will describe the growing cycling program in the Laurentian Chapter, how the many varied routes suggested the idea of a guidebook, and the process of developing a manuscript and having it published in the digital age.

Sat, Mar 3: High Rock Ski This level trail in Wanakena, in the Cranberry Lake Wilderness area, follows an old truck road to a pleasant lunch spot on rocks overlooking the Oswegatchie River. 7.8 miles RT. If no snow, we’ll hike the Moore trail nearby, which also follows the Oswegatchie River. 4 miles RT, Level 2-3 depending on conditions. Joint outing with North Woods Chapter. Chapter members only. Limit 12. Contact: Leaders: John and Susan Omohundro, adknwoutings@gmail.com.

Sat, Mar 10: Bear Mountain Snowshoe or hike This will be a loop beginning at the gate of the Cranberry Lake campground. Nice views of Cranberry Lake. Approximately 5.5 miles RT, leisurely pace. Elevation gain 677 feet. Level 3, Moderate. Contact Marianne Hebert 315-265-0756 or hebertm@potsdam.edu.

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All-Club Outing Calendar listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon, another chapter may be.

Previous Outings
Peavine Swamp (Feb 17, 2018)
We had ideal and pleasant winter weather for our planned ski trip; but the weather sequence in the d ...
ADK Winter Outing (Jan 19-21, 2018)
Tom Ortmeyer and John Barron went to the all-Club seasonal outing on the Tug Hill Plateau. We enjoye ...
Snowshoe at the Newcomb VIC (Dec 9, 2017)
Cancelled due to a lack of participants.
Janack's Landing (Nov 17, 2017)
The day unfolded in three phases, from dull to brilliant. First phase: we convened under battleship ...

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