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Sat, May 27: Titusville Mountain Hike on a steep trail to a viewpoint near the top; then a bushwhack to the true summit and onward to a terrific viewpoint on a cliff looking east. 2 miles RT on trail, 1.5 mile RT of bushwhacking for a total of 3.5 miles RT. 1000 feet of gain. Level 4. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, Jun 10: Dog and Family Hike at Wellesley Island State Park The trails offer a variety of woodland, wetlands and river view walks. Deer, birds and other critters abound. We will explore the trails and visit the Nature Center. Bring lunch and binoculars. 3-6 miles RT depending on the will of the group. Level 2-3. Limited space for dogs, make reservations early. Leashes required (for dogs). Contact: Marianne Hebert, hebertm@potsdam.edu, 315-265-0756 or Michael Minthorn, minthorn@kos.net, 613-354-3032.

Sun, Jun 25: Bicycle the Madrid-Waddington loop This is a 25 miles scenic road loop going down to the St. Lawrence through Chipman Corners, stops at several parks on the river, and then back to Madrid along the Grasse. Largely flat. Moderate. Contact Tom Ortmeyer, 315-244-3707 or tortmeye@gmail.com.

Sun, Jul 16 - Thu, Jul 20: Discovering the Ausable: An Aquatic Stewardship Program This aquatic science program is for teens ages 13-16. Participants will explore the Ausable River watershed, while learning about aquatic ecology and participating in water quality experiments. The groups stay in a lean-to at Heart Lake’s Wilderness Campground while going on field trips everyday in the Ausable River Watershed. Cost: FREE; includes instruction, transportation during the course, all meals, and use of group equipment (tents, stoves, cook sets, etc.). Application required: tinyurl.com/teen-ausable. Registration: 518-523-3441.

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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
The Gulf Unique Area (May 6, 2017)
The weather forecasters were right: despite torrential rain along the nearby St. Lawrence, we had ge ...
Tooley Pond Road Spring Waterfalls Walk (Apr 9, 2017)
This was the first really glorious day of spring with highs above 60F. Thus, a large group of people ...
Road walk on the Dean Road (Apr 2, 2017)
We somehow picked the one beautiful early spring day hidden among a string of rainy ones, and we tho ...
Snowshoe at the Indian Creek Nature Center (Sat. Mar. 25)
Trails were snow covered as a group of eight people hiked the Lowland trail loop and the first third ...

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