Sat, Feb 25: Saranac Six - Scarface This hike is 6.8 miles RT with a 1480’ ascent. Level 4. While there isn’t a summit view, this trail wanders through the forest and past several brooks, making it a beautiful winter hike. Contact Felicia Neahr (518) 321-4956 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun, Feb 26: Rescheduled from Feb 19 Cloud Forest Birding in Montane Ecuador (Outdoors-Indoors). Ecuador, a country only twice the size of New York, has more than 1600 identified species of birds including over 130 species of hummingbird. Tom Wheeler will present pictures and experiences from birding Ecuador’s cloud forests, as well as scenes from Quito’s historic center. More details
Sun, Mar 5: Saranac Six - Baker Mountain Baker Mountain is the shortest climb of the Saranac 6ers. This trip is approximately 1.8 miles RT with 884’ ascent. Level 3. Contact Felicia Neahr (518) 321-4956 or email@example.com.
Sat, Mar 11: Snowshoeing to Trombley Landing 3.5 miles RT to a lean-to beside the Raquette River near Tupper Lake. Small hills but little change in elevation. Beginners and children welcome. Level 2. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All-Club Outing Calendar listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon, another chapter may be.
Celebration of Peter Blood's Life
Long-time Laurentian Chapter member Peter Blood of Lyndhurst, Ontario, passed away February 22. He was an a active participant and leader in many chapter activities including hiking, paddling, snowshoeing, and cycling. He completed the Winter 46 last year. There will be a drop-in, tentatively planned for Tuesday afternoon, February 28, in Gananoque, Ontario. Contact John Barron, 613-828-2296 or JohnBarron@sympatico.ca for details.
2017 Photo Contest Opens
Photos taken between 10/1/2016 and 9/30/2017 on topics of interest to the Adirondack Mountain Club and Laurentian chapter are eligible. Winners will be announced at the Laurentian Chapter annual meeting in November.
Winter 2017 Outdoors-Indoors Schedule Announced
Jan 22 Three weeks living in an Albatross colony on Midway Atoll
Feb 26 Cloud forest birding in Montane Ecuador (Originally scheduled for February 19)
Mar 12 Conservation in Protected Areas: Central Africa to the North Country
2017 Eastern Canada Extended Outings Being Planned
The Laurentian Chapter is considering two outings of about a week to eastern Canada in late August – mid-September 2017: hiking the High Gaspe, QC, and hiking/paddling at Mt. Carleton Provincial Park, NB