Sat, Dec 10: Early Winter Hike/Ski/Snowshoe at Higley Flow State Park We’ll walk/ski/snowshoe as conditions permit for about 2 miles and finish off with a campfire at the Beaver Pond Lean-To. Hot dogs and marshmallows provided. You bring the kids, their grandparents and the dogs (leashed of course). Contact Blair Madore 315 265 0602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sun, Dec 11: Indian Creek Nature Center An easy afternoon snowshoe (or walk) at the Indian Creek Nature Center, near Rensselaer Falls. Bring the family and try it out. Snowshoes to loan for kids and adults. 2-3 miles. Level 1. Ann Spencer (315) 379-1383.
Sun, Jan 1: New Year's Day Potluck and Outing At the Spencer’s in Canton, 545 Pink Schoolhouse Road (off the Canton Russell road about 4 miles South of Canton). Some Options: If we’re lucky and have snow, there is skiing at the Best Western Golf course, or the Kip trail. Also snowshoeing or hiking or skiing (a little tougher than golf course skiing) on the Spencer’s property trails. Plan to eat about 2:30. Contact Ann Spencer (315) 379-1383.
Wed, Jan 11: Deer Pond Loop Ski This 7.3 mile loop provides 4 miles of flat land with 3 miles of hills. We’ll see Deer Pond, Mosquito Pond, and some Norway spruce that Bernhard Fernow, the nation’s first professional forester, planted in 1900. Intermediate skiing ability needed for the hills. If conditions require us to snowshoe, anticipate a 4.5 hour walk. A shared trip between Laurentian and North Woods chapters. Members only. John Omohundro. 315-244-9131.
All-Club Outing Calendar listing all outings from all chapters. If our chapter isn’t going there soon, another chapter may be.
Camp Colby Scholarships Available
The Laurentian Chapter will sponsor and pay for two kids, who would not otherwise be able to afford a camp experience, to attend the Lake Colby Environmental Education Camp.
Winter 2017 Outdoors-Indoors Schedule Announced
Jan 22 Three weeks living in an Albatross colony on Midway Atoll
Feb 19 Cloud forest birding in Montane Ecuador
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