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Sat, May 7: Phelps Mountain Nine miles round trip with 1982 feet elevation gain. Very strenuous. Level 5. Contact: Eileen & Tom Wheeler, (315) 386-2482.

Sun, May 8: Frontenac Provincial Park Hike Located north of Kingston, Ontario in the Frontenac Arch Bioshere Reserve. We will hike Big Salmon Lake loop, which circumnavigates the largest lake in the park. There is a parking fee, but we’ll carpool so the cost per person is minimal. 10 miles of rolling terrain mostly in mature forest. Level 4. Strenuous for distance, but the terrain is moderate. Contact: Toni Towle and Peter Blood, blackrapids@gmail.com, 613-387-2829.

Sat, May 14: Cycling in Ottawa The tulips should be in bloom. We will view many of the scenic highlights of the city during a 25 mile RT tour on bike paths. Level 3. Contact John Barron, (613) 828-2296 or johnbarron@sympatico.ca.

Sat, May 21: Lampson Falls Clean-up Meeting mid-morning, we’ll hike into the falls to participate in the Chapter’s annual clean-up activities. Bring trash bags and lunch. Call for details. Contact Gene & Carolyn Kaczka at 315-265-4806 or gckaczka@twcny.rr.com.

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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.


Teen Trail Project Scholarships Available
ADK is offering a variety of 5-day trailwork projects this summer for high school students aged 14-17 who would like to spend a week camping in the backcountry, improving trails, and gaining trail construction experience. The Laurentian Chapter is offering two $275 scholarships to cover the participation fee for these projects.

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.

Shared solar power and the Solarize Canton project

2015 Photo Contest Winners

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Previous Outings
Waterfalls of Tooley Pond Road (April 24, 2016)
We were lucky to have glorious sunshine and temperatures in the high 50s. Although this spring is qu ...
Wellesley Island State Park Hike. (Mar 26, 2016)
We had a “bluebird” day exploring the great variety of trails on the island. We enjoyed ...
The Pinnacle (March 19, 2016)
Sunny and cool. Not much snow depth so we didn’t need snowshoes, but we needed microspikes for ...
Snowshoe Goodman Mt. near Tupper Lake (Mar 5, 2016)
Cancelled due to icy trail conditions. ...

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