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  2. It was an Autumn for the ages in the mountains. The most vivid and longest lasting foliage I can remember, just driving through the notches on the way to the trailheads was a joy. Sarge got in some spectacular hikes on his way to finishing his NH 48 4000 foot mountains! Yay for Sarge :) Enjoy the pictures! Hiking along the Brothers on the way to Big Slide over in the Adirondacks. Great Range in view The Calamity! More info here Flowed Land, Mount Colden in View Par for the course in the ADKs. Herbert Brook Herd Path on Mount Marshall Peek-a-boo Sarge on the Fire Warden's Trail, Mount Hale Sarge and Piper, the Derp Squad on Signal Ridge Castle View in Randolph, NH Rainbow Trail on the way to Carter Dome Sarge above Carter Notch with Wildcat A peak across the way Carter Notch Lake Daddy, is that you?? Making a new friend Ear flappin' - wind sniffin' on Mount Madison Professor Biscuit(s) on Mount Adams Snack break on Mount Adams Happy dog! Cairn watching Sarge says, "Winter is coming soon at Thunderstorm Junction." Back yard peepin' Hide n' seek last place Rocky Branch Trail Heading into the Engine Hill glades Open and easy bushwhackin' Engine Hill glades Mount Isolation Rocky Branch Trail Flume Slide Trail Cooling off the pads! Charging up Flume Slide Mount Flume Taking in the views of the Pemi Wilderness Mount Liberty 4000 foot fluff ball Liberty Spring Trail Livermore Trail Sandwiches in the wilderness...YUMMY! Bottom of North Tripyramid Slide Moment of zen Mountain goat! Top of North Tri Slide Middle Tripyramid viewpoint Sarges 48 finish on Middle Tripyramid. High five'rs all around!! Top of South Tripyramid Slide does this boulder make my fluff butt look too fluffly??!! Peak foliage is over...Soon Snow Patrol Sarge starts heading to the Bowl in Tucks :) View the full article
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    Hopefully we':ll have some fall foliage color around Durand and Eastman Lakes, returning along the southern edge of the park. Meet 9:45 a.m. at the kiosk near the Durand Eastman Park Office/Maintenance Bldg (43.23196, -77.55616) at 100 Zoo Rd off Lake Shore Blvd for a 10:00 a.m. hike start. Some trails have exposed roots or are leaf covered. Please dress for the weather, bring some water to drink, and wear boots or trail shoes with good traction. Hiking poles would be useful on the steeper sections. Contact: Jim Bishop at adk.gvc.trpldr@gmail.com with any questions. Additional Information: The Saturday Hikes are offered as a benefit to current and potential new members of ADK. All our hikes have a steady pace, so are not "nature strolls" but they arealso not "endurance tests" although we do at times hike at a brisk pace. You'll always want bring plenty to drink. Equally important, is the proper footwear, gear and clothing for changing conditions. Our hikes our planned by our leaders to last two hours, but many times unexpected delays can occur, so if you are pressed for time, thishike may not be a good fit. We're always looking for new places togo and additional leaders. Minors are welcome when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If not, the responsible adult must have the signed release which is available on our website. Dogs are not allowed on this hike.
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    Taylor Pond

    A 12 mile hike from Taylor Pond to Catamount mountain.
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    Avalon Park &amp: Preserve (C+)

    This approximate 3.0 mile loop is rated C+ for some ups & downs. It is an easy hike for everyone. We will visit a labyrinth, asculpture called The Sphere and perhaps see varied wildlife. Dogs are welcome on leash only, strictly enforced. Contact me for meeting place & any questions. Rich Greguski, 631-921-2375 or hipeak19@optonline.net Bring a bag lunch & water. Rain cancels.
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    Burger Hill and Ferncliff Forest

    Sun, Nov 24 –: Burger Hill &amp: Ferncliff Forest Leader: Annette Caruso, annettecrs@gmail.com 845 891-3361 This is a 2 part hike. We will meet at Burger Hill at 11am and walk to the top. We will thendrive to Ferncliff Forest and have a picnic lunch before hiking. Fine to just do part 2, Meet us for lunch at Ferncliff Forest at 12:15. Hike to start at 12:45. Rain cancels, snow and we’ll snowshoe, ice bring micro spikes. Confirm with leader and for additional information.
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    Minnewaska State Park Hike

    Sat, Nov 16 –: Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in theno-hunting zone). 8-ish miles, route will depend on conditions. Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com Am thinking to include Mossy Glen, Blueberry Run, possibly out to Wolf Jaw Trail, then various carriage roads and perhaps a bit of Jenny Lane to get back to parking area.Contact leader for meeting time and details. Empire State Pass or parking fee.
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    Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

    Sun, Nov 10 - Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan –: Class C, 2 to 3 miles Leader: John Ragusa 917-692-1159 or john.ragusa@bnymellon.com Home to the only forest on Manhattan Island and the only remainingsalt water marsh. We will hike on the blue and orange trails that will take us through the heart of the park’s wild forest with lovely views of the Hudson River, Palisades and Spuyten Duyvil Creek and the Henry Hudson Bridge. We will see the spot where Native Americans “sold” Manhattan Island to Peter Minuit. If time permits, we will visit the nearby Dyckman Farmhouse and Museum, the oldest farmhouse in Manhattan. Meet at 1:00 pm at the end of 207th Street. Directions: Take the 10:50 am Metro-North train from Poughkeepsie or 11:08 am from Beaconto New York. Transfer at Tarrytown and take the 12:13 pm local train toNew York. Get off at the University Heights station. Walk up the stairsand take the University Heights Bridge across the Harlem River into Manhattan. This is 207th Street. Continue on 207th Street about a half-mileto the end where the entrance to the park begins. Look for a yellow “End” sign. Bring picnic lunch and long pants. Heavy rain cancels. Confirm with Leader.
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    Table Rocks and Bonticou Crag

    Sat, Nov 9 –: Table Rocks &amp: Bonticou Crag, B Joint with Mohonk Preserve Leader: Ginny Fauci gefauci@gmail.com 845-399-2170 text preferred Meet at Mohonk Preserve’s Spring Farm Trailhead at 9:30 am. We’ll hike out to Table Rocks, back over Northeast Trail and up Bonticou Crag Trail. Depending on time & interest we may continue over Guyot Hill before going back to parking lot. Bring Lunch, snacks, and layer for the weather. Rain will cancel. If there’s snow, we will snowshoe. Carry micro-spikes with you in case of ice. Confirm with leader.
  11. Sun, Nov 3 –: Scenic Hudson’:s Falling Waters Preserve (FWP) & Saugerties Lighthouse C+ 3.5 miles Leader: Carla Barrett barrettinclinton@gmail.com Cell 315-527-8478. This is a family-friendly walk/hike. Start at 11AM at FWP and then all go by own car with Leader to the Lighthouse Trail 8 minutes away. We can eat lunch on the Lighthouse deck in the middle of the River. This event appeals to walkers and hikers of all skill levels. Children welcome. Some hills and a few tricky spots along the Hudson River shoreline can be avoided. Shoes may get wet/muddy. Bring food and water; binoculars if you have them. Meet at FWP, Dominican Ln, Saugerties, NY 12477. Driving Directions: Off Route 9W or Route 32 south of Saugerties, follow Main St in Glasco NY to Delaware and York. For GPS: 45 York St, Saugerties 12477 will put you near the entrance where there is a sign. Confirm with leader.
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    Mills-Norrie State Park

    Fri, Nov 1 - Mills-Norrie State Park. Leader: Georgette Weir, georgette.weir@gmail.com 4-mile morning loop hike that includes the scenic River Trail and other woods paths. Contact leader for meeting time and details.
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    Potash Mtn Hike

    November 21: Potash Mt. Hike Leader: Gail Gabriels Difficulty: Moderate 2.8 miles; Elevation Gain 1033` Duration: 2.5 - 3 hrs. Limit: 15 Description: This is an out and back trail that starts offmoderate with a rock scramble at the top to an open summit. Wear layersand bright colors, and bring water, snacks or lunch. MeetingTime/Place: Those wishing to carpool, meet at Exit 24 at 10:00 or at the trailhead at 10:30. Trailhead is located on Potash Rd. (6.8 miles offof 9N toward Lake Luzerne). Contact: Gail Gabriels at gailgabriels@gmail.com or 518-644-3034 and let me know where you will meet.
  14. November 21: Hike to Pillsbury Lake (Home of French Louie) Leader: Dorean Page Difficulty 4-5 Moderate Distance 3.3 Miles from Pillsbury Mountain Trailhead. Approx. 7 miles RT Slow very gradual incline for about 1.5 miles then rolling terrain. Duration 4-5 hours Limit: 15 Note: If there is a heavy snow, the access will be closed and hike cancelled. Description: We will travel into the Jessup River Wild Forest where Old "French Louie" Seymore set his traplines and lived contented in the forest except to bring his pelts to market at Newtons Corners twice a year. Bring lunches to picnic by thelake. Meeting Place/Time: We will meet at 9 am the intersection of the Perkins Clearing road and Old Military Road to carpool or caravan tothe Pillsbury Mountain trailhead that is about 2.9 miles from the Perkins Clearing turn-off. The road is rough in spots and requires good clearance and traction. It is hunting season, so wear bright jackets/hats. Directions from North: From Indian Lake go south on NY 30 to theDEC sign on the right that says Mason Lake Access and turn onto dirt road (If you pass the Mason Lake picnic pull off, you passed the road. Take dirt road for 3.1 miles to Perkins Clearing trail sign and intersection with Old Military Road. We will meet there and carpool to the trail head. Directions from South: About 3 miles north of Speculator Look for the DEC sign on the left that says Perkins Clearing Tract and Access to Pillsbury Mountain, Cedar Lakes, Spruce Lake. Take this road about 4.1 miles to an intersection that has the trail sign for the trailsand an Old Military Road sign. We will meet there to carpool or caravanto the trail head. Contact: Dorean Page 518-548-5758 (you can leave message) doreanp@gmail.com
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    Cold River Chapter Potluck

    November 14: Potluck at Rich and Noelle':s Home Assisted by Lance and Rose Cooper Address: 47 Clarkson Road, Chestertown, NY Come celebrate Thanksgiving with CRC, the Coopers and the McCrums! Turkey and ham will be provided. Please bring a dish that will go with turkey and ham. Your dish should be for 12. We will need appetizers, salads, vegetables and dessert. Be sure to bring your place setting and beverage of choice. Don't forget to bring personal care product for the North Country Outreach Center. Happy Hour: 4:00 to 5:00 Meeting: 5:00 to 5:30 Dinner: 5:30 Directions: From North Creek take route RT 28 to Rt 8/9 . Turn left on RT 8/9. Continue on Rt8/9. Pass OP's Restaurant on the left. You will soon pass the Loon Lake public beach and dam. Turn left on Whiteschool House Rd. Take the first left on to Clarkson Road. Its a dirt road. Our house is onthe left side of the road. Signs will be up for where you can park. Address: 47 Clarkson Road, Chestertown
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    Hike Cat Mountain

    November 14: Hike Cat Mountain Leader: Sue Sliva Difficulty: Moderate Duration: 3 hours Limit: 15 Description: Cat Mountain from Edgecomb Pond is 3.8 miles round trip with 1,125 feet of elevationgain. The trail is fairly flat and easy for the first mile and then becomes steeper. The climb is rewarded with a great view of Lake George at the summit. Meeting Place: We will meet at the parking area at exit 24 of the Northway at 11:30 am. Contact: Sue Sliva at suesliva@aol.com or 518-494-4215
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    Little Narnia

    November 14: Little Narnia Leader: Dan Smith Difficulty:Very Easy, 1.5 mi, 50' total Rating: 1 Duration: 1.5 hours Limit: unlimited Description: This is a chance to hike a set of private trails recently opened to the public. You will be able to hike theseno-hunting no-vehicle trails anytime (daylight hours) after this. The owner named these trails after the fantasy book series written by C. S. Lewis. These trails wind through a mixed woods, fields and an old farm - many wide sections of trail make for a pleasant stroll side-by-side. You will have plenty of time to take pictures, snack, talk, etc. and still be able to get to the potluck (only 10 minutes away). Meeting Time/Location: 2 pm, at 431 Landon Hill. From the stop light at Chestertown, proceed north on Landon Hill about two miles to #431 (log home on west side, at top of a hill - watch for traffic before turning into drive). Contact: Dan at 518-494-2129 (can leave msg) or dan4eternity1958@yahoo.com (subject line HIKE)
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    Hike Upper and Lower Wolfjaw

    November 7: Hike Upper &amp: Lower Wolf Jaw Leader - Rob Haggerty Level: Strenuous Hike Rating of 13 (12.3 miles- 6pts 3400 ft elevation gain - 7pts) Duration: All day Limit: 10 Description: We will start at the hiker's parking lot of the Ausable Club in in St. Huberts just off RT. 73. We will take the club road to the Wedge Brook Trail. There are many nice water features along this route. Meeting Time/Place: Those wishing to car pool can meet Rob at the Black Bear in Pottersville at 6:30 or 7:15 at the hiker's lot with a ready to go time of 7:30. Contact: E-Mail Rob at DRBINTL@yahoo.com and let him know where you will meet him. Please note micro- spikes may be needed this time of year.
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    Bike Ride to Tahawus Bridge

    November 7: Bike Ride to Tahawus Bridge Leader: Barbara Kearns Difficulty: Easy Duration: 3 hours or less Limit: 15 bicycles Description: 20 Mile Easy Bike Ride to Tahawus Bridge over primarily level highway with easy elevation gain. Dress according to weather with layers, gloves, hat, and water Bring lunch to eat at Overlook Pavilion upon return (also weather pending) Meeting Time/Place: Meet at 9:30 at the Newcomb Overlook Parking Lot Contact: Barbara Kearns 518 582 2126 or e-mail. bobbiek@frontiernet.net
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    Hike Severance Mtn

    November 7: Hike Severance Mountain Noelle McCrum Difficulty: Moderate and easy Duration: 2 plus hours Limit: 15 Ascent: 813Feet. Summit Elevation: 1,638 feet Description: This is a funhike with some elevation. We will wander through some wooded areas thatcontain, white pine, birch, hemlock and white cedars. Hopefully, the fall colors will still be out. The group will cross two plank bridges.At the summit we will view Schroon Lake and Pharaoh Mt. Meeting Time and Place: 10:00 AM; Tops Market in Schroon Lake. What to Bring: Water, lunch and bug spray. Contact: RSVP - Noelle nkinderteach@hotmail.com or call 518 494-5193
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    Parkerville Rd Connector Trail

    November 7: Parkerville Road Connector Trail Leader: Dan Nielsen Difficulty: Moderate. Approximately 3-4 miles. Duration: 3-4 hours Limit: 15 Description: This is a new trail in the Siamese Ponds Wilderness and connects Parkerville Road with the Clear Pond trail whichis part of the Clear Pond – John Pond loop. This trail is so newDEC has not yet signed either end or removed the flagging tape. It is marked with blue DEC discs and is somewhat difficult to follow in sections due to recent blowdowns. There are several easily managed stream crossings and two moderate climbs. Nearing the southern end of the trail are views to Center Pond which borders the Rainbow Lake development.If there is interest we can extend the hike by going into Clear Pond. We will stop for a snack along the way as there isn’t a suitable place for a longish lunch stop. Meeting Time/Place: 10:00 AMat Pine's Country Store, junction of NY state routes 28 & 30in Indian Lake. We will then drive to the Clear Pond trailhead and dropoff half the cars then proceed to the Parkerville Road trailhead (.4 mile east of Chamberlain Road) where the hike will start. Shuttle time is less than ten minutes. In the event of cancellation an email will be sent by 7:00 AM. Contact: Dan Nielsen, catskill549@yahoo.com or 914-815-7146
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    Hopkins Mtn

    October 31: Hopkins Mountain Leader: Marti Townley Difficulty: Moderate- strenuous Duration: 5-6 hours Limit: 15 Description: 6.4 miles RT, 2120 ft elevation change, the summit is at 3183 ft. with great views of the High Peaks We will hike the Mossy Cascade trail from rt.73 near Keene Valley. Since weather is unpredictable that time of year microspikes may be needed. An email will be sent out about equipment. Meeting time/place: Black Bear in Pottersville ready toleave at 8:30am. or 9:20 am at the trailhead NY73 just south of the steel-sided bridge over the East Branch of the Ausable River 2 miles south Keene Valley. Contact: Marti Townley mdksshea@aol.com or call 518-301-3712.
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    Hike to Wolf Pond

    October 31: Hike to Wolf Pond Leaders: Judy and Steve Thomson Difficulty: Easy to Moderate Duration: 3-4 hours Limit: 15 4.6miles RT with 410 ft elevation change. Description: Wolf Pond is a scenic remote pond located off Boreas Road in the Vanderwhacker Mountain Wild Forest of the central Adirondacks. The views from the shore of the pond include some of the high peaks featuring Redfield, Skylight, Marcy, Haystack and Basin. The gently rolling and easy to navigate trail, crosses Wolf Pond Brook and proceeds northeast. The trail ends at the outlet of Wolf Pond and a lean-to is located up a short spur trail on the southwestern side of the pond. Meeting Time/Place: Tops Parking Lot in North Creek at 9:30 or Trailhead at 10:15. Wolf Pond Trailstarts at the Boreas River/Wolf Pond Parking Area on the Blue Ridge Road near the bridge over the Boreas River. The start of the trail is located along Boreas Road, just east of the bridge over the Boreas River on the north side of the road at a large parking area. Contact: Judy Thomson at judythomson1230@gmail.com or 518.229.7473. Please let me know where you will meet. Wear bright colors (hunting season). Bring lunch, water and layers.
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    Hike Black Mtn

    October 24: HIke Black Mt. Loop Leader: Gail Gabriels Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous 7.7 Mile (4 pts.); 1,361 Elevation Gain (2 pts.); Total = 6 Duration: 4-5 Hours plus travel time Limit: 15 Description: We will hike up to the summit of Black Mt. and get views to the northern end of Lake George and descend with views of the southern section and along the ponds. Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 at the Hague Public Beach Parking Lot or 8:45 at the trailhead. Trailhead is located on Pine Brook Rd. From West: Rt. 74 Ticonderoga and south on Rt. 22. Turn right on Rt. 6 and follow toward Huletts Landing. Right on Pine Brook Rd. Approx. 1 mile on right. From East: Rt. 149 until it joins 4/22. Bear left on Rt. 22 and follow to lower end of Lake Champlain. Left on Rt. 6 toward Huletts Landing. Left on Pine Brook Rd. Approx. 1 mile onright. Contact: Gail Gabriels at gailgabriels@gmail.com or 518-644-3034. Pleaselet me know where you will meet. Wear bright colors (hunting season). Bring lunch, water and layers.
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    Meadowbrook Preserve, Queensbury

    October 24: Meadowbrook Preserve, 306 Meadowbrook Rd, Queensbury Leader: Rose Cooper Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1-2 hours Description: Stroll 1.75 miles of preserve trails with 12 nature educational signs. Meeting Time/Place: 9:00 am at Chestertown Municipal Bldg. 40 minute drive to trailhead. Or at trailhead at 9:45. Bring water, snack and bug spray. Contact: rosecooper2@gmail.com
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    Fishing Outing on Lake Colby

    October 24 (rain date October 31): Fishing Outing on Lake Colby Leader: Jeffrey Schanzer Difficulty: Easy Duration: Minimum of 3hrs on water Description: Lake Colby is just north of the townof Saranac Lake. Lake Colby has rainbow and brown trout as well as salmon, which can be taken from the lake year round. So, if you are hankering for one last fresh trout dinner for 2019, this could be the place for you. No special restrictions as to size or bait. We will be on the water for at least three hours. Bring a snack and fluids, as well as the required PFD and whistle. Meeting time and place: Meet at 1PM at the Lake Colby boat launch. It is on Route 86, north of the town of Saranac. Coming from the south, you will first see a public area on the left. Continue a little farther and take a left at the boat launch. Contact: Please email Jeffrey Schanzer at JeffSchan@aol.com to participate. An email will be sent to participants the night before should any changes or cancellationbe necessary.
  27. October 17: Meeting and Pot Luck will be at the Gore Mountain Base Lodge, in the Tannery Pub. A Gore Mountain representative will give us a 10-15 update on what’s been happening at Gore Mountain. This will be a true "pot luck" meal. The social hour begins at 4:00 pm, presentation and meeting at 4:45 pm, with dinner at approximately 5:45. There are outlets available for crock pots. Please letus know what you plan to bring - appetizer, main dish, side dish or dessert. Don’t forget to bring your place setting and beverageof choice. To sign up contact Moira Goldfarb at moiragoldfarb@hotmail.com or 518-494-2681. Directions: From Wevertown go North on route 28. Before NorthCreek, turn left onto Peaceful Valley Road, then turn right onto GoreMountain Road and follow up to the ample base lodge parking area. From the main parking lot the Base Lodge is the building on the right. The Potluck will be held inside on the second floor in the Tannery Pub, overlooking the ski lifts and trails. There are several doors up on the second floor side of the lodge to enter, follow signs to the Tannery Pub. Hope to see you on the 17th! Hosts: Thanks to Moira Goldfarb, Anne Bernat and Ellen Schaefer for hosting for this.
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