The Crooked Canes
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1990

January    4    #250    MOREAU STATE PARK    Elsie Poor    792-1872    We'll snowshoe or ski around Moreau Lake and through the camp sites. Meet at the entrance to the park at 10:00 AM.

January    8    #251    SCHENECTADY WINTER SPORTS CLUB WATERBURY CENTER, VERMONT    Jean Vanderzee    692-2840    You're welcome to stay from January 8 to January 11 or any part of that time to shop - hike - cross country ski or enjoy the comfort of good friends. The cost is about $9.00 per day. There are beds, blankets and pillows. Bring your own towels, linens or sleeping bag. There is a fully equipped kitchen.    You may bring food, buy food there or eat out. Take the Northway to exit 20 and Rt 149 to West Fort Ann. Take Rt. 4 to whitehall and Fair Haven.  Leave Rt. 4 at Exit 2. Go-north on Rt 22A through Vergennes. Take Rt. 7 north to South Burlington. Get on 1-189 and go to, 1-89. Take 1-89 South to Montpelier. Take Exit 9 (Stowe Rt. 100). Go north (left) on Rt. 100 to Waterbury Center. The lodge is on the right just past Cold Hollow Cider Mill. It's a large white building with SWC on the front.

January    18    #252    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Four or five miles of skiing over the gentle slopes on the battlefield. Meet at the battlefield's visitor center at 10:00 AM.

January    25    #253    OK SLIP FALLS    Erwin Miller    1-251-3326    It's about six miles (round trip) to the highest waterfall in the Adirondacks. OK Slip is located in the Hudson River Gorge near North River. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:30 AM.

February    1    #254    GLENS FALLS RESERVOIRS    Virginia Durso    793-9226    Ginnie will lead us to one or more of the Glens Falls Reservoirs - Butler, Keenen or Wilkie Ponds. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:30 AM.

February    8    #255    HAMMOND POND AREA    Pat Collier    802-257-4585    Hammond Pond is located about five miles northeast of Northway Exit 29. Pat will lead us over a jeep road to the pond. Bring skis or snowshoes.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:30 AM.

February    15    #256    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    793-7385    Irv will lead us on skis over several miles of trails in the Lake Desolation area northwest of Saratoga Springs.    Meet at the Pyramid Mall - back of the Montgomery Ward store - southeast corner at 9:30 AM.

February    22    #257    SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Bring skis or snowshoes.    Meet at Victoria Pool Parking lot by the Administration Building at 9:30 AM.

March    1    #258    DACY CLEARING    Pat Collier    792-1872    The east side of Lake George provides some nice X-C ski runs. Once into Dacy Clearing, we can explore a few of them. Distance will be up to the group. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:30 AM.

March    8    #259    LONG AND ISLAND PONDS    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Winter is a good Lime to enjoy these ponds by snowshoe or skis because the marsh areas (and beaver pond!) should be frozen. The distance is from 4 to 6 mi. depending on where we can park. Meet at the Warren Co. Municipal Center at 9:30 AM.

March    15    #260    THIRTEENTH LAKE    George Yager    399-5398    Some nice trails on the east side of the lake. We'll probably go about 4 to 5 mi. Meet at Warren Co. Municipal Center at 9:30.

March    22    #261    CEDAR ROCK/MAPLE FARM    Elsie Poor    792 1872    On the eastern slope of Bald Mt. in Arlington, Vt., this hike is part country road and part jeep trail - about 3 mi. round trip and some climbing with a view of the town and Green Mts. beyond. On the way back we'll stop at a small modern sugarhouse and museum. Meet at the Saratoga Mall parking lot in the corner by Montgomery Ward's at 9:30 AM.

March    29    #262    GLENS FALLS RESERVOIRS    Virginia Durso    793-9226    Ginnie will lead us to one or more of the Glens Falls Reservoirs - Butler, Keenan or Wilkie Ponds. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:30 AM

April    5    #263    PEEBLES ISLAND/COHOES FALLS    Roger Menges    233-8310    An easy walk on an island near the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers near Cohoes. Views of swirling waters on all sides. Then we'll take a look at the Cohoes Falls from the Waterford side and continue on a trail along the Mohawk. Meet at the Grand Union in Clifton Park by Northway Exit 9E at 9:30.

April    12    #264    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    A hike in a beautiful park in Vermont with lovely views and trails. If conditions permit us to drive to the parking area so that we don't have to walk in, Irv will take us up to Antone Mt. Meet at first bridge across the Hudson River on RT 29 east out of Schuylerville at 9:30 AM.

April    19    #265    CRANE POND FROM THE NORTH    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    The trail guide describes the beginning of this as "a walk along a true wilderness trail through a forest of stately proportions". It is 2.8 mi. one way to the pond. Meet at the Warren Co. Municipal Center at 9:30 AM.

April    26    #266    COBBLE MT/CLIFFORD FALLS    Pat Collier    792-1872    A wonderful little mountain with great views and a grand waterfall - an unbeatable combination. They are located a bit beyond Keene - a 1.2 mi. round trip for Cobble Mt. and 0.5 mi. round trip to the falls. Meet at the Warren Co. Municipal Center at 9:30 AM.

May    3    #267    PALMERTOWN RANGE OFF SPIER FALLS ROAD    Gloria MacMaster    584-8207    Gloria promises the wild flowers will be in full bloom as she leads us on a 3 to 4 mile hike with little climbing. There are long views of Glens Falls and the Hudson River. Meet at MacMaster House on Parkhurst Road in Wilton at 9:30 AM.

May    10    #268    PLOTTERKILL PRESERVE    Roger Menges    233-8310    About four miles of hiking in a gorge to a nice waterfall. Meet at the Grand Union in Clifton Park by Northway Exit 9-E at 9:30 AM.

May    17    #269    BATTENKILL, CANOEING ON THE    Ed Miller    371-8834    Call Ed by the night before. He'll have to know how many canoes are needed. Ed will have an alternative hike if canoeing is not appropriate. Meet at Stewarts in Salem at 10:00 AM.

May    24    #270    SLEEPING BEAUTY MOUNTAIN    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    Sleeping Beauty is on the east side of Lake George north of Rt. 149. We're hoping to find those pink lady slippers in bloom again. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:30.

May    28    #271    KIBBY KAMP IN MAINE    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    Meet at Warren County Center at 8:20 AM.    Take route 149 to Rt. 4 at Fort Ann, Rt. 4 to Whitehall, Rutland & Quechee Gorge (37 miles).    After a short stop at Quechee Gorge, continue on to I 91, north on I 91 to St. Johnsbury (59 miles).    At St. Johnsbury take Rt. 2 to Coos Junction (31 milea).    Go north on Rt. 3 to Rt. 110 near Groveton (10 miles). East on 110 to Rt. 110A at West Milan (15 miles).    At West Milan go east on Rt 110a to Rt 16 (6 miles).      Go north of Rt. 16 to Oquossoc (37 miles).    At Oquossoc take c ombined Rts 16 and 4 to Rangeley (7 miles).    Then go north to Stratton (19 miles). At Stratton take Rt. 27 north toward Flagstaff Lake. At bridge turn left to Kings Road.    Go 200 hears to Bob Schipper’s house.    Then we’ll go by Jeep 20 miles to camp.    Robert &     Sandra Schipper - Canadial Road, PO Box 99, Stratton, Maine 04982 - Phone 207-246-2511.

June    7    #272    ROGERS ROCK    Virginia Durso    793-9226    Ginny's determined to find the top of the slide this time. We'll start from the campground - so bring your Golden Pass or pay an entrance fee. About three miles of walking with a 500 foot elevation change. meet at the Warren County Center at 9:30 AM.

June    14    #273    BLUE LEDGES NEAR MINERVA    Ed Miller    371-8834    A walk to the Hudson Gorge where slate blue cliffs stand out over the Hudson River. About five miles round trip - level walking. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:30 AM.

June    21    #274    BLACK MOUNTAIN    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Black Mountain's 2646 foot elevation makes it the tallest mountain in the Lake George area. There are beautiful views of Lake George from the summit. A 6.3 mile loop with a 2320 foot elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:30 AM.

June    28    #275    CLEAR POND    Virginia Durso    793-9226    An easy four mile hike to a crystal clear pond. Swiming is delightful. We can walk around the pond in 15 minutes and see some bog type plants. The orchids may be in bloom. If we wish to add a mile to the hike, we can g to Grizzle Ocean. There are lean-tos at both ponds. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:30.

July    5    #276    NORTHWEST BAY HIKE OR CANOE    Jean Spatny    644-9404    We'll canoe or walk - your choice - in the Northwest Bay area of Lake George. Afterwards we'll have a "pot luck" lunch at Jean's place. Bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart from the Center PROMPTLY at 9:30 AM.

July    12    #277    HEWITTS EDDY NORTH OF MINERVA    Ed Miller    371-8834    A pleasant walk on a narrow footpath covered with pine needles. You'll see a variety of trees, ferns and flowers including Purple Fringed Orchids. Bring swim suits. Meet at the Warren County-Municipal Center at 9:15AM. Depart from the Center PROMPTLY at    9:30 AM.

July    19    #278    JABE POND    Priscilla Hayes        Jabe Pond is west of Silver Bay on Lake George. The walk to the pond is over a road lined with pad leaf orchids and a variety of wild flowers. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9: 15: AM. Depart PROMPTLY at 9: 30 AM.

July    26    #279    SARGENT PONDS NEAR LONG LAKE    Harold Hayes        A hike to two charming Adirondack Ponds. Those who have tents are invited to stay overnight at Harold and Priscilla's Long Lake Camp.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart PROMPTLY -at' 9:30 AM.

August    2    #280    PONDS NEAR SHARP'S BRIDGE    Pat Collier    792-1872    Pat will lead us to one or more of the ponds near Sharp's Bridge, several miles north of the Hamlet of North Hudson. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart from the Center PROMPTLY at 9:30 AM

August    9    #281    FIVE RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Near Delmar in Albany County, the Center's 260 acres consists of ponds, streams, forests and abandoned orchards. There is a variety of plant life and many forms of wildlife such as deer, fox, muskrat and raccoons. More than 140 species of birds live there and there are a number of hiking trails. Meet at the Grand Union in Clifton Park at 9:15 AM. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 AM.

August    16    #282    FRENCH MOUNTAIN AND BEAR POND    Ginny Durso    793-9226    We'll probably hike up the west side of the mountain from the bike path - about four miles of hiking with an 800 foot elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Leave from the Center PROMPTLY at 9:30 AM.

August    23    #283    NINE CORNER POND NEAR CAROGA LAKE    Ed Miller    371-434    About a one mile walk - to an attractive pond surrounded by enormous boulders and tall pines. Meet in the parking    lot at the old Jamesway store West Avenue Saratoga Springs at 9 :15 M. Depart 9:30 AM.

August    30    #284    VISCHER FERRY NATURE TRAIL    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    A late afternoon walk along the historic Erie Canal - about four miles of level walking We Ill have a picnic supper after the walk. Bring a covered dish and your own knife, fork, spoon and cup. Note: SPECIAL TIME 3:00 PM. Meet at the Grand Union in Clifton Park at 3:00 PM.

September    9    #285    WILKIE RESERVOIR    Lynn Benevento    696-2451    Lynn will lead us to Wilkie Reservoir from near her home in Lake Luzerne. About four miles round trip with a 400 foot elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Building at 9:15 AM. Depart at 0:30.

September    13    #286    DARLING MOUNTAIN NEAR WILKIE RESERVOIR    Lynn Benevento    696-2451    This is about a four mile round trip hike with a 1000 foot elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Building at 9:15 AM. Depart from building promptly at 9:30 AM.

September    20    #287    SARATOGA HISTORICAL TOUR    Les Shaw    587-1690    This will be a repeat of a hike that Les led about two years ago. About three miles of level walking. Meet at Saratoga Mall by Northway Exit 15 (back of the Montgomery Ward store -the southeast corner). at 9:15 AM Depart Promptly at 9:30 AM.

September    27    #288    CAT MOUNTAIN NORTHEAST OF WARRENSBURG    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    We've viewed Lake George from a number of sites on the east side of the lake (Buck, Black, Sleeping Beauty, etc.) Cat Mountain at 1955 feet has a beautiful view from the other side of the lake. There are no trails up the mountain so we'll have to bushwhack up about 1000 feet of elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Building at 9-:15 AM Depart from building promptly at 9:30 AM.

October    4    #289    BUCK MOUNTAIN FROM HOGTOWN    Pat Collier    792-1872    After a two and a half mile hike - one way - we'll be rewarded with some great views of Lake George and the high peaks. There's an elevation change of about 1200 feet. Meet at the Warren County Building at 9:15 AM. Depart from the building promptly at 9:30 AM.

October    11    #290    PHAROAH LAKE FROM MILL BROOK    Jean Vanderzee    692-2840    This will be about a six mile round trip hike to a lean-to on the south side of Pharaoh lake. We may have to walk through about 25 feet of knee deep water. Meet at the Warren County Building at 9:15 AM. Depart from the building promptly at 9:30 AM.

October    18    #291    TONGUE MOUNTAIN FROM THE NORTH    Jean Spatny    644-9404    We'll start from Route 9N near Deer Leap and hike in a southerly direction over Brown Mountain to a lean-to. This is the two and one half mile point. Jean will then decide whether to return to the cars or continue on to Five Mile Mountain. Meet at the Warren County Building at 9:15 AM. Depart from the building promptly at 9:30 AM.

October    25    #292    TOWER HILL NEAR STONY CREEK    Irv Boyle    584-5206    What! You've never heard of Tower Hill and don't know where it is? If you would like to know then meet Irv Boyle at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM.

November    1    #293    EAST RIVER TRAIL TO LOWER AUSABLE LAKE    Pat Collier    792-1872    A round trip of eight miles with stops at Beaver Meadow and Rainbow Falls. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart promptly at 9:30 AM.

November    8    #294    BLACK POND NEAR CORINTH    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    This is the Black Pond south of The Great Sacandaga Lake near Corinth. About six miles of walking over an old road with a 400 foot elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart from the Center promptly at 9:30 AM.

November    15    #295    NEWCOMB INTERPRETIVE CENTER    Chuck Bennett    587-9352    We visited the center when it was under construction. Now we'll be able to visit the completed exhibits and again walk the three miles of trails beneath ancient cedars and through the wetlands. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart promptly at 9:30 AM.

November    29    #296    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST    Elsie Poor    792-1872    Three or Four miles of level walking with possible stops at Pack Lake, The Grandmother Tree or The Charles Pack Stone Monument. Maybe we'll take a side trip to the Hudson River. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart promptly at 9:30 AM.

December    6    #297    BEECH MOUNTAIN NEAR LAKE LUZERNE    Cleo and Lynn Benevento    696- 2451    Two miles of walking and about a 600 foot elevation change. We'll have lunch on the summit. Then we'll race Cleo down the mountain. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart promptly at 9:30 AM.

December    13    #298    WILKINSON TRAIL - SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    The Wilkinson Trail is a 4.4 mile loop around the northern section of the battlefield. Meet at the Battlefield's Visitor Center at 10:00 AM.

December    20    #299    KINNS ROAD PARK    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    Easy walking on old woods road in a forest near Bill Wetzel's house. After hiking we'll go to Bill's house for lunch. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart promptly at 9:30 AM.

December    27    #300    SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK    Gert & George Anderson    371-7773    We'll walk or if there's snow, we'll ski over the nature trails in the park. Meet at Victoria Pool Parking Lot by the Administration Building at 9:30 AM.

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January    3    #301    MOREAU LAKE STATE PARK    Ann Yager    399-5398    We'll walk, snowshoe or ski around the lake and through the camp sites. Meet at the entrance to the park at 10:00 AM.

January    10    #302    BROOKHAVEN GOLF COURSE NEAR SOUTH CORINTH    Harold Hayes        Three or four miles of skiing over gentle hills. Don't bring a lunch. Harold and Priscilla are celebrating the Canes' 300th hike by treating everyone to lunch. Meet at St. Joseph's Church on Route 9N in Greenfield Center at 9:15 AM.

January    17    #303    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST SKI    Edythe Robbin's    747-0268    Edythe will lead us through a section of the Pack Forest the Canes haven’t visited before.    About three or four miles of gentle skiing - maybe one steep hill.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m. Depart from center promptly at 9:30 AM.

January    24    #304    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv promises five or more miles of skiing, some gentle hills, some not so gentle. Meet at the OLD Jamesway parking lot on West Avenue near Route 29 in Saratoga Springs at 10:00 AM.

January    31    #305    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Bob Bredenberg    792-6153    Three or four miles of skiing over gentle slopes. Meet at the Battlefield's Visitor Center at 10:00 AM 

February    7    #306    PHAROAH LAKE SKI    Jean Vanderzee    692-2840    About eight miles of skiing over mostly gentle slopes to the lake and back.  Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.    Depart from Center at 9:30 am.

February    14    #307    BUCK MOUNTAIN FROM HOGTOWN    Pat Collier        We'll ski over the gentle slopes in MacMaster's Big back yard. Everyone should bring a covered dish. After playtime we'll have a "Grazing Party" inside MacMaster House.

February    21    #308    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv will lead us on another ski trip in the Lake Desolation area. This will be a different route than the one on Jan. 24. Meet at -the OLD Jamesway Parking lot on West Avenue near Route 29 in Saratoga Springs at 10:00 AM.

February    28    #309    SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK SKI    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Three of four miles of skiing over the gentle slopes of the park. Meet at the parking lot by the Administration Building at 10:00 AM.

March    7    #310    CEDAR ROCK/HAGELBERG MAPLE FARM    Elsie Poor    792-1872    On the eastern slope of Bald Mt. in Arlington, Vt., this hike is part country road and part jeep trail - about 3 mi. round trip and some climbing with a view of the town and Green Mts. beyond. On the way back we'll stop at a small modern sugarhouse and museum. Meet at the McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 10:30 A.M.

March    12    #311    ADIRONDACK LOJ    Elsie Poor    792-1872    We'll leave from Warren County Municipal Center 9:30 A.M. Bring bag lunch so that we can hike or ski before supper    at the Loj. We'll stay over Tues. and Wed. nights and leave the Loj Thurs. after breakfast. We can also hike or ski on the way home. Cost for room, dinners and breakfasts for 2 days is $70.00 less 10% for ADK members.
March    21    #312    BIKE PATH ALONG THE HUDSON    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Both easy walking and scenic, we'll do the section from Knolls towards Waterford through Niskayuna - 4 to 5 mi. Meet at the Grand Union in Clifton Park by Northway Exit 9E at 9:30 A,M,

March    28    #313    PEEBLES ISLAND/COHOES FALLS    Betty Phelan    664-6948    An easy walk on an island near the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers near Cohoes. Views of swirling waters on all sides. Then we'll take a look at the Cohoes Falls from the Waterford side and continue on a trail along the Mohawk. Meet at the Grand Union in Clifton Park by Northway Exit 9E at 9:30.

April    4    #314    RAILROAD TRACK WALK - BOREAS RIVER    George Yager    399-5398    From the Northwoods Road, we'll follow the tracks along the river towards Rt. 28N about 4 mi. round trip. With the right conditions, we'll see the ice breaking off and begin to float down the river. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:30 A.M.

April    11    #315    COUNTY PARK AT LAKE LAUDERDALE    Gloria MacMaster    584-8207    4 mi. north of Cambridge on Rt. 22, it's less than a mile of walking on hardtop to the pavilion/beach area. Then several miles of trails crisscross the gently sloping, wooded 119 A. park - 2 - 4 mi. of walking, as you choose. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 10:30 A.M.

April    18    #316    LYE BROOK FALLS    Gloria MacMaster    584-8207    Lye Brook Falls in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont is a scenic waterfall cascading about 300 feet down a mountain. Meet at 10:00 A.M. at the first bridge across the Hudson River on Rt. 29 East out of Schuylerville.

April    25    #317    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    Edythe will lead us through a section ofthe Pack Forest-the Canes haven't visited before (Hurry home, Edythe!). About 3 or 4 miles with gentle hills - maybe one steep one. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 A.M. Depart from Center promptly at 9:30 A.M.

May    2    #318    INDIAN PASS IN CLIFTON PARK    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    We first visited Indian Pass last Dec. 20.    This time we should see many wild flowers. Bill says we'll be going into a wet area to get some fiddleheads so wear water proof boots. Meet at Bill Wetzel's house at 10:00 AM.

May    9    #319    MERCK FOREST    Irv. Boyle    584-5206    A hike in Vermont's beautiful Merck Forest. Irv. may lead us up Mount Antone. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:30 AM.

May    16    #320    OLD RAILROAD BED NEAR WEST PAWLETT    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    We'll hike or bike along an abandoned railroad near the New York - Vermont border. A pleasant walk or ride through farm country. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

May    23    #321    WEST MOUNTAIN SKI SLOPE    Chuck Bennett    587-9352    We'll drive to the end of Cormus Road on top of the mountain. From there it's easy walking to explore around the ski slopes. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

May    31    #322    ALBANY PINE BUSH    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    A walk on sandy paths over a unique sand plains area with distinct pine vegetation, scrub oak and blueberries. Meet at the K-Mart parking lot in Clifton Park at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

June    6    #323    FIFTH PEAK SHELTER FROM CLAY MEADOW    Pat Collier    792-1872    Be prepared for a strenuous 1400 ft climb and a total hike of 5 mi. The reward is nice views of both the Lake George narrows and Northwest bay.Those who prefer a less strenuous hike could walk the trail south along east side of Northwest Bay. WCMC

June    13    #324    LILY AND ROUND PONDS NEAR BRANT LAKE    Pat Collier    792-1872    From Grasseville Road it's about 7 1/2 miles round trip to the two ponds. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart from center at 9:30 AM.

June    20    #325    PLOTTERKILL PRESERVE    Roger Menges    283-8310    About four miles of hiking in a gorge with several beautiful waterfalls. Meet at the K-Mart parking lot in Clifton Park at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

June    27    #326    BEAR SWAMP IN ALBANY COUNTY    Chuck Bennett    587-9352    Follow Chuck as he looks for rhododendrons. Giant rhododendrons highlight this preserve They bloom in late June and early July. Trails lead through the swamp with many unusual bog plants. Bear Swamp is a registered national landmark off County road 404 (Bear Swamp Road) in Westerlo. Meet at the K-Mart parking lot in Clifton Park at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

July    4    #327    BASH AND SPLASH - 4TH OF JULY    Jean Spatny    644-9404    A pot luck picnic at Jean's. Bring a dish to go with hot dogs. Don't forget your swim suit. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30.

July    11    #328    ROCK LAKE    Roger Menges    233-8310    An easy hike of about three miles round trip to a sandy beach where we can relax, swim or explore. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center    at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30.

July    18    #329    HOLLYHOCK PRESERVE    Claire Raymond    371-7726    A preserve near Selkerk with easy trails similar to Five Rivers Environmental Center. Meet in K-Mart parking lot in Clifton Park at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

July    25    #330    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We'll take a different route than before - over an old tote road to Birch Pond and Beebe Pond - about six miles round trip of easy walking. Birch Pond is a great place to take a dip and there's a place to change. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:45 AM. Depart at 10:00 AM.

August    1    #331    HIKE - PICNIC - SWIM    Arden Blunt    587-8064    Explore an old stone wall and some trails in the Middle Grove area. Then we'll have a pot luck picnic and a swim in Arden's pool. Meet at the old Jamesway parking lot in Saratoga Springs.(near the corner of West Ave and Route 29). at 9:15 Am. Depart at 9:30 AM.

August    8    #332    LAKE GEORGE WOODS ROAD    Pat Collier    792-1872    Over the shoulder of Shelving Rock to "one of the great woods road of the world" with views and evidence of the old hotel. Once on the road we'll follow the lake north to Constitution Point, Red Rock Bay and/or Black Mt. Point or however far the group wants to go. Any of these spots offers good swimming and picnicking. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

August    15    #333    PHARAOH LAKE    Jean Vanderzee    692-2840    About two and a half miles of easy walking to a lovely wilderness lake. Bring your swim suit. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center-.at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

August    22    #334    BLACK MOUNTAIN    Irv Boyle    584-5206    At 2646 feet elevation Black Mt. is the tallest mountain in the Lake George Area.  Beautiful views from the summit. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30.

August    29    #335    VISCHER FERRY NATURE TRAIL    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    A late afternoon walk and picnic supper along the historic Erie Canal. Bring a covered dish plate, cup-and silverware. NOTE SPECIAL TIME 3:00 PM. Meet at K-Mart parking lot in Clifton Park by Northway Exit 9W at 3:00 PM.

September    5    #336    JABE POND    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Jabe Pond is west of Silver Bay on Lake George. The walk to the pond is over a road lined with pad leaf lily orchids and a variety of wild flowers. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 Am.

September    12    #337    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hikers' and bikers' choice. Hikers will have about 4 mi. of easy walking on the battlefield and bikers will follow the road around the battlefield. We'll all meet for lunch at the visitors' center. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 AM.

September    19    #338    MT. INDEPENDENCE    Les Shaw    587-1690    The main trail is 2 1/2 mi. of level walking but we can extend by exploring some of the side trails. It's a 52 mi. drive through Whitehall and Fairhaven from the Warren Co. Municipal Center. Meet at 9:15 AM. Depart  at 9:30.

September    26    #339    ROUND POND    Phil & Emmy Santasiero    792-1463    Near Garnet Lake, it will be fairly easy walking. Check with leaders for details. Meet at Warren Co. Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30.

October    3    #340    FRENCH MOUNTAIN    Bob & Arlene Bredenberg    792-6153    We'll hike up the west side of the mountain from the bike path - about 4 mi. round trip with an 800 ft. elevation' change. Meet at Warren Co. Municipal Center 9:15 AM, depart 9:30.

October    10    #341    PENFIELD MUSEUM    Jean Vanderzee    692-2840    Walking tour of an old iron mining site. We can find some blue slag pieces and learn about the "iron" in Adirondack. Meet at Warren Co. Municipal Center 9:15, depart 9:30.

October    17    #342    LEADER'S CHOICE    Pat Collier    792-1872    Crane Mt. - Call for more details.

October    24    #343    GOODNOW MT/NEWCOMB VIC    Ed Miller    371-8834    Goodnow is a nice little mountain located just south of the high peaks.. Round trip is about 3 mi. with a 1050 ft. elevation change. Then, if energy and time allow, we'll explore some of the lovely trails at the nearby Newcomb Interpretive Center. Meet Warren Co. Municipal Center 9:15 AM, depart 9: A 30.

October    31    #344    FISHBROOK POND    Pat Collier    792-1872    Fishbrook Pond. Call for more details.

November    7    #345    HIKE ALONG MOHAWK WEST OF SCHENECTADY    George Yager    399-5398    A 2 1/2 mile hike along a towpath to Yankee Locks and return by same route. Meet at Northway Exit 12 in Saratoga Village Parking lot (the right side) at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

November    14    #346    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    About five or six miles of hiking. There's one section of almost a mile of gradual uphill but offset by an equal amount of downhill. Meet at McDonald's Parking lot on Route 29 in Greenwich at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

November    21    #347    VIELE POND    Harold Hayes        About a four mile loop of level walking along the Hudson River above Lake Luzerne. It's a gradual slope to the pond. We'll return via Bear Slides - a creek bed that runs down the mountain on rock ledges. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

December    5    #348    FEEDER CANAL WALK    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    A five mile walk over level ground past some historic structures along the Feeder Canal in Hudson Falls. After the hike we'll go to Edythe's house for another-Crooked Cane Pig Out. Every one should bring a covered dish or snack. After eating Chuck will show slides of Alaska. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

December    12    #349    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Irv Boyle    584-5206    About four miles round trip with a 1500 foot elevation change, a steep climb. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

December    19    #350    PROSPECT MOUNTAIN    Arlene and Bob Bredenberg    792-6153    Through the culverts under the Northway and up the Jeep road along Old Hollow Brook to the summit. About three miles one way. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

1992

January    2    #351    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    A three or four mile walk over some new bridges and old trails.' Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

January    9    #352    BROOKHAVEN GOLF COURSE NEAR SOUTH CORINTH    Harold Hayes        Three or four miles of skiing or walking over gentle hills.    Meet at St. Joseph's Church on Route 9N in Greenfield Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

January    16    #353    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv promises about six miles of easy skiing.    Meet at the old Jamesway Parking Lot on West Avenue (near Route 29) in Saratoga Springs at 9:45 AM. Depart at 10:00 AM.

January    23    #354    MOREAU STATE PARK    Gloria MacMaster    584-8207    We'll walk, snowshoe or ski around the lake and through the camp sites. Meet at the entrance to the park at.9:45 AM.

January    30    #355    SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK    Claire Raymond        Three or Four miles of skiing over the gentle slopes of the park. Meet at the parking lot by the Administration Building at 9:45 AM.Depart at 10:00 AM.

February    6    #356    PADANARUM ROAD AND PONDS NEAR BOLTON    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Several miles of walking, skiing or snow shoeing (check with Jean) over back roads in the Bolton area. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

February    13    #357    GRAZING PARTY AT MACMASTER HOUSE    Gloria MacMaster    584-8207    We'll ski over the gentle slopes in MacMaster's BIG back yard. Everyone should bring a covered dish after skiing we'll have another Crooked Cane party in MacMaster house. George Yager will show videos of some of his recent travels. Meet at Gloria's house at 10:00 AM.

February    20    #358    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Again about six miles of easy skiing but over a different route taken on the Jan. 16 hike. Meet at the old Jamesway Parking Lot on West Avenue (near Route 29) in Saratoga Springs at 9:45 AM. Depart at 10:00 AM.

February    27    #359    MIDDLE GROVE STATE FOREST    Arden Blunt    587-8064    We'll ski or hike the various old wood roads and trails near Arden's house - all easy. Meet at the old Jamesway Parking Lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

March    5    #360    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hikers' and bikers' choice. Hikers will have about 4 mi. of easy walking on the battlefield and bikers will follow the road around the battlefield. We'll all meet for lunch at the visitors' center. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 AM.

March    12    #361    EAST GALWAY    Fred Frasier    885-5021    We'll ski or hike approx. 6 mi. of woods trails that include ridges, hills, beaver pond and along streams to a large beaver dam, looping back through a forest of large pines and hardwoods.. Meet at old Jamesway parking lot on West Ave. near Route 29 in Saratoga Springs 9:15-9:30 AM,

March    19    #362    MOREAU STATE PARK    George & Ann Yager    399-5398    We'll hike around the lake and campsites. Meet at the park entrance at 10:00 AM.

March    26    #363    PEEBLES ISLAND/COHOES FALLS    Betty Phelan        An easy walk on an island near the junction 664-6948 of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers 'near Cohoes. Views of swirling waters on all sides. Then we'll take a look at the Cohoes Falls from the Waterford side and continue on a trail along the Mohawk. Meet at the K-Mart in Clifton Park by Northway Exit 9W at 9:15-9:30 AM.

April    2    #364    LAKE DESOLATION    Irv Boyle    584-5206    A back country hike, it will be approximately 6 miles of easy terrain. Meet at old Jamesway parking lot on West Ave. near Route 29 in Saratoga Springs at 9:45-10:00 AM.

April    9    #365    BEECH MOUNTAIN NEAR LAKE LUZERNE    Cleo and Lynn Benevento    696-2451    Two miles of walking and about a 500 ft. elevation change. We'll have lunch on the summit. Then we'll race Cleo down the mountain. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart promptly at 9:30 AM.

April    16    #366    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    A hike in Vermont's beautiful Merck Forest up to Mount Antone. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:30 AM.

April    23    #367    FISHBROOK POND    Jean Spatny    644-9404    A pretty upland pond, the hike will be approximately 6 mi. if we can drive to Dacy Clearing. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center 9:15-9:30 aM.

April    30    #368    MOHAWK RIVER TRAIL    George & Gert Anderson    371-7773    Listen to your body as well as the spring sounds along the river and sit on a park bench,    hike or bike - 0 to 12 miles. Meet at the K-Mart in Clifton Park at 9:15-30 AM.

May    7    #369    PEEBLES ISLAND/COHOES FALLS    Betty Phelan    664-6948    Easy walk on island near the junction of Mohawk & Hudson Rivers near Cohoes. Views of swirling waters on all sides. Then we'll take a look at the Cohoes Falls from the Waterford side and continue on a trail along the Mohawk. Meet at K-Mart in Clifton Park, Northway Exit 9W, promptly at 9:30 a.m.

May    14    #370    ROCK POND HIKE    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    Bring a flashlight to explore the cave. We will also look around at all the foundations and quarry. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center, promptly at 9:30 a.m.

May    21    #371    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Irv Boyle    584-5206    About 4 miles round trip with a 1,500'elevation change, gradual climb and great views. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center, promptly at 9:30 a.m.

May    28    #372    HIKE OR BIKE TRIP    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hike or bike on old railroad bed east of Salem. Was a great trip last year. Meet at McDonald's, Greenwich promptly at 9:30 a.m.

June    4    #373    CASCADE POND    Lillian Bull    584-3384    An easy hike of approximately 6.5 miles round trip with moderate grades to a lovely pond south of Durant Lake. Lean-to for lunch on northside of lake. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center, promptly at 9:30 a.m.

June    11    #374    SLEEPING BEAUTY    Pat Collier    802-254-9795    Sleeping Beauty is on the east side of Lake George and north of Route 149. We should have the opportunity to observe many wild flowers as well as good views of the lake. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center, promptly at 9:30 a.m.

June    18    #375    STRATTON POND    Les Shaw    587-1690    Stratton Pond round trip hike will be approximately 7.8 miles with very little elevation change, about 300'. Trail head is approximately 41 miles from meeting place at McDonald's, Greenwich, promptly at 9:30 a.m.

June    25    #376    FISHBROOK POND    Jean Spatny    644-9404    A pretty upland pond. Hike will be approximately 6 miles if we can drive into Dacy clearing. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center, promptly at 9:30 a.m.

July    2    #377    BURROUGHS' CAVE AND HOT WATER POND    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    Starting at the Northwoods Road near Minerva, we'll walk about two miles along railroad tracks and then a fifteen minute bushwhack brings us to the cave. After exploring the cave, another fifteen minute bushwhack will bring us to the pond. We'll hike a total of about five miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30.

July    8    #378    BASH AND SPLASH AT SPATNY'S    Jean Spatny    664-9404    Another pot luck picnic at Jean Spatny's place on Lake George. Bring a covered dish or snack. Don't forget your swim suits. Chuck will show slides of the Southwest. NOTE: This is on Wednesday not Thursday.  Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM Depart at 9:30 AM.

July    16    #379    TIRRELL POND    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Starting from Route 30 near the Adirondack Museum we'll follow a ridge along the north side of Blue Mountain and go down to a lean-to at the pond. Bring swim suits.    Our route out will be a trail around the east side of Blue Mountain to Route 28. Total distance about seven miles. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

July    23    #380    TAWASENTHA PARK IN GUILDERLAND    Claire Raymond    371-7726    We'll hike in 213 acres of rolling terrain bisected by the Normanskill Crock. Easy walking through mixed woodlands and along the creek. Total distance about four miles. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM

July    30    #381    QUEENSBURY, A WALK IN    Ginny Durso    793-9527    Ginny will lead us on a short hike near a reservoir in Queensbury. Then we'll drive to a Luzerne Campsite for anothe short hike and lunch. Bring your swim suit. Total distance about four miles. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

July    8    #382    UNKNOWN POND NEAR INDIAN LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We'll wade across the Cedar River near Indian Lake in knee deep water. 'Then it's an easy hike on a trail to a back country pond. We'll return over the same route for a swim in the Cedar River at an old swimming hole. Round trip four to five miles.

August    13    #383    PEEBLES ISLAND/COHOES FALLS    Betty Phelan        Harold will take us by boat from his camp on Long Lake to Plumley Point. From there it's about a seven and one-half mile walk to-the parking lot. Those who have tents are invited to stay overnight at the Hayes' Long Lake Camp. See Harold for details. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

August    20    #384    DIPPIKILL NEAR THE GLEN    Edythe Robbins    747-0268    Dippikill is a complex owned by SUNY Albany. Within the complex are a number of hiking trails, a pond and lean-tos. We'll walk a ridge to a nice lookout over the Hudson River and then descend to a lean-to at the pond. Total distance about four miles. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 -AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

August    27    #385    BLACK MOUNTAIN    Claire Raymond    371-7726    At 2646 feet Black Mountain is the highest mountain in the Lake George Area.About four and one half miles of hiking with a 1100 foot elevation change. After the hike we'll go to Raymond's cabin on Hulett's Landing Road for refreshments. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30.

September    10    #387    LAKE GEORGE ISLAND OVERNIGHT    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Jean will take us in her boat to one of the islands near her place. Bring tent, sleeping bag and enough food for lunch, dinner and breakfast. The island is a state campground so there will be a fee for the camp site. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

September    17    #388    PHARAOH MOUNTAIN    Jean Vanderzee        About seven miles round trip to a beautiful Adirondack Lake. After the hike, we'll go to Jean's for refreshments. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

September    24    #389    SPECTACLE POND NEAR SCHROON LAKE    Jean-Spatny    644-9404    A delightful and relaxing walk in the woods Total round trip distance is less than four miles with minimal elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

October    1    #390    BLACK POND NEAR CORINTH    Claire Raymond    371-7726    This is the Black Pond south of The Great Sacandaga Lake. Total round trip distance is about six miles over an old road with a 400 foot elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

October    8    #391    BALM OF GILEAD MOUNTAIN    Chuck & Edythe    747-0263    Balm of Gilead is a small mountain but it provides an excellent view into the Siamese Wilderness. A number of mountains and almost all of Thirteenth Lake will spread out before you. Total distance about three miles round trip with a 423 foot elevation change Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

October    15    #392    BEAR SLIDE    Harold Hayes        About a four mile loop along the Hudson River above Lake Luzerne. Bear slide is a creek bed that runs down a mountain over rock ledges. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

October    22    #393    WEST MOUNTAIN    Chuck & Edythe    747-0263    We'll drive to the top of West Mountain near Glens Falls. From there it will be easy walking to explore around the ski slope and enjoy the spectacular view of the Hudson River. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

October    29    #394    EAST BRANCH OF THE SACANDAGA RIVER    Chuck & Edythe    747-0263    A nice walk of about four miles on the edge of the Siamese Wilderness near Thirteenth Lake. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30.

November    5    #395    FEEDER CANAL WALK    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    A five mile walk over level ground past some historic structures in the Hudson Falls Area. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 AM.

November    12    #396    THACHER PARK    Claire Raymond    371-7726    A hike along a uni que escarpment in the Helderberg Mountains west of Albany. About two or three miles of walking with fantastic views from the escarpment. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 AM. Depart Promptly at 9:30 AM.

November    19    #397    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Bob & Arlene    792-6153    We'll hike over the Wilkinson Trail. This is a 4.4 mile loop over gentle slopes around the northern section of the battlefield. Meet at the Battlefield"s Visitor Center at 10:00 AM.

December    3    #398    LAKE DESOLATION GRAPHITE MINE    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    About a three or four mile hike to an abandoned graphite mine. Meet at the old Jamesway parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 sharp.

December    10    #399    BEAVER MEADOW FALLS    Norm Dibelius    885-5266    About a five mile hike to one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Adirondacks. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 AM.

December    17    #400    WARRENSBURGH PACK FOREST    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    We'll hike by Pack Forest Lake and up Ben Wood Mountain. Total distance about four miles. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 AM.

December    31    #401    SKIDMORE WOODS OFF NORTH BROADWAY SARATOGA    Ruth Dibelius    885-5266    There are a number of paths and small hills in the area. After following Norm for about three mi    les over them, we'll then follow Norm to his home to toast the end    of another good Crooked Cane year. Meet' in the Saratoga Mall parking lot by Northway Exit 15 (back of the Montgomery Ward store - the southeast corner). Meet at 9:15 AM. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 AM.

1993

January    7    #402    GRIFFIN TO AUGER FALLS SKI    Carl Schaefer    374-1123    We'll ski over an old road to Auger Falls on the main branch of the Sacandaga River.    About five miles round trip. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

January    14    #403    CROSS COUNTRY SKI TURNING WORKSHOP    Norm Dibelius    885-5266    If your skis don't always "do as they're told" while making turns, This is for you. Norm has some tips for improving your turning techniques. Meet in the Saratoga Springs State Park (the parking lot by the Administration Building) at 9:15 AM. Depart promptly at 9:30 AM.

January    21    #404    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv says this will be five or six miles of easy skiing. Meet at the old Jamesway parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs. This is near Route 29. Meet at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

January    28    #405    SCHAEFER'S SKI LAND NEAR GORE MT.    Carl Schaefer    374-1123    Carl has invited us to enjoy an.outing at his nice little ski bowl in the North Creek area. He has a cabin and nice little rope tow. You should enjoy this one. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart promptly at 9:30 A.M.

February    4    #406    MACMASTER HOUSE 400TH CELEBRATION    Gloria MacMaster    587-8207    Join us as we celebrate the Crooked Canes    400th outing. We'll    walk, snow shoe or we’ll ski over the gentle slopes in MacMaster's big back yard and Pat and Terry Hale, Gloria's neighbors have given us permission to ski in the beautiful woods back of their house.    After playtime we’ll have a celebration party inside MacMaster house.    Everyone should bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at MacMasters at 10:00 am.

February    11    #407    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We'll ski from Cheney Pond over an old    wood road to a dam at Lester Flow.    Nice    view of the High Peaks from Lester Flow. About six miles round trip. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart Promptly at 9:30.

February    18    #408    SCHENECTADY MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE SKI    Ann & George Yager    399-5398    We'll ski over several miles of gentle rolling hills. Meet at the K-Mart parking by Northway Exit 9W at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

February    25    #409    EAST BRANCH SACANDAGA RIVER SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We'll ski from the Old Farm Clearing near North River to the East Branch over the same trail we hiked last Oct. 29.    Four or five miles round trip. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM. Depart at 9:30 AM.

March    4    #410    LAKE GEORGE -SKI-    Jean Spatny    644-94o4    Weather and conditions permitting, we will ski to some of the Islands In the Narrows and have lunch on one of the islands. If this can't be done, Jean will have an alternative trip. Meet at the Municipal Center 9:15-9:30 a.m.

March    11    #411    COLONIE TOWN PARK    Anne & George Yager    399-5398    Depending on conditions, hiking will be on a foot trail or bike trail. Good views of the Mohawk. Total distance 4-5 miles. Meet In K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W In Clifton Park. 9:15-9:30 a.m.

March    18    #412    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    A five-mile      - hike in Vermont's beautiful Merck Forest. It is an easy and new trail to the Canes with some climbing. Lunch break will be at a clearing with some distant mountain views. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15-9:30 a.m.

March    25    #413    VROOMAN'S NOSE OR MT. ONISTAGRAWA    Carl Schaefer    374-1123    This is known as the Sky Island of the Schoharie Valley near Middleburgh. The projecting cliff towers 600 ft. and almost overhangs the roadway. The summit offers remarkable views of the surrounding valley. The easiest trail is 2 miles roundtrip. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park 9:15-9:30 a.m.

April    1    #414    BERLIN MOUNTAIN    Roger Menges    233-8310    Hike along Taconic Crest trail from Petersburg Pass to the summit of Berlin Mt., 2,798 feet, and return. Total distance 5-3/4 miles. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park. 9:15-9:30 a.m.

April    8    #415    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hikers' and bikers' choice. Hikers will have about 4 miles of easy walking on the battlefield and bikers will follow the road around the battlefield. We'll all meet for lunch at the visitors' center. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

April    15    #416    KITE FLYING    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    Kite flying., Don't miss this one.    Bill will demonstrate his professionalism in flying some of his 3,000 Pluskites.    He has been written up In magazines, competed nationally and been invited to the White House by Pres. Reagan. Most all of his kites are hand-sewn or machine-stitched by him. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

April    22    #417    LANDIS ARBORETUM AND CHRISTMAN SANCTUARY    Carl Schaefer    374-1123    This is an easy 4 to 5 mile hike with lunch at Helderhill leanto on the Bozenkill Creek. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park 9:15-9:30 am.

April    29    #418    ROTTERDAM NATURE PRESERVE    Anne & George Yager    399-5398    Hike of 4-5 miles behind Rotterdam Mall with view of the Mohawk. Trail through pine woods with lots of wild flowers. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park 9:15-9:30 a.m.

May    6    #419    SKYE FARM CAMP    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259'    Skye Farm is located off Exit 24 along the Schroon River. We will hike several trails that border Sherman Lake with an easy climb up Lookout Mt. Joyce will give us some brief historical background as we explore the remains of an old castle. Lunch at leanto. Hiking distance approx. 4 miles. Meet at Exit 24 just off the Northway. Depart promptly at 10:00 a.m.

May    13    #420    PEEBLES ISLAND/COHOES FALLS    Betty Phelan    664-6948    Easy walk on an island near the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers near Cohoes. Views of swirling waters on all sides. Then we'll take a look at the Cohoes Falls from the Waterford side and continue on a trail along the Mohawk. Meet at K-M art in Clifton Park, Northway Exit 9W. Depart promptly at 9:30 a.m.

May    20    #421    FIVE MILE MOUNTAIN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This is a repeat of a trip we've enjoyed in the past. We'll hike from the North, gaining about 1,200 feet in 3 1/2miles along the spine of the Tongue Mt. Range. Five Mile Mountain (2,256') is the highest point in this range. From there it's all downhill to Clay Meadow, a total hike of about 7 miles. Look for an abundance of wild flowers. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center. Depart promptly at 9:30 a.m.

May    27    #422    THACHER PARK    Claire Raymond    371-7726    A hike along a unique escarpment in the Helderberg Mountains west of Albany. About two or three miles of walking with fantastic views from the escarpment. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park. Depart promptly 9:30 a.m.

une    3    #423    CRANE AND OXSHOE PONDS    Chuck Bennet    584-3384    Round trip distance about 7 miles. A walk through one of the most beautiful deep forests of the Pharaoh Lake wilderness. We'll walk 1.9 miles on a dirt road to Crane Pond. Then a 1.5 mile walk over good nature trail that will take us to Oxshoe Pond with its lean-to and magnificent view of rock ledges-across the pond. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center. Depart promptly 9:30 a.m.

June    10    #424    SHELVING ROCK MOUNTAIN    Jean Spatny    644-9404    An easy climb of 1.5 miles to the summit will offer great views of Lake George as well as Sleeping Beauty Mountain. On the return we will explore the remains of the Knapp Ruins. Elevationchangeis440 feet. Total distance 3-4 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center. Depart promptly 9:30 a.m.

June    17    #425    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Lillian Bull    584-3384    About 4 miles round trip with a 1,500'elevation change, gradual climb and great views. After the hike we will have some refreshments at Sharon Charbonneau's, Lillian's niece, near the trailhead. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center. Depart promptly 9:30 a.m.

June    24    #426    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    A 5 mile hike in Vermont's beautiful Merck Forest. It's an easy new trail for the Canes with some climbing. Lunch at a clearing with some distant mountain views. Weather permiting, we may swim in lovely Burch Pond. Meet at McDonald!s parking lot in Greenwich. Depart promptly 9:30 a.m.

July    1    #427    BASH AND SPLASH AT SPATNY'S    Jean Spatny    664-9404    Once again we'll have a pot luck picnic at Jean's place on Lake George. Bring a covered dish. Don't forget your swim suit. Meet at Northway Exit 24 at 10:00 AM.

July    8    #428    MOUNT INDEPENDENCE    Les Shaw    587-1690    It's a 52 mile drive through Whitehall and Fair Haven to the trail head. The main trail is 2 1/2 miles of level walking but we'll extend that by exploring some of the side trails. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM.

July    15    #429    OLD PAINT MINE NEAR JOHNSBURG    Emmy Santasiero    251-4382    A nice hike to explore old paint beds, a chimney and foundations of an old paint factory. Also, we'll see some great boulders at the base of Huckleberry Mountain. About four miles round trip with some steep climbing. It's near Emmy and Phil's house and we're invited there for ice tea after the hike. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM.

July    22    #430    HIKE OR BIKE NEAR SALEM    Claire Raymond    371-7726    We'll either hike or bike - your choice - along an abandoned railroad bed near the New York Vermont border. A pleasant walk through farm country. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 AM.

July    29    #431    TIRRELL POND NEAR BLUE MT LAKE.    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Starting at Route 30 near the Adirondack Museum, we'll hike to a lean-to and sandy beach at the pond. Bring swim suits. Total distance will be about seven miles. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM.

August    5    #432    WELLBORN WOODS CONSERVANCY    Arden Blunt    587-8064    A short hike to a nice pond and dam in the Town of Providence. Bring swim suits. After the hike we'll have a pot-luck lunch. Bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at the old Jamesway parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 AM.

August    12    #433    PHAROAH LAKE    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    About seven miles round trip to a beautiful Adirondack Lake. Bring swim suits. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM.

August    19    #434    BEECH MOUNTAIN NEAR LAKE LUZERNE    Lynn Benevento    696-2451    A two mile hike with a 500 foot elevation change brings us to the summit of a pretty little mountain in the Lake Luzerne area. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM.

August    26    #435    CANAJOHARIE CREEK POTHOLE    Carl Schaefer    374-1123    Canajoharie is an indian word meaning "The pot that washed itself". Carl will lead us to such a pot. It's twenty feet in diameter and eight feet deep. Swirling waters from a waterfall scours the cavity with gravel and sand. Bring wading boots and swim suits. About three or four miles of walking. Meet at the Park and Ride lot on Route 30 by Thruway Exit 27 outside Amsterdam. Meet at 10:00 AM.

September    2    #436    CASTLE ROCK    Ginny Durso    793-9527    Ginny says this is an easy trail that takes us to a massive    rock outcropping featuring a magnificent views of Blue Mountain Lake and Blue Mountain. Round trip is approx. 4 miles with 640' elevation change. Meet at the Warren Country Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    9    #437    LAKE GEORGE ISLAND OVERNIGHT    Jean Spatny    664-9404    This is a repeat trip of last year's fun-time on Turtle Island. Jean will take us in her boat to the island. Bring tent, sleeping bag and food for lunch, dinner and breakfast. There will be an off-season fee. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    16    #438    SCHOHARIE CROSSING    Joyce Riedinger    882-1133    Hikers and bikers choice. Easy walk on the Eric Canal Trail to Yankee Hill Lock #28 and Putnam's Canal Store. Bikers can go on to Amsterdam and then return to Yank-cc Hill Lock to join hikers for lunch at the picnic area. Great way to get acquainted with the history and natural features of Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. This will be around 5 miles round tip for walkers and 10 miles for bikers. Meet at the Park & Ride lot on Route 30 by Thruway Exit 27 outside of Amsterdam at 10:00 a.m.

September    23    #439    GOODNOW MOUNTAIN/NEWCOMB    Anne & George Yager    793-9527    Goodnow is a nice little mountain located just south of the high peaks. Round trip is about 3 miles with a 1,050'elevation change. Then, if energy and time allow, we'll explore some of the lovely trails at the nearby Newcomb Interpretive Center. After the hike, everyone is invited to the Yager's camp. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    30    #440    CASCADE POND    Bob Herrick    793-9527    An easy hike of approximately 6.5 miles round trip with moderate grades to a lovely pond south of Durant Lake. Lean-to for lunch on nortliside of lake. Meet at Warren Country Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    7    #441    TACONIC RIDGE    Roger Menges    233-8310    Roger volunteered to lead this trip again since it was cancelled in April because of too much snow. Hike along Taconic Crest trail from Petersburg Pass to the summit of Berlin Mountain, 2,798', and return. Total distance 5 3/4 miles. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

October    14    #442    HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN    Pat Collier    802-254-9795    This is a wonderful mountain across a deep valley from Crane Mt. Accessible from Johnsburg over tote roads with a short random scoot to the summit. A long rock ridge is fun to explore. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    21    #443    HAMMOND POND WILD FOREST    Bob Curtis    532-9630    This will be a pleasant hike along a mountain stream to Berrymill Flow, Bass Lake and Black Brook. Round trip is approx. 4 miles We will have lunch at a lean-to. This trip can be extended to Moose Mountain Pond for a total round trip distance of 7 miles. After the hike, everyone is invited to Bob's place for coffee. Meet at the Warren Country Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m. Those who live further north can meet at McDonald's exit 29 at 10: 15 a.m.

October    28    #444    BLACK MOUNTAIN    Irv Boyle    584-5206    At 2,646 'elevation, Black Mt. is the tallest mountain in the Lake George area. Beautiful views from the summit. Hike is 5 miles with 1,100' elevation. After hike, everyone is invited to Raymond's cabin in the woods for socializing. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    4    #445    HIKE OR BIKE NEAR SALEM    Claire Raymond    371-7726    We'll hike or bike - your choice - along an abandoned railroad bed near the New York-Vermont border. A pleasant four or five mile hike for the walkers and about ten miles for the bikers. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 am. Depart promptly at 9:30 am.

November    11    #446    SHIPPEE'S LEDGE    Arden Blunt    587-8064    From Shippee's Ledge there's a beautiful view of the east end of the Great Sacandaga Lake. It's less than four miles round trip with a 260 foot elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 am.

November    18    #447    VISCHER FERRY    Gert & George Anderson    371-7773    This will be about a four mile level walk along a road with stops at the locks and the power dam. Then we'll go to Gert and George's for chili and hot dogs. Meet at the K-Mart parking lot near Northway Exit 9 at 9:15 am. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 am.

December    2    #448    LAKE LUZERNE RESERVOIR    Harold Hayes        A leisurely four mile hike to a small reservoir with a possible side trip to Bull Head Pond. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30.

December    9    #449    PINE ORCHARD NEAR WELLS    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    An easy walk of about four miles to a stand of enormous white pines. The trees are about two hundred years old. Some have trunk diameters exceeding six feet. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 am.

December    16    #450    KINN ROAD PARK 4 INDIAN MEADOWS    Ann & George Yager    399-5398    If there's enough snow we'll ski over the gentle slopes of the golf course. If there's no snow, Ann and George will lead us on a walk over some of the nature trails in the area. Meet at the K-Mart parking lot near Northway Exit 9 at 9:15 am. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 am.

December    23    #451    EAST BRANCH SACANDAGA RIVER    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We'll ski or hike, depending on snow conditions, about five miles on the edge of the Siamese Wilderness near Garnet Hill. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am. Depart PROMPTLY at 9:30 am.

December    30    #452    HIKE OR SKI IN THE SARATOGA STATE PARK    Ruth Dibelius    885-5266    Ruth will lead us on a hike or if there’s enough snow, we’ll ski somewhere in the Ballaston Spa area.    After the hike we’ll celebrate the close of another good Crooked Cane year with a “pig-out” at Ruth and Norm’s house.    Bring a covered dish or snack.    Meet in back of the Montgomery Ward store in the Saratoga Mall near Northway Exit 15.    The sougheast corner of the parking lot.    Meet at 9:15 am. Depart promptly at 9:30 am.

1994

January    6    #453    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    This will be a leisurely hike over the Wildinson Trail. A 4.4 mile loop over the gentle slopes of the park.    Meet at the Battlefield’s Visitor Center at 10:00 a.m.

January    13    #454    COLONIE TOWN PARK    Ann Yager    399-5398    Depending on conditions we’ll hike or ski the foot trail or the bike trail with good views of the Mohawk River.    Total distance will be about five miles.    Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northway Exit 9W in Clifton park at 9:15 a.m.

January    20    #455    MOREAU STATE PARK    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We’ll hike snowshoe or ski about 5 miles around the lake and through the park campsites.    Meet at the entrance to the park at 10:00 a.m.

January    27    #456    LAKE DESLOATION TO AMSTERDAM RESERVOIR SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv’s Lake Desolation trips are always lots of fun. Irv promises us about nine miles of e asy skiing.    Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.    This was formerly the parking lot for the old Jamesway store.

February    3    #457    SKIDMORE WOODS    Norm Dibelius    885-5266    We’ll ski several miles over a number of paths and small hills in the area.  Meet in the southeast corner of the Saratoga Mall parking lot back of the Montgomery Ward store at 9:15 a.m.

February    10    #458    CROOKED CANE REUNION AND GRAZING PARTY    Gloria MacMaster    857-7490    We’ll celebrate the EIGHTH CROOKED CANE REUNION by skiing or snowshoeing over the gentle hills in the Shushan area.    The skiing should be excellent.    Gloria says there isn’t a level spot anywhere in the Shushan area.    Everone bring a covered dish or snack.    After playing in the fresh snow, we’ll have another big pig-out in MacMaster’s house.    Meet in the McDonald parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

February    17    #459    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks.    It’s about six miles over an old wood road to the dam at Lester Flow and a beautiful view of the high peaks.    Meet at the Warren County Muncipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

February    24    #460    BALLSTON SPA GOLF COURSE SKI    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    This will be four or five miles of skiing over gentle golf course slopes.    After skiing we’ll go to Doris’s house for hot cocoa.    Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs.    This is the parking lot for the old Jamesway store.    Meet at 9:15 a.m.

March    3    #461    SCHAEFER'S SKI LAND NEAR GORE MT.    Carl Schaefer    374-1123    Carl has invited us again to a fun outing at his ski bowl in the North Creek area. He has a rope tow and nice slope we can enjoy. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 a.m. Depart promptly at 9:30 a.m.

March    10    #462    FERN HILL    Bob Hennig    882-6701    Ski or hike, depending on snow conditions, along some of the trails on Bob Hennig's property in the Town of Providence, Saratoga County. After the hike, lunch will be provided at Bob's house. Meet at the new Grand Union parking lot (formerly Jamesway) on West Ave. in Saratoga at 9:15 a.m.

March    17    #463    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This trip will replace the Jan. 27 trip that was cancelled due to sub-zero weather. This is an easy trail with a few nice downhill runs and a total distance of five miles that can be extended to 7 or 8 miles. Meet at the new Grand Union parking lot (formerly Jamesway) on West Ave. in Saratoga at 9:45 a.m.

March    24    #464    LEADER'S CHOICE    Arden Blunt    587-8064    Hike or ski depending on conditions. Total distance 4 to 5 miles over easy trails. Meet at new Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga at 9: 15 a.m.

March    31    #465    HACKENSACK MOUNTAIN    Ginny Durso    793-9527    Hackensack is that little mountain in Warrensburg. There's a nice view of the town from its summit. About two miles of hiking with a 550-foot elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 a.m. Depart at 9:30 a.m.

April    7    #466    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hikers and bikers choice. Hikers will have about 4 miles of easy walking on the battlefield and bikers will follow the road around the battlefield. We'll all meet for lunch at the visitor's center. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

April    14    #467    MOREAU LAKE    Lynn Jordan    761-0899    We will hike the loop trail with a short climb up Spier Mt. Lynn has invited everyone to her house for tea and coffee after the hike. Meet at Moreau Park entrance at 10 a.m.

April    21    #468    BIG POND IN THE HOFFMAN WILDERNESS    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Big Pond is located west of the village of Schroon Lake and is reached via Hoffman Road. It will be about four miles round trip, of easy walking, to a promontory on the shore of the pond. Meet at the Warren County center at 9:15 a.m.

April    28    #469    BLOODY POND/BLOODY MOUNTAIN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    We'll hike into Hammond Pond and then continue uphill on an old tote road along the south shore of the pond with views through the trees of the pond and marshes. After about two miles on the road, we'll hike on an old herd path to Bloody Pond. Total distance about 5 miles round trip. Meet at the Warren County center at 9:15 a.m.

May    5    #470    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Hikers or bikers choice. Hikers will have about 4 miles of easy walking on the Wilkerson Trail and bikers will pedal the road around the Battlefield, about 9 miles. We'll meet for lunch on the patio of the Visitor's Center then proceed to Doris' house for refreshments and slides of Alaska. Also, her wildflower garden should be in bloom for viewing. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 9:15 a.m.

May    12    #471    OVERNIGHT AT CAMPFIRE OF AMERICA LODGE    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    We will enjoy a special trip planned by Bill to Campfire of America Lodge which is located near White Plains. We will purchase food as a group; ladies will cook, gentlemen will do clean-up. Bring your own beverages and sleeping bag. There is no charge for using the facilities. The hiking trails are rated for everyone and it will be a nice change of scenery. Would like a firm commitment by Thursday, May 5. Car pooling with sharing of car expenses is recommended. Meet at Clifton Park K-Mart at 9:15 a.m.

May    19    #472    OK SLIP FALLS    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    This is an easy hike over a log road to a 200-foot waterfall which is the highest in New York State, including Niagara. It is surrounded by high cliffs and deep valleys. Total distance is 7 miles. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center, at 9:15 a.m.

May    26    #473    MERCK FOREST Vermont    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will climb Mt. Antone in Vermont with distant views of the Adirondack Mountains. Round trip distance is 5 miles, elevation 2,610'. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

June    2    #474    ROCK POND    Lillian Bull    584-3384    An easy hike in the Putnam Pond area that will take us past an old mine, peaked hill, and on to Rock Point for lunch. Total distance is 5-6 miles. Meet at the Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    9    #475    SLEEPING BEAUTY    Jean Spatny    644-9404    An easy climb on the east side of Lake George and north of Route 149. We should have the opportunity to observe many wild flowers as well as good views of the lake. Meet at Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    16    #476    STRATTON POND    Les Shaw    587-1690    Stratton Pond round trip hike will be approximately 7.8 miles with very little elevation change, about 300'. Trail head is approximately 41 miles from meeting place. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

June    23    #477    HACKENSACK MOUNTAIN    Ginny Durso    793-9527    Hackensack is that little mountain in Warrensburg. There's a nice view of the town from its summit. About 2 miles of hiking with a 550'elevation change. (This is the March 31 trip that was cancelled due to heavy snow.) Meet at Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    30    #478    HIKE OR BIKE NEAR SALEM    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hikers or bikers choice along an abandoned railroad bed near the New York-Vermont border. A pleasant walk through farm country. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

July    7    #479    NORTHWEST BAY & SPATNY'S    Jean Spatny    664-9404    We'll hike five or six miles along the shoreline of Lake George past the marshes of Northwest Bay. After the hike, we'll go Jean's home on Lake George for another Crooked Cane "pig-out'. Bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM.

July    14    #480    TAHAWUS MINE AREA    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    This will be about six miles of level walking by two beautiful Adirondack Lakes. Lake Jimmy and Lake Silly. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM.

July    21    #481    TUBING ON THE BATTENKILL    Gloria MacMaster    854-7490    This will be a repeat of a fun filled day we enjoyed last year, The Battenkill is shallow over the route we'll follow and your feet well be able to touch the river bottom almost all the way. Tubes can be rented at the river. Meet in McDonald's Parking Lot in Greenwich at 9:15 AM.

July    28    #482    BARTON MINE TOUR    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    We'll take a guided tour, including, a lecture and a slide show, of the abandoned Barton Mine on the northwest side of Gore Mountain. You'll learn some history of the mine and the mining process. You'll also have an opportunity to to dig-for gem quality garnet There is a $2.00 per person fee for the tour. After the tour we'll take a short hike to one of the many interesting sites in the area such as The Hooper Mine, William Blake Pond or Vly Pond. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 AM.

August    4    #483    HAYES' LONG LAKE CAMP    Harold Hayes        Harold will take us in his new pontoon boat to a trailhead, where we'll hike three or four miles and then take the boat back to his camp. Bring some food and after the boat ride/hike we'll have a big picnic. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM.

August    11    #484    PHAROAH LAKE    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us about seven miles round trip of fairly level walking to a pretty like in the Adirondack wilderness. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 AM.

August    18    #485    INDIAN LAKE AREA    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is a combo trip. The first part is an easy hike from the Lewey Lake Campground to the Jessup River where we will have lunch and hopefully a swim. The second part is a short hike and climb to a promontory that offers views of the Jessup, Indian Lake and Snowy Mountain. Combined distance is about five miles. Meet at the Warren Counter Center at 9:15 AM.

August    25    #486    LYE BROOK FALLS    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    Lye Brook Falls, in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, is a scenic waterfall cascading 300 feet down a mountain. Total hiking distance is about five miles. -Meet in McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 AM.

September    1    #487    LILYPAD POND - Route 73    Bob Curtis    532-9630    This is an easy trail along the north branch of the Bosquet River, about 4 miles round trip. A pretty trail with some nice swimming holes, weather permitting. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    8    #488    LAKE GEORGE ISLAND OVERNIGHT    Jean Spatny    664-9404    This is our third annual camping trip on Turtle Island. Jean will take us in her boat to the island. Bring tent, sleeping bag and lunch. We will eat dinner & breakfast as a group. A sign-up list is attached. There will be an off-season camping fee. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    15    #489    STRATTON POND    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    We will begin trailhead on East Arlington Rd. and hike into Stratton Pond which is approx. 8 miles round trip with about 300'elevation change. Will visit Webster monument where he spoke to 15,000 people. It's a pretty hike from Kelly stand. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

September    22    #490    ROCK POND    Lillian Bull    584-3384    An easy hike in the Putnam Pond area that will take us past an old mine, peaked hill and on to Rock Point for lunch. Total distance 5-6 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    29    #491    BLUE LEDGES NEAR MINERVA    Emmy Santasiero    251-4382    A walk to the Hudson River Gorge where slate-blue cliffs stand out over the Hudson River. About 5 miles round trip level walking. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    6    #492    HAMMOND POND WILD FOREST    Bob Curtis    532-9630    Berrymill Flow to Bass Lake to Black River dam. An easy trail of approx. 4 miles. We might see a loon on Bass Lake. Return to Bob and Eleanore's for coffee and cake. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    13    #493    TONGUE MTN. NORTH TO CLAY MEADOW    Norm Dibelius    885-5266    This will be a 5 or 7 mile trip. We will start from Rt. 9N near Deer Leap and hike in a southerly direction over Brown Mt. to a lean-to which is 5 miles round trip. For those who wish to continue on to Clay Meadow, it is an additional 4 1/2 miles. Cars will be spotted at Clay Meadow. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    20    #494    BERLIN MOUNTAIN    Roger Menges    233-8310    Hike along Taconic Crest trail from Petersburg Pass to the summit of Berlin Mt., 2,798' elevation. Total distance 5-3/4 miles. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

October    27    #495    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    582-5206    This will be an easy hike from the back side of Merck Forest over an old tote road to Birch Pond and Beebe Pond, about six miles round trip. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

November    3    #496    PACK FOREST    Bob Herrick    793-3015    We will park at the Sawmill parking lot, walk around the lake, climb the mountain, and cat lunch at the summit. This is a 4-mile round trip over wood roads with a mountain that is not difficult. Meet at the Warren County, Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    10    #497    REXLEIGH BRIDGE TO SHUSHAN    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    This is an easy hike on the railroad track which begins at Rexleigh Bridge off Rt. 22 near Salem and follows the Battenkill to Shushan. We will spot a car at Shushan. Total Distance is 5-6 miles. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m

November    17    #498    SPUYTENDUYVIL    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This is an easy hike near Brant Lake, Exit 25, over an unmarked trail which follows a brook to a marshy pond, where we will have lunch. There are great views of beautiful cliffs. Round trip is 4 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    1    #499    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    We will hike the Wilkinson Trail which is a 5-mile loop around the northern section of the battlefield. Meet at the Battlefield Visitor Center parking lot at 10:00 am.

December    8    #500    LEADERS CHOICE    George Yager    399-5398    George is on vacation but will lead a hike on this date. Please contact him for further information.

December    15    #501    MT. HOPE BLAST FURNACE    Bill Wetzel    877-8830    A 3-mile walk over mostly level ground to an interesting historical spot in the Hog Town area. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    22    #502    EAST BRANCH SACANDAGA RIVER    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We'll ski or hike depending on snow conditions, about 5 miles on the edge of the Siamese Wilderness near Garnet Hill. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

December    29    #503    HIKE OR SKI IN BALLSTON SPA AREA    Ruth Dibelius    885-5266    Ruth will lead us on a hike or, if there's enough snow We'll ski somewhere in the Ballston Spa area. After the hike we'll celebrate the close of another good Crooked Cane year with a "pig-out" at Ruth and Norm's house. Bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at the new Grand Union (formerly Jamesway) on West Ave., Saratoga, at 9:15 a.m.

1995

January    5    #504    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This will be four or five miles of skiing, snowshoeing or hiking - depending on conditions - over the roads in the Pack Forest. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at V. 9:15 a.m.

January    12    #505    SKI-TURNING WORKSHOP    Norm Dibelius    885-5266    Norm will repeat the ski turning workshop that everyone enjoyed last year. We'll ski on the slopes by the Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Meet in the Lincoln Baths parking lot in Saratoga Spa State Park at 9:15 am.

January    19    #506    CROOKED CANE REUNION    Gloria MacMaster    857-7490    Well celebrate our 494th Crooked Cane hike and over ten years of hiking with another "CROOKED CANE REUNION" at Gloria's house in Shushan. Well ski or snowshoe over the gentle hills in the Shushan area. Everyone bring a covered dish or snack and we'll have a big feast after skiing. Meet in McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 am

anuary    26    #507    SCHENECTADY GOLF COURSE    Ann & George Yager    399-5398    This will be several miles of skiing over the gentle slopes of the golf course with some steep hills. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot near Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 am.

February    2    #508    SCHAEFER'S SKI BOWL    Carl Schaefer    374-1123    Once again Carl has invited us to his nice little "ski bowl" on Gore Mountain. There's a rope tow and a little cabin. For those who don't ski. there's plenty of room for snowshoeing. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

February    9    #509    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This will be about six miles of skiing over an old woods road to the dam at Lester Flow. At the dam there's an excellent view of the High Peaks. This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.
February    16    #510    MOREAU LAKE SKI    Gert & George Anderson    371-7773    Enjoy some leisurely skiing around Moreau Lake on the campground road. There are, a couple of exhilarating hills for the more daring. Meet at the entrance to the park at 9:15 am.

February    23    #511    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv will lead us over several miles of easy skiing in the Lake Desolation area. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs (the old Jamesway store) at 9: 15 am.

March    2    #512    DEVIL'S DEN    Lillian Bull    584-3384    In May of 1984 Paul VanDyke led the very first Crooked Cane hike to a graphite mine in the Devil's Den area near Wilton To celebrate our 500th hike well repeat hike #1. This will be an easy hike with some elevation change. If there's much snow on the ground snowshoes may be needed. Check with leader for details. Meet in the Saratoga Mall parking lot by Northway Exit 15 - the southeast corner back of the Montgomery Ward store at 9:15 am.

March    9    #513    LUDEWIG HOUSE    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Doris and Fred have invited us to their home near Ballston Spa for skiing and snowshoeing in their BIG back yard. There's 17 acres with a nice hill to play on. Bring a sandwich for lunch and Doris will have some warm soup to go with it, Meet in the Grand Union parking on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs (the old Jamesway store) at 9:15 am.

March    16    #514    SKYE FARM    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    Skye farm is located along the Schroon River near Northway Exit 24. We'll hike several trails that border Sherman Lake. About four miles of hiking with an easy climb to Lookout Mountain and an old castle to explore. About four miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

March    23    #515    HENNIG'S HOUSE    Bob Hennig    882-6701    We'll hike or ski - depending on conditions, along some of the trails on Bob Hennig's property in the Town of Providence, Saratoga County. After the hike Bob will have lunch for everyone at his house. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

March    30    #516    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    An easy trail with a few nice downhill runs - total distance about five miles. If there isn't enough snow, well hike the same route. Meet at Grand Union Parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

April    6    #517    HIKE NEAR GARNET LAKE    Emmy Santasiero    251-4382    Emmy says this will be an easy hike in the Garnet Like area. After a leisurely walk well hive lunch by the lake and then return to her house for coffee and hot chocolate. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

April    13    #518    LONG AND ISLAND PONDS    Jean Spatny    644-9404    An easy walk with minimal elevation change, through stands of hemlock and birch to two ponds. Long Pond has some high, dry shores but Island Pond is surrounded by swamps and the trail may be wet at this time of the year. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

April    20    #519    CATSKILL ESCARPMENT TRAIL    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This will be a fair weather hike from North Lake to North Point along with some short side trails and return. On a clear day super views of up to 75 miles of the Hudson Valley, Taconic and Berkshire Mountains can be seen as we walk along the cliff’s rim. If time permits, we may check out the site of the Catskill Mountain House and Kaaterskill Falls - considered the most compelling natural spectacle in the Catskills. Inclement weather will postpone the trip. Total distance about six miles. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

April    27    #520    VISCHER FERRY    Bill Wetzel    977-8830    A walk along the abandoned Erie Canal. This will be about four miles of level walking. Bring binoculars. The birding should be excellent and some nice wild flowers should be in bloom. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northwiy Exit 9W at 9:15 am.

May    4    #521    LYE BROOK FALLS    Bill Wetzel    877-8803    Lye Brook Falls in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont is a scenic waterfall cascading 300' down the mountain. Total hiking distance is about five miles. Meet at McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

May    11    #522    SKIDMORE WOODS    Lillian Bull    584-3384    This will be a 3 or 4 mile hike on a variety of trails and we should see many species of wild flowers. Meet at the southeast corner of the Montgomery Ward store off Exit 15

May    18    #523    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hikers and bikers choice. Hikers will have about 4 miles of easy walking on the battlefield and bikers will follow the road around the battlefield. We'll all meet for lunch at the Visitor's Center. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

May    25    #524    TONGUE MOUNTAIN    Jean Spatny    644-9404    We will start at Clay Meadow and climb to the junction where we pickup the trail that takes us over a ridge to a steep downgrade to Five Mile Mountain Point on Lake George. We will have lunch on the shore. Total distance is 6 1/2 miles. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    1    #525    BENNINGTON VERMONT AREA    Fred & Lynn Jordan    761-0899    Lynn and Fred will take us into some new country for a 4 to 5 mile easy hike. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

June    8    #526    PILOT KNOB MOUNTAIN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    Pilot Knob Mountain overlooks the southeast corner of Lake George. Be prepared for a strenuous 5 mile hike with a 1400 ft elevation change. The view from the summit will make it worthwhile. WCMC

June    15    #527    BLACK MOUNTAIN    Bob Herrick    793-3015    At 2,646'elevation, Black ML is the highest mountain in the Lake George area. No hiker should miss the awesome views from this mountain. Hike is 5 miles with 1,100' elevation change. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at9:15 a.m.

June    22    #528    FEEDER CANAL HUDSON FALLS    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This will be a hike or bike trip past some historic structures. The hikers can walk about 5 miles, while the bikers can bike up to 19 miles over easy terrain and much of it along the canal. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    29    #529    EIGHTH MOUNTAIN HIKE    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    This will be a 4 mile round trip bushwhack near Brant Lake with a 900'elevation change. Our reward at the summit will be views of Brant Lake and pastoral country at the north end of the lake. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    6    #530    BASH & SPLASH AT SPATNY'S    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Jean has invited the Crooked Canes to the sixth annual Bash and Splash at her place on beautiful Lake George. Bring a covered dish or snack and we'll have another big "pig out". Don't forget your bathing suit. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am.

uly    13    #531    CURTIS HOUSE AT NORTH HUDSON    Bob Curtis    532-9630    Hike, swim, canoe, tube or just relax at Bob and Eleanore's on the Schroon River - Bring something for a cookout. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am

July    20    #532    TUBING ON THE BATTENKILL    Gloria MacMaster    854-7490    Third annual tubing on the Battenkill. Ride the rapids on the short (2.5 miles) or the long trip (4.5 miles). Cost $6.00 per person. Meet At McDonald's parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 am.

July    27    #533    FORT INDEPENDENCE    Les Shaw    587-1690    Explore ruins of a revolutionary fort which helped slow Burgoyne by delaying British armies in 1776 and 1777. The fort is Located in Vermont. There are several trails and hike will be about four miles total. Driving distance is fifty miles. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am.

August    3    #534    HIKE IN TOWN OF PROVIDENCE    Arden Blunt    587-8064    Arden will lead a hike somewhere near her home. After the hike we'll have a pot luck lunch at her house. Meet at the old Jamesway parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

August    10    #535    PHARAOH LAKE    Lillian Bull    584-3384    A hike of about seven miles round trip to the lake and back. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am

August    17    #536    INDIAN LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    An easy hike from Lewey Lake Campground to the Jessup River where we'll lunch and swim. Then we'll climb a promontory with views of the Jessup River, Indian Lake and Snowy Mountain. Total distance will be about five miles. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am.

August    24    #537    PALMER POND    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This will be a four or five mile hike with a 300 foot elevation change. After the hike we'll return to Tom's place for a swim in Friends Lake.. Meet at the Warren County Center at 9:15 am.

August    31    #538    THACHER PARK    George & Gert Anderson    371-7773    A hike along a unique escarpment in the Helderberg Mountains west of Albany. Several miles of walking with fantastic views from the escarpment. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 am.

September    7    #539    ROGERS ROCK OVERNIGHT CAMPING    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Our Fourth Annual Overnight Camping Trip will be at Rogers Rock Campground. Bring tent, sleeping bag and lunch. We will eat dinner & breakfast as a group. And there is a s mail camping fee. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    14    #540    HOFFMAN NOTCH TRAIL    Bob Curtis    532-9630    We will hike 6-7 miles on the Hoffman Notch trail from Blue Ridge Road to the Old Warren Hotel. This requires spotting cars at the end of the trail and shuttle to Blue Ridge Rd. Bob will meet us at the Schroon Lake Country Club on the Hoffman Rd. at 10 a.m. Any questions, call Bob. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    21    #541    TACONIC CREST TRAIL    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    A 6 mile round trip from Petersburg Pass to Snow Hole with a 400' elevation change. Great fall views of Hoosic Valley to the west and Mt. Greylock to the southeast. Meet at K-Mart exit 9W Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

September    28    #542    CANNON POINT ON LAKEGEORGE    Isabel & Bill Solodow    668-2453    Isabel and Bill have invited us to their condo on Lake George for a cookout. This will be a covered dish get-to-gether. They will supply the hot dogs and rolls. Before lunch we will take a short hike up Hackensack Mt. with great views of Warrensburg, and return to Cannon Point. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    5    #543    TONGUE MT. NORTH To LEANTO    Don McMahon    792-4529    A 5-6 mile round trip. We will start from Rt. 9N near Deer Leap and hike over Brown Mt. to the leanto. A short distance past the leanto are more great views of Lake George with fall colors at their peak. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    12    #544    BULLHEAD POND NEAR INDIAN LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    An easy 4 mile round trip hike to a nice backwoods pond. Wear red or orange since it's hunting season. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    19    #545    BALM OF GILEAD MOUNTAIN    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    An easy 4-mile hike with 400' elevation change. It can be extended a short distance farther to Hooper Mine and William Blake Pond. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    26    #546    BOG MEADOW IN THE SIAMESE PONDS WILDERNESS    Edythe Bennett    584-5206    A hike of about 5 miles round trip over an abandoned woods road to a large beaver dam and a beautiful meadow. This time of year the colors and distant viewing should be excellent. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    2    #547    LAKE GEORGE HIKE OR BIKE TRIP    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Trip begins on the bike path in Lake George near the public beach. We will bike almost to Quaker Rd. and return for a distance of 14-15 miles. Hikers will hike a portion of the trail, about five miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center 9:15 a.m.

November    9    #548    SARATOGA STROLL    Les Shaw    587-1690    Les will conduct an informative tour thru the historical and architectural area of Saratoga Springs. We will have the opportunity to view a great variety of Victorian homes that were built and owned by the elite who visited Saratoga's playground during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Meet at the southeast corner of Montgomery Ward in the Saratoga Mall off exit 15 at 9:15 a.m.

November    16    #549    DIPPIKILL NEAR THE GLEN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    Dippikill is a complex owned by SUNY Albany with a number of hiking trails. We'll walk a ridge to a lookout over the Hudson River and descend to a lean-to at the pond. Total distance about four miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    30    #550    CASCADE POND    Bob Herrick    793-3015    This is an easy hike from the north to the pond thru some densely wooded areas. Lunch will be at the. Cascade Pond lean-to. Total distance 4-5 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    7    #551    POTTER MOUNTAIN    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    This is in the Pharaoh Lake wilderness and we will hike along Tubmill Marsh on an easy trail of 2 miles. Then it is a 1/2 mile bushwhack to the summit of Potter Mountain with nice views of surrounding mountains and ponds. Total distance 5 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    14    #552    MOREAU LAKE & SPIER MOUNTAIN    Lillian Bull    584-3384    We will hike the loop trail with a short climb up Spier Mt. with some great views of the surrounding areas. Total distance 5 miles. Meet at Moreau Park entrance at 10 a.m.

December    21    #553    EAST BRANCH SACANDAGA RIVER    Irv Boyle    584-5206    It's ski time again! We'll ski or hike depending on snow conditions, about 5 miles on the edge of the Siamese Wilderness near Garnet Hill. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    28    #554    HOLIDAY CELEBRATION    Ruth Dibelius    885-5266    We will hike or ski 3 miles in the canal section of the Saratoga Battlefield. After the hike we'll celebrate the close of another good Crooked Cane year with a "pig-out" at Ruth and Norm's house. Bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at the Visitor's Center parking lot at 9:15 a.m.

1996

January    4    #555    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    We'll hike about five miles around Pack Forest Lake and up Ben Wood Mountain.,, or, IF THERE'S ENOUGH SNOW-we'll ski to the Grandmother Tree and over the gentle hills on the south side of the Pack Forest. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

January    11    #556    SKYE FARM SKI    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    Skye Farm is located near Northway Exit 24. We'll ski several trails that border Sherman Lake. About four or five miles of skiing. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

January    18    #557    SKI AREA NEAR WARRENSBURG    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Tom will lead us beside the Hudson River over the slopes of the Warren County Cross Country Ski area near Warrensburg. We'll also ski on the adjacent golf course. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

January    25    #558    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks. It's about six miles over an old undulating wood road to the dam at Lester Flow and a beautiful view of the high peaks. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

February    1    #559    LAKE DESOLATION SNOWSHOE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This will be a bushwhack on snowshoes only (no skis) through some nice back-country woods for about two to three hours. Bring a ski pole for support. Any questions, call the leader. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

February    8    #560    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This will be an easy trip of about six miles through some pretty back country. We'll ski to and have lunch at Mulleyville Pond. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

February    15    #561    CROOKED CANE REUNION    Gloria MacMaster    854-7490    We'll celebrate over eleven years of hiking with the ninth annual CROOKED CANE REUNION at Gloria MacMaster's home in Shushan. Bring your skis and have fun on the slopes in the Shushan area. Bring a covered dish and we'll have another "pig out" after skiing. Meet at McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 am.

February    22    #562    SCHENECTADY GOLF COURSE    Ann & George Yager    399-5398    This will be several miles of skiing over the slopes of the golf course. Some sections are gentle and others are exhilarating. Meet at the K-Mart parking lot near Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 am.

February    29    #563    LUDEWIG HOUSE    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Doris and Fred have invited us to enjoy Leap Year Day at their home near Ballston Spa. We'll have fun skiing or snowshoeing in their 17 acre back yard. Bring a sandwich for lunch and Doris will have some warm soup to go with it. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

March    7    #564    LILY AND ROUND PONDS SKI    Pat Collier    802-863-1145    These are two of the numerous ponds that lie between Brant Lake and North Bolton. A great x-c ski trip of 7.4 miles round trip. A round trip to Lily Pond is 4.6 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

March    14    #565    PHARAOH LAKE SKI    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    This will be about 7 miles round trip to the lake and return. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

March    21    #566    COLONIE TOWN PARK    Ann & George Yager    399-5398    Depending on conditions, hiking will be on a foot trail or bike trail. Good views of the Mohawk. Total distance 4-5 miles. Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9W, Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

March    28    #567    MERCK FOREST, VERMONT    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will climb Mt. Antone in Vermont with distant views of the Adirondack Mountains. Round trip distance is 5 miles, elevation 2,610'. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

April    4    #568    LAKE GEORGE HIKE OR BIKE TRIP    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Trip begins on the bike path in Lake George near the public beach. We will bike almost to Quaker Road and return for a distance of 14-15 miles. Hikers will hike a portion of the trail, about 5 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

April    11    #569    LYE BROOK FALLS    Bill Wetzel    373-2367    Lye Brook Falls in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont is a scenic waterfall cascading 300'down the mountain. Total hiking distance is about 5 miles. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

April    18    #570    HUYCK PRESERVE S. WEST OF ALBANY    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    A very scenic area with ten miles of hiking trails winding through 2000 acres of forests, by Rensselaerville Falls and along the shores of Lake Myosotis and Lincoln Pond. Meet at K-Mart, Northway Exit 9W, Clifton Park, at 9:15 a.m.

April    25    #571    PLOTTERKILL PRESERVE    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Dropping 900 feet in 3.5 miles, the Plotterkill flows over three spectacular waterfalls - one sixty feet high - and several smaller waterfalls. There are over 600 acres of wildflowers and great views plus miles of hiking trails. Meet at K-Mart, Northway Exit 9W, Clifton Park, at 9:15 a.m.

May    2    #572    HUDSON RIVER RECREATION AREA    Irv Boyle    584-5206    A five mile round trip hike along the Hudson River and beside a creek bed that cascades down the mountain and over rock ledges. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

May    9    #573    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Lillian Bull    584-3384    A 4 mile round trip with a 1,500' elevation change, gradual climb and great views. Meet at Warren Country Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

May    16    #574    JOHN POND IN SIAMESE WILDERNESS    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    A six mile round trip easy and level hike on an old wood road. There's a leanto and nice views of rock ledges at John Pond. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

May    23    #575    HIKE OR BIKE NEAR SALEM    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Hike or bike choice along an abandoned railroad bed near the New YorkVermont border. A pleasant walk through farm country.    Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

May    30    #576    OXSHOE POND    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    About 7 miles round trip thru one of the most beautiful deep forests of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. Hike is over a dirt road and a good trail to Oxshoe Pond with its lean-to and a super view of rock ledges across the pond.  Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    6    #577    BARTON CLIFFS    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    A five-mile round trip bushwhack to impressive little known cliffs with outstanding views of Brant Lake, the Three Brothers and a beautiful valley. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    13    #578    LILY AND ROUND PONDS    Pat Collier    802-863-1145    These are two of the numerous ponds that lie between Brant Lake and North Bolton. Round trip to both ponds is 71/2 miles. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    20    #579    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD, BIKE OR HIKE    George Yager    399-5398    Hike or bike choice. Hikers will hike the Wilkinson Trail 5 miles. Bikers will follow the tour road around the Battlefield, I I miles. We will meet at the Visitor's Center Patio for lunch. Meet at Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

June    27    #580    BLOODY POND/BLOODY MOUNTAIN    Bob Curtis    532-9630    We will hike into Hammond Pond and continue uphill on an old tote road along the south shore with views through the trees of the pond and marshes. About two miles farther we will hike on an old herd path to Bloody Pond. A 5 mile round trip. Those who wish to go farther can bushwhack up Bloody Mountain for some great Adirondack views. Meet at Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    4    #581    BASH AND SPLASH AT SPATNY'S    Hean Spatny    644-9404    Jean has invited the Crooked Canes to the seventh annual Bash & Splash at her place on beautiful Lake George.    Bring a covered dish and we'll have another "pig out".    Don't forget your bathing suit.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    11    #582    INDIAN LAKE PICNIC ISLAND    Irv Boyle    584-5206    An easy hike from Lewey Lake Campground to the Jessup River where we'll have lunch and swim.    Last year we were able to walk to the island.    Depending on the water level, we may have to wade or swim a very short distance to this small paradise island.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    18    #583    HUDSON RIVER CANOE TRIP    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is a flatwater and easy down river 12 mile trip from Warrensburgh to Lake Luzerne.    We will stop at the recreation area for lunch and possible a swim.    If you have a canoe, please bring it even though you may be doubling with a friend in his canoe.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    25    #584    TUBING ON THE BATTENKILL    Gloria McMaster    854-7490    This will be a repeat of a fun filled day we enjoyed last year.    The Battenkill is shallow over the route we will follow and your feet will be able to touch bottom almost all the way.    Tubes can be rented at the river for $6.00.    Meet at McDonalds parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

August    1    #585    PHAROAH LAKE HIKE    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us about seven miles - round trip- of fairly level walking to a pretty lake in the Adirondack wilderness.    Bring swim suits.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal    Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    8    #586    CANAJOHARIE CREEK POTHOLE    Carl Schaefe    374-1123    Canajoharie is an Indian word meaning "The pot that washed itself".  Carl will lead us to such a pot.    It's 20 ft in diameter and 8 ft deep.    Swirling waters from a waterfall scour the cavity with gravel and sand.  Bring wading boots and swim suits.    About 3 or 4 miles of walking.    Meet at the Park and ride lot on route 30 by Thruway Exit 27 - north side of Route 5S - outside Amsterdam at 10:00 a.m.

August    15    #587    TIRRELL POND    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Starting from Route 30 near the Adirondack Museum, we'll follow a ridge along the north side of Blue Mountain and go down to a lean-to at the pond.    Bring swim suits.    Our route will be a treal around the east side of Blue Mountain to Route 28.    Total distance about 7 miles.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    22    #588    SPECTACLE POND    Joan Watson    494-4270    This is an easy and pretty 4 mile round trip hike along brooks and past beaver dams.    After the hike, we'll go to Joan's place on Schroon Lake for relaxing swimming and boating.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    29    #589    CURTIS HOUSE AT NORTH HUDSON    Bob Curtis    532-9630    Bob will lead us on a short and easy 3 mile round trip hike to Sweet Fern Hill.    We will return to Bob and    Eleanor's house on the Schroon River for a swim, canoe, tubing or just relaxing.    Bring a covered dish for a cookout.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    5    #590    PARADOX LAKE CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Canoe the Schroon River to Schroon Lake public beach, 6 - 7 miles of flat water with nice swimming holes en route. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    12    #591    STEVENS POND HIKE    Bob Herrick    793-3015    The 6 mile hike is on an easy part of    the Northville-Lake Placid Trail beginning at the Durant Lake campsite with lunch at the pond. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9: 15 a.m.

September    19    #592    SANDGATE, VERMONT HIKE OR BIKE    Claire Raymond    371-7726.    The 18 mile r.t BIKE TRIP (some hills) begins at a fishing hut on the Battenkill and continues to Sandgate. Lunch at a nice brook by an old Vermont inn. Continue to Route 313 and back to the fishing hut. The 5 - 6 mile HIKE begins at Gloria MacMaster's home in Shushan. Meet at    McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

September    26    #593    BEAVER MEADOW FALLS OR GILL BROOK HIKE    Norm Dibelius    885-5266.    The 6 mile r.t. Beaver Meadow Falls hike goes to a beautiful waterfall in the Ausable Lake area near Saint Huberts. The 61/2 mile r.t. Gill Brook hike is reported to be the most beautiful brook trail hike in the Adirondacks. We will decide which hike to take when we get to the trail head. The fall foliage should be near peak which will make for a pretty ride through the mountains. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    3    #594    PINE HILL / TUBMILL AREA HIKE    Bob Curtis    532-9630.    The 6 1/2 mile r.t. hike is mostly on a good trail. There is a.6 mile steep bushwhack, through an open forest, to a bald summit with great views of the Adirondacks and Green mountains. On decent there is a possible side trip to Burge Pond. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m. Pond. 

October    10    #595    CRANE MOUNTAIN HIKE    Emmy Santasiero    251-4382.    The 4-5 mile r.t. hike (some of it steep) is an Emmy's favorite mountain near her home. There are great views in all directions from the s 3,200 ft. high bald summit. Crane is a small mountain that gives a hiker a-big mountain experience. Lunch will be on the summit. On decent we will have an opportunity to explore a small pond. Meet at McDonalds in Warrensburg

October    17    #596    TACONIC CREST TRAIL    Roger Menges    233-83310.    Hike 3-4 miles roundtrip from Berry Pond, in the Pittsfield State Forest, over Poppy Mt and return. There is a modest elevation change. Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9W, Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

October    24    #597    DYKEN POND HIKE    Anne Yager    399-5398.    Hike 5 miles r.t. on trails in the Dyken Pond Environmental Center (1,700 ft. elevation) off Route 2 near Grafton. The hike includes boardwalks through wet lands and nice views. We may visit Barberville Falls. Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9W, Clifton Park, at 9:15 a.m.

October    31    #598    MERK FOREST HIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206.    Hike 6 miles r.t. (from the back side of Mt. Anton) along a brook, on an old tote road to Sugar Shack, Birch Pond, and Beebe Pond. Lunch at Birch Pond. Meet at McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

November    7    #599    COOK'S MOUNTAIN    Chuck & Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This hike, between Rogers Rock and Ticonderoga, requires some effort to gain the 900-elevation, but the rewards are great.    The woods are beautiful, and the summit very broad and open with gorgeous views of northern Lake George.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    14    #600    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hikers will have 4 to 5 miles of easy walking on the Wilkinson Trail.  Lunch will be at the Visitor Center.    Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

November    21    #601    SLEEPING BEAUTY    Jean Spatny    644-9404    An easy climb on the east side of lake George and north of Route 149.    We will have good views of the lake.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    5    #602    GOODNOW MOUNTAIN    Anne & George Yager    399-5398    Goodnow is a nice little mountain located just south of the high peaks.    Round trip is about 3 miles with an elevation change of 1,050 feet.    Then, if energy and time allow, we will explore some of the lovely trails at nearby Newcomb Interpretive Center.    Meet at the Warren County Mu; nicipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    12    #603    MOREAU LAKE HIKE    Lillian Bull    584-3384    An easy hike around the lake and through the campsites with the possibility of a short climb up Spire Mountain.    Meet at Moreau Park entrance at 10:00 a.m.

December    19    #604    EAST BRANCH SACANDAGA RIVER    Irv Boyle    584-5206    It's ski time again.    We will ski or hike, depending on snow conditions, about 5 miles on the edge of the Siamese Wilderness near Garnet Hill.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    27    #605    HOLIDAY CELEBRATION    Ruth Dibelius    885-5266    We will ski or hike at the Saratoga Battlefield.    Afterwards we will celebrate the close of another good Crooked Canes year with a "pig out" at Ruth and Norman's house. Bring a covered dish or snack.    Meet at the Visitor's Center parking lot at 9:15 a.m.

1997

January    2    #606    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Ski (if there is snow or hike if no snow) to the Grandmother Tree and over the gentle hills on the south side of Pack Forest. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

January    9    #607    CHARLTON WOODS AND FIELDS    Ken Corsetti    882-6865    An easy 3 to 6 mile cross-country ski from Ken's home. Bring lunch to eat at a trail stop in a sheltered pine grove. After skiing, enjoy late afternoon Italian cuisine at Ken's (shared cost approximately $3.00 each). Bring a beverage and snack to share. Call Ken a few days in advance if you are coming so that he may plan the menu. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga at 9:15 a.m., or at the Charlton Tavern parking lot at 10 a.m., whichever is more convenient.

January    16    #608    SKYE FARM SKI    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259      Sky Farm is near Northway Exit 24. We'll ski 4 or 5 miles on several trails that border Sherman Lake. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

January    23    #609    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks. We will ski about 6 miles over an old undulating road through the woods to the dam at Lester Flow and a beautifid view of the high peaks. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

January    30    #610    LILLY POND    Joan Watson    494-4270    Ski or bike from Grassville Rd. on the south side of Brant Lake to Lilly Pond. We will ski about 5 miles around the pond and down to Rt. 8 where some cars will be spotted. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

February    6    #611    EAST SIDE OF LAKE GEORGE    Pat Collier    802-863-1145    From the DEC parking area we will ski to Dacy Clearing, then take one of the old carriage roads to Shelving Rock Rd. and up the road to the trailhead. On the way we have the option of two side trails back to the cars. This area has a marvelous network of beautiful trails, especially the .9 mile Big Birch Trail just before Shelving Rock Rd. Total loop is 4.3 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

February    13    #612    CRANE POND SKI    Bob Curtis    532-9630    We will ski the Crane Pond Rd. from the old farm parking lot to Crane Pond. Time and conditions permitting, we will ski from Crane Pond to Tubmill Marsh and return to the parking area by the road or by Alder Pond. The total round-trip distance to Crane Pond is 4 miles and to Tubmill Marsh is 6 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

February    20    #613    KUNJAMUK SKI AT SPECULATOR    Ken Corsetti    882-6856    Cross-country ski 5 to 7 miles on logging roads in the beautiful Kunjamuk Valley. Suitable for novice to expert. Meet at the Information Center on the northeast comer of Routes 29 and 30 in Vails Mills at 9:30 a.m. or at the junction of Routes 8 and 30 in Speculator at 10:30 a.m.

February    27    #614    HENNIG'S WOODS    Bob Hennig    882-6701    We will ski along trails on Bob's Land in the Town of Providence. Bob will provide lunch following the ski outing. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

March    6    #615    LUDEWIG HOUSE - SKI    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Doris and Fred Ludwig have invited us to their home near Ballston Spa for cross-country skiing in their 17 acre back yard with a nice hill to play on. Bring a sandwich for lunch. Doris will make soup to go with it. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

March    13    #616    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Wet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

March    20    #617    EAST BRANCH OF THE SACANDAGA RIVER - SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will ski from the Old Farm Clearing to the East Branch of the Sacandaga River and back. The round trip is five to six miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

March    27    #618    PLOTTERKILL PRESERVE    Claire Raymond    371-7726    The Plotterkill River drops 900 feet in 3.5 miles and flows over three spectacular waterfalls, one is six feet high, several others are smaller. There are great views. Meet at K-Mart, Northway Exit 9W, Clifton Park , at 9:15a.m.

April    3    #619    VISCHER FERRY    Bill Wetzel    383-4214    Four miles of level walking along the abandoned Erie Canal. Bring binoculars; the birding should be excellent. Meet at K-Mart, Northway Exit 9W, Clifton Park, at 9:15a. in.

April    10    #620    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Eleanor Boyle    584-5206    Hike or bike. Hikers will have 4 to 5 miles of easy walking on the Wilkerson Trail. Bikers will follow the Battlefield Road for a distance of about 10 miles. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

April    17    #621    LONG AND ISLAND PONDS    Jean Spatny    644-9404    An easy walk, with minimal elevation change, through stands of hemlock and birch. Long Pond has a high, dry, shore but Island Pond is surrounded by swamps and the trail may be wet. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

April    24    #622    THACHER PARK    Margaret Ettinger    355-8511    Hike along a unique escarpment in the Helderberg Mountains west of Albany. There are also several miles of walking trails that we can explore. Meet at K-Mart, Northway Exit 9W, Clifton Park, at 9:15a.m.

May    1    #623    PACK FOREST WARRENSBURG    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    We will hike about five miles on the nature trail along Millington Brook and then up Moon Mountain to a nice view of the Hudson River and the mountains west of Warrensburg. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

May    8    #624    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Hike about four miles round trip with a 1,500 foot change in elevation -- A gradual climb and great views. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

May    15    #625    DARLING MOUNTAIN    Pat Collier    798-2035    Darling Mountain is west of Butler Pond near West Mountain. We will hike part way on a dirt road, then on a herd path to the overlook. There are beautiful views of the Hadley-Luzeme region. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

May    22    #626    DOWN MEMORY LANE    Les Shaw    587-1690    Turn back a few years-say 1925 or 1928. Walk to school with Les from where he was born An easy round trip of about 31/2 miles in a very rural and little spoiled area of Washington County. Meet at the McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

May    29    #627    FRENCH MOUNTAIN AND BEAR POND    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    We will hike up the west side of the mountain from the bike path, about 4 miles round trip, with an 800 foot elevation change, and Possibly a side into Bear Pond.

June    5    #628    KAYADEROSSERAS CREEK CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    About an eight mile downstream canoe trip from Ballston Spa to launch on Saratoga Lake. There may be trees down in the creek or rough water on the lake. The trip is somewhat strenuous. Meet at the southeast comer of the Montgomery Ward parking lot, Saratoga Mail, east of Exit 15 of the Northway at 9:15 a.m.

June    12    #629    LAKE GEORGE HIKE OR BIKE TRIP    Claire Raymond    371-7726    The trip begins on the bike path near the Lake George public beach. Bikers will ride almost to Quaker Road and return for a distance of 14 - 15 miles. Hikers will walk a portion to the trail for a distance of about five miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    19    #630    KUNJAMUK RIVER CANOE TRIP    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is an easy, winding river that runs along the edge of the Adirondack wilderness. The trip to Elm Lake and return is about ten miles. Meet at the Information Center on the northeast comer of Routes 29 and 30 in Vails Mills at 9:30 a.m. or at the junction or Routes 8 and 30 in Speculator all 10:30 a.m.

June    26    #631    CRANE MOUNTAIN HIKE    Emmy Santasiero    251-4382    The four to five mile round trip hike (portions of the trail are steep) is on Emmy's favorite mountain near her home. There are great views in all directions from the 3,200 foot high, bald summit. Crane is a small mountain that gives a hiker a big mountain experience. Lunch will be on the summit. On descent we will have an opportunity to explore a small pond. Meet at McDonald's in Warrensburg at 9:30 a.m.

July    3    #632    BASH AND SPLASH AT SPATNY'S    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Jean has invited the Crooked Canes to the eighth annual Bash and Splash at her place on Beautiful Lake George. Bring a covered dish and we will have another "pig out." Don't forget your bathing suit. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    10    #633    INDIAN LAKE PICNIC ISLAND    Irv Boyle    584-5266    An easy hike from Lewey Lake campground to the Jessup River where we will have lunch and swim. We may have to wade or swim (depending on the water level) a short distance to this small paradise island. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    17    #634    EAGLE LAKE CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    An easy five-mile flat water canoe trip on a very pretty lake. After lunch we will swim in pristine water. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    24    #635    TUBING ON THE BATTENKILL    Gloria McMaster    854-7490      This will be a repeat of a fun filled day we enjoyed last year. The Battenkill is shallow over the route we will follow and your feet will be able to touch bottom almost all the way. Tubes can be rented at the river for $6.00. Meet at McDonalds parking lot in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

July    31    #636    PHAROAH LAKE    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us, about seven miles round-trip of fairly level walking, to a pretty lake in the Adirondack wilderness. Bring swim suits. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    7    #637    PARK MOUNTAIN    Joan Watson    494-4270    Joan will lead a three-mile round trip bushwhack to the top of Park Mt. We will have great views of Schroon Lake and the Pharaoh Lake wilderness. After the hike we will go to Joan's home on Schroon Lake to relax, swim, and boat. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    14    #638    ANTLER LAKE, WEAVERTOWN    Marianne Vernon    869-0077    This is an easy five-mile hike around the lake and to an architectural surprise. Lunch will be on Marianne's property with possible swimming and/or canoeing. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    21    #639    UNKNOWN POND, NEAR INDIAN LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will wade across the Cedar River near Indian Lake and then take an easy trail to a back country pond. We will return over the same route for a swim in an old swinging hole in the Cedar River. Round trip is four to five miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    28    #640    SQUARE FALLS    The Bennetts    747-0268    A short walk through the gorge of the East Branch of the Sacandaga River will take us to Square Falls at the head of the gorge. There are attractive cliffs and inviting pools. You may want to bring wading shoes. The ruins of Fox Lair are nearby. Fox Lair was the magnificent summer estate of the Hudnut family. The walk is three miles round trip to the falls and an additional mile or two to explore Fox Lair. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    4    #641    BLUE LEDGES NEAR MINERVA    Joan Watson    494-4270    A walk to the Hudson River Gorge where slate-blue cliffs tower above the river. About 5 miles of    level walking, round trip. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:115 a.m.

September    11    #642    CANNON POINT ON LAKE GEORGE    Isabel & Bill Solodow    668-2453    Isabel and Bill have invited us to their condo on Lake George for a cookout.    This will be a covered dish get-together.    They will supply the hot dogs and rolls.    Before lunch we will take a short hike up Hackensack Mt. (great views of Warrensburg).    After the hike we will go to Cannon Point.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9: 15 a.m.

September    18    #643    BIG EDDY HIKE    Ken Corrsetti    882-6865    An easy 6 mile round trip hike from White House to Big Eddy on the Northville-Lake Placid Trail (along the west branch of the Sacandaga River). We will ford one stream so bring wading shoes. Meet at the information center at the junction of Routes 29 & 30 in Vails Mills at 9:30 a.m. or at the public beach at the north end of Lake Algonquin at Wells at 10:30 a.m.

September    24    #644    LEAF PEEPING IN VERMONT    Ruth and Norm Dibelius    885-5266    See enclosed flyer for details. Call Ruth or Norm for reservations or if you have questions.

October    2    #645    PEAKED MOUNTAIN AND THIRTEENTH LAKE    Bob Curtis    532-9630    We will follow the trail on the west side of Thirteenth Lake to Peaked Mountain Brook. We will then follow the trail along the brook to the pond. The total distance is 2.75 miles with a gain of 500 feet in elevation. For hearty hikers, it is another hour or less to the top of Peaked Mountain. Great scenery all the way. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m., or meet Bob at Weavertown at 10:00 a.m.

October    9    #646    SPUYTENDUYVIL    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    This is an easy hike near Brant Lake (Exit 25 on the Northway) over an unmarked trail that follows a brook to a marshy pond where we will have lunch. From the top, there are great views of beautiful cliffs. Round trip is 4 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    23    #647    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    A five mile hike in Vermont's beautiful Merk Forest. It is an easy trail with some climbing. Lunch will be at the clearing with views of distant mountains. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

October    30    #648    MOREAU LAKE AREA    Lillian Bull    584-3384    This is a nice hike in an area recently purchased by the State. The trail presents a gradual climb on the north side of Spier Mt. At the top there is a lookout with views of Moreau Lake and the Green Mountains. From the lookout we will bushwhack down to the lake, a distance of 3 to 4 miles. This will be in hunting season, so wear some red or orange and no white. Meet at the Moreau parking lot at 9:15 a.m.

November    6    #649    DIPPIKILL NEAR THE GLEN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    Dippikill is a complex owned by SUNY Albany with a number of hiking trails.    We will walk a ridge to a lookout over the Hudson River and descend to a leanto at a pond.    Total distance is about 4 miles.  Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    13    #650    STEVENS POND    Bob Herrick    793-3015    A six mile hike on an easy section of the Northville-Lake Placid Trail begins at the Durant lake campsite.    Lunch will be at a scenic pond.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    20    #651    BALM OF GILEAD MOUNTAIN    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    An easy four mile hike with 400 ft elevation change.    The hike can be extended a short distance to the old Hooper Garnet Mine and William Blake Pond.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    4    #652    BIG POND IN THE HOFFMAN WILDERNESS    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Big Pond and North Pond are located west of the village of Schroon Lake and are reached via Hoffman Road.    The hike will be four to five miles round trip, of easy walking to a promontory on the shore of the pond.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    11    #653    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    The hike will be four to five miles of easy walking on the Wilkinson Trail.    Lunch will be at the Visitor Center.    Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

December    18    #654    SKI/HIKE EAST BRANCH OF THE SACANDAGA RIVER    Irv Boyle    584-5206    It is ski time again.    We will ski or hike, depending on snow conditions, about five miles on the edge of the Siamese Wilderness near Garnet Hill.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    29    #655    HOLIDAY CELEBRATION    Ruth & Norm Dibelius    885-5266    We will take a short hike or ski in the Woods Hollow Nature Preserve which starts from the northeast corner of the Milton Community Center parking lot.    After the hike we will go to Ruth and Norm's home for a Holiday Season bash.    Bring a covered dish or snack.    Meet Irv Boyle at the Grand Union on West Ave, Saratoga Springs, at 9:15 a.m. OR meet Ruth and Norm at the Milton Community Center parking lot at 9:45 a.m.

1998

January    8    #656    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST SKI OR HIKE    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Ski if there is snow, hike if no snow, to the Grandmother Tree and over gentle hills on the south side of Pack Forest.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

January    15    #657    COLES WOODS, GLENS FALLS SKI    Pat Collier    798-2035    Ski trails in these woods are wide and crisscross each other.    These fun trails have both level and hilly sections.    You can ski any distance from 1 to 5 miles by choosing appropriate trails.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

January    22    #658    PHAROAH LAKE SKI    Joan Watson    494-4270    Joan will lead us on a 7 to 8 mile round trip to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness.    The trail is fairly level except for one long hill near the beginning.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

January    29    #659    CRANE POND SKI    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    We will ski the Crane Pond Road from the old farm parking lot to Crane Pond.  If time and conditions permit, we will ski from Crane Pond to Tubmill marsh and return to the parking area by the road or by Alder Pond.  The total round trip distance to Crane Pond is 4 miles and to Tubmill marsh is 6 miles.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

February    5    #660    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks.    We will ski about 6 miles round trip over an old undulating road through the woods to a dam at Lester Flow and a beautiful view of the high peaks.  Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

February    12    #661    MOREAU LAKE SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    Enjoy some leisurely skiing around Moreau Lake on the campground road.  There are a couple of exhilarating hills for the more daring.    Meet at the entrance to the park at 9:15 a.m.

February    19    #662    SKYE FARM SKI    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    Skye Farm is near Northway Exit 24.    We will ski a total of 4 or 5 miles on several trails that border Sherman Lake.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

February    26    #663    LILLY POND SKI OR HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Ski or hike from Grassville Road on the south side of Brant Lake to Lilly Pond.    We will ski about 5 miles around the pond and down to Route 8 where some cars will be spotted.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

March    5    #664    LUDEWIG HOUSE - SKI    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Doris and Fred Ludwig have invited us to their home near Ballston Spa for cross-country skiing in their 17 acre back yard with a nice hill to play on. Bring a sandwich for lunch. Doris will make soup to go with it. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

March    12    #665    GARNET HILL - SKI    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will ski on the old Tote Road to the farm clearing and to the East Branch of the Sacandaga River where we will have lunch. Round trip is 5 or 6 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

March    19    #666    MIDDLE GROVE STATE FOREST - SKI    Arden Blunt    587-8064    We will ski or hike on old wood roads and trails near Arden's house. Bring lunch and Arden will have soup or chili to go with it. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

March    26    #667    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

April    2    #668    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will hike a distance of 5 to 6 miles on some of the many trails, including the nature trail, in Pack Forest. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

April    9    #669    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Claire Raymond    371-7726    Hike or bike. Hikers will have 4 to 5 miles of easy walking on the Wilkinson Trail. Bikers will follow the Battlefield Road for a distance of    11 miles. Hikers and bikers will join at the Visitor's Center patio for lunch. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

April    16    #670    BIG POND IN THE HOFFMAN WILDERNESS    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Big Pond and North Pond are located west of the village of Schroon Lake and are reached via Hoffman Road. The hike will be 4 to 5 miles, round trip, of easy walking to a promontory on the shore of the pond. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

April    23    #671    CASCADE POND NEAR BLUE MOUNTAIN    Bob Herrick    793-3015    This is an easy hike to the pond through some densely wooded areas. Lunch will be at the Cascade Pond lean-to. Total distance 4 to 5 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

April    30    #672    PLOTTERKILL PRESERVE    Anne Yager    399-5398    The Plotter Kill River drops 900 feet in 3.5 miles and flows over three spectacular waterfalls, one is sixty feet high, several others are smaller. There are great views. Meet at K-Mart, Northway Exit 9W, Clifton Park, at 9:15am

May    7    #673    HUDSON RIVER BIKE/HIKE    Lillian Bull    584-3384    Hikers take a dirt road from Moreau Diner to Fort Miller (3.5 miles). The road runs along the river. There is a small park by the canal where both the hikers and the bikers will have lunch. Hikers can either spot a car at the lunch stop or walk back to the diner. Bikers take West River Road from Route 197 to Bacon Hill, then cross a bridge to East River Road. Having traveled the same dirt road as the hikers, bikers will continue through Fort Miller across a second bridge and back on East River Road, then north to Fort Edward. After a stop at Stewart-s, bikers will pedal back to their cars (20 miles total). Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a. m. or meet Lillian Bull at the Moreau Diner, Route 9 and Route 197.

May    14    #674    ROUND LAKE CANOE    Mary Bruno    489-7216    We will canoe around the lake and in the Anthony Kill Creek for an easy trip. Bring binoculars for bird watching. There are two parking lots by the shore of the lake, both are accessible from Route 9. Meet at the southernmost parking lot at 10 a. m.

May    21    #675    THACHER PARK    Margaret Ettinger    355-8511    We will hike on the long path north from Thacher Park to Romer Field for a lovely view of the Catskills. There will be a moderate climb with some steep sections (5 - 6 miles round trip). Meet in the K-Mart parking lot off Northway exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m. *People from the south can meet at Paint Mine picnic area parking lot at 10 a. m.

May    28    #676    KAYADEROSSERAS CREEK CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe from Grays Crossing to Lake Lonely Boat Livery (about 6 miles). Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a. m.

June    4    #677    BLACK MOUNTAIN    Irv Boyle    584-5206    At an elevation of 2,646 feet, Black Mountain is the highest mountain in the Lake George area. No hiker should miss the awesome views from the top of the mountain. The hike is 5 miles round trip with a change in elevation of 1, 100 feet. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a. m.

June    11    #678    BLOODY POND/BLOODY MOUNTAIN    Chuck and Edythe Bennett    747-0268    We will hike into Hammond Pond and continue uphill on an old tote road along the south shore, the pond and marshes can be viewed through the trees. About two miles further we will hike on an old herd path to Bloody Pond (5 miles round trip). Those who wish to go further can bushwhack up Bloody Mountain for great views of the Adirondacks. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    18    #679    ADIRONDACK MUSEUM AT BLUE MOUNTAIN    Emmy Santasiero    251-4382    A wonderful museum with displays of the culture, environment, and history of the Adirondack region. Bring lunch or buy it at the museum. Admission is $10, or $9 for seniors over 61. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a. m. or at Wevertown at 10 a. m.

June    25    #680    HUDSON RIVER CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This trip is on the Hudson River near Spier Falls (6 to 8 miles on flat water between dams). Meet at the Moreau Lake Park entrance at 9:15 a. m.

July    2    #681    BASH AND SPLASH AT SPATNY'S    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Jean has invited the Crooked Canes to the ninth annual Bash and Splash at her place on Beautiful Lake George. Bring a covered dish and we will have another "pig out." Don't forget your bathing suit. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    9    #682    GLASS LAKE    Gordon French    674-5753    We are invited to Gordon's place on Glass Lake for canoeing, swimming, or hot tub. If you wish Gordon will lead us on a short hike overlooking Glass Lake. Lunch will be a cookout of hot dogs and hamburgers. Bring a covered dish. Meet at K-Mart, exit 9W, in Clifton Park at 9:15 a. m.

July    16    #683    UNKNOWN POND, NEAR INDIAN LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will wade across the Cedar River in knee-deep water and then take an easy trail to a back country pond. We will return over the same route for a swim in an old swimming-hole in the Cedar River. Round trip is four to five miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    23    #684    NORTHWEST BAY ON LAKE GEORGE BY CANOE    Mary Bruno    489-7216    We will canoe the Northwest Bay Brook into Northwest Bay. Lunch will be at the point where the brook joins the bay. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a. m.

July    30    #685    FISHBROOK POND    Edythe & Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Starting at Dacy Clearing, we will hike on an old carriage road to Bumps Pond, then to Fishbrook Pond. The distance is about 2.5 miles one way with about a 500-foot elevation gain. There is an optional route over Sleeping Beauty mountain which adds an extra mile and another 500 feet in elevation. It is a beautiful hike with gorgeous views and a great place to swim. The total round-trip distance is 5 to 6 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    6    #686    TOWN OF PROVIDENCE HIKE    Arden Blunt    587-8064    A short hike to a nice pond and dam in the Town of Providence. Bring swimsuits. After the hike we will, have a pot luck lunch at Arden's. Bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a. m. 

August    13    #687    CRANE POND HIKE    Joyce Ewasko    494-2259    We will hike the Crane Pond Road from the old farm parking lot to Crane Pond. If time permits, we will hike from Crane Pond to Tubmill Marsh and return to the parking area by the read. The total round-trip distance to Crane Pond is 4 miles, to Tubmill Marsh it is 6 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

August    20    #688    PUTNAM POND CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe across Putnam Pond and hike to Clear Pond for a swim in pristine water. Lunch will be at Clear Pond. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    27    #689    PHAROAH LAKE    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us, about seven miles round-trip of fairly level walking, to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness. Bring swim suits. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    3    #690    POULTNEY RIVER CANOE TRIP    Ken Corsetti    882-6825    We will canoe the Poultney River from Whitehall through a Vermont wilderness area with a lunch stop along the way. The return trip will be downstream to the starting point. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    10    #691    CANNON POINT ON LAKE GEORGE    Isabel and Bill Solodow    668-2453    Isabel and Bill have invited us to their condo on Lake George for a cookout. This will be a covered-dish get-together. They will supply hot dogs and rolls. Before lunch, we will take a short hike to Shelving Rock and return to Cannon Point. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15a.m.

September    17    #692    OLD PAINT BED MINES, JOHNSBURG    Emmy Santasiero    251-4382    A nice hike to explore old paint beds, of the Glen Mining Company, in a forest clearing at the foot of Huckleberry Mountain. The old chimney and some of the pits can be seen. The roundtrip distance is about 4 miles. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15a.m.

September    24    #693    HOFFMAN NOTCH TRAIL    Joan Watson    494-4270    We will hike 8+ miles on the Hoffman Notch Trail from the old Warren Hotel to Blue Ridge Road where cars will be spotted. Wewill meet Joan at the Schroon Lake golf course on Hoffman Road at 10a.m. (exit 27). Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15a.m.

October    1    #694    BUCK MOUNTAIN FROM HOGTOWN    Don McMahon    7924529    This will be a moderate climb of about 5 miles round trip and 1200 ft. elevation change. We will have lunch at the top with great views of the surrounding mountains. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    8    #695    PACK FOREST, WARRENSBURG    Edythe and Chuck Bennett    747-0268      We will hike about 5 miles on the nature trail along Mllington Brook, around the lake, and a short bushwhack up Ben Woods Mountain. Lunch will be at the summit with great views. We will return on an old road to the cars. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    15    #696    BEAR MOUNTAIN HIKE    Walt Hayes    399-7482    This is a hike of 5 miles and 700 foot change in elevation in the Pharoah Lake region. The hike includes a bushwhack through open woods to the summit of the cliffs. We will have lunch at the summit overlooking Pharamid Lake with views of the high peaks. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15a.m. or Exit 28 at 9:50a.m.

October    22    #697    PINE ORCHARD NEAR WELLS    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is an easy walk of 5 to 6 miles to a stand of enormous white pine trees. The trees are about 200 years old, a few are older. The diameters of the Oder trees are 6 feet or more. Pine Orchard is one of the last stands of virgin white pines in North America Meet at the Information Center or, the northeast comer of Routes 29 and 30 in Vails Nlills at 9:30 a.m. or at thejunction of Routes 8 and 30 at 10:30 a.m.

October    29    #698    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD HIKE    Bill Wetzel    383-4214    This is an easy 5 mile hike on the Wilkinson Trail. Lunch will be at the Visitor center patio. Meet at the Battlefield Parking lot at 10 a.m.

November    5    #699    SHELVING ROCK MT. & LOG BAY    Pat Collier    798-2035    We will hike to the summit of this little mountain, then back down the trail to the old hotel foundations.    We will continue on the road and a trail to Log Bay and circle back to the cars by way of Shelving Rock Brook Trail.    It is a beautiful trip of file miles total.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    12    #700    TACONIC CREST TRAIL    Doris Ludwig    885-9032    Hike 6 miles round trip from Petersburg Pass to Snow Hole with 400 ft. elevation change.    Great views of fall colors, the Hoosic Valley to the west, and Mt. Greylock to the southeast.    Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9W, Clifton park at 9:15 a.m.

November    19    #701    NORTH END OF THE TONGUE MT. TRAIL TO THE FIVEMILE MOUNTAIN LEANTO    Don McMahon    792-4529    This will be a 5 mile or a 7 mile hike.    We will start from Rt. 9N near Dear Leap and hike south over Brown Mt. to Fivemile Mt. Leanto.    For those wishing to return from this point, the round trip distance will be 5 miles.    For those wishing to continue to Clay Meadow, the total distance will be 7 miles.    Cars will be spotted at Clay Meadow.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    3    #702    MOREAU LAKE HIKE    Lillian Bull    584-3384    An easy hike around the lake and through the campsites with the possibility of a short climb up Spire Mt.    Meet at the Moreau Lake Park entrance at 10:00 a.m.

December    10    #703    MERK FOREST HIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will hike 6 miles round trip on an old tote road and two new trails along a brook from the back side of Mt. Anton to Birch Pond.    We will have lunch at Birch Pond.    Meet at McDonalds in greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

December    17    #704    SKI/HIKE EAST BRANCH OF THE SACANDAGA RIVER    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    It is ski time again.    We sill ski or hike, depending on snow conditions, about five miles on the edge of the Siamese Wilderness near Garnet Hill.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    22    #705    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks.    It is about 6 miles over an undulating woods road to the dam at Lester Flow and a beautiful view of the high peaks.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

December    30    #706    PROSPECT MOUNTAIN    Edythe & Chuck Bennett    747-0268    This will be either a hike or a snowshoe trip, depending on snow conditions.    We will start by taking a tunnel under the Northway, then climb on an old road through mixed forest with easy to moderate ascent.    Total distance is about 6 miles.    Meet at the Warren County Munidipal Center at 9"15 a.m.

1999

January    7    #707    WOODS HOLLOW NATURE PRESERVE SKI    Ruth and Norm Dibelius    885-5266    Ski on trails in Woods Hollow Nature Preserve north of Ballston Spa. Meet Irv Boyle at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave., Saratoga Springs, at 9:15 a. m. or meet Ruth and Norm at the Milton Community center parking lot on North Line Rd. just west of Rowland St. at 9:45 a. m.

January    14    #708    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks. We will ski about 6 miles round trip ever an old undulating road through the woods to a dam a Lester Flow and a beautiful view of the high peaks. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

January    21    #709    LILLY POND SKI    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Ski from Grassville Road on the south side of Brant Lake to Lilly Pond. We will ski about 5 miles around the pond and down to Route 8 where some cars will be spotted. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

January    28    #710    WARRENSBURG PACK FOREST SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    Ski on the Nature Trail to the Grandmother Tree and over gentle hills on the south side of Pack Forest. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

February    4    #711    SKYE FARM SKI    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    Skye Farm is near Northway Exit 24. We will ski a total of 4 or 5 miles on several bails that border Sherman Lake. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 am.

February    11    #712    PHAROAH LAKE SKI    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us on a 7 to 8 mile round trip to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness. The trail is fairly level except for one long hill near the beginning. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:14, a.m.

February    18    #713    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing on the trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. Saratoga Springs, at 9:15 a. m.

February    25    #714    CRANE POND SKI    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    We will ski on the Crane Pond Road from the old farm parking lot to Crane Pond. If time and conditions permit, we will ski from Crane Pond to Tubmill Marsh and return to the parking area by the road or by Alder Road. The total distance to Crane Pond is four miles round trip, and to Tubmill
Marsh is six miles round trip. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a. m.

March    4    #715    SCHENECTADY MUNICIPAL GOLF COURSE - SKI    Ann & George Yager    399-5398    We will ski over several miles of gentle rolling hills. Meet at the K-Mart parking lot by Northway Exit 9W at 9:15 a.m.

March    11    #716    HENNIG'S WOODS    Bob Hennig    882-6701    We will ski along trails on Bob's land in the Town of Providence. Bring your own lunch and Bob will provide the dessert. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

March    18    #717    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    SKI Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks. We will ski about 6 miles over an old, rolling road through the woods to the dam at Lester flow and a beautiful view of the high peaks. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a. in.

March    25    #718    LAKE DESOLATION - SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

April    1    #719    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    George and Gert Anderson    371-7773    Hike or bike. Hikers will have 4 to 5 miles of easy walking on the Wilkinson Trail. Bikers will follow the Battlefield Road for a distance of I I miles. Hikers and bikers will join at the Visitor's Center patio for lunch. Meet at the Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

April    8    #720    LAKE GEORGE HIKE OR BIKE    Claire Raymond    371-7726    The trip begins on the bike path in Lake George near the public beach. We will bike almost to Quaker Road and return for a distance of 14 - 15 miles. Hikers will hike a portion of the trail, about 5 miles round trip. Meet at the Warren County Municipal center at 9:15 a. in.

April    15    #721    HACKENSACK MOUNTAIN AND HELLO MOUNTAIN    Bennett/Ewashko    747-0268, 494-2259    Hackensack is the little mountain, in Warrensburg. There is a nice view of the town from the summit. About two miles of hiking and 550 foot elevation change. If time permits, we will check out Hello Hill. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at
9:15 a.m.

April    22    #722    LYE BROOK FALLS    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Lye Brook Falls in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont is a scenic waterfall cascading 300 feet down the mountain. Total hiking distance is about five miles. Meet at McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

April    29    #723    LONG AND ISLAND PONDS    Jean Spatny    644-9404    An easy walk, with minimal elevation change, through stands of hemlock and birch. Long Pond has a high, dry shore but Island Pond is surrounded by swamps and the trail may be wet. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15a.m.

May    6    #724    HUYCK PRESERVE, RENSELEARVILLE    Trudy Van Ryn    439-4088    This is a 4 mile hike in the preserve around Lake Myasotis and Lincoln Pond, and 1 mile in the backyards along the river in Renselaerville.    There is a steep hill to the falls at the beginning of the hike.    We will cross two streams -bring water shoes.    There should be many spring flowers.    Meet at the K-Mart parking lot, Northway exit 9 in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.. Right off the exit to 9W and meet at the left-hand side of Howard Johnson's parking lot at 10:00am.

May    13    #725    SUNRISE MT. AND JABES POND    Ruth Lamb    769-2229    Wildflower hike along Silver Bay Assoc. trails near Lake George in Hague.    Includes hike to the top of Sunrise Mt. with a view of the lake, along with a hike to Jabes Pond, for a total of about 5 1/2 miles.  Meet at the Warren County Municipal    Center at 915 a.m., or Exit 24 around 9:45.

May    20    #726    ROUND LAKE CANOE    Mary Bruno    489-7216    We will canoe around the lake and in the Anthony Kill Creek for an easy trip.  Bring binoculars for bird watching.    There are two parking lots by the shore of the lake, both are accessible from Rt. 9.    Meet at the southernmost parking lot at 10:00 am.

May    27    #727    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Hike about four miles round trip with a 1,500 foot change in elevation.    A gradual climb and great views.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    3    #728    STEVENS POND    Bob Herrick    973-3015    The 6 mile hike is on an easy part of the Northville - Lake Placid Trail, beginning at the Durant Lake campsite, with lunch at the pond.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    10    #729    TACONIC CREST TRAIL    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Hike 6 miles round-trip from Petersburg Pass to Snow Hole with 400 ft elevation change.    Great views of the Hoosic Valley to the west and Mt. Greylock to the southwest.    Doris says there should by many wild flowers including the wild azalea. Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9-W, Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

June    17    #730    TREADWAY MT. CANOE/HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe across Putnam Pond and pick up the trail to Treadway Mt.  The hike round-trip is 5 miles with    1,000 ft. elevation change.    Super views at the top.    People without canoes will be transported across the pond - no charge.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

June    24    #731    GLASS LAKE    Gordon French    674-5753    We are invited to Gordon's place on Glass Lake for canoeing, swimming, or hot tub.    If you wish, Gordon will lead us on a short hike overlooking Glass Lake.    Lunch will be a cookout of hot dogs and hamburgers.    Bring a covered dish.    Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9W, in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

July    1    #732    BASH & SPLASH AT SPATNY'S    Jean Spatny    644-9404    Jean has invited the Crooked Canes to the tenth annual Bash and Splash at her place on beautiful Lake George.    Bring a covered dish and we will have another "pig out".    Don't forget your bathing suit.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    8    #733    CRANE POND CANOE/HIKE    Edythe    Bennett    747-0268    This trip involves two short carries so keep it light!    We put in at Alder Pond and after paddling through this beautiful marsh, we carry past the outlet of Crane Pond to paddle around the shores of this sparkling pond.    The hikers will hike the Crane Pond Road from the old farm parking lot to Crane Pond.    Round trip distance for the hikers is four miles, and this could be extended to Tubmill Marsh for a distance of 6 miles.    The canoers should bring walking shoes and swim suits for short on-shore hikes.    Meet at the Warren Country Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    15    #734    MARION POND/HAYES MT.    Walt Hayes    399-7482    This hike is about 6 miles round trip with an 800-ft elevation change.    Walt says there is a great swimming hole.    Bring swim suits. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m. We will meet the northern people at the Black Bear Restaurant off Exit 26 at 10 a.m.

July    22    #735    PHAROAH LAKE    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us about 7 miles round trip of fairly level walking, to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness.    Bring swim suits.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

July    29    #736    BLUE LEDGES NEAR MINERVA    Joan Watson    494-4270    A walk to the Hudson River Gorge where slate-blue cliffs tower above the river.    About 5 miles of level walking round trip.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

August    5    #737    HUDSON RIVER HIKE OR BIKE    Pat Collier/Irv Boyle    798-2035/584-5206    Hikers take a dirt road that runs along the Hudson to the lock at Fort Miller (3.5 miles one way). There is a small park by the canal where both the hikers and bikers will have lunch. Bikers take West River road from Rt. 197 to Bacon Hill, then cross a bridge to East River
Rd.    Having traveled the same dirt road as the hikers, bikers will continue through Fort Miller across a second bridge & back on East River Rd.    After a stop at Stewart's, bikers will pedal back to their cars (23 miles total). Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m., or meet Irv Boyle at the Moreau Diner, Rt. 9 & Rt. 197 at 9:30 a.m.

August    12    #738    TOWN OF GREENFIELD HIKE    Arden Blunt    587-8064    A short and easy hike in the Town of Greenfield area.    Bring swim suits.  After the hike we will have a pot-luck lunch at Arden's.    Bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

August    19    #739    ROCK POND HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    The hike will begin at the Putnam Pond campground and travel along the north shore to Rock Pond for an easy hike.    Don says there is an old mine with extensive foundations to explore.    Lunch will be at the Pond.    Bring swim suits.    We will hike around Rock Pond and return for a total distance of 5 miles.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m., and the north people at Exit 28 at 10:15 a.m.

August    26    #740    HUDSON RIVER CANOE    Mary Bruno    489-7216    We will put in at the new launch site visible from the Northway just south of Exit 18, and will paddle upstream or down depending on wind.    This is flat water with interesting side waterways to explore and some historic structures.    Round trip distance is about 5 miles.    Meet at the launch site which is reached by turning east at Exit 18 and then, within 1/10 miles, turning south on Big Boom road.    Follow Big Boom Road to the river, 9:15 a.m.

September    2    #741    SPRUCE MOUNTAIN    Edythe and Chuck Bennett    747-0268    This is an area newly acquired by New York State just north of Huletts Landing.    A round trip of under 6 miles takes us first along an old road, then on a moderately steep ATV trail to a summit with a gorgeous view of northern Lake George.    Don't miss this one! Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

September    9    #742    PLOTTERKILL NATURE PRESERVE    Margaret Ettinger    355-8511    We will hike about 7 miles around the rim of a scenic gorge with three waterfalls in the Plotterkill Preserve.    Mostly easy walking with a few steep sections and a small creek to a crossing which should be dry at this time of the year.    Meet at the K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W at 9:15 a.m., or at the Preserve parking lot on Rt 159 at 9:45 a.m.

September    16    #743    POULTNEY RIVER/LAKE CHAMPLAIN    Ken Corsetti    882-8265    Canoe from the Poultney River north of Whitehall to Dresden Station on Lake Champlain, approx. 7 miles.    The lake is narrow at the beginning of the trip and then winds and widens through marsh areas with opportunities to explore their secrets.    Meet at Exit 20, Warren County Municipal Center.    Because of the distance to Whitehall and the need to spot cars at the take-out point, we will leave the Center at 9:15 rather than 9:30 a.m.

September    23    #744    TENANT CREEK FALLS    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Three beautiful waterfalls grace Tenant Creek. A 50 ft fall, only 5 miles upstream has a pool for swimming. Continue on trail to reach 2 more impressive falls.    Four miles round trip.    The hikers from the north can take Rt. 9N, Exit 21, to Hadley and Rt. 4 to Sacandaga; hikers from Saratoga and south will meet at the Information Center on the northeast corner of Rt. 29 and 30 in Vail Mills at 10:00 a.m. All meet at the state boat launch, Rt. 30, north of Sacandaga at
10:30 a.m

September    30    #745    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Irv boyle    584-5206    Hike or bike.    Hikers will have 4 or 5 miles of easy walking on the Wilkerson Trail.    Bikers will follow the Battlefield Road for a distance of 10 miles.    After lunch we can visit the new Saratoga Veterans National Cemetery.    Meet at the Battlefield Parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

October    7    #746    GOODNOW MOUNTAIN/NEWCOMB    Anne and George Yager    399-5398    Goodnow is a nice little mountain located just south of the high peaks.    Round trip is about 3 miles with a 1050 ft. elevation change.    Then, if energy and time allow, we'll explore some of the lovely trails at the nearby Newcomb Interpretive Center. After the hike,
everyone is invited to the Yager's camp.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    14    #747    MOOSE MOUNTAIN POND    Don McMahon    792-4529    Hike is about 6 miles round trip of easy walking on trails and paths by Berrymill Pond to Moose Mountain Pond.    Trail rises gradually and has a total elevation change of 400 ft.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 or Exit 29 of the Northway at 10:15 a.m.

October    21    #748    TONGUE MOUNTAIN RANGE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will hike from Clay Meadow to Fifth Peak leanto for great views of Lake George and Northwest Bay.    Distance is 6 miles round trip with 1,500 ft elevation change.    Be prepared for a long, steep climb.    Those who would prefer something less strenuous could hile along the Northwest Bay trail. Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

October    28    #749    CAT MOUNTAIN    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Cat Mountain at 1,955 ft. has wonder views from the west side of Lake George.  There are no trails.    The first section of the hike, approx. 2 miles, will be on old logging roads.    The last section, approx. 1 mile, will be a bushwhack with a 1000 ft elevation change, and a strenuous degree of difficulty. Round trip distance is 5 to 6 miles.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

November    4    #750    DARLING MOUNTAIN    Pat Collier    798-2035    Darling Mountain    is west of Butler Pond near West Mountain.    We will hike part way on a dirt road, then on a herd path to the overlook.    There are beautiful views of the Hadley-Luzerne region.    Total round trip is approx. 4 miles with 700 ft. elevation change. WCMC*

November    11    #751    BALD MOUNTAIN PRESERVE    Edythe & Chuck Bennett    747-0268    We will visit the Bald Mt. Preserve near Whitehall NY. It contains an easy ridge walk and a steep scramble to a cliff-top overlooking South Bay and the lower Champlain Valley.    Elevation gain is about 700 ft, total distance about 5 miles.    WCMC*

November    18    #752    SLEEPING BEAUTY    Lillian Bull    584-3384    An easy climb on the east side of Lake George and north of Route 149.    We will have good views of the Lake.    WCMC*

December    2    #753    LILY AND ROUND PONDS    Joan Watson    494-4270    These are two of the numerous ponds that lie between Brant Lake and North Bolton.    We will hike from Grassville Rd. on the south side of Brant Lake to the ponds and return to Rt. 8 where we will spot some cars.    Total distance is about 7 miles.    WCMC*

December    9    #754    PACK FOREST-WARRENSBURG    Chuck & Edythe Bennett    747-0268    We will hike about 5 miles on the nature trail along Millington Brook and then up Moon Mountain to a nice view of the Hudson River and the mountains west of Warrensburg.    WCMC*
December    16    #755    MOREAU LAKE AREA    Don McMahon    792-4529    This is a nice 4 mile hike in an area purchased recently by the state.    The hike starts with a gradual climb on the north side of Spier Mt. to a lookout with views of    Moreau Lake and the Green Mountains.    From the lookout we will hike first west and then north across the top of the mountain following a trail down the backside of the mountain to the Hudson River.    Meet at Moreau State Park parking lot at 9:15a.m.

December    22    #756    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks.    We will ski about 6 miles over an old undulating road through the woods to the dam at Lester Flow to a beautiful view of the high peaks. WCMC* or meet at Northway Exit 29 at 10:00a.m.
December    29    #757    EAST BRANCH OF THE SACANDAGA RIVER    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will ski from the Old Farm Clearing to the East Brance of the Sacandaga River and back.    The round trip is five to six miles. WCMC*

2000

January    6    #758    CRANE POND SKI    Joan Watson    494-4270    We will ski the Crane Pond Road from the old farm parking lot to Crane Pond.    If time and conditions permit, we will ski from Crane Pond to Tubmill marsh and return to the parking area by the road or by Alder Pond.    The total round trip distance to Crane Pond is 4 miles and to Tubmill marsh is 6 miles. WCMC or meet at Exit 28 of the Northway at 10:00 a.m.

January    13    #759    PHAROAH LAKE SKI    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us on a 7 to 8 mile round trip to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness.    The trail is fairly level except for one long hill near the beginning.    WCMC or meet at Exit 25 of the Northway at 9:50 am.

January    20    #760    HENNIG'S WOODS    Bob Hennig    882-6701    We will ski along trails on Bob's land in the Town of Providence. Bring your own lunch. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.January    27    #761    BOG MEADOW SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski along a gently rising trail that begins on Edwards Hill road of Rt 8 at Bakers Mills, a few miles SW of Weavertown. Round trip distance is 5 or 6 miles.    WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

February    3    #762    SKYE FARM SKI    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    Skye Farm is near Northway Exit 24. We will ski a total of 4 or 5 miles on several tails that border Sherman Lake.    WCMC or meet at Exit 24 of the NorthWay at 9:50 am.

February    10    #763    COLES WOODS, GLENS FALLS SKI    Pat Collier    802-863-1145    Ski trails in these woods are wide and crisscross each other and are well groomed.    These fun trails have both level and hilly sections.    You can ski any distance from 1 to 5 miles by choosing appropriate trails.    WCMC.

February    17    #764    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing on the trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. Saratoga Springs, at 9:15 a. m.

February    24    #765    GARNET HILL - SNOW SHOE OR SKI    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will have a choice either to snow shoe up Balm of Gilead Mountain, about 4 miles with a 400 ft elevation change, or to ski the East branch of the Sacandaga River, a round trip total of 6 miles. . WCMC or meet at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

March    2    #766    LILLY POND    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    Ski from Grassville Rd. on the south side of Brant Lake to Lilly Pond. We will ski about 5 miles around the pond and down to Rt. 8 where some cars will be spotted. WCMC or Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

March    9    #767    PHAROAH LAKE SKI    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us on a 7 to 8 mile round trip to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness.    The trail is fairly level except for one long hill near the beginning.    WCMC or meet at Exit 25 of the Northway at 9:50 am.

March    16    #768    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW SKI    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks. We will ski about 6 miles round trip ever an old undulating road through the woods to a dam a Lester Flow and a beautiful view of the high peaks. WCMC or Exit 29 at 10:15 am.

March    23    #769    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 10:00 am.

March    30    #770    COLONIE TOWN PARK AND COHOES FALLS    George & Gert Anderson    371-7773    Depending on conditions, hiking will be on a foot trail or bike trail. Good views of the Mohawk. Total distance 4-5 miles. Meet In K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W In Clifton Park. 9:15-9:30 a.m.

April    6    #771    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD, BIKE OR HIKE    Ann Yager    399-5398    Hike or bike choice. Hikers will hike the Wilkinson Trail 5 miles. Bikers will follow the tour road around the Battlefield, I I miles. We will meet at the Visitor's Center Patio for lunch. Meet at Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

April    13    #772    NORTH SIDE SPIER FALLS DAM HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will park at the end of Hawk Rd off Corinth Rd., walk to the end of Hawk Rd and then ski along the NYMO access road    to the north side of Spier Falls Dam where we will have lunch. Elevation change is about    400 ft. and round trip distance is about 4 miles. Meet at McDonald's
west of Northway Exit 18 at 9:15 am.

April    20    #773    LAKE GEORGE HIKE OR BIKE    Margaret Ettinger    355-8511    The trip begins on the bike path in Lake George near the public beach. We will bike almost to Quaker Road and return for a distance of 14 - 15 miles. Hikers will hike a portion of the trail, about 5 miles round trip. WCMC

April    27    #774    MERK FOREST HIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will hike 6 miles round trip on an old tote road and two new trails along a brook from the back side of Mt. Anton to a mountain top cabin and return.    We will have lunch at the cabin.    Meet at McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

May    4    #775    FRENCH MOUNTAIN AND BEAR POND    Chuck Bennet    747-6268    We will hike up the west side of the mountain from the bike path, about 4 miles round trip, with an 800 foot elevation change, and Possibly a side into Bear Pond. WCMC

May    11    #776    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Fran Herve    899-3216    About four miles round trip with a 1500 foot elevation change, a steep climb. WCMC

May    16    #777    SCHENECTADY WINTER SPORTS LODGE - WATERBURY CENTER VT    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    This 3 day spring Crooked Cane outing from the SWSC Lodge includes both hiking and conoeing in the Waterbury Vt area. You do need to make room reservations so that SWSC knows if there are rooms available. Bring a covered dish serving 8-10 for Tuesday evening, also a sleeping bag and towel or sheets. There are pillows and blankets at the lodge. Please call me if you are interested in taking part in this excursion. Meet at WCMC at 9:30 am on May 16.

May    25    #778    THACHER PARK    Margaret Ettinger    355-8511    We will hike on the long path north from Thacher Park to Romer Field for a lovely view of the Catskills. There will be a moderate climb with some steep sections (5 - 6 miles round trip). Meet in the K-Mart parking lot off Northway exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m. *People from the south can meet at Paint Mine picnic area parking lot at 10 a. m.

June    1    #779    TONGUE MTN. NORTH TO CLAY MEADOW    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This will be a 5 or 7 mile trip. We will start from Rt. 9N near Deer Leap and hike in a southerly direction over Brown Mt. to a lean-to which is 5 miles round trip. For those who wish to continue on to Clay Meadow, it is an additional 4 1/2 miles. Cars will be spotted at Clay Meadow. WCMC

June    8    #780    TIRRELL POND NEAR BLUE MT LAKE.    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Starting at Route 30 near the Adirondack Museum, we'll hike to a lean-to and sandy beach at the pond. Bring swim suits. Total distance will be about seven miles. WCMC

June    15    #781    KUNJAMUK RIVER CANOE TRIP    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is an easy, winding river that runs along the edge of the Adirondack wilderness. The trip to Elm Lake and return is about ten miles. Meet at the Information Center on the northeast comer of Routes 29 and 30 in Vails Mills at 9:30 a.m. or at the junction or Routes 8 and 30 in Speculator all 10:30 a.m.

June    22    #782    INMAN POND FROM SLY POND ROAD    Don McMahon    792-4529    This is a relatively easy hike with about a 500 ft elevation change to a rock ledge that overlooks the pond from the    west end. This is a pretty spot for lunch. We will then circumnavigate the pond and return for a 4 mile round trip.    WCMC

June    29    #783    DIPPIKILL NEAR THE GLEN    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Dippikill is a complex owned by SUNY Albany with a number of hiking trails.  We will walk a ridge to a lookout over the Hudson River and descend to a leanto at a pond.    Total distance is about 4 miles.    WCMC

July    6    #784    GLASS LAKE    Gordon French    674-5753    We are invited to Gordon's place on Glass Lake for canoeing, swimming, or hot tub.    If you wish, Gordon will lead us on a short hike overlooking Glass Lake.    Lunch will be a cookout of hot dogs and hamburgers.    Bring a covered dish.    Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9W, in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

July    13    #785    HUDSON RIVER HIKE OR BIKE    Pat Collier/Irv Boyle    802-863-1145/584-5206    Hikers take a dirt road that runs along the Hudson to the lock at Fort Miller (3.5 miles one way). There is a small park by the canal where both the hikers and bikers will have lunch. Bikers take West River road from Rt. 197 to Bacon Hill, then cross a bridge to East River Rd.    Having traveled the same dirt road as the hikers, bikers will continue through Fort Miller across a second bridge & back on East River Rd.    After a stop at Stewart's, bikers will pedal back to their cars (23 miles total). Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m., or meet Irv Boyle at the Moreau Diner, Rt. 9 & Rt. 197 at 9:30 a.m.

July    20    #786    PHAROAH LAKE    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us about 8 miles round trip of fairly level walking, to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness.    Bring swim suits. WCMC or Firehouse in Brant Lake Village at 9:50 am.

July    27    #787    TOWN OF GREENFIELD HIKE    Arden Blunt    587-8064    A short and easy hike in the Town of Greenfield area.    Bring swim suits.  After the hike we will have a pot-luck lunch at Arden's.    Bring a covered dish or snack. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

August    3    #788    PUTNAM POND CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe across Putnam Pond and have a .7 mi hike to Clear Pond for a swim in pristine water. Hikers will be shuttled in canoes or can walk 2.2 mi around sourth end of Putnam Pond to Clear Pond. Lunch will be at Clear Pond. WCMC or Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

August    10    #789    SECOND POND IN SIAMESE WILDERNESS    Edythe & Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Several people have expressed a desire for another trip to Second Pond.    The trail head is on Chatiemac Road off Route 8 a few miles south of Weavertown. The trail is relatively level and leads through nice woods to an unspoiled remote pond in the Siamese
wilderness.    There are unsusual views of Gore Mt. Round trip is 5.5 mi.    WCMC or Weavertown at 10.00 am.

August    17    #790    BLUE LEDGES NEAR MINERVA    Joan Watson    494-4270    A walk to the Hudson River Gorge where slate-blue cliffs tower above the river.    About 5 miles of level walking round trip. Bring swim suits.    WCMC

August    24    #791    SACANDAGA BIKE OR HIKE    Ned & Emily Bigelow    399-0014    We will bike 32 miles around the north end of the lake or hike beside a beautiful stream and loop back on rural roads 5.1 mi RT. Groups will converge at Bigelow camp for lunch and swim. Meet at State picnic area at south end of Conclingville dam at 10:00 am. See detailed description of event on back of program.

August    31    #792    PUFFER POND/CHIMNEY MT.    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Near Indian Lake village, the trail begins at the north end of King's Flow to beautiful Puffer Pond and skirts a chain of beaver dams, marshes, and open flows along Carroll Brook.    Lunch will be at a leanto.    Roun trip is 4 miles.    If time permits, Chimney Mt. nearby, offers an interesting hike to an unusual geological chimney formation with caves and crevices - additional 2.8 mi RT. Parking fee of $1 for each car. Bring swim suits. WCMC or meet at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

September    7    #793    PEAKED HILL CANOE / HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    1.2 mi round trip canoe and 4.4 mi round trip hike. The event starts with a short paddle on Paradox Lake to a marked trail. The trail first leads to a remote pond and then up a steep 1100 ft assent to a rocky outcrop with views in all directions. WCMC or Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

September    14    #794    CRANE POND CANOE / HIKE    Mary Bruno    489-7216    This trip involves two short carries so keep it light!    We put in at Alder Pond and after paddling through this beautiful marsh, we carry past the outlet of Crane Pond to paddle around the shores of this sparkling pond.    The hikers will hike the Crane Pond Road from the old farm parking lot to Crane Pond.    Round trip distance for the hikers is four miles, and this could be extended to Tubmill Marsh for a distance of 6 miles.    The canoers should bring walking shoes and swim suits for short on-shore hikes. WCMC or Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

September    21    #795    POTTER MOUNTAIN    Don McMahon    792-4529    This is in the Pharaoh Lake wilderness. We first    hike south    2 miles toward Tubmill Marsh on an easy trail and then bushwhack a half mile to the summit of Potter Mountain with nice views of surrounding mountains and ponds. Round trip distance is 5 miles with an elevation change of 1000 ft. WCMC or Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

September    28    #796    CASTLE ROCK    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is an easy trail that takes us to a massive    rock outcropping featuring a magnificent views of Blue Mountain Lake and Blue Mountain. Round trip is approx. 4 miles with 640' elevation change. WCMC or meet at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

October    5    #797    COOK'S MOUNTAIN    Chuck and Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This short hike between Rogers Rock and Ticonderoga requires some effort to gain the 900-elevation, but the rewards are great.    The woods are beautiful, and the summit very broad and open with gorgeous views of northern Lake George. WCMC or Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

October    12    #798    SPECTACLE POND NEAR SCHROON LAKE    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    A delightful and relaxing walk in the woods Total round trip distance is less than four miles with minimal elevation change. If time permits we can also take in Gull Pond. WCMC or Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

October    19    #799    MERCK FOREST VERMONT    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will climb Mt. Antone in Vermont with distant views of the Adirondack Mountains. Round trip distance is 5 miles, elevation 2,610'. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

October    26    #800    THE HELDERBERGS    Trudy VanRyn    439-4088    Last view of color for 2000. We will hike part of the long Path with a moderate climb in some areas with some nice views. The round trip will be about 6 miles. Meet at the K Mart parking oot off Northway 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 am or at the Paint Mine parking lot in Thatcher Park at 10:15 am.

November    2    #801    SLEEPING BEAUTY & FISH BROOK POND    Pat Collier    802-257-4585    Wonderful views! Starting from Hogtown Rd parking lot we walk to Fishbrook Pond and then return via Sleeping Beauty for a a total distance of 10.7 miles round trip. For those who want to omit Fish Brook Pond and circle past Bumps pond and out, the distance is 7.7 mi. Take your choice. WCMC*

November    9    #802    BALD MOUNTAIN PRESERVE    Edythe & Chuck Bennett    747-0268    We will visit the Bald Mt. Preserve near Whitehall NY. It contains an easy ridge walk and a steep scramble to a cliff-top overlooking South Bay and the lower Champlain Valley.    Elevation gain is about 700 ft, total distance about 5 miles.    WCMC*

November    16    #803    PEAKED MOUNTAIN AND THIRTEENTH LAKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will follow the trail on the west side of Thirteenth Lake to Peaked Mountain Brook. We will then follow the trail along the brook to the pond. The total distance is 2.75 miles with a gain of 500 feet in elevation. For hearty hikers, it is another hour or less to the top of Peaked Mountain. Great scenery all the way. WCMC or meet    at Weavertown at 10:00 a.m.

November    23    #804    NO HIKE - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!    -----------------    ---------------   

November    30    #805    BUCK MOUNTAIN FROM HOGTOWN    Don McMahon    792-4529    This will be a moderate climb of about 5 miles round trip and 1200 ft. elevation change. We will have lunch at the top with great views of the surrounding mountains.WCMP*

December    7    #806    MOREAU LAKE & SPIER MOUNTAIN    Lillian Bull    584-3384    We will hike the loop trail with a short climb up Spier Mt. with some great views of the surrounding areas. Total distance 5 miles. Meet at Moreau Park entrance at 10 a.m.

December    14    #807    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Hike 5 miles on    Wildinson trail or bike 10 miles on Tour road, if it is not closed for repair. Call Doris for latest info on road. Hikers and bikers meet at Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 am and at the Visitors Center for lunch about noon.

December    21    #808    PACK FOREST-WARRENSBURG    Joan Watson    494-4270    We will hike about 5 miles on the nature trail along Millington Brook and then up Moon Mountain to a nice view of the Hudson River and the mountains west of Warrensburg.    WCMC*

December    28    #809    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks.    We will ski about 6 miles over an old undulating road through the woods to the dam at Lester Flow to a beautiful view of the high peaks. WCMC* or meet at Northway Exit 29 at 10:00a.m.

2001

January    4    #810    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing with some hills on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 10:00 am.

January    11    #811    WOODS HOLLOW NATURE PRESERVE SKI    Norm Dibelius    885-5266    Ski on trails in Woods Hollow Nature Preserve north of Ballston Spa. Meet Irv Boyle at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave., Saratoga Springs, at 9:15 a. m. or meet Ruth and Norm at the Milton Community center parking lot on North Line Rd. just west of Rowland St. at 9:45 a. m.

January    18    #812    BOG MEADOW SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski along a gently rising trail that begins on Edwards Hill road of Rt 8 at Bakers Mills, a few miles SW of Weavertown. Round trip distance is 5 or 6 miles.    WCMC or meet at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

January    25    #813    HENNIG'S WOODS    Bob Hennig    882-6701    We will ski along trails on Bob's land in the Town of Providence. Bring your own lunch and Bob will provide the dessert. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

February    1    #814    CRANE POND SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will ski the Crane Pond Road from the old farm parking lot to Crane Pond.    If time and conditions permit, we will ski from Crane Pond to Tubmill marsh and return to the parking area by the road or by Alder Pond.    The total round trip distance to Crane Pond is 4 miles and to Tubmill marsh is 6 miles. WCMC or meet at Exit 28 of the Northway at 10:00 a.m.

February    8    #815    SKYE FARM SKI    Joyce Ewashko    494-2259    Skye Farm is near Northway Exit 24. We will ski a total of 4 or 5 miles on several tails that border Sherman Lake.    WCMC or meet at Exit 24 of the NorthWay at 9:50 am.

February    15    #816    PHAROAH LAKE SKI    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us on a 7 to 8 mile round trip to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness.    The trail is fairly level except for one long hill near the beginning.    WCMC or meet at Exit 25 of the Northway at 9:50 am.

February    22    #817    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW SKI    Ted Schoenberg    399-4425    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks. We will ski about 6 miles round trip over an old undulating road through the woods to a dam on Lester Flowwhere there is a beautiful view of the high peaks. WCMC or Exit 29 at 10:15 am.

March    1    #818    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing with some hills on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 10:00 am.

March    8    #819    LAPLAND LAKE SKI    Art Crotty    863-2709    For a change in pace, we will ski the groomed trails of the Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center located in Northville NY (139 Lapland Lake Rd). There is a $8.00 fee per person and the trails are divided into 3 grades of difficulty to accomodate varying skill levels. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot in Saratoga Springs at 9:00am, at Vail Mills (Rt 29 & 30 intersection) at 9:45 or at Lapland Lake at 10:30am.

March    15    #820    BERRYMILL POND SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski over a swamp and up a gently inclined trail that rises 200 feet over    1.2 mi    distance to Berrymill Pond. Then we can optionally ski the for an additional 1.6 mi distance to the opposite end of the pond. North Hudson area. WCMC or meet at Northway exit 29 at 10:00am.

March    22    #821    NORTH SIDE SPIER FALLS DAM SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will walk or    ski along the NIMO access road at the end of Hawk Road    to the north side of Spier Falls Dam where we will have lunch. If there is no snow we will climb a 500 foot hile and return along the power lines. Elevation change for skiing is about    400 ft. and round trip distance is about 4 miles. Meet at McDonald's west of Northway Exit 18 at 9:15 am.

March    29    #822    EAST BRANCH OF THE SACANDAGA RIVER - SKI    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will ski from the Old Farm Clearing to the East Branch of the Sacandaga River and back. The round trip is five to six miles. WCMC or meet at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

April    5    #823    VROOMAN'S NOSE    Ned Bigelow    399-0014    This is known as the Sky Island of the Schoharie Valley near Middleburgh. The projecting cliff towers 600 ft. and almost overhangs the roadway. The summit offers remarkable views of the surrounding valley. The easiest trail is 2 miles roundtrip. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park 9:15 a.m.

April    12    #824    LYE BROOK FALLS    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Lye Brook Falls in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont is a scenic waterfall cascading about 300 feet down a mountain. Manchester VT area. Distance is about 4 mi round trip with very little elevation change.    Meet at McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

April    19    #825    PLOTTERKILL NATURE PRESERVE    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    We will hike either 3 or 7 miles around the rim of a scenic gorge with three waterfalls in the Plotterkill Preserve.    Mostly easy walking with a few steep sections and a small creek to a crossing.    Meet at the K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W at 9:15 a.m., or at the Preserve parking lot on Rt 159 at 9:45 a.m.

April    26    #826    SHELVING ROCK RIDGE TRAIL    Pat Collier    802-863-1145    We will first hike up Shelving Rock Mtn and then go back down part way to join a trail that traverses the ridge that extends east toward Erebus Mtn. The ridge trail has some very pretty spots with good views of Buck and surrounding mountains.    We return via Shelving Rock Brook trail. The total elevation change is about    600 ft and    round trip length is 4 mi. WCMC

May    3    #827    GRAPHITE TO WARDSBORO    Ruth & Sandy Lamb    796-2229    This five mile walk following the old military road syould be filled with wild flowers.    We will spot cars in Graphite on Route 8 and proceed mostly downhill to Wardsboro for a snack and hot beverage at the Lamb's home. WCMC or meet at small Alma Farm Park on west side of route 9N a mile north of Tongue Mountain Clay Meadow Trailhead at 10:00 am

May    10    #828    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD - HIKE OR BIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Hike or bike choice. Hikers will hike the Wilkinson Trail 5 miles. Bikers will follow the tour road around the Battlefield for 11 miles. We will meet at the Visitor's Center Patio for lunch. Meet at Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

May    17    #829    THACHER PARK    Margaret Ettinger    355-8511    We will hike on the Long Path north from Thacher Park for a lovely view of the Catskills. There will be a moderate climb with some steep sections (5 - 6 miles round trip). Meet in the K-Mart parking lot off Northway exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m or meet at Paint Mine picnic area parking lot at 10 am.

May    24    #830    KAYADEROSSERAS CREEK CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe from Grays Crossing to Lake Lonely Boat Livery (about 6 miles). Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a. m.

May    31    #831    VISCHER FERRY    Jan O'Hare    383-4768    A walk along the abandoned Erie Canal. This will be about four miles of level walking. Bring binoculars. The birding should be excellent and some nice wild flowers should be in bloom. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northwiy Exit 9W at 9:15 am or at the Nature Preserve at 10:00 am.

June    7    #832    ROGER'S ROCK KAYAK/CANOE    Don McMahon    792-4529    We start at the beach of Roger's Rock State Park and kayak north around the shear cliffs and have lunch on a small island just to the north of the cliffs. We can paddle as for north as wave conditions allow and people are willing to go.

June    14    #833    HUDSON RIVER CANOE TRIP    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is a flatwater and easy down river 12 mile trip from Warrensburgh to Lake Luzerne.    We will stop at the recreation area for lunch and possibly a swim.    If you have a canoe, please bring it even though you may be doubling with a friend. WCMC

June    21    #834    GRIZZLE OCEAN    Jean Vanderzee    494 4969    Less than 5 mi round trip hike with a couple of 200 ft hills to a quiet pond where we will have lunch and swim.    More than half of the trail borders scenic Putnam Pond. WCMC or Northway exit 28 at 10:00 am.

June    28    #835    BARTON CLIFFS    Don McMahon    792-4529    A five-mile round trip bushwhack to impressive little known cliffs with outstanding views of Brant Lake, the Three Brothers and a beautiful valley. WCMC or meet at the fire station in Brant lake Villiage at 10:00 am.

July    5    #836    LAKE GEORGE HIKE OR BIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    The trip begins on the bike path in Lake George near the public beach. We will bike to Quaker Road and return for a distance of 14 - 15 miles. Hikers will hike a portion of the trail, about 5 miles round trip. WCMC

July    12    #837    BLUE LEDGES NEAR MINERVA    Joan Watson    494-4270    A walk to the Hudson River Gorge where slate-blue cliffs tower above the river.    About 5 miles of level walking round trip. Bring swim suits.    WCMC or meet at the Black Bear restaurant at Northway exit 26 at 10:00 am.

July    19    #838    CRANE MOUNTAIN HIKE    Pat Collier    802-863-1145    A    five mile round trip hike with a 1100 ft elevation change (portions of the trail are steep). There are great views in all directions from the 3,200 foot high summit and a clear pond    for swimming. Hiking the NW sholder beyond the pond adds another mile rt.    WCMC or meet at McDonald's in
Warrensburg at 9:50 a.m.

July    26    #839    CHIMNEY MOUNTAIN    Joan Watson    494-4270    A 3 mi round trip mile hike with a steep 800 ft elevation change to the top of a mountain with two summits. We will eat lunch on the summit that has open views in all directions. The other summit has interesting rock formations that resemble chimneys and caves to explore. WCMC or meet in Wevertown at 10:00 am.

August    2    #840    HADLEY AND ROUNDTOP MOUNTAINS    Pat Collier    802-863-1145    You have a choice of hiking to Hadley's firetower (4 miles round trip with 1500 ft elevation change), or continuing a quarter mile farther onto Hadley's lovely summit ridge with its interesting cairns and views to the north, or a more difficult bushwhack to Roundtop Mountain for a total round trip distance of 6.2 miles and an additional 500 ft of climbing. WCMC or meet at trailhead 10:15 am.

August    9    #841    TREADWAY MT. CANOE/HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe across Putnam Pond and pick up the trail to Treadway Mt.  The hike round-trip is 5 miles with    1,000 ft. elevation change.    Super views at the top.    People without canoes will be transported across the pond - no charge. WCMC or Northway exit 28 at    10:10 am.

August    23    #843    PILOT KNOB MOUNTAIN    Don McMahon    792-4529    Pilot Knob Mountain overlooks the southeast corner of Lake George. Be prepared for a strenuous 5 mile hike with a 1400 ft elevation change. The view from the summit will make it worthwhile. WCMC

August    16    #842    TAHAWUS AREA HIKE    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    About 4 miles with little elevation change near the source of the Hudson (Lake Henderson, not Lake Tear). We'll cross to 20 ft wide Hudson on a swinging foot bridge and cross a 6 ft wide        floating bridge over a nearby lake. Then we'll hike by the Tahawus mine which at one time employed 400 workers. WCMC or meet at Weavetown at 10:00 am.

August    30    #844    FEEDER CANAL HUDSON FALLS    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This will be a hike or bike trip past some historic structures. The hikers can walk about 5 miles, while the bikers can bike up to 19 miles over easy terrain and much of it along the canal. WCMC
Sptember    6    #845    SACANDAGA BIKE OR HIKE    Ned & Emily Bigelow    399-0014 or 863-4904    We will bike about 30 miles around the north end of the lake or hike beside a beautiful stream and loop back on rural roads 5.1 mi RT. Groups will converge at Bigelow camp for lunch and swim. Meet at the parking lot on the north end of Conklingville dam at 9:30 am.

September    13    #846    WARDSBORO CLIFF AND CELLARHOLES    Ruth & Sandy Lamb    796-2229    Starting at the Lambs' home this approximately 5 mile hike will visit a cliff outlook over Wardsboro vally, and several cellarholes.    The walking includes a non-maintained woods road, old logging roads, about a mile of bushwhacking, and a unbridged stream crossing. WCMC or meet at Northway exit 24 at 9:50    am or trailhead at Lamb's on Wardsboro Road at 10:15 am.

September    20    #847    CASTLE ROCK    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This hike takes us to a massive    rock outcropping featuring a magnificent views of Blue Mountain Lake and Blue Mountain. Round trip is approx. 4 miles with 640' elevation change. WCMC or meet at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

September    27    #848    COOK'S MOUNTAIN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This hike, between Rogers Rock and Ticonderoga, requires some effort to gain the 900-elevation, but the rewards are great.    The woods are beautiful, and the summit very broad and open with gorgeous views of northern Lake George.WCMC at 8:45 am or meet at Northway Exit 28 at 9:30 am.

October    4    #849    POTASH MOUNTAIN    Don McMahon    792-4529    Postash mountain is a rocky dome just off Route 9N between Lake Luzerne and WCMC. This is a less strenuous 4 mile round trip hike with about 1000 feet elevation change. However the extensive views to the west and north make the trip very rewarding. WCMC

October    11    #850    CATSKILL ESCARPMENT TRAIL    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This will be a fair weather hike from North Lake to North Point along with some short side trails and return. On a clear day super views of up to 75 miles of the Hudson Valley, Taconic and Berkshire Mountains can be seen as we walk along the cliff’s rim. If time permits, we may check out the site of the Catskill Mountain House and Kaaterskill Falls - considered the most compelling natural spectacle in the Catskills Total distance about six miles. Meet in the K-Mart parking lot by Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.

October    18    #851    BALLASTON LAKE HIKE OR CANOE    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    You have a choice of paddling 8 miles on Ballston Lake or walking on Ballston Lake Bike Path, an easy 7 miles round trip. Meet at Parking Lot on Outlet Rd, which is east of Rt 50, 2 miles south of Ballston Spa at 9:15    am.

October    25    #852    SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    We will hike 8 miles, mostly flat, on paved paths or wood trals. Meet at parking lot for Admin Bldg., west of Gideon Putnam Hotel at 9:15 am.

November    1    #853    BALD MOUNTAIN PRESERVE    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    We will visit the Bald Mt. Preserve near Whitehall NY. It contains an easy ridge walk and a steep scramble to a cliff-top overlooking South Bay and the lower Champlain Valley.    Elevation gain is about 700 ft, total distance about 5 miles.    WCMC

November    8    #854    DYKEN POND HIKE    Trudy Van Ryn    439-4088    Hike 5 miles r.t. on trails in the Dyken Pond Environmental Center    off Route 2 near Grafton. The hike includes boardwalks through wet lands and nice views. We may visit Barberville Falls. Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9W, Clifton Park, at 9:15 a.m.

November    15    #855    GOODNOW MOUNTAIN/NEWCOMB    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Goodnow is a nice little mountain located just south of the high peaks.    Round trip is about 3 miles with a 1050 ft. elevation change.    Then, if energy and time allow, we'll explore some of the lovely trails at the nearby Newcomb Interpretive Center. After the hike, everyone is invited to the Yager's camp.    WCMC or Northway Exit 29 at  10:15 am.

November    22    #856    NO HIKE - THANKDGIVING    --    -    No Crooked Canes will be held this week.

November    29    #857    POTTER MOUNTAIN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This is in the Pharaoh Lake wilderness. We first    hike south    2 miles toward Tubmill Marsh on an easy trail and then bushwhack a half mile to the summit of Potter Mountain with nice views of surrounding mountains and ponds. Round trip distance is 5 miles with an elevation change of 1000 ft. WCMC or Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

December    6    #858    PACK FOREST-WARRENSBURG    Tom Gibbs    583-1550      We will hike about 5 miles on the nature trail along Mllington Brook, around the lake, and a short bushwhack up Ben Woods Mountain. Lunch will be at the summit with great views. We will return on an old road to the cars. WCMC

December    13    #859    ORA PHELPS NATURE TRAIL & WILTON WILDLIFE PARK - HIKE OR SKI    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    We will hike of ski one site and then travel to the other site for more of the same for a total distance of approximately 4 miles. Meet in front of Home Depot, east side of the Old Saratoga Mall, east of Northway Exit 15 at    9:15 am.

December    20    #860    MT ANTHONY HIKE OR SKI    Anita Dingman    654-6679    If there is no snow, we will hike up Mount Anthony near Corinth for a round trip of 2 to 3 miles. If there is sufficient snow we will ski near Mt Anthony approx 4 to 6 miles. WCMC or meet at Stewarts in Lake Luzerne at 10:00 am.

December    27    #861    NORTH SIDE SPIER FALLS DAM SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will walk or    ski along the NIMO access road at the end of Hawk Road    to the north side of Spier Falls Dam where we will have lunch. If there is no snow we will climb a 500 foot hile and return along the power lines. Elevation change for skiing is about    400 ft. and round trip distance is about 4 miles. Meet at McDonald's west of Northway Exit 18 at 9:15 am.

2002

January    3    #862    BOG MEADOW SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski along a gently rising trail that begins on Edwards Hill road off Rt 8 at Bakers Mills, a few miles SW of Weavertown. Round trip distance is 5 or 6 miles.    WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

January    10    #863    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    We will ski or hike 5 miles on    trails in the park.    Meet at Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 am. Lunch will be at the Visitors Center.

January    17    #864    LILLY POND SKI    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Ski from Grassville Road on the south side of Brant Lake to Lilly Pond. We will ski about 5 miles around the pond and down to Route 8 where some cars will be spotted.WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

January    24    #865    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of    skiing on the trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. Saratoga Springs, at 9:15 am.

January    31    #866    PINERIDGE CROSS COUNTY SKI CENTER    Trudy Van Ryn    439-4088    Ski or snow shoe. Location Renselear    county plateau. Admission Seniors $7 or $ 10 for adults.If there is no snow we can hike for free.The area is quite pretty. You can rent skies or snowshoes at the lodge. Lunch by wood stove in the lodge. Hot drinks available.      Meet at K Mart    exit 9 of the northway at 9:15 am. Or 10:00 am at the ski center 

February    7    #867    EAST BRANCH SACANDAGA RIVER    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski about 5 miles on the edge of the Siamese Wilderness near Garnet Hill.    WCMC or meet in Wevertown at 10:00 am.

February    14    #868    PHARAOH LAKE SKI    Jean Vanderzee    494 4969    We will ski about 7 miles round trip to the lake and return.    WCMC or Northway Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

February    21    #869    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of skiing on the trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. Saratoga Springs, at 9:15 a. m.

February    28    #870    HENNIG'S WOODS    Bob Hennig    882-6701    We will ski along trails on Bob's land in the Town of Providence.    Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

March    7    #871    BOG MEADOW SKI    Chuck & Edythe Bennett    747-0268    We will ski along a gently rising trail that begins on Edwards Hill road off Rt 8 at Bakers Mills, a few miles SW of Weavertown. Round trip distance is 5 or 6 miles.    WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

March    14    #872    LILLY POND SKI    Jean Vanderzee    494 4969    Ski from Grassville Road on the south side of Brant Lake to Lilly Pond. We will ski about 5 miles around the pond and down to Route 8 where some cars will be spotted.WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

March    21    #873    MT ANTHONY HIKE OR SKI    Anita Dingman    654-6679    If there is no snow, we will hike up Mount Anthony near Corinth for a round trip of 2 to 3 miles. If there is sufficient snow we will ski near Mt Anthony approx 4 to 6 miles. WCMC or meet at Stewarts in Lake Luzerne at 10:00 am.

March    28    #874    BALM OF GILEAD MOUNTAIN    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    An easy four mile hike with 400 ft elevation change.    The hike can be extended a short distance to the old Hooper Garnet Mine and William Blake Pond.    Meet at the Warren County Municipal Center at 9:15 a.m.

April    4    #875    MURPHY LAKE - BENNETT LAKE SKI    Ted Schoenberg    399-4425    We will ski or hike about 6 miles near Murphy and Bennett Lakes. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot in Saratoga Springs at 9:00 am or meet at 9:30 at visitors's center on NE corner of Rts 29 and 30 near Johnstown.

April    11    #876    BERRYMILL POND SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski over a swamp and up a gently inclined trail that rises 200 feet over  1.2 mi    distance to Berrymill Pond. Then we can optionally ski the for an additional 1.6 mi distance to the opposite end of the pond. North Hudson area. WCMC or meet at Northway exit 29 at 10:00am.

April    18    #877    LYE BROOK FALLS    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Lye Brook Falls in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont is a scenic waterfall cascading about 300 feet down a mountain. Manchester VT area. Distance is about 4 mi round trip with very little elevation change.    Meet at McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

April    25    #878    PEEBLES ISLAND/COHOES FALLS    Phil Fountain    237-6324    The first part will be a two mile walk around the outer trail on Peebles Island near junction of Hudson and Mohawk rivers. The second part is along the "Northside"    trail in the southernmost section of Waterford to Cohoes Falls. Meet at Northway Exit 9W at K Mart parking lot.

May    2    #879    KAYADEROSSERAS CREEK CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe from Grays Crossing to Saratoga Lake (about 8 miles). Meet at SPAC parking lot on Rt 50 in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a. m.

May    9    #880    BIG BAD LUCK POND NEAR INDIAN LAKE    Will Holt    399-4992    We will hike about 7 miles to a pond near Indian Lake. Some ups and downs but little overall elevation change. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

May    16    #881    WATERFORD FLIGHT    Art Crotty    237-6459    We will hike about 4 miles along the locks in Waterford and visit the nearby Waterford Riverfront Visitors' Center. Meet at K Mart at Northway Exit 9 9:15 am or at south end of First St in Waterford at 10:00 am.

May    23    #882    SARATOGA LAKE BIKE RIDE    Trudy Van Ryn    439-4088    About 23 miles of fairly level biking through Saratoga State Park and along Saratoga Lake with a possible stop at Yaddo to look at the flowers which should be in bloom by then. Possibly have lunch atFish Creek. Meet at the SPAC parking lot on Rt 50 at 9:15 am.

May    30    #883    LOST POND NEAR PUTNAM POND STATE PARK    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will hike into Lost Pond, a 1.5 mi trip with a 250 ft elevation change. From there we can either walk around the Pond for a total trip of 4 miles or we can bushwhack to Bald Ledge which is a half mile to the east of Lost Pond and an additional climb of 250 ft for a total trip length of about 5 miles. WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 28 at 10:15 am.

June    6    #884    SPIER MOUNTAIN TO SPIER FALLS DAM OUTLOOK    Ned Bigelow    399-0014    We will hike from the Hudson River side 2 miles up Spier Mtn to a rocky ledge that has a very nice view to the north. The first mile is fairly steep with a total elevation change of about 900 ft, the second mile has small ups and downs. Meet outside Moreau State Park Entrance at 9:15 am.

June    13    #885    CHIMNEY MOUNTAIN    Edythe and Chuck Bennett    747-0268    A 3 mi round trip mile hike with a steep 800 ft elevation change to the top of a mountain with two summits. We will eat lunch on the summit that has open views in all directions. The other summit has interesting rock formations that resemble chimneys and caves to explore. WCMC or meet in Wevertown at 10:00 am.

June    20    #886    FOURTH LAKE STATE PARK PICNIC NEAR LAKE LUZERNE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will combine a short hike or conoe trip on Lake Luzerne with a picnic lunch. Hotdogs, hamburgers, rolls,    paper plates and plastic forks will be provided but attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and lawn chairs. We hope that many former CCers who    have not been present in the last few years will attend so that we can renew friendships.    WCMC or meet at Fourth Lake State Park at 10:00 am.

June    27    #887    THACHER PARK    Margaret Ettinger    355-8511    We will hike on the long path north from Thacher Park to Romer Field for a lovely view of the Catskills. There will be a moderate climb with some steep sections (5 - 6 miles round trip). Meet in the K-Mart parking lot off Northway exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m. People from the south can meet at Paint Mine picnic area parking lot at 10 a. m.

July    4    #888    NO EVENT - HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY!    -    - 

July    11    #889    FIFTH PEAK SHELTER FROM CLAY MEADOWS    Pat Collier    802-863-1145    Be prepared for a strenuous 1400 ft climb and a total hike of 5 mi. The reward is nice views of both the Lake George narrows and Northwest bay.Those who prefer a less strenuous hike could walk the trail south along east side of Northwest Bay. WCMC or meet at Exit 24 at 9:45 am.

July    18    #890    HUDSON RIVER CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is a flatwater and easy down river 12 mile trip from Warrensburgh to Lake Luzerne.    We will stop at the recreation area for lunch and possibly a swim.    If you have a canoe, please bring it even though you may be doubling with a friend. WCMC or meet at Thurman Station at 9:45 am.

July    25    #891    PHAROAH LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv will lead us, about seven miles round-trip of fairly level walking, to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness. Bring swim suits. WCMC or meet at Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

August    1    #892    JOHN POND IN SIAMESE WILDERNESS    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    A six mile round trip easy and level hike on an old wood road. There's a leanto and nice views of rock ledges at John Pond. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

August    8    #893    FEEDER CANAL HUDSON FALLS    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This will be a bike trip past some historic structures for a total of about 20 miles over easy terrain. The trip will start in Glens Falls and follow the Feeder Canal to Hudson Falls and points east. Meet at McDonalds on west side of Northway Exit 18 at 9:15 am.

August    15    #894    CLEAR POND CANOE AND HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe about a half mile across Putnam Pond and pick up a 1 mi trail that leads to Clear Pond.    The swimming is excellent!    WCMC or Northway exit 28 at    10:10 am.

August    22    #895    WATCH HILL NEAR INDIAN LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    A short 3 mi round trip hike up a 300 ft hill that overlooks Indian Lake and has views of Snowy mountain. After this we can make use of an old    swimming hole at Indian Lake. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

August    29    #896    EAGLE LAKE CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    A scenic 4 to 6 mile canoe trip on flat water with possible swimming. WCMC or meet at Exit 28 at 10:10 am.

September    5    #897    PHAROAH MOUNTAIN HIKE    Joan Watson    494-4270    Starting from the    Crane Pond end, will hike for about 6 miles round trip to the summit of Pharoah mountain and back. Although the 1400 elevation change requires effort, the extensive views in all directions from various locations near the summit make it very rewarding. WCMC or meet at Exit 28 at 10:15 am.

September    12    #898    FORT INDEPENDENCE    Jean Vanderzee    494 4969    Explore ruins of a revolutionary fort which helped slow Burgoyne by delaying British armies in 1776 and 1777. The ruins are located in Vermont opposite Fort Ticonderoga. There are several trails and hike will be about four miles total. Driving distance is fifty miles or 1 hour. WCMC. North Country people can meet at Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am and drive independently to site.

September    19    #899    SANTANONI PRESERVE BICYCLE RIDE    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will bicycle in to the Great Camp Santinoni which lies at the east end of Newcomb Lake. This camp, one of the largest of its kind built more than a century ago by Robert Pruyn, is presently being reconstructed as a historical site. Although the round trip to the camp is only 10 miles, one can optionally bicycle to Moose Pond at the west end of the preserve, which is otherwise a very long walk. WCMC or meet at
Wevertown at 10:00 am.

September    26    #900    MERCK FOREST    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will climb Mt. Antone in Vermont with distant views of the Adirondack Mountains. Round trip distance is 5 miles, elevation change of 1400 ft. Meet at McDonald's in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

October    3    #901    CASTLE ROCK    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is an easy trail that takes us to a massive    rock outcropping featuring a magnificent views of Blue Mountain Lake and Blue Mountain. Round trip is approx. 4 miles with 700 ft elevation change. WCMC or meet at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

October    10    #902    JEFFER'S MOUNTAIN NEAR STEWART'S POND    Anita Dingman    654-6679    This is a relatively easy walk of less than 4 miles that climbs a 500 hill    in the Lake Luzerne area. The views are exceptional and the colors should be near peak. WCMC or meet at Stewarts in Lake Luzerne at 10:00 am.

October    17    #903    NUMBER 8 MOUNTAIN HIKE    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    This is a 4 mile rt bushwhack up a 900 ft mountain north of Brant Lake. It provides nice views of farms and Brant Lake to the    SW. WCMC or meet at exit 25 at 9:50 am

October    24    #904    HOFFMAN NOTCH TRAIL    Joan Watson    494-4270    Because of the long drive between trail ends we will meet at Stewarts in Schroon Lake at 10:15 am to exchange car keys. Approx half of the hikers will start from the south end and half from the north end of the 9 mile long trail. The south end elevation is 1000 ft higher. The trail passes two nice ponds and has good views of Hoffman Mtn.    WCMC or meet    at Stewarts as indicated above.

October    31    #905    CASCADE POND HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will do a 6 mile loop that starts at the west end of Lake Durant and climbs up a 400 ft hill to Cascade Pond where we will have lunch. The return trip trail ends at the east end of Lake Durant at the state campground. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

November    7    #906    SPIER MOUNTAIN TO SPIER FALLS DAM OUTLOOK    Ned Bigelow    399-0014    We will hike from the Hudson River side 2 miles up Spier Mtn to a rocky ledge that has a very nice view to the north. The first mile is fairly steep with a total elevation change of about 900 ft, the second mile has small ups and downs. Meet outside Moreau State Park Entrance at 9:15 am.

November    14    #907    LAWSON LAKE AREA HIKE    Trudy Van Ryn    439-4088    A 5 mile hike sharting from Lawson Lake in the Helderberg foothills.    After a mile on the "loop" trail, you enter an old logging road with a gradual elevation change of 400 ft for about 2 miles. Meet at the K Mart parking lot by Northway exit 9 in Clifton Park or at the entrance of Lawson Lake, county rt. 109 at 10:15 am.

November    21    #908    POTTER MOUNTAIN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    This is in the Pharaoh Lake wilderness. We first    hike south    2 miles toward Tubmill Marsh on an easy trail and then bushwhack a half mile to the summit of Potter Mountain with nice views of surrounding mountains and ponds. Round trip distance is 5 miles with an elevation change of 1000 ft. WCMC or Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

November    28    #909    NO EVENT - HAPPY THANKSGIVING    -    -   

December    5    #910    BUCK MOUNTAIN FROM HOGTOWN    Don McMahon    7924529    This will be a moderate climb of about 5 miles round trip and 1200 ft. elevation change. We will have lunch at the top with great views of the surrounding mountains. WCMC

December    12    #911    SHELVING ROCK MOUNTAIN    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    An easy climb of 1.5 miles to the summit offers great views of Lake George as well as Sleeping Beauty Mountain. On the return we will bushwhack a short distance on open ledges down the lake side. Elevation change is 440 feet. Total distance 3-4 miles. WCMC

December    19    #912    GORE MOUNTAIN HIKE ON VINCENT SCHAEFER TRAIL    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will hike up along Burnt Ridge to the leanto and back to the old ski bowl. A recently restored trail with good views. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

December    26    #913    LAKE DESOLATION HIKE OR SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy hiking or skiing on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 10:00 am.

2003

January    2    #914    INMAN POND FROM SLY POND ROAD SNOW SHOE    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will snowshoe up about a 500 ft elevation change to a rock ledge that overlooks the pond from the    west end. This is a pretty spot for lunch. Circumnavigating the pond and returning results in a 3 mile round trip. WCMC

January    9    #915    GARNET HILL - SNOW SHOE OR SKI    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will have a choice either to snow shoe up Balm of Gilead Mountain, about 4 miles with a 400 ft elevation change, or to ski the East branch of the Sacandaga River, a round trip total of 6 miles. . WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

January    16    #916    CHENEY POND AND LESTER FLOW    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This is one of the nicest ski trails in the Adirondacks.    We will ski about 6 miles over an old undulating road through the woods to the dam at Lester Flow to a beautiful view of the high peaks. WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 29 at 10:00a.m.

January    23    #917    LAPLAND LAKE SKI    Art Crotty    863-2709    For a change in pace, we will ski the groomed trails of the Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center located in Northville NY (139 Lapland Lake Rd). There is a $8.00 fee per person and the trails are divided into 3 grades of difficulty to accomodate varying skill levels. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot in Saratoga Springs at 9:00am, at Vail Mills (Rt 29 & 30 intersection) at 9:45 or at Lapland Lake at 10:30am.

January    30    #918    LILLY POND SKI    Joan Watson    494-4270    Ski from Grassville Road on the south side of Brant Lake to Lilly Pond. We will ski about 5 miles around the pond and down to Route 8 where some cars will be spotted.WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

February    6    #919    PHAROAH LAKE SKI    Jean Vanderzee    494-4969    Jean will lead us on a 7 to 8 mile round trip to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness.    The trail is fairly level except for one long hill near the beginning.    WCMC or meet at Exit 25 of the Northway at 9:50 am.

February    13    #920    BOG MEADOW SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski along a gently rising trail that begins on Edwards Hill road off Rt 8 at Bakers Mills, a few miles SW of Wevertown. Round trip distance is 5 or 6 miles.    WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

February    20    #921    HENNIG'S WOODS    Bob Hennig    882-6701    We will ski along trails on Bob's land in the Town of Providence.    Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a.m.

February    27    #922    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy skiing on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Wet in the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue, Saratoga Springs at 9:15 am.

March    6    #923    BOG MEADOW SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski along a gently rising trail that begins on Edwards Hill road off Rt 8 at Bakers Mills, a few miles SW of Wevertown. Round trip distance is 5 or 6 miles.    WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

March    13    #924    GRAFTON LAKES STATE PARK - SNOWSHOE OR HIKE    Phil Fountain    237-6324    There are several marked trails available, spruce Bog (2.5 mi), Long Pond Trail (2.5 mi), Dickinson Fire Tower (3 mi), Shaver Pond Trail (2 mi). The plan is to do Dickinson Fire Tower if a hike or a shorter trail if snowshoes are
required. Meet at KMart Exit    9 of the Northway at 9:15 am or at Grafton State Park at 10:15 am.

March    20    #925    LAKE DESOLATION SNOWSHOE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    This will be a bushwhack on snowshoes only (no skis) through some nice back-country woods for about two to three hours. Bring a ski pole for support. Any questions, call the leader. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs at 10:00 am.

March    27    #926    SEVERANCE HILL SNOWSHOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    A small hill near Northway Exit 28. With a trail only a mile long and 600 ft elevation increase, this would be too easy if it were not for using snowshoes. The views overlooking Schroon Lake should be much better in winter. WCMC or meet Northway Exit 28 at 10:10 am.

April    3    #927    SPIER MOUNTAIN SNOWSHOE OR HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    Moreau Park area. We will hike or snowshoe along the rim trail on the northwest side of Spier Mountain. There are a number of nice views overlooking the Hudson River and Spier Falls dam. Total distance is about 4 miles with an elevation change of 900 ft. Meet at Moreau Park entrance near Northway Exit 17 at 9:15 am.

April    10    #928    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Depending on conditions, we will select one from a number of good cross-country ski routes in the Lake Desolation area. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave in Saratoga Springs at 10:00 am.

April    17    #929    LAKE GEORGE HIKE OR BIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    The trip begins on the bike path in Lake George near the public beach. We will bike almost to Quaker Road and return for a distance of 14 - 15 miles. Hikers will hike a portion of the trail, about 5 miles round trip. WCMC

April    24    #930    GORE MOUNTAIN HIKE ON    SCHAEFER TRAIL    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will hike up along Burnt Ridge to the leanto and back to the old ski bowl. A recently restored trail with good views. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

May    1    #931    LYE BROOK FALLS    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Lye Brook Falls in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont is a scenic waterfall cascading about 300 feet down a mountain. Manchester VT area. Distance is about 6 mi round trip with a gradual 600 ft elevation change.  Meet at McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

May    8    #932    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Fran Herve    899-3216    About four miles round trip with a 1500 foot elevation change and a steep climb. We will eat lunch at the tower where there are extensive views both east and west. As an optional extra we can take a herd path to the north side of the summit where there are interesting cairns and a view to the north.    WCMC

May    15    #933    HUDSON RIVER CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is a flatwater and easy down river 12 mile trip from Warrensburgh to Lake Luzerne.    We will stop at the recreation area for lunch and possibly a swim.    If you have a canoe, please bring it even though you may be doubling with a friend. WCMC or meet at Thurman Station at 9:45 am.

May    22    #934    POKE-O-MOONSHINE MTN HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    Poke-o-moonshine Mtn is located in a state park adjacent to the Northway at the northern end of the Adirondack range. It is a short 2.5 mi round trip hike to the summit with a steep trail and an elevation change of 1200 ft.    From the summit you can view mountains to the south or the flat plain to the north. WCMC or meet at the trailhead at 10:30 am.

May    29    #935    SHELVING ROCK MOUNTAIN    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    An easy climb of 1.5 miles to the summit will offer great views of Lake George as well as Sleeping Beauty Mountain. On the return we will descend a new route via ledges on the west side. Elevation change is 440 feet. Total distance 3-4 miles. WCMC.

June    5    #936    OXSHOE POND    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    About 5 miles round trip thru one of the most beautiful deep forests of the Pharaoh Lake Wilderness. We will hike from Crane Pond over a dirt road and a good trail to Oxshoe Pond with its lean-to and a super view of rock ledges across the pond. As an option we can also visit two additional nearby ponds. WCMC or meet at Crane Pond at 10:15 am.

June    12    #937    SANDGATE, VERMONT HIKE OR BIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    The 18 mile r.t BIKE TRIP (some hills) begins at a fishing hut on the Battenkill and continues to Sandgate. Lunch at a nice brook by an old Vermont inn. Continue to Route 313 and back to the fishing hut.    Meet at    McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

June    19    #938    VROOMAN'S NOSE AND LANDIS ARBORETUM    Ned Bigelow    399-0014    The projecting cliff towers 600 ft offering remarkable views of the surrounding Schoharie valley. However because the hike is only 1 mile roundtrip, we will spend the afternoon at the nearby Landis Arboretum,hopefully at the height of its flowering season. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park 9:15 a.m.

June    26    #939    TREADWAY MTN CANOE/HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe across Putnam Pond and pick up the trail to Treadway Mt.  The hike round-trip is 5 miles with    800 ft elevation change.    Super views at the top.    People without canoes will be transported across the pond - no charge. WCMC or meet at Putnam Pond canoe launch at 10:30 am.

July    3    #940    WATCH HILL NEAR INDIAN LAKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will hike up a 300 ft hill that overlooks Indian Lake and has views of Snowy mountain and down the opposite side to Indian Lake where we eat lunch or swim. We then either hike back up over Watch Hill or hike a semi-circle along the shore to get back to the cars. Total distance of about 4 miles. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

July    10    #941    NORTHWEST BAY HIKE OR CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We'll canoe or walk - your choice - in the Northwest Bay area of Lake George. Hikers will hike south along the eastern shore of the bay for as far as they want to go, eat lunch and then return over the same route. WCMC or meet at Northway exit 24 at 9:45 am.

July    17    #942    SCHODACK ISLAND CANOE OR HIKE    Marty Connor    477-5824    Schodack Island is a newly designated nature preserve in the Hudson River near Castleton NY that offers both canoe launch and hiking trails. Meet at Kmart Exit 9 of Northway at 9:15 am or at trailhead at 10:30 am.

July    24    #943    CEDAR RIVER FLOW CANOE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Cedar River Flow is near Indian Lake. We will canoe 6 -8 miles. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

July    31    #944    PHAROAH LAKE HIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv will lead us, about seven miles round-trip of fairly level walking, to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness. Bring swim suits. WCMC or meet at Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

August    7    #945    HUDSON RIVER CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This canoe trip is hopefully timed to view the cardinal flowers along the river. We will put in at the boat launch area above Spier Falls Dam and canoe about 6 miles. Meet at Moreau Park entrance near Northway exit 17 at 9:15 am.

August    14    #946    BURROUGHS' CAVE AND HOT WATER POND    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    Starting at the Northwoods Road near Minerva, we'll walk about two miles along railroad tracks and then a fifteen minute bushwhack brings us to the cave. After exploring the cave, another fifteen minute bushwhack will bring us to the pond. We'll hike a total of about five miles. WCMC or meet at the Black Bear Restaurant near Northway Exit 26 at 10:00 am.

August    21    #947    HUDSON RIVER HIKE OR BIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will bike on West River road from Rt. 197 to Bacon Hill, then cross the rt 4 bridge to East River Rd.    After lunch in the park at Fort Miller, we cross a second bridge to East River Rd and bike back to Fort Edwards.    There will be a stop at Stewart's before pedaling back to cars (23 miles total). Meet at the Historical site on Roger's Island at 9:15 am.

August    28    #948    BIG POND IN THE HOFFMAN WILDERNESS    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    Big Pond is located west of the village of Schroon Lake and is reached via Hoffman Road. It will be about four miles round trip, of easy walking, to a promontory on the shore of the pond. WCMC or meet at golf course on Hoffman Mtn Road at 10:00 am.

September    4    #949    LEWEY LAKE TO MIAMI RIVER CANOE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    The Lewey Lake to Miami River Canoe trip is near Indian Lake and represents a new location for the CCs. The distance is 6 or 7 miles. WCMC or meet in Wevertown at 10:00 am.

September    11    #950    MOREAU STATE PARK PICNIC    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We have slelected this location for this year's annual get-together and have rented the Pavillion in case of rain.    Depending on weather, swimming or hiking are possible activities.    We will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, paper plates, and utensils. Attendees should provide a dish to share and whatever drinks they wish to consume.    To cover costs there will be a $3 charge per attendee. Meet at pavillion at 10:00 am.

September    18    #951    VANDERWHACKER MTN HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    This is a new hike for the CCs. We drive    2.6 mi down a logging road that begins on Rt 28N just after crossing the Boreas River.    The hike itself is level for the first half then climbs almost 1500 ft to reach the summit at a distance of 2.5 miles. WCMC or meet at the Black Bear restaurant parking lot at Northway Exit 26 at 10:00 am.

September    25    #952    ROGER'S ROCK    Don McMahon    792-4529    A 3 mi round trip hike with a 600 ft climb. We start by following a trail north that skirts the cliffs. Once on top we bushwhack and follow trails in a CCW circle through a series of scenic outlooks, including Roger's Slide, that overlook Lake George. WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 24 at 9:50 am.

October    2    #953    CRANE MOUNTAIN HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    A    five mile round trip hike with a 1100 ft elevation change (portions of the trail are steep). There are great views in all directions from the 3,200 foot high summit and a clear pond    for swimming. WCMC or meet at McDonald's in Warrensburg at 9:50 a.m.

October    9    #954    POTASH MOUNTAIN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    Postash mountain is a rocky dome just off Route 9N between Lake Luzerne and WCMC. This is a less strenuous 4 mile round trip hike with about 1000 feet elevation change. However the extensive views to the west and north make the trip very rewarding. WCMC

October    16    #955    SPUYTENDUYVIL BROOK & POND    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    This is an easy hike near Brant Lake (Exit 25 on the Northway) over an unmarked trail that follows a brook to a marshy pond where we will have lunch. From the top, there are great views of beautiful cliffs. Round trip is 4 miles. WCMC or meet at Northway exit 25 at 9:50 am.

October    23    #956    SPECULATOR BIKE RIDE    Art Crotty    237-6459    This is a 20 mile bike ride on new trails around Speculator.    Meet at the Visitor's Center, intersection of Rts 29 & 30 near Johnstown at 9:15 am or call leader to meet at any designated spot in Speculator at 10:15 am.

October    30    #957    SARATOGA PARK HIKE AND PIGOUT    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    We will first hike 2-3 miles in a new section of the Saratoga Spa State Park (East of Rt 9) and then drive to Doris's house for a Pigout.    Attendees should bring a dish to share and something to drink.  Meet at 10:00 am at the Park warming hut (first Left after turning West onto Ave of Pines from Rt 9.

November    6    #958    DYKEN POND HIKE    Trudy Van Ryn    439-4088    Hike 5 miles r.t. on trails in the Dyken Pond Environmental Center off Route 2 near Grafton. The hike includes boardwalks through wet lands and nice views. We may visit Barberville Falls. Meet at K-Mart, Exit 9W, Clifton Park, at 9:15 a.m or at Kyken Pond at 10:00 am.

November    13    #959    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will ski or hike 5 miles on    trails in the park.    Meet at Battlefield parking lot at 9:45 am. Lunch will be at the Visitors Center. 

November    20    #960    DIPPIKILL NEAR THE GLEN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    Dippikill is a complex owned by SUNY Albany with a number of hiking trails.    We will walk a ridge to a lookout over the Hudson River and descend to a leanto at a pond.    Total distance is about 4 miles.  WCMC or meet at Dippikill at 10:00 am.

November    27    #961    THANKSGIVING - NO CROOKED CANES EVENT    -    -        -

December    4    #962    THACHER PARK    Margaret Ettinger    355-8511    We will hike on the Long Path from Thacher Park to Roemer's Field for a lovely view of the Catskills. There will be a moderate climb with some steep sections (5 - 6 miles round trip). Meet in the K-Mart parking lot off Northway exit 9W in Clifton Park at 9:15 a.m.People from the south can meet at Paint Mine picnic area parking lot at 10 a. m.

December    11    #963    SPRUCE MOUTAIN    Anita Dingman    654-6679    This is a small mountain near Corinth with about 600 ft elevation change and a round trip distance of 2.5 miles.    Those wishing additional exercise can then walk to Shippee's Ledge or walk the public paths along the Hudson River gorge in Corinth. Meet at Top's Market parking lot on 9N in Corinth at 9:45 am.

December    18    #964    LAKE DESOLATION SKI OR HIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of skiing on the trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave. Saratoga Springs, at 9:45 a. m.

December    25    #965    CHRISTMAS - NO CROOKED CANES EVENT    -    -        -

2004

January    1    #966    NEW YEAR'S DAY    --    NO CROOKED CANES EVENT    -    -        -

January    8    #967    THOMAS MTN SNOWSHOE    Don McMahon    792-4529    Thomas mountain is a new area recently acquired by the Lake George Land Concervancy.    From the trailhead parking we follow a logging road that increases in elevation about 900 ft over a two mile distance. Excellent view south of Cat mountain and Lake George. WCMC or meet at the Northway Exit 24 parking lot at 9:50 am.

January    15    #968    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Depending on conditions, we will select one from a number of good cross-country ski routes in the Lake Desolation area. Meet at the Grand Union parking lot on West Ave in Saratoga Springs at 9:45 am.

January    22    #969    BALM OF GILEAD MOUNTAIN SNOWSHOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    A two mile rt snowshoe with 400 ft elevation change takes one to the summit of Balm of Gilead Mtn which offers extensive views west.    The return will optionally include a 2 mile side trip    to  William Blake Pond and the old Hooper Garnet Mine.    WCMC

January    29    #970    SARATOGA SPA STATE PARK SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Three of four miles of skiing over the gentle slopes of the park. Meet at the Warming hut which is the first left turn after turning west from Rt 9 onto Ave of the Pines at 10:00 am.

February    5    #971    LILLY POND SKI    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Ski from Grassville Road on the south side of Brant Lake to Lilly Pond. We will ski about 5 miles around the pond and down to Route 8 where some cars will be spotted.WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

February    12    #972    BOG MEADOW SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529    We will ski along a gently rising trail that begins on Edwards Hill road off Rt 8 at Bakers Mills, a few miles SW of Wevertown. Round trip distance is 5 or 6 miles.    WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

February    19    #973    PROSPECT MTN SNOWSHOE OR SKI    Pat Collier    802-254-9795    We will start from the Lake George Village Conservation Land about 1/2 mi West of Northway exit 21 on Rt 9N.    This is both a newly opened area offering several miles of cross country ski trails as well as a new route up the south side of Prospect Mt. The route up Prospect Mtn is 4 to 6 miles rt with an elevation change of 1000 feet. WCMC

February    26    #974    LAPLAND LAKE SKI    Art Crotty    863-2709    For a change in pace, we will ski the groomed trails of the Lapland Lake Cross Country Ski Center located in Northville NY (139 Lapland Lake Rd). There is a $8.00 fee per person and the trails are divided into 3 grades of difficulty to accomodate varying skill levels. Meet at Vail Mills (Rt 29 & 30 intersection) at 9:45 or at Lapland Lake at 10:30am.

March    4    #975    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Depending on conditions, we will select one from a number of good cross-country ski routes in the Lake Desolation area. Meet at the Adirondack Trust Co Bank parking lot, N side of Rt 9N opposite West Ave in Saratoga Springs at 9:45 am.

March    11    #976    GARNET HILL    SKI    Doris Ludewig    885-9032    Two alternatives are offered: Doris will lead the group for skiing on the groomed trails of Garnet Hill. Alternatively, one can ski on the Sacandaga trail from the farm clearing to the East Branch of the Sacandaga River for lunch, a 5 mile round trip. WCMC or meet in Wevertown at 10:00 am.

March    18    #977    PACK FOREST PRESERVE SKI    Don McMahon    792-4529      We will ski about 5 miles on the woods roads and trails of the Pack Forest Preserve.    WCMC or meet at the Pack Forest parking lot at 9:45 am.

March    25    #978    PILOT KNOB RIDGE TRAIL SNOWSHOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is a new preseve area recently opened by the Lake George Land Conservancy that offers a 3.5 mile round trip    loop with 1100 foot    ascent to a scenic waterfall.

April    1    #979    SPRUCE MOUTAIN SNOWSHOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This is a small mountain near Corinth with about 600 ft elevation change and a round trip distance of 2.5 miles.    Those wishing additional exercise can then walk to Shippee's Ledge or walk the public paths along the Hudson River gorge in Corinth. Meet at Top's Market parking lot on 9N in Corinth at 9:45 am.

April    8    #980    LAKE DESOLATION SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Depending on conditions, we will select one from a number of good cross-country ski routes in the Lake Desolation area. Meet at the Adirondack Trust Co Bank parking lot, N side of Rt 9N opposite West Ave in Saratoga Springs at 9:45 am.

April    15    #981    HACKENSACK MOUNTAIN AND HELLO MOUNTAIN HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Hackensack is the little mountain, in Warrensburg. There is a nice view of the town from the summit. About two miles of hiking and 550 foot elevation change. If time permits, we will check out Hello Hill. WCMC or meet at    McDonald's in Warrensburg at 9:45 am.

April    22    #982    TONGUE MOUNTAIN FROM THE NORTH HIKE    Don McMahon    792 4529    A 5-6 mile round trip with 600 ft elevation change . We will start from Rt. 9N at the height of land and hike to the leanto on Tongue Mtn. A short distance past the leanto are more great views of Lake George. WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 24 at 9:45 am

April    29    #983    SARATOGA BATTLEFIELD, BIKE OR HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Hike or bike choice. Hikers will hike the Wilkinson Trail 5 miles. Bikers will follow the tour road around the Battlefield, I I miles. We will meet at the Visitor's Center Patio for lunch. Meet at Battlefield parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

May    6    #984    HADLEY MOUNTAIN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    About 4 miles round trip with a 1500 foot elevation change, a steep climb with great views. WCMC or meet at trailhead at 10:00 am.

May    13    #985    VROOMAN'S NOSE AND LANDIS ARBORETUM    Fran Herve    899-3216    The projecting cliff towers 600 ft offering remarkable views of the surrounding Schoharie valley. However because the hike is only 1 mile roundtrip, we will spend the afternoon at the nearby Landis Arboretum,hopefully at the height of its flowering season. Meet at K-Mart parking lot off Northway Exit 9W in Clifton Park 9:15 a.m.

May    20    #986    LAKE GEORGE HIKE OR BIKE TRIP    Trudy Van Ryn    792-1665    The trip begins on the bike path near the Lake George public beach. Bikers will ride almost to Quaker Road and return for a distance of 14 - 15 miles. Hikers will walk a portion to the trail for a distance of about five miles. WCMC    or meet at the parking lot in Lake George Beach at 9:45 am.

May    27    #987    CRANE POND FROM THE NORTH    Chuck Bennett    747-0268    The trail guide describes the beginning of this as "a walk along a true wilderness trail through a forest of stately proportions". It is a 6 mi rt hike with a 200 ft elevation change to a scenic pond where we will have lunch. WCMC or meet at Northway exit 28 at 10:10 am.

June    3    #988    BIG EDDY HIKE    Ken Corrsetti    882-6865    An easy 6 mile round trip hike from White House to Big Eddy on the Northville-Lake Placid Trail (along the west branch of the Sacandaga River). We will ford one stream so bring wading shoes. Meet at the information center at the junction of Routes 29 & 30 in Vails Mills at 9:30 a.m. or at the public beach at the north end of Lake Algonquin at Wells at 10:30 a.m.

June    10    #989    KAYADEROSSERAS CREEK CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will canoe from Grays Crossing to Saratoga Lake (about 8 miles). Meet at SPAC parking lot on Rt 50 in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 a. m.

June    17    #990    PROSPECT MTN HIKE    Pat Collier/Don McMahon    792-4529    We will start from the Lake George Village Conservation Land about 1/2 mi West of Northway exit 21 on Rt 9N.    This is a new route that follows logging roads up the south side of Prospect Mt. It is 5 to 6 miles rt with an elevation change of 1500 feet. WCMC or meet at trailhead at 9:45 am.

June    24    #991    SARATOGA COUNTY HISTORIC TOUR    Tom Gibbs    583-1550      We will visit the Schuylerville Monument, Schuyler House, Lock 5, and Stark's Knob for a 3-4 mi walk with 400 ft ascent (on Stark's Knob). Meet at Schuylerville Monument at 9:15 am

July    1    #992    SANDGATE, VERMONT    BIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    The 18 mile r.t BIKE TRIP (some hills) begins at a fishing hut on the Battenkill and continues to Sandgate. Lunch at a nice brook by an old Vermont inn. Continue to Route 313 and back to the fishing hut.    Meet at  McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

July    8    #993    ABANAKEE LAKE CANOE TOUR    Chuck & Edythe Bennett    747-0268    Four miles of flat water canoeing. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am or meet at parking lot on Rt 28 at Lake Abenaki at 10:30 am.

July    15    #994    MOHAWK RIVER CANOE    Ned Bigelow    399-0014    Pretty views along a 6 mile flat water route.    Meet at boat house in Rexford at 10:00 am.

July    22    #995    PHAROAH LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Irv will lead us, about seven miles round-trip of fairly level walking, to a scenic lake in the Adirondack wilderness. Bring swim suits. WCMC or meet at Exit 25 at 9:50 am.

July    29    #996    HUDSON RIVER CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This canoe trip is hopefully timed to view the cardinal flowers along the river. We will put in at the boat launch area above Spier Falls Dam and canoe about 6 miles. Meet at Moreau Park entrance near Northway exit 17 at 9:15 am.

August    5    #997    PILOT KNOB MOUNTAIN RIDGE HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    Pilot Knob Mountain overlooks the southeast corner of Lake George. Be prepared for a strenuous 5 mile hike with a 1400 ft elevation change. The views of    Lake George along the ridge are spectacular. WCMC

August    12    #998    KUNJAMUK RIVER CANOE TRIP    Ken Corrsetti    882-6865    This is an easy, winding river that runs along the edge of the Adirondack wilderness. The trip to Elm Lake and return is about ten miles. Meet at the Information Center on the northeast comer of Routes 29 and 30 in Vails Mills at 9:30 a.m. or at the junction or Routes 8 and 30 in Speculator all 10:30 a.m.

August    19    #999    VERMONT BIKE RIDE    Dorothy Sehlmeyer    668-3786    This is a 14 mile r.t. ride, mostly flat, with views of scenic hills, from Poultney to Castlelton and back. WCMC

August    26    #1000    ROCK POND CANOE AND/OR HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    Beginning at the Putnam Pond campground, we will hike 1.7 mi or canoe 1.5 mi to the north shore to Rock Pond. Then all hike for another mile over a 200 ft ridge to Rock Pond. There is an old mine to explore.    Lunch will be at the Pond.    Bring swim suits.    Total trip distance is about 5 miles. WCMC or meet at Exit 28 at 10:15 a.m.

September    2    #1001    SHERMAN ISLAND HUDSON RIVER CANOE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This trip is about 6 mi rt of flat water on the Hudson River below the Spier Falls dam and above the Sherman Island dam. The islands and the surrounding hills make this a pretty trip. Meet at the Moreau Lake Park entrance at 9:45 a. m.

September    9    #1002    MOREAU STATE PARK PICNIC    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Like last year we have rented a tent near the water's edge in case of rain.    Depending on weather, swimming or hiking or canoeing are possible activities.    We will provide hamburgers, hotdogs, paper plates, and utensils. Attendees should provide a dish to share and whatever drinks they wish to consume.    To cover costs there will be a $3 charge per attendee. Meet at day picnic area at 10:00 am.

September    16    #1003    SACANDAGA BIKE RIDE    Ned Bigelow    399-0014    We will bike about 30 miles around the north end of Sacandaga lake. Some hills but pretty views of the lake. Meet at the parking lot on the south end of Conklingville dam at 9:30 am.

September    23    #1004    GLEN LAKE CANOE OR KAYAK    Trudy Van Ryn    439-4088    We will Canoe or kayak about 6 miles rt on Glen Lake and adjoining wetlands and have lunch on a small island or my front porch or the picnic table across from my house. Glen Lake is a warm lake so bring your bathing suit. *WCMC.

September    30    #1005    SPIER MTN RIM HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    Starting at the west end of the mountain near "the spring" we will hike about 6 miles along the northwest rim of Spier Mtn    and return down to the Hudson river at a more easterly point.This is a rigorous hike with 1500 ft elevation change but the scenic viewpoints of the Hudson river and Spier Falls dam make it rewarding. Meet at the Moreau State Park entrance at 9:15 am.

October    7    #1006    PEAKED MOUNTAIN AND THIRTEENTH LAKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will follow the trail on the west side of Thirteenth Lake to Peaked Mountain Brook and then follow the trail along the brook to the pond. The rt trip to the pond is 6 miles with a gain of 500 feet in elevation. For hearty hikers, it is another half hour to and another 500 ft to the top of Peaked Mountain. Great scenery all the way. *WCMC or meet    at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

October    14    #1007    CAT MOUNTAIN HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    Starting at Edgcomb Pond we hike about 6 miles rt on logging roads with a 900 ft elevation change to the summit of Cat Mt. The panoramic views of Lake George from the summit make this a nice lunch spot. *WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 24 at 9:45 am.

October    21    #1008    MERCK FOREST HIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will hike 6 miles round trip on an old tote road and two new trails along a brook from the back side of Mt. Anton to a mountain top cabin and return.    We will have lunch at the cabin.    Meet at McDonalds in Greenwich at 9:15 a.m.

October    28    #1009    GORE MOUNTAIN HIKE ON VINCENT SCHAEFER TRAIL    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    We will hike up along Burnt Ridge to the leanto and back to the old ski bowl. A recently restored trail with good views. *WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

November    4    #1010    CASCADE POND HIKE    Irv Boyle    584-5206    We will do a 6 mile loop that starts at the west end of Lake Durant and climbs up a 400 ft hill to Cascade Pond where we will have lunch. The return trip trail ends at the east end of Lake Durant at the state campground. WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am.

November    11    #1011    DIPPIKILL NEAR THE GLEN    Edythe Bennett    747-0268    Dippikill is a complex owned by SUNY Albany with a number of hiking trails.    We will walk a ridge to a lookout over the Hudson River and descend to a leanto at a pond.    Total distance is about 4 miles.  WCMC or meet at Dippikill at 10:00 am.

November    18    #1012    OXSHOE POND HIKE    Chuck    Bennett    747-0268    This is a pretty pond just south of Crane Pond.    If we can park at Crane Pond it is a mostly level 3 mi rt    hike. If we have to park at the Alder Pond canoe takeout, the trip distance increases to 5 mi rt. There is a trail around Oxshoe Pond for those who want more exercise. WCMC or meet at Northway Exit 28 at 10:00 am.

November    25    #1013    THANKSGIVING    -    -    No event scheduled due to holiday. Have a pleasant Thanksgiving!

December    2    #1014    GOODNOW MOUNTAIN/NEWCOMB    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    Goodnow is a nice little mountain located just south of the high peaks.    Round trip is about 3 miles with a 1050 ft. elevation change.      WCMC or meet at Wevertown at 10:00 am. 

December    9    #1015    CASTLE ROCK HIKE    Tom Gibbs    583-1550    This hike takes us to a massive    rock outcropping featuring a magnificent views of Blue Mountain Lake and Blue Mountain. Round trip is approx. 4 miles with 640' elevation change. WCMC or meet at Weavertown at 10:00 am.

December    16    #1016    BASS POND HIKE    Don McMahon    792-4529    Bass Pond is near North Hudson. The trail is generally level with an elevation change of about 200 ft over a 2 mi route that passes by the end of Barrymill Pond.    WCMC or meet at Northway exit 29 at 10:15 am.

December    23    #1017    LAKE DESOLATION HIKE OR SKI    Irv Boyle    584-5206    Five to six miles of easy hiking or skiing on trails on the Lake Desolation plateau. Meet at the Adirondack Trust    parking lot on Rt 9N at intersection of West Ave in Saratoga Springs at 9:45 am.

December    30    #1018    PACK FOREST HIKE OR SKI - WARRENSBURG    Don McMahon    831-1801      We will hike about 5 miles on the nature trail along Millington Brook, around the lake, and and up BenWood Mountain. Lunch will be at the summit with great views. We will return on an old road to the cars. WCMC or meet at Pack Forest parking lot at 9:45 am.