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Crooked Canes hiking group outings are scheduled weekly throughout the year, and members enjoy spring, summer, fall and winter hikes in the Adirondacks.

Practices: Prior to attending an outing, familiarity with information on our Practices and Acknowledgement of Risk pages is required.

Meeting times & places: 9.15 at "CTL" unless specified otherwise in the outing description. More info on CTL and meeting places.

Outing types: Outing types are listed as Regular, Alternate (ALT) or Bonus after the date. More info on outing types.

Difficulty: Outing difficulty ratings are shown as "Easy," "Moderate," "Difficult", or a hybrid. These are subjective ratings, and even an "Easy" outing will require attendees to be fit and aware of their physical limitations. More details about difficulty are typically shown in the outing description. More info about ratings.

Lead an outing: If you would like to volunteer to lead an outing, please contact the Outings Coordinator. Here's a more detailed information guide. The earlier you respond, the more time your fellow Canes will have to plan to attend your outing.

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Scheduled outings and available dates for regular outings through July 2023

Jun 8, 2023   No outing yet scheduled

Jun 9 2023   Bonus   Potash Mountain Hike   Steve Mackey   Rating: Moderate   Email leader   WX

We haven’t been up Potash since late winter, so let’s do it again in late spring. I’ve heard that the bugs aren’t a problem (but bring some bug dope and a head net just in case). We will hike the nature trail on the way in. Some of the descriptive signs were put up in November so we will check them out and make sure what they are describing is close by. We will move the signs if necessary. I know at least one that needs to be moved. The hike is around 3.5 miles with about 1,000 feet of climbing. Lunch will be at the overlook near the summit. CTL at 9:30 for departure at 9:45; or the trailhead at 10:00ish. Trailhead parking is located on the R on Potash Rd. just past its junction with Dunkley Rd., .5 mile N from where Potash Rd. intersects Rt. 9N, directly across from the entrance to Luzerne State Campground, 7 miles S of Exit 21 of the Northway or about 3 mi N of Hadley-Luzerne High School. If you have any questions please email Steve.

Jun 15, 2023   Regular   Watch Hill and the Holey Boulders Hike   Lenore and Jack Reber   J 518-791-4707 L 518-859-8555   Rating: Moderate   Email leader   WX

We'll begin our hike at the Watch Hill trailhead, located on the east side of NY30, 1 mile south of the Snowy Mountain trailhead/parking lot or 7.7 miles south from its intersection with NY28 in the hamlet of Indian Lake. From the trailhead we will hike along a short section of a well marked trail to an old forest road and follow this for a bit to the foot trail that will come in on the right. This trail will take us to the ridgeline and an overlook where we will have lunch and enjoy the outstanding views of Snowy Mountain and Indian Lake, a hike of 3.5 miles RT, with around a 900 feet elevation gain. Retracing our steps to the parking lot we will walk 0.2 miles along NY30 to the unmarked trailhead for the Snowy Mountain Boulders, referred to by some as the Holey Boulders. After a 0.5 mile walk, we can explore the dozen or more huge pock-marked boulders popular with rock climbers specializing in bouldering. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Meet at CTL at 9:00 for a departure at 9:15; or the North Creek Stewart’s at 10:00; or the Indian Lake Stewart’s at 10:30; or the Watch Hill trailhead at 10:45. For those of you who are traveling from the south or west in our area, you may want to consider arranging a convenient meeting place to carpool/caravan (such as the Fulton County Visitor Center located at the intersection of NY 29 and NY 30 in Broadalbin and taking NY 30 N through Speculator and continuing N approximately 17 miles to the Watch Hill Trailhead). Please contact us with any questions.

Jun 22, 2023   No outing yet scheduled

Jun 29, 2023   No outing yet scheduled

Jul 6, 2023   No outing yet scheduled

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Jul 20, 2023   No outing yet scheduled

Jul 27, 2023   No outing yet scheduled