Outings for February, 2018

2/3 (Sat) Moosalamoo Rec. Area
Let’s choose and explore trails through this National Forest. Moderate snowshoe. 6-8 miles. 2000′ elevation gain. Adam Heckle, theheckle123@gmail.com.

2/4 (Sun) Belvidere
Starting at the trailhead on Rt. 118, we’ll hike up the Long Trail to Belvidere Saddle and then take the spur trail to the top. The trail up is rough and steep in places, especially with snow shoes, but the views on top are lovely. If the fire tower isn’t too icy, we can climb up the tower for even better views. Snowshoes and spikes are required. Estimated hiking time is 4.5 to 5 hours, including lunch. Moderate to difficult snowshoe. Moderate to strong pace. 5.6 miles. 2140′ elevation gain. Group limit 12. Contact leader by 2/2. Rich Larsen, larsen007@aol.com or 878-6828.

2/10 (Sat) Adirondack Surprise!!
Count on a 14-15 hour day from A to B with eats and libations planned post-hike with a fireplace to boot! Experienced fast-paced hikers only, please. I’ll think up a fun mountain as date draws near or feel free to share with me what you may want to summit! Difficult snowshoe. Strong pace. 10-12 miles. Robynn Albert, robynnalbert@hotmail.com.

2/11 (Sun) Mt Elmore
We’ll climb Mt Elmore to the fire tower and maybe on to Balancing Rock. Moderate snowshoe. 4-6 miles. 1500′ elevation gain. Kim Farone, kfarone@yahoo.com.

2/17 (Sat) Great Camp Santanoni XC Ski (NY)
Great Camp Santanoni in Newcomb NY was once the summer getaway for the wealthy Pruyn family of Glens Falls and now belongs to New York State. Three weekends during the winter, NYS DEC and the non-profit Adirondack Architectural Heritage host a warming hut in the former studio. The only way to get there is to ski or snowshoe on the access road. Easy XC ski over a long distance. 10-12 miles. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 660-2834.

2/18 (Sun) Stowe Pinnacle
We’ll climb Stowe Pinnacle to the bare summit of Stowe Pinnacle where we’ll have a view of the Stowe/Waterbury Valley. Moderate snowshoe. 3 miles. 1520′ elevation gain. Lindsay Pokorak, lpokorak@gmail.com.

2/19 (Mon) Burnt Rock
We’ll head up Hedgehog Brook Trail to the Long Trail, and continue up the steep final stretch to the summit of Burnt Rock Mt. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate pace. 5.2 miles. 1400′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 2/17. Jill George, jillghiker@gmail.com.

2/24 (Sat) Mansfield Ridge
From Underhill State Park we’ll head up Sunset Ridge to the Mansfield Chin (summit), then follow the ridge to the Forehead and return via Maple Ridge and the CCC road. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate to strong pace. 9 miles. 2600′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

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