The Crooked Canes
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We meet at the north end of Carol Thomas Lane ("CTL"),  Queensbury, NY 12845  
at 9.15 and depart from there at 9.30 UNLESS otherwise specified in the trip description.
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April and early May outings have been moved to the 2015 - 2019 Archive
May 17   #1710  Bromley Mountain Via The AT/LT   Diane and Kurt Wisell   D 796-1993 K 796-5495   WX
A repeat outing, but it has not been done by the Canes since May 21, 1987. From VT Rt 11 & 30 between Manchester and Bromley Mountain, we will hike the Appalachian / Long Trail to the summit of Bromley Mountain. The grassy, open summit of Bromley Mountain has a gorgeous 360 degree view taking in the Taconics, Greens, Adirondacks and either or both of the Presidentials and Whites in NH.  Not sure which. The route is 6 miles RT with 1,420' of vertical on a very nice trail with fairly consistent, easy to moderate pitch. Nothing is steep.  CTL at 8:15 for an 8:30 departure or Granville Price Chopper at 9.15 ish or the trail head at 10.10-ish.
 Or, meet Mr. Fedorick at the Greenwich McDonald’s at 9.00 for a 9.10 departure.  A map and directions to the trail head are HERE.    A-TEAM!

May 24   #1711   Moxham Mountain Hike   Bonnie Whitman   518-636-8432   WX
This is a roughly a 6 mile round trip hike to a very beautiful mountain near Minerva, NY. A moderately easy hike with a number of ups and downs with a cumulative gain of ~1,800’ and expansive views from its rocky summit. The A-TEAM! will be joining us on this hike! A few more details to follow.  CTL at 8:45 for a departure at 9:00 or meet at the Black Bear Restaurant, Northway exit 26 at 9:30. 

May 31   #1712  Blueberry Hill Trails & Hill 617 Hike   Diane and Kurt Wisell   D 796-1993 K 796-5495   WX
Another new hike for the Canes, this one in Elizabethtown The views are outstanding from the summit of Hill 617 and two lower overlooks, one with a nice granite bench and solar powered Christmas lights. Our planned hike totals 4.6 miles with around 1300' of elevation change.  Of the 4.6 miles total distance,3.4 is on a real nice walking / mountain bike trail,  a half mile is easy bushwhack through open hardwood forest and 0.7 is nice trail in the woods.    Check out Mike Arthur's blog postings HERE and HERE. NOTE! Mike made a frontal assault on Hill 617 which on his route maps shows he did some very steep climbing.  Our route, ridden by mountain bikers, is very gentle.   CTL at 8:15 for an 8:30 departure or the High Peaks Rest Area at 9:15   A-TEAM!  ???

June 7   #1713    Sleeping Beauty Mountain Hike  
Fran Herve   899-3216   WX
Starting from Dacy Clearing we climb Sleeping Beauty Mtn. which offers wonderful views to the south and west. Spring flowers and especially lady’s slippers should be in full bloom. After lunch we return via Bumps Pond for a total distance of 4 miles and a total elevation change of 1000’. CTL    A-TEAM!  ???

June 14   #1714   Gore Mountain Hike    Diane and Kurt Wisell    D 796-1993 K 796-5495    WX
A new hiking route on Gore Mountain.  From the base area we'll head to the south through a number of beaver meadows and some nice open hardwood forest, then climb through a beautiful ravine full of glacial erratics that will bring Colorado's Garden Of The Gods to mind and stop for lunch at a summit overlooking North Creek.  From there we'll proceed north, then downhill passing another terrific overlook before heading along a pretty path taking us back to our cars. Total distance about 5.5 miles, total vertical ascent about 1850 feet. CTL at 8.30 for an 8.45 departure or by prior arrangement, Warrensburg Price Chopper.    A-TEAM!  ???
June 21   #1715   Mohawk Towpath Byway Bike 
Shelly Nevard   518-461-8656   WX
Starting at the Terminal Road access to the Byway, located at the NE corner of the Crescent Bridge in Halfmoon on Route 9, we will bike west a distance of approximately 7 miles to the hamlet of Vischer Ferry. Along the route there are views of the old canal, the Mohawk, an old lock and several historic signs and a historic bridge that has been rebuilt. Depending on the time we will have the option to continue an additional 1.5 miles to the Lock 7 Overlook or end our westward travel here. In any case we will have lunch at the Vischer Ferry General Store or bring your own. After lunch we can return the way we came or ride on the road a little way through the hamlet of Vischer Ferry and rejoin the Byway by crossing the historic Whipple Bridge. The section of the Byway we will be biking is a windy but generally flat, well maintained stone dust path suitable for all types of bikes with an estimated total of 14-17 miles. We will meet at the Terminal Road access at 10:00 where there is good parking and a short walk to Stewart’s to pick up something you forgot or use the restrooms. MORE  TEAM!  ???

June 28   #1716   Clear and John Pond Loop Hike   Lenore and Jack Reber  (L) 518-859-8555   (J) 518-223-3632   WX   MORE
A new outing for the Canes! The Canes have only been to John Pond a total of 4 times since 1988 and never to Clear Pond. However, DEC has marked a new connector trail between the two, creating a wonderful five mile loop trail, avoiding a traverse of a steep ridge or a bushwhack between the two ponds. Our plan is to explore the new 5 mile loop, visiting these two ponds near Chimney Mt. in Indian Lake. There is a moderate elevation gain at the beginning of the hike, then a long gentle downhill back to the cars. Lunch will be at the lean-to on the shore of John Pond. Parking at the trailhead is limited so please plan to meet only at the designated locations, not the trailhead. Meet at CTL at 8:30 for departure at 8:45 or Town of Johnsburg Court House in Wevertown at 9:15 or the Lake Abanakee parking lot at 9:45, on the left.  TEAM!  ???