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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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May outings have been moved to the 2015 - 2019 Archive
 
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’. Don and Tom have offered to lead the A-TEAM! at Sleeping Beauty concurrent with the regular outing. They will hike at a slower pace to the top of Sleeping Beauty Mtn. and retrace their route rather than continue to Bumps Pond. CTL 

June 14   #1714   Gore Mountain Hike    Diane and Kurt Wisell    D 796-1993 K 796-5495    WX
A partially new hiking route on Gore Mountain.  From the base area we'll head around the southern side of the ski area on a mountain bike path in the woods through nice open hardwood forest, then climb through a beautiful ravine full of glacial erratics that, with some imagination, will bring Colorado's Garden Of The Gods to mind. .  From there we'll proceed north, then downhill passing another terrific overlook before heading along a pretty path taking us back to our cars. We'll stop for lunch at one of a number of vantage points along the way, depending upon where we are at lunch time. Total distance about 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!  ???