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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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December 7   #1687   Moxham Mountain   Diane and Kurt Wisell   D.796-1933   K.796-5495   WX
Kurt celebrates 5 years of retirement with another early December trip to Moxham Mountain. This is a roughly 6 mile round trip hike to a mountain in Minerva NY's wild and wooly "Fourteenth Country." A total ascent of 1,800 feet to the summit and back. A relatively easy trail with good views that has uphill and downhill sections both going to the summit and returning. CTL at 8:45 am, departing at 9.00 am or meet at the Black Bear Restaurant, Northway Exit 26 at 9:30.
  A-TEAM! ???

December 14   #1688   A Mine, Cook Mountain and Cookies   Sandy and Bob Powell   H 518-543-6290  C 518-538-8758   WX
We'll start with a very pretty 2.8 mile (round trip) hike/spike/snowshoe on very nice trail to the 1,215 foot summit (625' vertical rise) of Cook Mountain in Ticonderoga on the west shore of Lake George. Cook Mountain is located on a 172 acre parcel owned by the Lake George Land Conservancy. From the summit are views of northern Lake George including Anthony's Nose and Rogers Rock. The Champlain Valley and the Green Mountains in Vermont are also visible. From there, we'll venture to the Powell's home in Hague for cookies and cheer (bring cookies and cheer!) and then, time and energy permitting, we'll take a short walk from the Powell's home to a great overlook of Lake George's north basin and a nearby abandoned graphite mine. CTL at 8.15, departure at 8.30 or, by advance arrangement, Exit 24 at 8.46 or the trail head at about 9.40.   A-TEAM! ???.

December 21   #1689   Holiday Hike at the Hennig Preserve   Peter Fedorick   518-893-2629   WX
A nice woods walk on the trails of Saratoga PLAN's Hennig Preserve and the adjoining lands of the Homestead County Forest located in Town of Providence, Saratoga County. There are no panoramic views or lakes, just old fashioned woods with some minor ups and downs. The trails pass old stone walls, mill sites, and old foundations with one of the trails traversing a glacial esker. The plan is to do an approximately 2 mile walk on the north side trails with a possible visit to Round Pond, then cross Centerline Road to do an additional 3 miles of walks on the south side trails, including the Homestead County Forest. Lunch will be along Cadman Creek. Meet at the Amtrak rail station in Saratoga Springs at 9:15 for departure at 9:30 or the main kiosk at the Hennig Preserve sign on Centerline Road at 10:00. This is a combined Regular and A-Team Hike with Don and Tom leading the A-Team hike on a route to be determined on the day of the hike. Directions from Amtrak Rail Station in Saratoga Springs: There are a number of ways to reach the Hennig Preserve but from the Amtrak Station here is the shortest [for those using a GPS navigator try using 200 Centerline Rd., Middle Grove, NY (or Galway if Middle Grove doesn’t work)] - that will get you close. Turn right on to West Ave from Station Lane; continue ~.25 miles to NY 29 and turn right; continue on NY 29 for ~9.7 miles and turn right on to Antioch Rd (just after the East Galway sign – the road makes a sharp bend back); continue on Antioch Rd to the end, ~3.5 miles and turn right on to Wileytown Rd; continue on Wileytown for ~1 mi and turn left on to Centerline Rd; continue on Centerline Rd for ~1.25 miles to the sign on the left. 
A-TEAM!

December 28   #1690   Okay You Post-Christmas Grinches, Click To Schedule An Outing!