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

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 in March and April 2023

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March 30, 2023   Regular   Rooster Comb & Snow Mtns Loop Hike   Diane Selin   518-487-8410   Rating: Moderate.   Email leader   WX

We'll begin our hike at the Rooster Comb parking lot just south of the hamlet of Keene Valley off Rt. 73. The trail leads us through a beautiful forest over easy to moderate terrain with a few steep sections to the summit of Rooster Comb (2,762 feet) where we will have lunch. Views from the summit and nearby Valley View Lookout complete a 360-degree panorama of Mt. Marcy, the Johns Brook Valley, Giant Mt. and the Ausable Valley. After lunch we retrace our steps to the trail to Snow Mtn (2,370 feet) for more beautiful views in several directions. For our return we again retrace our steps to a connecting trail that will take us back to the parking lot, completing the loop, about 5.5 miles and a 2,000 feet gain for the day. Mother Nature is difficult to predict, so it is not known whether this will be scheduled as a snowshoe or just spikes; stay tuned for an update as the hike day gets closer. CTL at 8:00 for a departure of 8:15, or the High Peaks Rest Area at 9:10, or the trailhead at 9:30ish. Please contact Diane with any questions.

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April 23, 2023   Bonus   Rathbun's Sugar House Bike Ride   Steve Mackey   Rating: Moderate.   Email leader   WX

The plan is to bicycle to Rathbun's Sugar House from Fort Anne and back. Rathbun's is a popular maple sugar house serving homemade breakfasts with real maple syrup and selling maple products. It is located about 7 miles SE of the Village of Whitehall at 1208 Hatch Hill Rd. They are only open on weekends so we will plan it for a Sunday April 23rd. For a rain date, we might move it forward to Saturday April 22nd. We will have breakfast/brunch there and then ride back. It is an awesome breakfast, and you probably won’t need lunch. It’s around 12 miles each way, on rural roads with some pretty big hills. We have done this ride maybe 10 times, so we are pretty familiar with it. Licia will ride her Ebike, so that is a great option, if you own one. Sometimes we have met spouses and friends at the restaurant and loaded our bikes, so only ridden one way. That is an option, but you have to make personal arrangements. If there are a large number of us, we might leave different times, so we don’t overwhelm the restaurant. Any change in meeting/departure times will be included in an email once we determine how many bikers we have. We will meet at the Champlain Canal Park in Fort Anne. When you are driving to Fort Anne on route 149, there is a major intersection (Route 4) with a traffic light and a Cumberland Farms on the right. Go straight at the light, down a hill (Clay Hill Rd.), and the Park is on your left before you go across the bridge over the Champlain Canal. We will meet there at 8:30 AM. Email me if you are coming, or if you have any questions.

April 27, 2023   No outing yet scheduled