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The Gansett Gazette



Newsletter of the Narragansett Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club

Adventures in your backyard With the Appalachian Mountain Club


Wood-Pawcatuck 10 Mile River URI Bay Campus Narrow River Queen's River Squam Lake , NH Wickford Cove Queen's River Ninigret Pond Pawtuxet River Bissel Cove Wood River, Davisville, Pawtuxet River


Mt. Monadnock Mt. Holyoke Carter Peak, NH Mt. Moosilauke Adirondacks Sandwich Dome Arcadia Mgmt. Area, Mt. Madison, Blue Hills


Maine shores Charlestown Rehoboth Little Compton East Bay Path Block Island Warwick Shores Newport N. Kingstown Exeter Jamestown Barrington Narragansett Quonset Point and everywhere else

Work & LEARN!

Bridge Building­ at Arcadia Map & Compass Workshop Walkabout Trail maintenance Swamps-Wetlands-Vernal Ponds Solar Power seminar

Mark your Calendar!

The Narragansett Chapter would like to begin holding more activities for families so we have decided to resurrect the October 17-19, 2008 Family Outing Committee. The Committee The Washington, DC Chapter is hosting the Fall Gathering, "Celebrate the Chesapeake," at would be charged with developing guideSandy Hill Camp in North East, Maryland. Our web- lines for the program, a schedule of activisite,, will provide details and regis- ties and seeking volunteers to lead trips. If you are interested in participating on the tration procedures. Committee, please contact Tom Eagan at [email protected]


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Narragansett Chapter AMC Leadership Roster

Chapter Chair Eugene B. Mihaly, 247-1327; [email protected] Vice-Chair Tom Eagan, [email protected] Past Chair Jerry Bernardini, 886-4735; [email protected] Secretary John Fontaine, 354-6032; [email protected] Treasurer Deb Mitchell, 6583934;[email protected] Membership Chair PJ Bailey, 847-9428; [email protected] Membership Vice Chairs Tricia Bailey, [email protected] Mary Bonaventure, 647-7218; [email protected] Susan Jones, 246-0356; [email protected] Activities Chair Chris Shafer, 789-8331; [email protected] Communications Chair Mark Dennen, 726-2773 [email protected] Conservation Co-Chair and Flatwater Subchair Linda Pease, 351-2234; [email protected] Conservation Co-Chair Jack Schempp, 331-4553; [email protected] Leadership Chair Charlie Killam (508) 252-4349 Trails Co-Chairs open Backpacking & Northern Hikes Subchair Ed Poyer, ph. 783-6623; [email protected] Biking Co-Subchairs Marcie Madsen, 364-6538; [email protected] Michael Krabach; 333-5350; [email protected] Local Hikes Subchair Herrick Spencer, 723-1974: [email protected] Technical Climbing Co-Subchairs Peter Barlow 860-675-3772 Brian Phillips 783-0133; [email protected] Sea Kayaking Subchair Bill Rush 941-4983; Skiing Subchair Dan Reardon, 884-6931; [email protected] Young Adult Members Andrew Shearer, 453-2769; [email protected] Gazette Editor Ilse Hill, [email protected] Webmaster Michael Krabach, 333-5350; [email protected] Archivist Susan DiSimoni, 521-7188; [email protected] Regional Director Christopher Post, 617-489-3225; [email protected]

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The Gansett Gazette is published bimonthly February/March, April/May, June/July, Aug./Sept., Oct./Nov. and Dec./Jan. by: Narragansett Chapter AMC 123 Greenwood Dr. Wakefield, RI 02879 CHAPTER WEBSITE: User Name: members Enter the word "members" (without quotes) as the User Name Password: hike1812 required for most participants. Rain date June 14th. L Henry Cruciani (884-0892), L Maria Earley (789-8331 call 7-9pm or [email protected]). Sat Jun 7 WPWA Source to Sea Paddle #1: Put-in: Route 165 Bridge, Exeter at 9 am. Take-out Wyoming Dam, Bridge Road, Hope Valley. Lunch at WPWA Campus. 6.5 miles; 1 portage. This is the most scenic leg of the trip, with winding, challenging stretches through the Arcadia Management Area. Novice paddlers call to discuss abilities. Fee $5. L Denise Poyer (539-9017 or [email protected]) Fri- Sun Jun 6-8. Hike Carter Peak, Mt Carter, NH. Mod paced, int. 10-mi day hike to North & Middle Carter for hikers looking for an early summmer excursion. Nice views. Some stream crossings. Stay at Pinkham Fri & Sat nights. $145 includes main meals & lodging. Easy hike on Sun. L Beth Sutton (781-9007 after 7pm, [email protected]),CL Paula Guarino Sat Jun 7 Hiking in the Westerly Area. Meet @ 9:30am in a central location & car pool to 2-3 short local hikes. L Dick Sullivan (call before Friday 294-9374). Sat June 7 Western Cranston, Scituate Bike Ride: 30 miles of tough hills around the Scituate reservoir. Strong int. riders welcome. Helmets req'd. L Dick Schaffner (781-6310). Sat-Sun Jun 7-8 Rock Climbing, Shawangunks, New Paltz, Catskills, NY. Climbers who have attended the climbing classes are given priority, others are determined by the number of leaders to seconds, stay at your choice of accommodations, dinner at an après climb restaurant. Reg/w L. to get specific trip information. L John Fontaine (354-6032, [email protected]), CL Brian Phillips (783-0133, [email protected]) Sat-Sun Jun 7-8 4th Sustainable Living/ Clean Energy Festival at Apeiron House in Coventry. Fun for whole family, music: folk, rock, swing, over 70 vendors: green household products & better living, food venders. Workshops on solar electricity, house tour, wind power & much more. See details at Special Price


Shannon Kelley has volunteered to be our First Photographer/Publicist. The Chapter Photographer/Publicist works with in the Communications Committee to promote awareness of the chapter in the community. This includes taking and/or distributing photographs about chapter activities within the chapter (through the web site and newsletter) as well as to other sources as deemed appropriate. She also creates press releases to foster awareness of the chapter and its activities in the community. For any events please contact her at [email protected]


Thu May 29 Sea Kayaking at N. Kingstown Town Beach: Launching 4pm. Paddle around Fox Island and into Bissel Cove. Stop for supper somewhere near Rome Point. Rain date June 1. L Anne Fusco (884-3205), CL Bob Holcombe (789 2574). Sun Jun 1 Walk beautiful Swan Point Cemetery on East Side of Providence w/ master gardener Patty D'Ambra to learn about the unique and wonderful trees and plantings in full bloom on this historic site. To register contact CL Roseann Evans (273-8255 or [email protected]). Tues Jun 3 Mid Week Bike Ride in N. Rehoboth: Leaves 6pm promptly. 23 miles, scenic intermediate ride. Helmets req'd. L Carol Richards (434-8448 or [email protected]). Wed Jun 4 Hike/Social at Roger Williams Park, Cranston at 6pm. For info call Janet Harris (272-6772). Fri­Sun Jun 6-8 Bike Maine Shores (Narr.NH). Charming villages, sparkling shores; scenic, salty Maine: Sat: Biddeford Pool­including Kennebunkport. Sun: loop to York. Deluxe motel in Ogunquit­2/room w/breakfast, 2 nights. $85 pp. Dinner at Fisherman's Shack, Lunch at scenic takeouts. Intermediate Riders, 40 mi/day, mod hills. 3 hrs from Providence. Review qualifications: CL Herb Kingsbury 207 439- 6449, or L Jack Schempp 331-4553. Sat Jun 7 National Trails Day Bridge Building Project. Meet at 9 am. Replace worn-out bridge on the Breakheart trail in Arcadia Mgt. area. We need some skilled people but experience is not

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for AMC $10, children free. Send check to J. Schempp, 47 Arbor Drive, Providence 02908, made out to J. Schempp, include SASE for purchase confirmation, phone #, before May 27. Pick up your ticket(s) at the gate. Sun Jun 8 New Member/Prospective Member Walk at Lincoln Woods. Start 10:30 am, about 3 miles. Bring a friend or family member & learn more about what AMC has to offer. Contact L Susan Jones ([email protected]). Sun Jun 8 Block Island Bike Ride: 25 mile leisurely ride, before the tourists arrive. Beautiful scenery, beaches, lighthouses, gently rolling hills, some dirt roads. We'll make a day of it. Helmets req'd. Rain date Sunday June 15. L Sid Wax ([email protected] or 849-2595). Tues Jun 10 Swansea Mid Week Bike Ride: Leaves 6PM promptly. Helmets req'd. Contact for details L Carol Richards (4348448 or [email protected]). Tues Jun 10 Conservation Meeting & Cook Out at 7PM, all members welcome. Help us plan and lead about 20 events/year in RI & out of state, hands on, or w/ naturalist, foresters, experts in energy, water, landscape, gardening, marine life & more. Join us & help develop stimulating new programs. Contact Jack Schempp 331-4553 or Linda Pease 3512234 for location & directions. Wed Jun 11 Hike/Social at the Cliff Walk, Newport at 6PM. For info call Bob Cilette (529-1611). Wed Jun 11 Sea Kayak Practice at URI Bay Campus at 5:30PM. Informal rescue practice for those wishing to review wet exits, self/group rescue and any other skills. Practice or just watch rescue skills needed for safe kayaking. L's Mike Krabach (333-5350), Bev Thomas (568-8166). Thu Jun 12 Hike the Duval Trail in S.Kingstown. Start 10am. Hike for Westerly Land Trust. Anyone interested in joining us is welcome. Hopefully the Mountain Laurel will be in bloom at this time. L Dick Sullivan (294-9374) Thu Jun 12 Sea Kayaking at URI Bay Campus: Launching at 4 PM. Heading for Dollar/Plumb Point Lighthouse. Supper will be either on the mainland beach towards Rome Point or on Dutch Island. L Anne Fusco (884-3205). Thu Jun 12 Mid week, Mid Day Bike Ride, South County, RI. Start 10:30AM at leaders house in Charlestown, 30-35 miles of beautiful scenic back roads incl. a stop at the beach for lunch. Helmets req'd. L Marcie Madsen (364-6538, [email protected]) Fri-Sun Jun 13-15 Paddle Maine in Knubble Bay and Western Rivers, Maine: Sea kayaking along the bays and rivers. Stay at AMC Knubble Bay Camp, a beautiful coastal post/ beam cabin in mid-coast Georgetown, Maine. The cabin is like a self-service bunk room, like the AMC hut. Cost $65, send payment to reserve to Leader Bev Thomas, 16 Rocky Rd, Chepachet, RI 02814. For details contact Bev at 568-8166 or [email protected] Fri-Sun Jun 13-15 Cape Shores Weekend, MA: 2 morning walks w/ Naturalist. Tour E. Cape & National Seashore via bike paths, walks, paddling. Camp at Wellfleet Audubon Bay Refuge. Arrive Fri. Noon-8 pm. Naturalist walks 9am, Sat: Bay; Sun: Sea shore. Comment birds, ducks and tides, history & all other. PM activities optional: paddle, beach, or shore bike ride. Optional group dinners Fri & Sat. Cost $65 pp, food not included. Res/w CL Mike Krabach 333-5350 or L Jack Schempp 3314553. Mail check to J. Schempp, 47 Arbor Dr, Providence, RI 02908. Sat Jun 14 WPWA Source to Sea Paddle #2: Put-in: behind Dow Little League field at the Hope Valley Fishing Access, Rt. 3, Hopkinton at 9 am. Take-out: Alton Fishing Access, Hopkinton. 8 mi., 3 portages. First short stretch will be on a seldom paddled section that includes a portage around a horseshoe dam at historic Hope Valley Mill. Abundant Mountain Laurel blooms will line the banks. End at Alton Pond. Fee $5. L Linda Pease, reg/w Denise Poyer (539-9017 or [email protected]) Sat Jun 14 Step-by-Step Hike at Mt. Monadnock. It is time to add some elevation and rocks. Participants should have some previous step-by-step experience. Dinner and Ice Cream follows hike. L Steve Harrison, reg/w Dorothy Hitt (323-7242). Sat-Sun Jun 14-15 Trails/Hiking Weekend in Blue Hills Reservation. You have three options: help restore a portion of the popular Skyline hiking trail on a trail improvement project on Sat., or participate in 1 of the hikes on Sunday (choice of moderate hike to Blue Hills weather station or an easier hike on the Ponkapaug Trail around the pond). Or join us for both the trails & hiking events and stay over at AMC cabins or tent sites at Ponkapaug Pond. For details, contact trails/lodging CL Maria Earley (789-8331) or hike L Herrick Spencer (7231974). Sun Jun 15 Westerly Watch Hill Ride: 28 mile bike ride. Beautiful seaside area before the tourists. Lunch by the bay in Watch Hill. Intermediate pace. Helmets req'd. L Marcie Madsen

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(364-6538, [email protected]) Tues Jun 17 Bike Ride at Quonset Point Area: start 6pm, int. pace 13 mph, very flat 23 miles. Ride goes down to Allen's Harbor winding through a golf course with some views of the bay and around bay side residential areas. L Barbara Flagg (487-4376 or [email protected] Wed Jun 18 Hike/Social at Narragansett Beach at 6pm. For info call Bob Cilette (529-1611). Wed Jun 18 Easy Rider - Pasta Challenge in Rehoboth: different from last month, but still an easy to moderate paced bike ride. This challenge is how to design your sauce and eat as much as you can after the ride. Bill Rush (L for moderate riders), Linda Pease (L for easy riders) 351-2234 call for time and directions. Wed Jun 18 Sea Kayak Practice at URI Bay Campus at 5:30pm. Informal rescue practice for those wishing to review wet exits, self/group rescue and any other skills. Practice or just watch rescue skills needed for safe kayaking. L's Mike Krabach (3335350 or [email protected]), Bev Thomas (568-8166). Thursday Jun 19 Annual Upper Pawtuxet Solstice Paddle from the Village of Hope to the dam at the reservoir, a beautiful, scenic, weekday evening paddle with glorious mountain laurel cascading on both sides! Ice cream after. L Anne Fusco (8843205), CL Sandy Barber (467-7881) Sat Jun 21 Long Pond, Ell Pond to Green Falls Pond Hike. Joint Narr/CT. Hike a beautiful section of the Narragansett Trail, beginning in RI and ending in CT. Strenuous in spots. Bring lunch, minimum 2 qts.water, (a must-may want 3 qts, or more). Hiking boots req'd. Meet at plaza with Town Pizza, on 165/138/49S in Voluntown, CT - park at east edge of lot. Wet footing cancels. L Sandy Dunn (333-6474 call before 8:30 pm), CL John Stevens (295-4203 call 7-9pm). Sat Jun 21 WPWA Source to Sea Paddle #3: Put-in: Alton Fishing Access, Hopkinton at 9 am. Take-out: Potter Hill Road, Ashaway. 14.5 miles; 1 portage. Lunch at Bradford Fishing Access. Paddling into the Pawcatuck River, just below our put-in point. Then there is a small broken dam that is easy to run at mod high water. After lunch portage around a functioning fish ladder and through scenic but increasingly settled landscape. Fee $5. L Denise Poyer (539-9017 or [email protected]).

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Sat Jun 21 Rehoboth Ride: 30-35 mi bike ride, steady int. pace, scenic area mostly gently rolling hills. Helmets req'd. L Sue McMillan (call 831-8900, Mo-Th 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-1pm only or [email protected]) Sat Jun 21 Family Outing Browning Mill Pond in Arcadia Management area in Exeter at 10:30am, multiple family hikes appropriate and suited for young children up to 15 years old will be offered. Group picnic to follow (bring own food). L's Chris Shafer and Maria Earley call: 7-9pm 789-8331, CL Nuala Mc Laughlin. Sun Jun 22 Du Val Trail Hike, S. Kingstown. 9am start for a 5 mile hike of ups and downs at a moderate pace. I'm hoping for a good display of mountain laurel flowers throughout the trail and possible view of Block Island. L Maria Earley call: (7-9pm 789-8331). Sun Jun 22 Photo Excursion at Watson Farm- Jamestown, a historic working farm with farm animals and beautiful views. $4.00 admission fee. Optional afterwards, we'll eat and then walk along the boating docks for more pictures. Reg/w L Susan Van Leaven (368-5720), or CL Shannon Kelley [email protected] Sun Jun 22 Annual Upper Pawtuxet Solstice Paddle from the Village of Hope to the dam at the reservoir, a beautiful, scenic, weekday evening paddle with glorious mountain laurel cascading on both sides! Ice cream after. L Herrick Spencer 723-1974 CL Sandy Barber (467-7881). Sun June 22 Sea Kayak from Spinks Neck Beach. An intermediate Level 2-3 paddle from Spinks Neck Beach in Davisville. Destination to be determined. L Mike Krabach (333-5350, [email protected]). Tues Jun 24 Mid-week Jamestown Ride: at 6pm. 22 miles of scenic rolling terrain, with a few hills (shorter route possible). Helmets req'd. L Sid Wax (849-2595 or [email protected]). Wed Jun 25 Hike/Social in Lincoln Woods at 6pm. For info call Bob Cilette (529-1611) Wed Jun 25 Sea Kayak Practice at URI Bay Campus at 5:30pm. Informal rescue practice for those wishing to review wet exits, self/group rescue and any other skills. Practice or just watch rescue skills needed for safe kayaking. L's Mike Krabach (333-5350 or [email protected]), Bev Thomas (568-8166). Thu Jun 26 Cranston-Scituate Evening Bike Ride: start 6pm, 20 mile int. ride. Helmets req'd. L Dick Schaffner (781-6310). Sat Jun 28 Hike James Goodwin State Forest, CT, East of the River, start 9:30am. A 5 mile hike in nearby Brooklyn CT. We will be visiting 2 ponds and an island on this moderate loop with little elevation gain. L John Ross (884-8458) Sat Jun 28 Walk & Concert at Narragansett Beach. Late afternoon walk and beach concert by American Wind Symphony Orchestra on floating barge. Picnic on the beach is optional. L's Chris Shafer and Maria Earley call: 7-9pm 789-8331. Sat Jun 28 Mt. Moosilauke Hike. Intermediate hikers and maybe some recent step-by-step hikers moving onto the 4,000 footers. 9.3 miles w/ 2,400' elevation gain. The views are fantastic and worth the effort. Reg/w L Sue Warthman (270-3363), CL Steve Harrison. Sat Jun 28 Narragansett Clam Cake Ride: easy, intermediate 32 mile social bike ride in Southern RI along our beautiful beaches to Pt. Judith Lighthouse. Stop for a famous clam cake lunch. Helmets req'd. L's Barbara Flagg ([email protected]) and Bill Rush (941-4983). Sat Jun 28 Easy Rider Clam Cake Ride, So. County bike path to Aunt Carries, and the beach for ice cream break! 20+ miles at 10-12 mph, easy paced. Helmets req'd. L Linda Pease (351-2234), L Mike Krabach (333-5350). Sat Jun 28 WPWA Source to Sea Paddle #4: Put-in: Laurel Street, Ashaway at 9 am. Takeout: India Point, Westerly. Lunch will be pizzas, at a private residence in Westerly. 10 miles; no portage. Final leg still holds a few challenges and lots of interest. 2 stretches of class-two rapids. These are usually fun to run, but, may be portaged w/ some difficulty. Last stretch will be in tidal waters. Expect wind and waves. Certificate of completion presented at lunch. Fee $5. L Denise Poyer (539-9017 or [email protected]). Sat Jun 28 Trail Project in the George Washington Management Area, Glocester, RI. Meet at 9 am. Walk about and brush the "Walk About Trail". Rain date June 29. L Barbara Kilcup (284-1800 or 569-1759 Friday pm) Wed Jul 2 Hike/Social in Goddard Park, E. Greenwich at 6pm. For information call Bob Cilette (529-1611) Thu­Sun Jul 3-6 Adirondacks High Peaks 3-Day Weekend, NY. Enjoy 3-days of day hikes in the Adirondacks High Peaks region.

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Hikes will be 10+ miles, 3000'+ elev. gain. For fit, experienced mountain hikers who enjoy being part of a group. $195 includes 3 nights lodging at Adirondack lodge, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners. Note, dinners will be prepared as a group. Space is limited, register early. Contact L Sean Buckley ([email protected] or 860-5460635) or CL Ed Poyer ([email protected]) for details. Sat Jul 5 Lazy Dazy Holiday Paddle, complete with potluck and cookout after. Easy flat water paddle the Queens River. Limited due to parking. L Linda Pease (351-2234 for rentals, L Janet Huntley (789-8842). Tues Jul 8 Evening Concert and Sea Kayaking in Wickford. Paddle in Wickford Cove and perhaps out to the Town Beach. Have supper on the beach then paddle into downtown Wickford Park Boat Ramp at 4:30 and returning at dusk. L Anne Fusco (884-3205), CL Sandi Barber (467-7881) Wed Jul 9 Hike/Social Colt St. Park, Bristol at 6pm. For info call Bob Cilette (529-1611) Thu Jul 10 Older Male Members Canoe/ Kayak: Wyoming Pond­Wood River. Open to all members who are old enough to appreciate older male members. See details at AMC/Wyomingtrip-2008.htm. L Gary Whitney (539-0922) Sat Jul 12 Sandwich Dome Hike. At 3,993 feet, Sandwich Dome doesn't get the respect the 4,000 footers get. We'll take a 9 mi hike with 2,600' elevation gain. Suitable for intermediate hikers and hopefully, some recent step-by-steppers. Reg/w L Sue Warthman (270-3363),CL Steve Harrison. Sat Jul 12 Newport Ride: 30-35 miles of scenic, gently rolling terrain, with a few short but challenging hills. Moderate, comfortable pace. Ocean Drive, beaches, through the Portsmouth countryside. Helmets req'd. L Sid Wax (849-2595 or [email protected] Sat Jul 12 Mid week, Mid Day Bike Ride, South County. Meet at leaders house in Charlestown for 10:30am start. 30-35 miles of beautiful scenic back roads including a stop at the beach for lunch. Helmets req'd. L Marcie Madsen (3646538, [email protected])

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Sat Jul 12 A Redhead and a Brunette Ninigret Flatwater Paddle: Late afternoon to avoid the mid-day sun. Meanders across Ninigret Pond rather than down the middle for a different perspective. L Linda Pease (3512234), L Antoinette Breed (751-5086) Sat-Sun July 12-13, Rock Climbing, Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges, NH. Climbers comfortable on 5.7 routes or better. Participation determined by the number of leaders to seconds, stay at your choice of accommodations, dinner Saturday a cost-share BBQ. Reg/ w leader to get specific trip information. L Peter Berard (508-285-5975 or [email protected]), CL: Jeannine Peterson ([email protected]) Sun Jul 13 Family Outing: join other families for a walk on the Blackstone Bikepath in Cumberland. Shaded, short and longer distance walks provided, as options. Scenic river/canal views and close-ups of dams. Short museum tour also available. Ice cream stop at end. Start at 3 pm to avoid hottest part of day; bring water. Call L Chris Shafer (789-8331) or CL Debbie Mitchell (7434192) for meeting location and directions. Sun Jul 13 Sea Kayak from Conimicut Point to Oakland Beach. Weather may alter the route. L Mike Krabach (333-5350 or [email protected]), Wed Jul 16 Hike/Social in Providence at 6pm. For information call Janet Harris (2726772). Sat Jul 19 E. Greenwich/Exeter/Slocum Bike Ride: 35-38 miles of rolling hills. Try some roads you might not have seen before. Lunch at Silver Springs Pond. Helmets req'd. L Nancy Baker (737-3052), CL Dick Schaffner (781-6310) Sat Jul 19 Hike in Arcadia Management Area: 8:30 start for 8 mi loop hike at a moderate pace. J.B. Hudson, Breakheart, and Shelter trails. We'll be inspecting the new bridge installed by dedicated trail crew in our Chapter. Hiking boots req'd. L Maria Earley (call: 7-9pm 789-8331 or [email protected]) Sun Jul 20 Leader Paddle Training: (non leaders welcome so you can learn what we are practicing). Practicing various rescue scenarios, including towing, which non-participants can easily learn. Please donate to the Newport Boys/Girls Club to use Grosvenor Camp. L Linda Pease (351-2234). No kayak? Rent ours-cost $8. Call Steve Morra 231-5365 for rentals. Tues Jul 22 URI to Exeter Evening Bike Ride: 25 miles, through the South Kingstown hills, to the Veterans Cemetery. Helmets req'd. L Sid Wax ([email protected] or 849-2595). Tuesday Jul 22 Evening Concert and Sea Kayaking in Wickford. Paddle in Wickford Cove and perhaps out to the Town Beach. Have supper on the beach then paddle into downtown Wickford Park Boat Ramp at 4:30 and returning at dusk. L Anne Fusco (884-3205), CL Sandi Barber (467-7881) Wed Jul 23 at Sachuest Point Middletown at 6pm. For info call Bob Cilette (529-1611) Wed Jul 23 Easy Rider Pasta Challenge/ Rehoboth. Mid week, easy to mod. paced bike ride with all the pasta you can eat at the end. Easy Riders call Linda, faster riders call Bill. L Linda Pease (351-2234), L Bill Rush (941-4983) Sat Jul 26 Swansea/Rehoboth Bike Ride. 35 mile ride through beautiful scenic areas, gently rolling, steady intermediate pace. Helmets req'd. L Sue McMillan (831-8900 call Mo-Th 9-5,Fri 9-1) Sat Jul 26 Trail improvement project. Assist the trails committee in a morning brushing project and possibly placing step-stones where needed on the south end of the Tippecansett trail in Hopkinton/Exeter. 9 am starting time. Bring water. Option to join us for lunch (bring your own) and swim at Beach Pond afterwards. Call L Chris Shafer (789-8331) to register and for directions to meeting point. Wed Jul 30 Hike/Social in Jamestown at 6pm. For information call Bob Cilette (5291611)

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(call: 7-9pm 789-8331 or [email protected]) Tues Aug 5 Local Hikes Meeting. Start 6:30pm. It's local hikes meeting time. Everyone is welcome at Stop & Shop in North Kingstown. Call for directions L Herrick Spencer (723-1974). Fri-Sun Aug 8-10 Hike Mt. Madison by an unusual route; or Moriah via Carter Moriah Trail Join us for a scenic and rugged route up Mt. Madison. For fit mountain hikers who enjoy being part of a group. $105 for lodging. 9.5 miles, 3100' elevation gain, 7 hours. L Ed Poyer, ([email protected]) CL Denise Poyer. Sat Aug 9 Wickford/Wakefield Ride, 32+ mile bike ride, some rolling sections, partly on S. County Bike Path. Lunch in Wakefield, beautiful ride! Helmets req'd. L Nancy Baker (737-3052), CL Dick Schaffner (781-6310) Sat Aug 9 Black Tie Flat- and Sea Kayak Paddle on Narrow River: Join us with time to spend on the beach and dining in style, bring plastic stemware. Flat water starting from Grovenor Camp, sea kayaking starting at Middletown Bridge. L's Linda Pease (351-2234), Antoinetta Breed (751-5086), Bill Rush (941-4983 call 810pm weekdays), CL Bob Holcombe (7892574); call Steve Morra for rentals 2315365. Fri­Sun Aug 15-17 Grafton Notch Loop Backpack: Get away from the crowds and join us exploring the newly blazed western half of the Grafton Notch Loop Trail created with backpackers in mind. 2 day/1 night backpack, 17½ mi on fairly challenging route. Summit several mod peaks, including one of the NE 4000'ers. Ltd group size. Backpacking exp. req'd. Cost $45 incl. Fri. night lodging in Gorham. Reg/w CL Joe Piotti (401-423-0091), L Charlie Killam (508-252-4349). Sat Aug 23 Crawford Ridgepole Trail Hike in Lakes Region, NH. Enjoy fabulous views from multiple summits along Squam Range. This is 11.3 miles with 2,600 feet of elevation gain. Early start from RI to accommodate car-spot and dinner after hike. L Steve Harrison (2703363), CL Sue Warthman. Fri-Sun Sep 5-7 Hike Mts. Willey, Field and Tom, White Mountains, NH. For fit int. hikers who want to bag three 4,000 footers in 1 day; 9 miles with 3,000` elevation gain. Sun leader's choice. Cost of $130


Fri-Sun Aug 1-3 Hike Mt. Passaconaway, White Mountains Weekend. This hike is suitable for intermediate hikers, 10.2 miles with 2,800 feet of elevation gain. Sunday hike is the leader's choice. Stay at the Ski Wheelers Ski Lodge in Conway, NH. Cost is $100 includes 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner. L Sue Warthman , CL Bob Janus (828-5532 call 7-9 pm) Sat Aug 2 Tiverton-Little ComptonWestport Bike Ride: 35 miles along the shore and through the countryside Scenic ride. Moderate intermediate pace, somewhat rolling terrain with one hill. Helmets req'd. L Sid Wax [email protected] (849-2595). Sat Aug 2 Arcadia/Pachaug Forest Hike Start 8:30am for an 8 miles challenging loop hike in the Pachaug Forest and Arcadia Management Area in Exeter. Swim at Beach Pond following the hike. Hiking boots required. L Maria Earley

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includes 2 break and 1 dinner. L Steve Harrison (270-3363), CL Sue Warthman. Fri-Sun Sep 12-14 Crawford Notch Weekend at Shapleigh Bunkhouse/Highland Center, NH. Experience one of the classic notches in the White Mts., while hiking up to Mt.Webster and Mt. Jackson, a moderately strenuous hike of 6.5 miles, and 2500' elevation gain; for fit, experienced mountain hikers. Fee $121 includes Fri & Sat. lodging at Shapleigh Bunkhouse, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner at Highland Center. Contact L Tom Grasso ([email protected]) Sat Sep 13 Older Male Members Sea Kayak, Green River Potowomut), N. Kingstown. Open to all members w/ appropriate experience & proper equipment. See details at http:// L Gary Whitney (885-1506), CL Barbara Flagg ([email protected]) Fri-Sun Sep 19-21 Camping/Paddling on Moon Island, Squam Lake, NH. Participants should be experienced, proper equipment for camping and kayaking, sea kayak req'd w/ airtight bulkheads for keeping gear dry, have to be self contained w/ minimal contact with the landlubbers stay on shore. Cost $35. L Bill Rush (941-4983 call 8-10pm weekdays) Fri­Sun Sep 26-28 Squam Lake (NH): Hike, Paddle, Bike, Yoga (Inter Chapter RI-NH) Celebrate the last rays of summer on a superb lake. Chose one of 4 int. activities each day: 2 hikes/day 5­8 miles; 1 bike ride 25-40 mi, 1 paddle (canoes & kayaks available); happy hour and campfire. Cabins w/ plumbing, rooms for couples. incl. 2 breakfasts, 2 trail lunches, 2 dinners, lodging $135 p/p . Phone to qualify with CL Linda Pease (351-2234), L Jack Schempp (331-4553) or CL Herb Kingsbury(207 439-6449). Mail check w/SASE to J. Schempp, 47 Arbor Dr, Providence, RI 02908. Include phone number/ email address. Fri-Sun Sep 26-28 Mt. Mansfield, Stowe, Vermont Join us for a weekend of challenging day hikes in scenic VT. Sat hike

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to summit of Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in VT on the challenging Hell Brook Trail. Then head south through the Subway and the Canyon, returning north on the scenic summit ridge along the Long Trail. Sun we'll bag Camels Hump, another NE 4000'er. For experienced, wellconditioned hikers. Approx. cost $145, includes 2 nights lodging in Stowe, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner. L Charlie Killam (508-252-4349) Fri-Sun Oct 3-5: Autumn Splendor at AMC's Cardigan Lodge, White Mountains, NH. Join us for day hikes in Mt. Cardigan Reservation during this beautiful hiking season. A moderate and a challenging hike will be offered; 6-10 mile hikes with 1500-2000' elevation gain. $140 fee incl. 2 nights full service hut lodging, meals & social hour. L Ed Poyer ([email protected]). Sat Oct 11 Hike Mts. Welch & Dickey, NH. This annual foliage hike is 4.4 miles at a very relaxed pace and includes chocolate on the ledges. Possible eat out after hike. Carpool from RI possible. L Steve Harrison 270-3363, CL Sue Warthman.

Sat Oct 18 Hike Mt. Holyoke and the Seven Sisters, NH. Foliage hike w/ beautiful views of the CT river, 7 mi hike w/ numerous ups and downs. Carpool from RI possible. Breakfast at Atkins farm and dinner after. L Steve Harrison 270-3363, CL Sue Warthman.


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