The Town of Long Lake is coordinating six hikes, July through September, with NYS certified guides Joan Collins and Spencer Morrissey. These two experienced hikers will take you on hikes of varying lengths and levels of difficulty through some of the classic and lesser known Adirondack trails.
Spencer Morrissey is a 46er, a bushwack 46er, and Adirondack 100 finisher. He has climbed 675 different Adirondack peaks. Morrissey is proficient in GPS, map and compass navigation. In addition to year-round Adirondack excursions, Morrissey has also been a team leader of a Mt. Rainer expedition and for Mount Adams in Washington State, and he has completed New Hampshire’s 4000 footers, Death Valley expeditions as well as a vast resume of winter excursions. Morrissey is the author of “The Other 54” and “Adirondack Trail Runner.” He also writes for the Lake Placid Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Town of Long Lake’s website, www.mylonglake.com/blog.
Joan Collins is a New York State licensed bird guide, bird walk leader, writer, and speaker on ornithology topics. She has led walks and made presentations for many organizations including Audubon, the Adirondack Mountain Club, and the New York State Ornithological Association. Joan also belongs to the ranks of the intrepid Adirondack 46ers (having climbed all 46 peaks in the Adirondacks over 4,000 feet).
Dates and hikes are as follows:
July 14th – Sargent Pond Loop with Spencer Morrissey
July 20th – Birding Trip to Massawepie with Joan Collins
July 28th – Ledge Mountain with Spencer Morrissey
August 11th – Owls Head Mountain with Spencer Morrissey
August 25th – Roosevelt Truck Trail with Joan Collins
September 19th – Birding Trip to Lows Ridge with Joan Collins
These hikes are free to the public but have limited space for participants. For full listing and detailed description of hikes, please view the calendar of events at www.mylonglake.com. Call 518-624-3077 for waivers and to register.