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Great Camp Sagamore near Raquette Lake, Upstate NY

Share the experience with your outdoor friends of the Upper Valley!
August 25 – 29, 2024

This private program for exploring, discovering, and learning at a National Historic Landmark is organized by Lynne Miller, member of the Upper Valley Ottauquechee Section. It is set for a maximum of 15 articipants. with 4 spaces presently spoken for. 
Check the latest Itinerary. Registration will be open to the public by June 1. For more information and cost contact Lynne Miller at or 603-643-6194. There will be a registration fee of $100, payable to Lynne Miller, to reserve your spot.

August 2023 UVO Katahdin Trip

In late August a group of six club members experienced the beauty and rigor of Baxter State Park. We had a reservation to stay at Bear Brook campground and that provided us with convenient access to nearby trailheads and lakes on the south and east side of the park.

Collectively, we summited six mountains during our stay, including Katahdin’s Baxter Peak, South Peak and Pamola; South Turner Mountain, Sentinel Mountain, and Doubletop Mountain. We also enjoyed our time with day hikes into Katahdin Lake, Kidney Pond, and Sandy Stream Pond. Lynn Fisher and Nancy Pejouhy visited Little and Big Niagara Falls and travelled to the north end of the park to explore and spend a night in a backcountry site.

On the best weather day that was bright and sunny, Kathy Astrauckas, Tom Kahl, Gerard Gagnon, and Patrick O’Neill climbed Katahdin, choosing routes that took them over the famous Knife Edge. The hard effort was rewarded with outstanding views and feelings of accomplishment.

Stay tuned, with so much left to explore at Baxter State Park, we hope to score a reservation again in 2024 (it’s often the luck of the draw) and plan a second annual outing to beautiful Katahdin. Patrick O’Neill

Photo Credits: Lynn Fisher, Tom Kahl, Patrick O’Neill

Knife Edge and Baxter Peak from Pamola

Another 1972 Miles
and many more Years of Hiking Perseverence

Congratulations to Kathy Astrauckas who finished section hiking the Appalachian Trail in October, doing the last few miles missing on her project.

Click on  Thru-hike the A.T. to read her “Notes on an Unintended Adventure“.

The October 11 hike to Whitcomb Hill in Strafford had a record number (16) of participants.
The leader, Inge Trebitz, is seen explaining the descent to Rte 132.
The weather was cloudy but with pleasant temperatures.
No glitches other than a 8 mile detour because of a road closing.

Lamoille Rail Trail Bike Ride

June 21, 2023: A 21 mile ride on the recently opened new section of the rail trail

Ascutney Day on May 27, 2023

Upkeeping a 20 + year tradition, a group of UVO hikers climbed Mt. Ascutney along the Windsor Trail. The photo was taken by Tom Kahl and shows the group at the Old Stonehouse, the place of this year’s picknick.