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Next meeting -- November 12, 2014
Chapter Presentation Wednesday November 12th at 7PM
Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada With Jeff Mead
“What drew me to Killarney was the rocks. The thought of bright white peaks glowing in the moonlight, turned pink by the rising sun, and reflecting majestically in mirror-like wilderness lakes was too much to resist. I set off on a thirteen day solo canoe trip making a loop through the park.”
Killarney is defined by the La Cloche Mountains, which are more ancient and originally taller than the Rockies. Formed billions of years ago, they were worn to their current rounded shape over the past million years by glaciers advancing and retreating four times. Silver Peak, the highest in the park, now 1,782 feet, is as smooth as a polished countertop in many places. Much of the park features this exposed white quartzite. Bright white peaks and ridges over turquoise lakes make for the exception beauty that draws visitors there year after year.
The area has long captivated artists including Canada’s “The Group of Seven”, so much so, that they persuaded the Ontario government to make it a park. Extensive backcountry canoeing and sea kayaking experiences and outstanding hiking including the 80 km, looped, La Cloche-Silhouette Trail, as well as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter, beckon wilderness lovers year round.
Come out to learn about this magnificent provincial park just a seven hour drive away. Even if you never plan to explore the park yourself, join us to enjoy photos of Killarney’s exceptional beauty.
The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is dedicated to the protection and responsible recreational use of the New York State Forest Preserve, and other parks, wild lands, and waters vital to our members and chapters. The Club, founded in 1922, is a member-directed organization committed to public service and stewardship. ADK employs a balanced approach to outdoor recreation, advocacy, environmental education, and natural resource conservation.