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Outings Schedule

SUSQUEHANNA ADK CHAPTER
SUMMER 2019 SCHEDULE
Outings
ALWAYS CALL LEADERS FOR DETAILS
All area codes are 607 unless otherwise noted.

Please call trip leaders for hike details and to car pool. Riders should contribute a fair share toward gas.

Each trip leader must have all participants sign the liability release form which may be downloaded from our website: www.susqadk.org

Please Note: The outings listed below were current when the Summer 2019, Foot_Loose! Newsletter was issued. Consult the www.susqadk.org calendar for subsequent changes, additions and details of "To-Be-Announced" (TBA) outings.


HIKE AND BIKE RATINGS

Ratings are subjective and chosen by the leader. If you are uncertain that you are up to the hike, consult the leader. Tuesday outings are walks.

Class A – Difficult: More than 1500’ climb or more than 8 miles distance. More than 35 miles on the bike.

Class B – Moderate: Less than 1500’ climb and 6 to 8 miles total distance. 10-30 miles on bike.

Class C – Easy: Well-graded trails and less than 6 miles total distance. 10 miles or less by bike, suitable for beginners.

Walk: Less than 4 miles total distance, suitable for children.



TO LEAD A HIKE: Contact Linda Pearce, 607-432-8969, lpearce42 (at) yahoo.com OR Julie Smith, 607-432-8642, smithj3 (at) hartwick.edu. Trip leaders must have all participants sign a liability release form, which may be downloaded from our website: www.susqadk.org. If you have any questions regarding a hike, including CANCELLATION: 1) CONTACT THE TRIP LEADER 2) Check the website 3) Check email messages.

May 21, Mine Kill State Park - Our hike on Tuesday, May 21st, will be at Mine Kill State Park, Mine Kill Rd, Blenheim NY. Park in the lot by the pool. We will explore park area and then take the Long Path to the waterfalls. The hike is app. 3 miles and the trails are in great shape. Pack a lunch. We'll eat at the falls and then retrace back to cars. Carpoolers should meet at Price Choppers lot at 9:00. If questions, call Betsy 4373758. Prepare for ticks and beauty.

May 27 - SEROKA ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PICNIC - The annual ADK and friends potluck picnic and General Clinton Canoe Race Cheerleaders group will be held this year on Monday, May 27 at the Seroka Riverfront Park in Otego. Depending on the river conditions, canoes begin arriving around 11:00 a.m., so come any time you would like to be part of the action on the Susquehanna River. We will eat at 1:00 p.m. If you want to eat, bring a dish to pass, your table service, beverage of choice, cooler to keep your food cold, bug and insect repellent, sun screen, lawn chairs, and noisemakers to cheer on the racers. You are welcome to just come to watch, if you want to. Eating is not required. If you need directions, call or email Jean and Joe at 607 988 7007 or jjwilser3@yahoo.com

May 28 - Kathy Carey, 746-7616, Catskill Rail Trail S. Kortright to Hobart

Jun 4 - Glenda Bolton, 432-7485, Federal Hill – Delhi, NY

Jun 11 - Currie & Ginny Marr, 432-5434, Catskill Scenic Rail Trail

Jun 18 - Liza Mundy, 286-7609, Nature Conservancy Waterfall

Jun 19 - Picnic at Gilbert Lake State Park - 6:00 PM - Note this change: This year we have rented the Beach Pavilion, not the usual Briggs building. Items may be dropped off at the Handicapped Parking area, but event parking for the Beach Pavilion is further along the road, behind the bath house at the beach (see map). Entry to the park is free after 6 pm. We will eat at 6:00 pm, but feel free to come earlier and enjoy the beach. Those attending often take a walk together after dinner, on the little trail that runs around the lake shore. New members and families with children are especially welcome to come out for this picnic. There is a playground as well as the beach, with a beach house for changing; and the entire area is delightful to explore. Because there is no formal program, there is more time for visiting, so this is a good occasion to get to know other members better, in a very pleasant setting.

Jun 25 - Lucille Wiggin, 432-1022, John Boyd Thacher State Park

Your executive committee, wishing to reduce our carbon footprint, encourages members from outside Oneonta to carpool to meetings and activities.

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