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Outings Schedule

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:

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


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) OR Julie Smith, 607-432-8642, smithj3 (at) Trip leaders must have all participants sign a liability release form, which may be downloaded from our website: If you have any questions regarding a hike, including CANCELLATION: 1) CONTACT THE TRIP LEADER 2) Check the website 3) Check email messages.

Mar 19, Gilbert Lk. State Park - Meet at the first parking lot by 10:00. Hope to walk the trails around all the woodland ponds. I will check conditions tomorrow so stay tuned. The forecast is for sunny weather so conditions should be good. Wear appropriate footwear, bring poles if needed, bring a snack if you want. Aleda Koehn 267-4586
LATER NOTE: If you want to carpool meet at old Ames parking lot on the West End. Be prepared to LEAVE by 9:40. Meet at Gilbert Lake by 10 AM first parking lot. The trails are almost all covered with snow. There is a thin layer of fluffy snow on a deeper layer of crusty, compact snow. There are a few spots with ice underneath and a few spots with water. Snowshoes would work well but not necessary as boots will work too. Poles are very helpful.
Although we will meet at the first lot we will drive to the muddy, smaller parking spot across from the beach end and head up the trail from there.

Mar 20, Monthly Meeting - Leslie Orzetti, Director of Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) - Leslie will give an overview of the Citizen Science Stream Monitoring Program for the New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Following Leslie's presentation, Liza Mundy would like to invite any interested persons to meet with her and Jared Stanley for a discussion on weekend hiking and trail work.

Mar 26 - Liza Mundy, 286-7609, Arnold Lake State Forest

Apr 2 - Bob Ciganek and Julie Smith, 432-8642, Chlorinator Rd. Walk

Apr 9 - Jim & Carolyn Austin, 437-5734, Gilbert Lake

Apr 16 - Maureen Dresser, 286-9821, Greenway

Apr 23 - Tracy Verma, 433-2353, Wilber Park to Rose Ave.

Apr 30 - Sally & Rod Hebbard, 829-5811, Daffodils - Franklin Area

May 7 - Glenda Bolton, 432-7485, Federal Hill – Delhi, NY

May 14 - Linda Pearce, 432-8969, Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park

May 21 - Betsy Cunningham, 437-3758, Minekill Falls 54

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

Jun 4 - Aleda Koehn, 267-4586, Mud Lake from Pine Lake

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

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

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.