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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 July 2017, 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.

Jan 23 CANCELLED - Hike CANCELLED due to rain.

Jan 30 - Irv & Monica Peters, (315) 858-0261, Peters' Home, Canadarago Lk.

Feb 6- Betsy Cunningham, 437-3758, Woodland Walk, Jefferson

Feb 13 - Linda Pearce, 432-8969, Lower Riddell State Park

Feb 20 - Aleda Koehn, 267-4586, Gilbert Lake State Park

Feb 21 - Dr. Taylor Hollist, “E.M.Escher, His Art and Influence.” Dr. Hollist, retired Professor of Mathematics at SUCO, will
give a slide presentation about the work of Dutch graphic artist M. C . Escher (1898-1972). Dr. Hollist will talk about where Escher got ideas for his impossible objects; how he made periodic patterns of animal figures to get illustrations of translation, rotation, and reflection symmetry. We will learn why those in the physical sciences were the first admirers of Escher's work. This will be our Soup and Chili supper. Bring something to share. Give Jean Seroka a call @ 988-7007 and let her know what you want to bring or to get suggestions.

Feb 27 - Lucille Wiggin, 432-1022, Crumhorn Mt.

Mar 6 - Irv & Monica Peters, (315) 858-0261, Greenwoods Conservancy

Mar 13 - Julie Smith & Bob Ciganek, 432-8642, Stamford Rail Trail

Mar 20 - Maureen Dresser, 286-9821, Greenway, Oneonta

Mar 21 - Carol Saggese, “A Year of Local Wild Flowers.” Artist and photographer Carol Saggese has a wonderful eye for the interesting, unusual, and beautiful in the subjects she photographs. This will be our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner. Don’t bring anything unless you’ve been asked to bring a specific item. Others can contribute a small amount toward expenses.

Mar 27 - Bev Hensle, 286-9126, Chlorinator Rd., Milford

April 18 - Dr. Tyra Olstad, an Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at SUCO, will give a program on Stewardship in the Adirondacks High Peaks.

May 16 - Robert Mooney, an experienced apiarist will talk about honeybees.

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