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ADK Biking Every Third Saturday

Every third Sat. through Oct. the Wiggins or the Oakleys will lead a bike trip in the Cherry Valley after a breakfast at the Westville Airport on Rt. 166, two or three miles north of Milford. We plan to arrive between 8 and 8:30, eat, and leave about 9:30. In June, eight of us biked up the back road all the way to Cherry Valley, returned to Roseboom for lunch at the Country Cafe, and back to the Airport via Rt. 166 by 3:00. Wonderful day!
There are four or five cross over roads, so that everyone can do as much or little as they wish.

Adirondack Mountain Club Press Release -- July 15, 2008

Quiet Waters Would Enhance Adirondack Experience

The formation of a Quiet Waters Working Group offers an excellent opportunity to expand one of the Adirondack Park's greatest attractions, the St. Regis Canoe Area.

Hike to Table Rock - July 8, 2008

About 26 hikers left the top of Morgan Avenue and headed up to Hartwick's Strawberry athletic field. From there they ventured into the forest between the field and the Job Corps. Currie Marr again helped us all to recognize the various fungi we encountered in the woods, and we all were interested in the various frogs, toads, and snakes we encountered. Upon exiting the forest, the group headed towards Table Rock, but the day was hot and some hikers felt that they had to get back to the starting point.

New Information from Moira Beach on July Events

Two opportunities on July 12:
There is a change for the ADK bike info. for Sat., July 12. Lucille and Leon Wiggin will be leading the bike trip out the Charlotte Valley Road. Please meet at Price Chopper in Oneonta at 9:00 a.m. to drive to the starting point. Call Lucille for any additional information.

Hartwick State Forest Hike - July 01, 2008

Thirty-one ADKers hiked snowmobile paths of Hartwick State Forest on July 1. The weather was pleasant, the paths soft and wide, and the forest shady and mature. Interesting finds along the way included mushrooms, toads, birds, Purple Raspberry plants in full bloom, and Red Elderberry plants bearing fruit. Doug Fielder took the group picture on the Home Page, and the three pictures below: 1) The Path, 2) Roots of a Fallen Tree, and 3) an old specimen of the Shelf Fungus, Ganoderma tsugae. The host for this fungus is always Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis.

New Chapter Link to the ADK Hiking Page

The parent ADK organization has informed us of a new feature on their Web site called the ADK Hiking Page The hiking page provides access to a wealth of information about hiking in the Adirondacks. This is a work in progress and we plan to update and expand it in the future. If you have any comments or suggestions, please send me an e-mail.

Welcome #104

Look over the information on our website for the Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK). If you have questions, please call or email any of the listed contact persons. You can see a list of contact persons by clicking on "Contact Persons" in the list on the left.
Please join us for some of our listed activities.

Scroll down below the photo for more details or click on the link to "Recent Posts" on your left to catch up on recent news. We hope to see you on the trail!

Hooker Mountain Hike Report By Scott Fielder

June 17 started out rather ominously as a cloudy/misty day but 24 brave souls gathered at our house in Chaseville for a caravan off to Hooker Mountain, the highest point in the Town of Maryland. We enjoyed a pleasant hike on the trail through the state land emerging on Norton Road and continuing on Dog Hill Road and back to our cars on Hooker Mountain Road. In places a carpet of ferns filled the forest. I rescued several Red Efts from our many feet on the trail. Red Efts are the terrestrial stage of the Red Spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens viridescens).

Please Visit Our New Link – Frog Pond

On Tuesday, July 8, ADKers Carol McIntosh and Larry Seiders will lead an ADK hike that ends at their home and garden on Morgan Avenue in Oneonta. Their fabulous wildflower garden, called Frog Pond, is the same name given to Carol’s website. This delightful website photographically documents many activities of the Susquehanna Chapter of ADK. Carol has given us permission to link her website to ours. Please visit the new link and scroll down to see all the beautiful photographs. – Bob Thomas (Web Designer) and Currie Marr (Webmaster).

Canoe/Kayak Paddle on the Susquehanna River – June 10, 2008

Led by Barb Means, the canoe/kayak paddle on the Susquehanna River started from the bridge in Milford and went to the Crumhorn Boat Launch. The photographs below were taken by Ruth Schaeffer: 1) Participants, 2) Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus), 3) Participants, 4) Bullhead-Lily (Nuphar variegatum), 5) Participants, 6) Yellow Iris again.