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Texas School House State Forest – Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Report by Linda Pearce - It was a beautiful autumn morning, crisp and sunny, to explore a new trail at Texas School House State Forest in the town of New Lisbon. Twenty-four of us started at the Lena Rd. entrance and hiked about a mile into the forest on what was probably an old logging road.


Mud Lake and Pine Lake Hikes – Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Report by Aleda Koehn - On a lovely morning that got clearer and sunnier as the time went by, twenty hikers did the five mile round trip to Mud Lake in upper Riddle State Park. After a short but strenuous pitch, the remaining two miles were a pleasant gradual uphill walk. The forest was a mix of green, yellow, and brown with an occasional bright red spot from maples.


Grand Gorge Rail Trail - Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Report by Bob Ciganek and Julie Smith - Sixteen ADKers sensed the absolute beauty of a Catskill Fall day on the Grand Gorge Rail Trail. Massive Lichen-covered stones followed us on one side while meadows and beaver engineering kept our interest on the other. Pleasant conversation carried over from the trail to lunch and ice cream at Sundaes.


Valley View Trails – Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Report by Ruth Shaeffer: - Approximately twenty hikers met on a very hot, muggy day to hike Valley View hiking trails in Unadilla, NY. We followed the perimeter trail. We walked down one hill to admire the view of the valley and the hills across the valley. Most of the hike was shaded which was very nice. We finished up with a lunch around the pond.


Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park - Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017

Report by Linda Pearce - A sunny, warm morning welcomed us for our hike at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park in the Town of Westford. We walked the 3-mile loop around the perimeter of the park on Andy's Trail, which is a very well maintained trail through the woods and fields. We enjoyed the colorful fall wildflowers of goldenrod, purple asters and black-eyed Susans.


Lower Riddell State Park – Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Photos by Fred Johnson - Maureen Dresser led this ADK hike on trails in Riddell Park, Oneonta, NY. Click photos twice for maximum enlargement.


Andes Rail Trail – Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Photos by Fred Johnson - Roberta Austin led a great ADK hike on the Andes Rail Trail in Andes, NY. Click photos twice for maximum enlargement.


G-MU Central School Hike – Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Report & Photos by Fred Johnson - Thirty hikers toured the edges of the Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School elementary playgrounds and high school athletic fields. Included was a step off the field onto the Joseph Seroka Nature Trail designed by ADK member Joe when he was a teacher at G-MU.


Franklin Mountain Hike – Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Photos by Julie Smith - Led by Rod and Sally Hebbard, 18 turned out on a beautiful day to walk private property on Franklin Mountain. Afterwards many ate their lunch and enjoyed the cookies and ice cream served by the Hebbards. Click photos twice for maximum enlargement.


Bramley Mtn. Hike – Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Photos by Fred Johnson - Betsy Cunningham led this summer hike to the summit of Bramley Mountain in Delhi, NY. Click photo twice for maximum enlargement.



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