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Cooperstown Hike - Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Due to the absence of snow, plans for cross country skiing were changed to hiking on December 9th. Hikers met at the Clark’s Gymnasium in Cooperstown and from there 19 ADKers traversed trails with many highlights – stream, exercise stations, beaver dam, and mature forest. Afterwards Mary invited participants to her festive home to enjoy delicious soups and desserts by the fireplace.

Nature Conservancy's West Branch Preserve Hike - November 18, 2008

Fortunately, I never formed the habit of checking out hikes before hand. Had I done so I would have gone somewhere else and 22 people would have missed a challenging and stimulating scramble through seemingly constant blow downs. We were in the West Branch Nature Conservancy Preserve on the West Branch of the Delaware River. Everyone was pleased to find that the big white oak on this property is still healthy although it has lost some large branches. In the small "old growth" stand of hemlock and pine, there were a number of trees down but none of the really large ones.

College Camp Hike – November 4, 2008

Despite being Election Day, 12 cars and 20 people turned out to hike the Red Trail at SUNY Oneonta’s College Camp. Also known as the fitness trail, at one time the trail signs along the way directed users to perform various exercises. The day was warm enough that most participants shed their jackets upon climbing the steep hill at the beginning of the walk. We encountered a misshapen tree that reminded some of a dinosaur or others of a tortoise. Finally lunches were enjoyed outdoors on the deck of the Lodge, or at a picnic table, or in the gazebo.

Fall Hike at Hebbard's, October 14, 2008

On October 14th, 33 ADK hikers enjoyed a colorful warm fall hike at Rod and Sally Hebbard’s. The hike turned out to be 4.75 miles through fields and woods from which we saw a panorama of hills from Franklin. We climbed over old stonewalls up to a stone quarry and to a dry fall that if it had water would have flowed down hill on the Otego side. Our lunch was by two lovely ponds owned by neighbors. The hike ended back at the Hebbard’s with a treat of Sally’s homemade cookies and cider while taking in the beautiful view from their home.

Clark's Tower Hike - Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The October 7 hike was led by Kay and Ted Kantorowski. 36 hikers met at the Clark Sports Center to consolidate riders/cars. The sun was bright, the sky blue, and the frost meant that everyone had on an extra layer. But once we got on the path at Clark Tower and began walking, everyone warmed up, and the walk proceeded south from the entrance gate, along an ATV/snowmobile path, up around the cornfield and back to the Clark Tower.

ADK Susquehanna Paddle - September 30, 2008

On Tuesday, September 30, seventeen ADKers had a wonderful paddle on a portion of the Susquehanna. What a sight it was to see thirteen canoes and kayaks lined up and ready to float up such a lovely river on a beautiful autumn morning. At noon, we banked our boats and sat along the river to enjoy our lunch. We came close to being visited by a couple of curious horses, but they decided to turn back. All got back home before the afternoon shower.

Basswood Pond Hike - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

On this perfectly beautiful Fall day, we had a bit of an adventure on the trail, followed by lunch next to Basswood Pond, and then for some, a trip to Tom Salo's home nearby.

North-South Lake State Park Hike

On Tuesday, September 16th, 16 ADKers hiked about 1.5 miles on the Escarpment Trail from the parking lot of North Lake in the Catskills. Along the way we admired incredible views from Artist’s Rock, Sunset Rock and Newman’s Ledge. Lunch for 12 hikers was at Newman’s Ledge; whereas, 4 hikers proceeded north past Badman’s Cave. Upon returning, the hike was extended southward to the former Catskill Mountain House. Leaders were Gerri Scheele and Lucille Wiggin.

Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park Hike – Sep. 2, 2008

On Tuesday, Fran Darrah led 19 ADKers along the Andy’s Trail of Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park. Most of the trail went through woods but meadow areas opened up ridge-view vistas. The hike finished with lunch in the gazebo. Photographs are: 1) Willow Pond, 2) fruits of Jack-in-the-Pulpit, 3) a North Woods cabin, 4) ridge view, 5) hollow stump, and 6) lunch.

Photographs by Scott & Doug Fielder

Greenwoods Conservancy Hike - August 26, 2008

Monica and Irv Peters obtained permission from Earl Petersen to lead 20 ADKers in the Greenwoods Conservancy area of the Hartwick State Forest area. On the way we saw Cranberry Bog, two beaver dams, heron’s nests, and a rocky gorge. On a grassy site the group enjoyed lunch and a delicious dessert prepare by Monica. Photographs are: 1) The Hike Leader, 2) Starting the Hike, 3) Cranberry Bog, 4) Cranberry Bog, 5) On the Dam, 6) View Through the Trees, 7) Turtlehead Flower, Chelone glabra, 8) Hawk, 9) Serving Dessert. Photographs by Scott & Doug Fielder and Currie Marr

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