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Stamford/Catskill Rail Trail – Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Report by Bob Ciganek - On Tuesday, July 21,2015, 17 bold hikers and 4 bikers took to the Stamford/Catskill rail trail. Everyone enjoyed five miles of perfect weather, abundant flora and Stewart's ice cream. Photographs: 1 & 2 by Julie Smith and 3 & tag photos by Fred Johnson. Click on photos for larger size.

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Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park Hike – Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Report by Julie Smith - The weather was kind to us for our hike on Tues, July 14...at last! Twenty enjoyed a beautiful and sunny 3 mile walk on Andy's trail at Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park. Carol Elder, new to the area, plans to join our club, and Peter Severud, an ADK member, but first time hiker with us, plans to walk with us again one day soon. A few stayed and enjoyed lunch at the picnic area.

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SUNY Oneonta College Camp Hike – Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Report by Currie Marr - When 16 participants assembled, Norma Lee showed the group a current map of the colored-coded trails of SUNY Oneonta College Camp (Photo 1). The hike involved a 3 mile loop starting and ending on the Blue Trail from the lower parking lot. It was cloudy but not raining at the beginning, although, the trail was wet from previous rain.

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Cozy Haven Farm Hike - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Report by Julie Smith - Six ADK members and two guests enjoyed a very interesting tour/hike led by John Skinner at his Cozy Haven Farm on Tuesday. Even though the weather was iffy with on-again, off-again rain showers, we enjoyed seeing the pumpkin, squash, and corn fields, the beaver lake, many snapping turtle nests, and the Karst, where a small creek disappears into the ground through eroded limestone. Lunch was at the local Tally Ho Cafe in Richfield Springs. Thanks, John, for a great hike.

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Pine Lake/Mud Lake Hikes - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Report by Aleda Koehn - In spite of weather forecast threats we chose not to believe that the rain would arrive in the morning, and a smaller group of 16 participated in this hike. The group divided-some walking the Pine Lake property and the rest heading up the mountain toward Mud Lake. The morning was very humid and some were bothered by insects but we kept on.

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New Island Hike - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Report by Aleda Koehn - A great day for a walk. Group started at Catella Park and walked along the designated pathway along the right side of the field. To reach New Island, one has to cross the I-88 Exit, go under the highway, and then cross the I-88 entrance before walking down the hill to the trail. The park is tucked between I-88 and the Susquehanna River, somewhat noisy in places but an interesting area. The trail makes a loop through a wooded area before coming out by the Southside dam.

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Greenwoods Conservancy Hike - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Report by Monica Peters - Although it was a very DAMP day, 11 ADK members showed up to Hike the Greenwoods Conservancy trails in the Town of Burlington. After all signed the SUNY permission and the Conservancy Indemnity Agreement, the group set off on the Yellow Trail from Cranberry Bog Road over the hill and along the trail to the dock on the Bog.

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OTSDAWA Hike - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Report by Bob Ciganek - All went well on the top of the OTSDAWA. Twenty-seven enjoyed the insect-free morning. We visited a beaver pond and a 19th century cemetery all occupied by Hathaways. One of our hikers, Fred Hathaway, appreciated our brief stop there. Photos by Fred Johnson - Fred noted that “Bob guided us down to the beaver pond.

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Memorial Day Picnic – Monday, May 25, 2015

Photo Report by Fred Johnson - Enjoy Fred’s photos of the Memorial Day Picnic at Jean and Joe Seroka’s Riverfront Park in Otego: 1) Watching the General Clinton Regatta River Racers, 2) Preparation for the Potluck Dinner, 3) Mother and Daughter, 4) Baby Robins (Tag Photo). Click photos to obtain a larger image

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Franklin Mountain Hike - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Trip Photo Report - On a beautiful spring day Rod and Sally Hebbard led an ADK hike on Franklin Mountain. The highlight was the festival of daffodils displayed in their neighbor’s yard. Photographers: Fred Johnson (Row 1 & 2) and Carol Saggese (Row 3 & Tag photo).

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