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Lower Riddell Hike - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Report by Ruth Schaeffer - There were 17 hikers wanting to see spring and we had lots of signs!! Wet trails, green shoots coming up, fast moving streams and birds greeting us. Seems like every time I go to this park I notice new improvements. There are nice picnic tables at the entrance where we had a nice picnic lunch after the hike. There are hibachis so you could barbecue, if you wanted to. I love the picnic table next to the stream. It is so nice there and we stayed and enjoyed the air and the nice company.

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Greenwoods Conservancy Snowshoe - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Report by Monica Peters - Hike commenced on State Land seasonal road. Some walked but most snow shoed to the intersection of Cranberry Bog Road where snow shoes were put on and we started onto the Yellow Trail. The descending trail to the bridge was a bit tricky but all made it. We continued to the bridge at the Beaver Pond/Heron Rookery and discussion was had about going further.

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Lower Riddell Snowshoe & Ski - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Report by Bob Ciganek - On Tuesday morning, March 3, 15 hardy ADKers enjoyed a brisk 11 degree hike on Lower Riddell Park. Despite a few snowshoe malfunctions, nothing would deter anyone. The cross country skiers in the group slid the 1 1/2 mile course most rhythmically. Photographs by Julie Smith. Click on photos to show larger versions.

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Fortin Park Ski/Snowshoe Hike – Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Report by Currie Marr - “Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!” It did just that the day before the hike adding 6 inches of new snow to the existing 18” base. With an attitude of “Let’s have fun,” 21 participants turned out to snowshoe or ski. As a single group we broke trail from the parking lot around the first metal building and headed towards the Fortin house.

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Arnold Lake Trails Hike – Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Photos by Cathy LaFontaine; Tag photo by Julie Smith – Carol Saggese led this hike starting from the parking lot on Joe Cornell road. Cathy LaFontaine noted that it was a nice morning for the 15 participants. On the trail the group split into a smaller and larger group. Click on a photo to obtain a larger version.

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Fortin Park Hike - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Report by Julie Smith - On one of the coldest Tuesday mornings so far this season, nine hardy ADKers arrived at Fortin Park to ski and walk. The temperature was in the low single digits, but the sun was bright in a near cloudless blue sky. We all agreed that it was a most beautiful day. The walk was short due to some with cold toes.

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Franklin Mountain Hike - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Report by Currie Marr - Despite sub-freezing temperatures 13 brave hikers rang in the New Year by hiking 2 miles on meadow paths near Rod and Sally’s home on Franklin Mountain. Along the way Rod pointed out where a proposed gas pipeline would cross property near them.

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Strawberry Field Hike - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Report by Aleda Koehn - It was a gray day but the hike was good. Twelve of us, (thirteen when Fred finally caught up), started out from the Binder Gym parking lot on the Hartwick Campus. The road to the top of the ridge had been plowed, but once we got to the top, the rest of the hike was in/on snow. As I emailed, conditions would have been OK for snowshoes but not necessary.

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Gilbert Lake State Park Hike – Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Report by Currie Marr - On a sunny, frigid day 16 ADKers hiked around Gilbert Lake and through a cabin colony area. According to our tracker, Jim Austin, the distance was 3.3 miles in 1 ½ hours. Fortunately the snow-ice conditions present 3 days before had melted providing safe footing.

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Vroman's Nose Hike - October 14, 2014

Report by Jack Ewen – The hike was scheduled near the end of “fall color” for 2014. It was a challenging day from warm and sunny to foggy and misty. Thirty-five hikers were attracted. Many were new participants. Vroman’s Nose is a popular NYS hikers’ scenic destination, and also, it has Revolutionary War relevance. We invited a resident historian whose connection with the Middleburg area went back to 1710.

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