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Clark Tower Hike - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Report by Julie Smith - ADK joined OCCA for a beautiful fall walk in the Clark Tower forest in Cooperstown on Tuesday. Jeff O'Handley, program director for the Conservation Association, was the leader for the thirty five hikers. Thanks, Jeff. We had a great morning. Photos by Fred Johnson. Click on photos to enlarge.


Milford State Forest - Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Report by Linda Pearce - On a brisk and sunny morning, twenty-five hikers gathered by the barn at Milford State Forest. Our hike took us on a snowmobile trail through the woods, then along State Land Road, and on a woodland loop on the north side of State Land Rd. where several of the hikers stopped to observe a porcupine in a tree near the trail.


SUNY College Camp - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Report by Currie Marr - On a cool, variable weather day, 14 people hiked approximately 3 miles at College Camp of SUNY Oneonta. The hike began near the Observatory complex, passing the pond and Lean-tos, and ascending to the ridge. From the ridge, hikers followed the “Purple Trail” to loop down the western hillside and return to the ridge.


Bramley Mt. Hike in Delhi, NY – Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Report by Betsy Cunningham - Twenty-five highly motivated ADK hikers climbed a 2,817 ft. summit on Bramley Mountain in Delhi, NY. This trail designed and maintained by the Catskill Mountain Club includes an easy walk to an old quarry followed by a difficult 1.2 mile climb through majestic woods, stone walls and impressive rocks and caves.


Otsdawa , Myrrbearer Monastery – Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Report by Bob Ciganek - On Tuesday morning, October 11, twenty-seven warmly dressed ADKers began a slightly downhill trek from the top of the Otsdawa to the Myrrbearer Monastery. From there we met the Gem of the Otsdawa, Mother Katherine, overseer of all sheep, goats, chickens and Great Pyrenees pups. Mother Katherine escorted us down a portion of Pilgrim Trail.


Grand Gorge Rail Trail – Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Report by Julie Smith - The ADK hike on Tuesday, Oct. 4, was the Rail Trail starting in Grand Gorge. On a cloudy but lovely morning with much evidence of autumn colors and cool temperatures, 17 ADKers and friends walked 3.8 miles along the Trail. Many stopped at Sundaes Restaurant for lunch before returning home. We missed Fran Darrah who usually leads this hike.


New Island Hike – Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Report by Ruth Schaeffer - Twenty-seven ADKer's hiked New Island in Oneonta, NY. We started off at Catella Park and had a nice picture taken of us at the dam. We hiked both the blue and yellow trail for a total of 3.8 miles. We had first time hikers with us and some others who had hiked before who were new to this trail. It is nice that it is being kept up! It was a beautiful, sunny fall day.


Clark Tower Hike – Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Report by Bev Hensle - There were 15 of us that gathered to hike the Clark`s Tower trails. It was a beautiful, sunny morning and everyone was happy to be out enjoying the beauty of the area. We were amazed to see the many beautiful spider webs along the trail and on the pond. We visited the famous Clark`s Tower and gravesite of Ambrose, and his horse and hunting dog-Buttons.


Schuyler Lake Hike – Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Report by Pam Lea - The hike on September 13th was on Pam Lea's "back 80". Twenty-five people hiked over hill and dale on a glorious early fall morning and were treated to views of the Fly Creek valley and of Canadarago Lake. Photographs by Fred Johnson. Click on photos to enlarge.


Crumhorn Mountain Hike – Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Photographs by Fred Johnson - This hike, led by Maureen Willis, was mostly along the road and a portion through the woods near the Boy Scout Camp on Crumhorn Mountain. Photo 1 is the “Jack O’Lantern” mushroom and photo 3 is the fruit of “Jack-in-the-Pulpit.” Click on photos to enlarge.



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