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Fortin Park Hike – Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Report by Norma Lee Havens - What a beautiful day for a hike at Fortin Park. Twenty three sturdy souls were ready and waiting at the Park. Each was supplied with a plastic bag for treasures. When the hike ended the treasures were collected and taken to the transfer station. I am sure the Town of Oneonta was pleased with our efforts at spring cleaning.


Basswood State Park – Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Report by Monica Peters - Twenty hikers and one guest joined the leaders, Monica and Irv Peters, at the parking area on Basswood Road off State Route 16. We began on the Blue Trail and stopped to observe a large beaver house en route.


Pine Lake Hike - Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Report by Julie Smith - Nineteen ADK members and friends enjoyed a beautiful winter morning walk through the woods at Pine Lake Environmental Campus on Tues. 2/9. There was just enough snow on the ground to add freshness to the landscape. Thanks to zero wind and occasional sun peaking through the clouds, we all stayed quite warm.


Lower Riddell Hike - Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Photos by Fred Johnson – Led by Jim Austin, more than 20 turned out to walk the snow-free trails of Lower Riddell Park. The red object shown is the “Cinnabar-red Polypore,” a shelf fungus growing on deciduous trees.


Winterfest at Gilbert Lake – Saturday, January 30, 2016

Photos by Fred Johnson - About 8 ADK members attended the “Cabin Fever Winterfest” at Gilbert Lake. Five Star Subaru sponsored the event to encourage people to get outdoors – even in the winter. Photos are of the ADK Display Board and the decorated “Charlie Brown” Christmas tree found by walking the trail around the Lake. Click photos to enlarge.


Hartwick and Job Corps Trails Hike – Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Report by Aleda Koehn - Just because it had snowed all evening, and the temperature was about 15 degrees , and the wind was blowing around 30 miles per reason to cancel an ADK hike. I set my alarm so I would have time to shovel the driveway, and still make the hike location by Hartwick's Binder gym. I arrived but wondered if anyone would show up. After waiting for a bit, a car pulled in. Two hikers- Kathy and Chris Carey - all the way from Delhi !


Fortin Park Hike – Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Report by Currie Marr - Twenty people enjoyed a walk in Fortin Park. While there was insufficient snow to ski or snowshoe, the warm temperature and absence of freezing-rain (forecasted) provided comfortable conditions. We walked the perimeter of the entire park that includes the parcel near Charlotte Creek and Susquehanna River and the hillside behind the Fortin house, about 2 miles.


Deer Haven Campsites Hike – Tuesday, January 15, 2016

Report by Dick Breuninger - Fourteen members including the leader Dick Breuninger hiked up the hill in West End to the Deer Haven Campsites owned by Brett and Mica Holleran. The wind was strong and stung at our faces as we walked. One could see as far as Otego to the SW and beyond Southside Drive to the SE. Logs were being hauled up to a loading area to be carted away.


Ridge Road Hike – Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Report by Kathy Carey - Sixteen hardy hikers braved the cold for the first group hike of the New Year. The temperature was 3 degrees, but it was sunny and there was no wind. The hike was on Ridge Road, a seasonal dirt road and it covered 4 miles, slightly more or less, depending on whose GPS you wanted to believe.


Crumhorn Mt. Boy Scout Camp Hike - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Report by Lucille Wiggin - About 15 people turned out for a two mile walk thru the Crumhorn Mt. Boy Scout camp and around the lake past the private cottages. We saw the site prepared for the new camp dining hall. It is interesting that the Boy Scouts visited our ADK Hart Lake LOJ for ideas on converting their present dining hall into bunk rooms.



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