On Tuesday, May 11 25 ADKer’s gathered at Clark Sports Center to proceed to County Rt. 52 for a walk on the Cooper Conservancy and along Red Creek. It had been several years since the last “hike” in the area, and there was noticeable beaver activity……complete with huge downed trees and several new ponds. One or two of the wooden benches have survived, and there are 2 new plank bridges over streams. The chilly early morning temperature (37 degrees) warmed to the low 50’s, the wind had finally subsided, and the bugs were non-existent! Hooray!!! Our modest pace brought us back to the parking spot in just over 2 hours. One car of walkers even had enough energy to stop at the Ice Cream Scoop shop as they exited Cooperstown! A lovely morning seemed to be had by all. Report by Kay & Ted Kantorowski, photographs by Currie Marr.