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. On the Green Trail someone spotted a log covered with Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus – Photo 2). This delicious edible, now found in grocery stores, sparked great interest. Lunch break would have been declared if it had been possible to add mushrooms to the menu. After walking through two Pine plantations a huge Maple tree was noted (Photo 3). It took 4 people with outstretched arms to encompass the trunk’s diameter. Only 1 mile remained when it rained “cats-and-dog” drenching us. Everyone knew they had experienced an ADK Baptism. After a group photo (Tag Photo), various individuals muttered “memorable hike” and rushed home to dry off.  Photographer of the day, Fred Johnson

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