Wilber Park, Stone Wall Trail – Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Report by Currie Marr – Despite a warm day, 16 hikers enjoyed walking a complex of trails starting from the upper level of Wilber Park in Oneonta. A map with trail information is located in a kiosk east of the Pavilion where the trail system begins. The destination for the group was to walk through the Stone Wall on the uppermost yellow trail. When someone asked why we did not try the formidable green “Widow Makers Trail,” it was noted that there weren’t enough males in the group to make it worthwhile. At the conclusion of the 3 mile hike we heard the church bells chiming it was noon.
The “SUNY Oneonta Mountain Biking Club” has constructed a complex of named trails in Wilber Park-Glenwood Creek. Yellow trails are cross-trails linking the major named ones. The only yellow trail with a name is the “Stone Wall Trail.” The first trail developed by the club was “Blood Sweat & Tears”. Built between 2008 and 2010, “Blood Sweat & Tears” is an Oneonta favorite for bikers, walkers, runners, and cross-country skiers. To obtain a map of the Wilber Park Trails open this website: http://www.otsegocounty.com/depts/pln/WilberParkBikeTrail.htm
Photographs below by Fred Johnson: 1) Wall portion, 2) object held is the “Pigskin Poison Puffball,” 3) through a wall opening the Group Picture.  The Tag Photo by Norma Lee Havens.

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