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Report by Tracy Verma. Nine people attended our hike on this cool, warming, sunny, spring day, peeling off layers as temperatures rose to the 50’s. The muddy patches had dried up somewhat since last Sunday and were manageable to get around. We walked about 3 1/2 miles for 2 hours. Angry Beaver was theContinue reading “March 23rd, 2021 -New Island Trail”
Report by Jendy Murphy and Paul Wehren. On Tuesday, March 9, fifteen members hiked most of the perimeter of lower Robert V. Riddell State Park. Everyone was careful to navigate the ice, packed down and thick on many portions of the trail, where ice grippers and poles really came in handy. Our route avoided aContinue reading “March 9, 2021 – Lower Riddell State Park”
Report by Currie Marr. Hiking conditions in Wilber Park were not promising. A cold front came through the night before lowering morning temperatures to 9 degrees F, and the prevailing cycle of alternating warm – freezing temperatures left extensive patches of ice on the paths and roads. Nevertheless, 6 people gathered to walk at the north endContinue reading “March 2nd, 2021 – Wilber Park”
Report by Liza Mundy. Thirteen ADKers met on a mild winter day after a fresh snowfall at Gilbert Lake. Most of the walkers wore snowshoes and made their way around the frozen lake on the mile long trail. A few strollers, who pulled up the rear, enjoyed the famous Charlie Brown tree decorated for Valentine’sContinue reading “February 23rd, 2021 -Gilbert Lake State Park”
Report by Aleda Koehn. Nineteen ADKer’s came to the Greenway on a cold and very cloudy day to enjoy a walk. The trail was snowy from a recent storm, but prior footsteps made a walkable path. We were greeted by Mike Forster-Rothbart, who was taking photos for the Hometown newspaper. He took many shots ofContinue reading “Oneonta Greenway – January 5th, 2021”
Report by Lucille Wiggin. The hike turned out much better than expected for the 12 masked walkers who met in SUNY Oneonta’s parking lot. At 9:45am we were having a “white out’ and the leader was wondering if anyone would show up. However, as we met and signed in the sun came out and theContinue reading “SUNY Oneonta – December 29th 2020”
Report by Julie Smith. Due to the 30 inch snowfall around the Oneonta area, our originally planned hike at Fortin Park was changed to Neahwa Park. The displays along the way that were set-up by many Oneonta businesses and organizations at The Festival of Lights offered our 14 ADKers much delight as we walked theContinue reading “Neahwa Park – December 22nd, 2020”
Trip report by Linda Pearce. Sixteen ADKers came out this chilly morning to hike at Lower Riddell State Park. The sun shone at times and conditions were good for walking with just a dusting of snow in some places. The trail took us through the woods where we encountered some blow-down, then out alongContinue reading “Lower Riddell State Park – December 15, 2020”
On a frosty morning, Rod and Sally Hebbard led the ADKers on a hike from their house along Bissell and VanTassell Roads. Photos by Ruth Schaeffer and Janice Downie.
Trip report by Jim and Carolyn Austin. How fortunate we were that no rain interrupted our December 1st hike at Gilbert Lake State Park. Twenty hikers took off from the parking area, past the large pavilion, and to the Deer Run camping loops. After meandering through those roads we went to the lake and startedContinue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park – December 1st, 2020”
Report by Julie Smith. Sixteen ADK Members enjoyed a leisurely walk at the Susquehanna Greenway on Tuesday, November 24. The weather turned out partly sunny with no wind which made it a very comfortable trek for us. Photos by Irene Jervis and Betsy O’Brien.
Report by Liza Mundy. On Nov. 17th, seventeen bundled hikers headed out in light snow to Goey Pond in Milford. Many of the hikers were acquainted with the secluded lake while some were not aware of its existence. At one time, not so long ago, it was the main water source for Milford, henceforth, makingContinue reading “Goey Pond, Milford -November 17, 2020”
Report by Aleda Koehn. THREE PONDS AND A LAKE. Seventeen ADK’ers arrived at the far end of Gilbert Lake on a “summer day” in November. Five began the walk around the lake while the other twelve took the trail up and down through the woods to connect to the pond trails. Arriving atContinue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park – November 10, 2020”
Report by Janice Downie. Eighteen ADK folks hiked three miles on a windy, 35 degree morning at Lower Reservoir Rd., Oneonta. A steep hill climb led us to an “ancient” White Oak Tree, over 100 years old, and measuring 15’4” in circumference. The hike continued into dense, wet woods, along old rock walls, and acrossContinue reading “Lower Reservoir Road, Oneonta – Nov. 3, 2020”
Report by Ruth Schaeffer. The hike on Tues., Oct.27 was at Lower Riddell State Park. Fourteen people hiked the trails and enjoyed a few breaks of sunshine. The temperature was just right for a fall hike. We walked onto the bridge and played “the stick game”. From one side of the bridge, we tossed our sticksContinue reading “Lower Riddell State Park – October 27, 2020”
Report by Tracy Verma. On a gray morning with a very light, unimposing, gentle mist of rain, 9 ADK hikers went up Wilber Park Drop Trail, then turned north on the black trail and down the yellow to the blue trail. The trail was a little hard to follow due to fresh leaf fall, butContinue reading “Wilber Park – October 13, 2020”
Report by Linda Pearce. A crisp and sunny autumn morning awaited the ten ADKers that met at Milford State Forest for a 3 ½ mile hike. The first section of the hike was on a wide snowmobile trail. After walking up the seasonal State Land Road, we hiked a 1 ¼ mile loop on theContinue reading “Milford State Forest – October 6th, 2020”
Jim and Carolyn Austin led this hike at Homer Folks State Forest. Photos by Irene Jervis and Janice Downie.
Report by Currie Marr. On April 28, 2019 Allison Collins reported in the Daily Star that about 30 members of the SUNY Oneonta swim teams, college staff, Oneonta Susquehanna Greenway Committee would work with Otsego County forester, Joe Sweeney, to build a multi-use trail within the “Van Cleft” Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. One and a half years later, 19Continue reading “Wilber Park – Sept. 22, 2020”
Trip Report by Jann Ewen Nineteen ADKers enjoyed a nice walk through Neahwa Park and along the Mill Race,which is a part of the Greenway. In the park we observed two historic markers, as wellas the war memorials dedicated to the veterans of our armed forces.We all enjoyed the cooler morning for our 2 1/2Continue reading “Neahwa Park – September 15th, 2020”
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