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Report by Ruth Schaeffer. Eighteen hikers found their way to Hunt’s Pond, South New Berlin for our regular scheduled hike. It was a warm morning with some sunshine. We parked in the large parking area, right near the pond. The hike was approximately 2 1/2 miles along the pond and past a few campsites. ThereContinue reading “July 20th, 2021 – Hunt’s Pond”
Report by Carolyn Austin. On July 13, twenty ADK members hiked the Double Track trail to the Orange Trail (RIP) and back on the Double Track trail at the Homer Folks State Forest. Although there was no sun, there was also no rain. We stepped over roots, rocks, red efts, and water. Trudging up theContinue reading “July 13th, 2021 – Homer Folks State Forest”
Report by Aleda Koehn. Twelve hikers met at the earlier time of 9:30 at the upper parking lot above the Gilbert Lake Beach. The day was hot and humid, and just as we were starting out we heard a rumble of thunder. The radar had a blob of green and orange heading in our direction butContinue reading “July 6th, 2021 – Gilbert Lake State Park”
Report by Tracy Verma. On Tuesday, June 29, the ADK hike was at New Island Trail in Oneonta where 15 hikers met at Catella Park on the very warm, sunny morning. For the 12 hikers who continued on the entire DO Trail, we walked about 3.8 flat miles in about 2 1/2 hours. The hikersContinue reading “June 29th, 2021 – New Island Trail”
Report by Linda Pearce. A light rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the 18 ADKers that came out to hike at Goodyear Lake. Attired in rain jackets and ponchos, and some with umbrellas, we headed out along the unused RR tracks and over to the state land trail that borders the south end of theContinue reading “June 22nd, 2021 – Goodyear Lake”
Report by Maureen Dresser. The hike at the Greenway was very enjoyable. It was so nice to be able to see everyone’s smiling faces again. Thank you to everyone that came. We got to see a lot of wildflowers and the new Susquehanna Greenway sign sponsored by our ADK chapter. A special thanks to AledaContinue reading “June 8th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway”
Report by Ruth Schaeffer. Ten hikers started out for our trip to Mud Lake from the Pine Lake parking area. It started out a bit chilly, but once the sun came out we warmed right up. The dappled sun through the trees was very pretty. We were looking for spring wild flowers, and we didContinue reading “June 1st, 2021 – Mud Lake”
Jann Ewen led this hike with eighteen ADKers. We walked around the perimeters of Catella Park and Neahwa Park, ending with the Greenway trail along the Mill Race. Photos by Carol Saggese and Scott Fielder.
Report by Lucille Wiggin. The May 18th Tue. hike saw 11 ADKers meeting on Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown for a two mile hike to Clark Tower. We first walked along the wetland feeding the large pond that can be seen across from Carefree Gardens on Beaver Meadow Rd. It is augmented by two small beaver dams. By circling backContinue reading “May 18th, 2021 – Clark Tower”
Report by Aleda Koehn. Sixteen ADKer’s met at TSHF on a beautiful spring morning. The drive in was a bit trying as the Town of New Lisbon was resurfacing Texas Road and we were making some of the first tracks on the new dirt surface. We started up the Blue Trail and then the cut offContinue reading “May 11th, 2021 – Texas School House State Forest”
Liza Mundy led this hike on Andy’s Trail around the perimeter of Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park. Photos by Marie Lusins and Scott Fielder.
Report by Aleda Koehn. The day was gray and started out rather cold, in the thirties, but 16 ADKers came to the Greenway for a “Walk and Spot Spring Wildflowers”. As we started from the large parking area at the end of Silas Lane, a mower came along the edge of the field. I wavedContinue reading “April 27th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway”
Report by Bob Ciganek. Our Tuesday weekly outing was slated for Fortin Park in the Town of Oneonta. Deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Currie Marr, we followed a path Currie walked and lovingly talked us through several times. Early spring flowers from Bloodroot to Trout Lilies greeted us. Birdsong followedContinue reading “April 20th, 2021 – Fortin Park”
Report by Barb Baumann. After the early morning fog lifted, 15 ADK members enjoyed beautiful weather while walking 2 miles along the mill race and the fence lines of both Neahwa and Catella Parks, and passing through the recently cleared space (Sycamore trees remain) for the soon-to-be dog park. Some of our discoveries include suchContinue reading “April 13th, 2021 – Neahwa Park”
Trip Report by Liza Mundy – Seven hikers headed to Mud Lake in Ridell State Park. Trail was poorly marked but Alltrails mapping and participants’ printout of the state park trail map led to reaching our destination successfully. We were able to view some of the first signs of spring. A Trailing Arbitus a smallContinue reading “April 10th, 2021 – Mud Lake”
Report by Linda Pearce. Twenty-two ADKers came together on a pleasant, sunny spring morning at the lower area of Riddell State Park. Before our hike began, Aleda acknowledged our long-time member and friend, Julie Smith, who will be moving to Virginia. Julie was given a copy of the recent Foot-Loose! which included three pages ofContinue reading “April 6th, 2021 – Riddell State Park”
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 Lucille Wiggin. The March 30th hike on Crumhorn Mt. found 16 of us meeting at the blue stone quarry on Boy Scout Rd. Our walk to Crumhorn Lake was pleasant and sunny. Although there have been various water fowl on the lake, only the mergansers and Canada geese greeted us today. We were surprisedContinue reading “March 30, 2021 – Crumhorn Mt.”
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”
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