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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”
Trip report by Liza Mundy. Thirteen hikers headed out to explore the Arnold Lake Forest State Land access road. Leader pointed out a sloping area in which a diverse collection of wild edibles, particularly leeks and trout lilies, are abundant, along with beautiful wild flowering plants in the spring. Most of the group opted toContinue reading “Arnold Lake State Forest – September 8th, 2020”
Tuesday’s hike was at lower Riddell State Park. There were 15 hikers gathered at 10:00 to begin. No rain in the forecast and thankfully the weatherman was correct. We walked around the perimeter. Report by Ruth Schaeffer. Photos by Irene Jervis and Ruth Schaeffer.
Trip report by Aleda Koehn On August 25, 18 Susquehanna Chapter hikers met at Gilbert Lake State Park. Three chose to take the very pleasant walk around the lake. The remaining 15, led by Currie Marr who knew the best route from the parking lot, took a series of several trails including Red Pine, Deer Run,Continue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park – August 25, 2020”
On August 19 twenty- five Susquehanna Chapter members happily got together for a picnic. We met at Fortin Park at the far end under the trees. What started as a small circle got larger and larger as more people arrived. Each brought their own chair, food and drink – and wore a mask when not eating! Continue reading “ADK Susquehanna Chapter Picnic, Fortin Park – Aug. 19th, 2020”
Maureen Dresser led the group of hikers at the Greenway in Oneonta that runs along a portion of the Susquehanna River. Group photo by Fred Johnson. Other photos by Irene Jervis.
Thirteen Susquehanna hikers meet at Catella Park at 9:00 AM for a hike to New Island. This hike was rescheduled from the prior Tuesday when the hurricane soaked Oneonta with much-needed rain. The day was sunny and getting hotter. Most of the walk was along trails in the shade, and although humid it was relativelyContinue reading “New Island Trail – August 11th, 2020”
Report by Janice Downie Nineteen members hiked to a Deserter’s Cave. It was an uphill climb in thick woods. Bruce Downieprovided the background story, handed down by family members, about the Civil War deserter. Photos by Irene Jervis and Janice Downie
Report by Linda Pearce As we carefully proceed with our hiking schedule, week by week, several ADKers, looking like bandits, came to enjoy a walk at Goodyear Lake. Adhering to COVID guidelines, we all wore masks and practiced social distancing. Julie Smith led a group of six on a shorter and easier walk on theContinue reading “Goodyear Lake – July 21st 2020”
Report by Currie Marr: Due to Covid-19, the Wilber Park hike, July 14, was the first scheduled hike to actually occur since mid-March. Twenty people were eager to escape the confinement of home and join friends to walk selected bike paths that followed the Oneonta Creek, back of the High School, and return to theContinue reading “Wilber Park – July 14th, 2020”
Report by Lucille Wiggen – Cold morning temperatures prompted 17 of us to delay meeting until 2:00 at the Crumhorn Boy Scout Camp (Henderson Scout Reservation) parking lot. From there we walked on the modern roads around the lake until we picked up the original carriage road across the south end. Back in the ScoutContinue reading “Crumhorn Mountain – January 21, 2020”
Report by Genda L. Bolton – And how do you take your “Coffee?” “Black!” For that winter morning jolt, on January 14, ADK members enjoyed a large mug trekking along the Black Coffee trail at Homer Folk’s State Forest. Along the hike we were delighted by lush green moss blanketing spectacular rock formations. An unusual treeContinue reading “Homer Folk’s State Forest – January 14, 2020”
Report by Linda Pearce – Our first hike for 2020, Jan. 7th at Lower Riddell State Park, was very enjoyable – the temperature hovered around 30 degrees and the trails were in good shape for walking with just a trace of snow. Twenty-four people came out, and for most of us, it was our first hikeContinue reading “Lower Riddell State Park – January 7, 2020”
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