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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 meet at Gilbert Lake State Park. Three choose to take a 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”
Report by Glenda Bolton – A week before the holiday and 11 ADKer’s were given the magic of Christmas snow as an early present as we traversed the Red Pine Trail at Gilbert Lake State Park. A more beautiful, late fall day would not have been possible. A highlight was the call of a nearby raven,Continue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park – December 18, 2018”
Report by Julia Smith – Tuesday morning, December 17, marks a significant day in the Susquehanna chapter . On this hike led by Julie Smith more men than women donned snowy trails at Pine Lake to enjoy the brisk winter air and beautiful vistas. We all had a wonderful morning and missed those who were unableContinue reading “Pine Lake – December 17, 2019”
Report by Currie Marr – Twenty people participated in the 2.2 mile boundary hike of Fortin Park. Using the Fortin house as reference, the group walked the perimeter of two parcels of land 1) the flood plains in front of the house and 2) the hillside behind the house. Park structures on the flood-plains, include: maintenanceContinue reading “Fortin Park – November 19, 2019”
Photos by Betsy O’Brien – Jim Austin led hikers on the “Deer Run Trail” at Gilbert Lake State Park in Laurens, NY.
photo by Fred Johnson; Other Photos by Betsy O’Brien – Liza Mundy led this hike to Star Field.
Report by Linda Pearce – A few sprinkles during the hike didn’t dampen the spirits of the eighteen hikers at Milford State Forest on Kelly Corners Rd. We walked 3.4 miles on two loops of trails, one on the south side and one on the north side of State Land Rd. Along the way, we sawContinue reading “Milford State Forest – October 22, 2019”
Photos by Betsy O’Brien – Lucille Wiggin led the group through the “Indian Ladder” of Thatcher State Park, Voorheesville, NY.
Report by Bob Ciganek and Julie Smith – When is a road not just a road? When it’s Chlorinator Road! Sixteen ADKers discovered uncommon beauty as its roadway followed a pristine brook with steep roadsides covered with ferns and mixed hardwoods. This hike will be the year’s last of abundant eft crossings and the beginning ofContinue reading “Chlorinator Road Walk – October 1, 2019”
Liza Mundy led the group to the Upper Gilboa Reservior with a visit to the Gilboa Museum and picnic lunch after the museum tour. Group Photo by Irene Jervis
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