April 27th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway

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”

April 20th, 2021 – Fortin Park

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”

April 13th, 2021 – Neahwa 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”

April 10th, 2021 – Mud Lake

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”

April 6th, 2021 – Riddell State Park

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”

March 23rd, 2021 -New Island Trail

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”

March 9, 2021 – Lower Riddell State Park

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”

March 30, 2021 – Crumhorn Mt.

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.”

March 2nd, 2021 – Wilber 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”

February 23rd, 2021 -Gilbert Lake State 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”