Winter Wonderland at Gilbert Lake State Park—Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We had near perfect winter conditions for our ADK activity at Gilbert Lake Park 2/16. A variety of choices lay before us. Some brought snowshoes, some cross country skis; others brought everything including hiking boots and walking poles. Snow shoeing and cross county were the popular choices. A real snowstorm had been promised by theContinue reading “Winter Wonderland at Gilbert Lake State Park—Tuesday, February 16, 2010”

Texas School House State Forest – Tuesday, February 2, 2010

This state forest is a 1200-acre parcel located in the town of New Lisbon about 6 miles north of Gilbert Lake State Park. The area is being logged now. At least one hardwood section we walked through had been thinned. Our hike on February 2 was, I believe, our 5th annual winter hike in TexasContinue reading “Texas School House State Forest – Tuesday, February 2, 2010”

Country Club Road Hike – Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Due to conditions beyond their control (rain and ice) the Fielders had to change their hiking route from the Greenway to a road walk. Sixteen people left the Fielders’ home via Plains Drive, past the Soccer Hall of Fame and to the Country Club and back. Once back at the Fielders’ home everyone warmed upContinue reading “Country Club Road Hike – Tuesday, January 26, 2010”

Basswood Pond Ski & Snowshoe – Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We had typical Winter weather on Tuesday which means that a lot of consideration went into whether or not to proceed with the outing. We did, and sixteen hearty souls, plus one Professional Photographer, showed up. A light snow fell throughout the ski/snowshoe, which made the woods road at Basswood Pond State Forest feel likeContinue reading “Basswood Pond Ski & Snowshoe – Tuesday, January 19, 2010”

Gilbert Lake State Park Outing – Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On a sunny, 22-degree day, 23 ADKers donned skis or snowshoes to enjoy the groomed trails at Gilbert Lake State Park. Ten participants went around the Lake twice on snowshoes and two others went on the “Wilderness Trail.” Eleven skiers went along one side of the lake, crossing the road, connecting with the trail loopContinue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park Outing – Tuesday, January 12, 2010”

Leatherstocking Golf Course Ski & Snowshoe – Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Twenty-four people gathered at the Farmer’s Museum on January 5. Eleven opted to cross country ski, the others went snowshoeing . We did the perimeter of the Leatherstocking Golf Course, and on the “lake side” several skiers were very daring (Lucille, Monica, Steven among others) and climbed up the hill to “tour” down. Nuala andContinue reading “Leatherstocking Golf Course Ski & Snowshoe – Tuesday, January 5, 2010”

December 11th, 2009: A Brief Geological History of Exposed Bedrock of Oyaron Hill – With Photographs

On December 11, a very chilly morning, retired geology professor David Hutchison led Susquehanna Chapter hikers on an informative walk and talk about the bedrock exposed in our area and the environmental conditions that were responsible for the deposition of the sediments that formed these layers. All the bedrock that we walk on in OneontaContinue reading “December 11th, 2009: A Brief Geological History of Exposed Bedrock of Oyaron Hill – With Photographs”

Fly Creek Road Hike – Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Twenty ADK members met at 122 Schoolhouse Road, Fly Creek, the home of Ted and Kay Kantorowski on December 8. Due to hunters STILL in the woods, it was decided to “road walk” a loop around Fly Creek, so beginning on Schoolhouse Road, following Route 26 toward the Cider Mill, and turning left onto HokeContinue reading “Fly Creek Road Hike – Tuesday, December 8, 2009”

Geology Hike – Tuesday, December 1, 2009

In spite of a very chilly morning, 26 hikers enjoyed an informative walk and talk by retired geology professor David Hutchison. David started us at the lower and older Middle Devonian exposed bedrock at Nicks Diner. The muds that formed these thinly bedded shale layers were deposited in a quiet sea during a time whenContinue reading “Geology Hike – Tuesday, December 1, 2009”