Tue. May 5th hike on the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Sanctuary brought out 25 people to dare the forecasted showers. We hiked thru the Sanctuary onto a long abandoned road that parallels Swart Hollow Rd. south toward the old White Hill School intersection. This is from our 1915 Natl. Geo. Survey map, as the farm houses andContinue reading “Audubon Sanctuary Hike – May 5, 2009”
The Clip, Clop, Waggle-Walk at Lake Arnold state and county forests on April 21 was about as easy a workday as we’ve had. Sixteen Waggle – Walkers attended (a goodly number) and we were able to form two groups and do the entire trail in about three hours. Blowdown was light and we barely warmedContinue reading “Clip, Clop, Waggle-Walk – Tuesday, April 21, 2009”
It was a nice warm spring day as 20 hikers walked a 4 mile loop on Todd Road in the town of Hartwick. We passed a large pond with several geese and a few ducks lazily swimming around. We also found the old Lippett Cemetery quite interesting and several tried to decipher the engravings onContinue reading “Todd Road Hike – April 14, 2009”
March 24. A chilly morning became a balmy day as 24 hikers headed into Texas Schoolhouse State Forest. We usually ski and snowshoe these woods, and in fact there were still patches of snow and ice on the seasonal roads and trails, but the warm sunshine was rapidly softening and reducing them. We ate lunchContinue reading “Texas Schoolhouse State Forest Hike – March 24, 2009”
Sixteen ADKers walked the trails of Lower Riddell State Park on Tuesday, March 17th. It was great celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in this way under a glorious sunny sky. Barb and Jack Meeks led the group and Serina Bangilan took the the first 5 photographs and Currie Marr took the 6th photo.
On Tuesday March 10th, 16 hikers traveled to Hawk Circle near Cherry Valley. We were led on a tour through the grounds by Rick Sierra who founded Hawk Circle about 12 years ago. This is a nature center that teaches wilderness skills and living close to nature. He pointed out various kinds of trees andContinue reading “Hawk Circle Hike – Tuesday, March 10, 2009”
A stalwart group of ADK hikers met at the Thayer Farm property off Route 80 north of Cooperstown on Tuesday, March 31st. After walking up the driveway to the new Nature Center we set out on the yellow trail through a handsome pine forest high above Otsego Lake heading west and then north on theContinue reading “Thayer Farm Hike – Tuesday, March 31, 2009”
11 people gathered at the Farmer’s Museum on Tuesday, February 24, then proceeded to the trailhead for Moe Pond above the village of Cooperstown. The sun was bright, the sky blue and even though it was a bit chilly, the snow was perfect for our snowshoes! The trails above the Farmer’s Museum provide a lovelyContinue reading “Farmer’s Museum Trail Hike February 24th, 2009”
Gilbert Lake State Park, Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Under a cloudless ceruleon blue sky, eighteen walkers (some withsnowshoes) enjoyed the hard-packed wide, snowy loop trail though mostly wooded land. It was a great day to be outside, no wind nor bugs! Photographs taken by Serina Bangilan.
Surprisingly, eighteen people showed up for a walk on the Oneonta Greenway on Tuesday. We had to cancel our trip to Hick State Forest/ Roseboom Nordic Ski Trails because of icy conditions. The Greenway had some icy spots as well, but all were prepared with crampons and/or snowshoes, so everyone made it. The walking wasContinue reading “Greenway Hike – Tuesday, February 10, 2009”