August 24th, 2021 – Crumhorn Mountain

Report by Maureen Dresser.  Fifteen hikers participated in the hike on Boy Scout Road near Crumhorn Lake. The lake roads were nicely shaded by the trees, making the morning walk very enjoyable. At Lucille Wiggin’s invitation, several hikers went to her camp on the lake to have their lunch and go for a swim.  SpecialContinue reading “August 24th, 2021 – Crumhorn Mountain”

August 3rd, 2021 – Hebbard Hill Area, Franklin

Report by Rod and Sally Hebbard.  Twenty-two hikers met at our home to hike around our meadows.  Due to concerns about ticks in unmown fields, we decided to shorten the hike [said by one member to be a social walk] to about 1.5 miles.  We enjoyed views of open fields, areas of old homesteads andContinue reading “August 3rd, 2021 – Hebbard Hill Area, Franklin”

Star Field – July 27th, 2021

Report by Sarah Patterson.  Eighteen hikers met on Chicken Farm Hill Rd. in Cooperstown to hike the 3.7 miles to Star Field and back. We were joined by Marie Lusins’ cousins, Tanina and Don, visiting from N. Carolina. We met at 9:30 and the morning was perfect for hiking. The trail is gentle up andContinue reading “Star Field – July 27th, 2021”

July 20th, 2021 – Hunt’s Pond

Report by Ruth Schaeffer.  Eighteen hikers found their way to Hunt’s Pond, South New Berlin for our regular scheduled hike.  It was a warm morning with some sunshine.  We parked in the large parking area, right near the pond.  The hike was approximately 2 1/2 miles along the pond and past a few campsites.  ThereContinue reading “July 20th, 2021 – Hunt’s Pond”

July 13th, 2021 – Homer Folks State Forest

Report by Carolyn Austin.  On July 13, twenty ADK members hiked the Double Track trail to the Orange Trail (RIP) and back on the Double Track trail at the Homer Folks State Forest.  Although there was no sun, there was also no rain.  We stepped over roots, rocks, red efts, and water. Trudging up theContinue reading “July 13th, 2021 – Homer Folks State Forest”

July 6th, 2021 – Gilbert Lake State Park

Report by Aleda Koehn.  Twelve hikers met at the earlier time of 9:30 at the upper parking lot above the Gilbert Lake Beach.  The day was hot and humid, and just as we were starting out we heard a rumble of thunder.  The radar had a blob of green and orange heading in our direction butContinue reading “July 6th, 2021 – Gilbert Lake State Park”

June 29th, 2021 – New Island Trail

Report by Tracy Verma.  On Tuesday, June 29, the ADK hike was at New Island Trail in Oneonta where 15 hikers met at Catella Park on the very warm, sunny morning. For the 12 hikers who continued on the entire DO Trail, we walked about 3.8 flat miles in about 2 1/2 hours. The hikersContinue reading “June 29th, 2021 – New Island Trail”

June 22nd, 2021 – Goodyear Lake

Report by Linda Pearce.  A light rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the 18 ADKers that came out to hike at Goodyear Lake.  Attired in rain jackets and ponchos, and some with umbrellas, we headed out along the unused RR tracks and over to the state land trail that borders the south end of theContinue reading “June 22nd, 2021 – Goodyear Lake”

June 15th, 2021 – Lower Riddell State Park

Report by Ruth Schaeffer.  Fifteen hikers arrived at Lower Riddell State Park ready to hike the trails.  The forecast wasn’t the greatest, but it was still a lovely morning for a hike.  We started out going up the hill and to the left so we could go over the bridge put in by the BoyContinue reading “June 15th, 2021 – Lower Riddell State Park”

June 8th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway

Report by Maureen Dresser.  The hike at the Greenway was very enjoyable.  It was so nice to be able to see everyone’s smiling faces again.  Thank you to everyone that came.  We got to see a lot of wildflowers and the new Susquehanna Greenway sign sponsored by our ADK chapter.  A special thanks to AledaContinue reading “June 8th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway”