Hartwick State Forest Hike – Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Twenty-five hikers met at the Biological Field Station barn on Zachow Road in the Town of Burlington for a relatively short but lovely hike on a new trail on Greenwoods Conservancy lands led by Irv Peters. The hikers started to the east of the 2,500 acre Conservancy property passing many ponds and vernal pools andContinue reading “Hartwick State Forest Hike – Tuesday, September 7, 2010”

Adult Camp at Shankitunk – August 26-29, 2010

There will be a 3-day adult camp program including a public Friday evening campfire drumming circle led by Rob Wandell August 26-29 at Camp Shankitunk in Delhi, check out this website for more information and registration forms http://4c-camp.org/. Muffy McDowell and Harry Barnes are teaching a gourd art workshop at the camp and Harry will alsoContinue reading “Adult Camp at Shankitunk – August 26-29, 2010”

Decatur Hills Hike – Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Due to wet, slippery fields by Monday’s rain, the hike was changed to follow a scenic route in the Decatur hills. The selected road went along side cornfields and through woodsy areas. The vistas of ponds and distant hills were magnificent. Fifteen Tuesday hikers enjoyed a mostly dry and cool outing followed by an ice-creamContinue reading “Decatur Hills Hike – Tuesday, August 24, 2010”

Hike on Winney Hill Ridge – Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We wandered up, down and around Winney Hill Ridge where we came across a few surprises. As we walked past Fred and Ginger Volpe’s place on the Gas Line, mouths dropped open as people spied a zebra hanging around with a horse by the fence. It seemed friendly and interested in our group of fourteenContinue reading “Hike on Winney Hill Ridge – Tuesday, August 10, 2010”

Milford State Forest Hike – Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Eighteen participants enjoyed a sunny, warm walk (87 F) on the well-maintain trails of Milford State Forest. The trail skirted a picturesque pond situated on one side of “State Lands Road” and then following a loop-path on the opposite side of the seasonal road. The vigorous growth of young trees denoted clear evidence of theContinue reading “Milford State Forest Hike – Tuesday, August 31, 2010”

YMCA Day Camp in West Laurens – Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fifteen members and six guests attended a picnic and short hike on July 21st at the former YMCA Day Camp in West Laurens, hosted by the new owners, Scott and Joyce Beach (Moira’s family). Although a small group, we enjoyed a meal and celebrated the 70th birthday of Doug Fielder. After the picnic, several peopleContinue reading “YMCA Day Camp in West Laurens – Wednesday, July 21, 2010”

Mt. Otsego Hike – Tuesday, July 13, 2010

There were 22 of us who gathered to hike at Mt. Otsego in Pierstown on a beautiful Tuesday morning. This was made possible by The Otsego Land Trust and land owner Susan Birdsall. Preceding the hike we were given a brief history of the ski slope by Barbara Mulhern whose father was instrumental in itsContinue reading “Mt. Otsego Hike – Tuesday, July 13, 2010”

Garrattsville Hike – Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Twelve intrepid hikers defied 90 degree temperatures to tramp over diverse terrain @ Garrattsvile, just off route 16. Keith Bott, virtual leader, son-in-law of the ADK leader, started us off at a small pond, and guided us over a mowed path beside a bog which fed the pond. We passed through a fallen tree area,Continue reading “Garrattsville Hike – Tuesday, July 6, 2010”

Hike to Collier’s Dam – Tuesday, June 29, 2010

On a beautiful summer morning, 23 participants set out from our house to hike to the Collier’s Dam. Some of us went down the steep, rocky trail that goes to the base of the dam. The previous week, four of us went to check and clear the trails. Near the dam we encountered numerous empty,Continue reading “Hike to Collier’s Dam – Tuesday, June 29, 2010”

Canadarago Lake Water Event – Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The day dawned very nicely with some sun and a good south wind on Canadarago Lake. 25 Members plus 4 guests participated. All met at the outlet bridge on Rt. 22 Schuyler Lake. Some had the opportunity to chat on the bridge with three students working with the NYS Department of Fish and Wildlife whoContinue reading “Canadarago Lake Water Event – Tuesday, June 22, 2010”