Goodyear Lake Hike — February 3, 2009

Seventeen people joined in to ski, snowshoe or walk along the railroad tracks from our house at Goodyear Lake. Where the tracks run parallel to the Susquehanna River, we observed a lot of recent beaver activity. We were happy to welcome two first-timers to our group. We returned to the house to enjoy hot soupContinue reading “Goodyear Lake Hike — February 3, 2009”

Pine Lake Ski, Snowshoe & Hike – January 13, 2009

Tuesday, Jan. 13. A group of 22 hardy ADKers met at the Pine Lake Campus on a cold and partly sunny day. We had eleven skiers, seven snowshoers, and four walkers. Everyone seemed to have a great time. After a morning of exercise; which included climbing up and down banks and scrambling over and underContinue reading “Pine Lake Ski, Snowshoe & Hike – January 13, 2009”

First ADK Hike of the New Year – January 6, 2009

The first Susquehanna Chapter ADK hike of 2009 took place Tuesday, January 6th, in the lower Robert V. Riddell State Park. Eighteen participants walked familiar trails and a newly developed loop that went through a White Pine forest. Despite freezing temperatures initially, the morning was sunny and the exercise warmed us. What delighted everyone wasContinue reading “First ADK Hike of the New Year – January 6, 2009”

Gilbert Lake Hike – Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tues. Dec. 30 Gilbert Lake — A total of nine brave souls burned off some holiday calories with a 2 mile walk around the lake on the hard road. The snow was blowing and wind whipping so we decided to stay out of the woods for fear of branches breaking.18 feet a tromping9 hikers hikingmanyContinue reading “Gilbert Lake Hike – Tuesday, December 30, 2008”

Brookfield Horse Trails Hike – December 16, 2008

The 50 degree temperatures on Monday, December 15, destroyed the beautiful skiing conditions at The Brookfield Horse Trails. Fourteen hikers did show up, in spite of not knowing what we would find when we got there. The walking was tricky. We had to watch every step we took. Everyone was in good humor and madeContinue reading “Brookfield Horse Trails Hike – December 16, 2008”

Cooperstown Hike – Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Due to the absence of snow, plans for cross country skiing were changed to hiking on December 9th. Hikers met at the Clark’s Gymnasium in Cooperstown and from there 19 ADKers traversed trails with many highlights – stream, exercise stations, beaver dam, and mature forest. Afterwards Mary invited participants to her festive home to enjoyContinue reading “Cooperstown Hike – Tuesday, December 9, 2008”

Nature Conservancy’s West Branch Preserve Hike – November 18, 2008

Fortunately, I never formed the habit of checking out hikes before hand. Had I done so I would have gone somewhere else and 22 people would have missed a challenging and stimulating scramble through seemingly constant blow downs. We were in the West Branch Nature Conservancy Preserve on the West Branch of the Delaware River.Continue reading “Nature Conservancy’s West Branch Preserve Hike – November 18, 2008”

John Boyd Thacher State Park Hike – November 11, 2008

Led by Jean and Joe Seroka, 16 ADKers hike the Indian Ladder Trail. Photographs include: 1) the Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center, 2) a Demonstration of a Bee Colony, 3) Close up of the Bees, 4) On the trail, 5) Group Picture, 6) Waterfall 1, 7) Waterfall 2, 8) Jean Seroka, 9) Waterfall 3, 10)Continue reading “John Boyd Thacher State Park Hike – November 11, 2008”