College Camp Hike – November 4, 2008

Despite being Election Day, 12 cars and 20 people turned out to hike the Red Trail at SUNY Oneonta’s College Camp. Also known as the fitness trail, at one time the trail signs along the way directed users to perform various exercises. The day was warm enough that most participants shed their jackets upon climbingContinue reading “College Camp Hike – November 4, 2008”

Fall Hike at Hebbard’s, October 14, 2008

On October 14th, 33 ADK hikers enjoyed a colorful warm fall hike at Rod and Sally Hebbard’s. The hike turned out to be 4.75 miles through fields and woods from which we saw a panorama of hills from Franklin. We climbed over old stonewalls up to a stone quarry and to a dry fall thatContinue reading “Fall Hike at Hebbard’s, October 14, 2008”

Clark’s Tower Hike – Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The October 7 hike was led by Kay and Ted Kantorowski. 36 hikers met at the Clark Sports Center to consolidate riders/cars. The sun was bright, the sky blue, and the frost meant that everyone had on an extra layer. But once we got on the path at Clark Tower and began walking, everyone warmedContinue reading “Clark’s Tower Hike – Tuesday, October 7, 2008”

ADK Susquehanna Paddle – September 30, 2008

On Tuesday, September 30, seventeen ADKers had a wonderful paddle on a portion of the Susquehanna. What a sight it was to see thirteen canoes and kayaks lined up and ready to float up such a lovely river on a beautiful autumn morning. At noon, we banked our boats and sat along the river toContinue reading “ADK Susquehanna Paddle – September 30, 2008”

Basswood Pond Hike – Tuesday, September 23, 2008

On this perfectly beautiful Fall day, we had a bit of an adventure on the trail, followed by lunch next to Basswood Pond, and then for some, a trip to Tom Salo’s home nearby. Eight of the group chose to walk the lower, more even Blue Trail. The other twenty two of us chose theContinue reading “Basswood Pond Hike – Tuesday, September 23, 2008”

North-South Lake State Park Hike September 16th, 2008

On Tuesday, September 16th, 16 ADKers hiked about 1.5 miles on the Escarpment Trail from the parking lot of North Lake in the Catskills. Along the way we admired incredible views from Artist’s Rock, Sunset Rock and Newman’s Ledge. Lunch for 12 hikers was at Newman’s Ledge; whereas, 4 hikers proceeded north past Badman’s Cave.Continue reading “North-South Lake State Park Hike September 16th, 2008”

Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park Hike – Sep. 2, 2008

On Tuesday, Fran Darrah led 19 ADKers along the Andy’s Trail of Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park. Most of the trail went through woods but meadow areas opened up ridge-view vistas. The hike finished with lunch in the gazebo. Photographs are: 1) Willow Pond, 2) fruits of Jack-in-the-Pulpit, 3) a North Woods cabin, 4)Continue reading “Betty & Wilbur Davis State Park Hike – Sep. 2, 2008”

Greenwoods Conservancy Hike – August 26, 2008

Monica and Irv Peters obtained permission from Earl Petersen to lead 20 ADKers in the Greenwoods Conservancy area of the Hartwick State Forest area. On the way we saw Cranberry Bog, two beaver dams, heron’s nests, and a rocky gorge. On a grassy site the group enjoyed lunch and a delicious dessert prepare by Monica.Continue reading “Greenwoods Conservancy Hike – August 26, 2008”

Schenevus South Hill Hike — August 19, 2008

After an ominous start to the morning because of rain showers, 15 brave souls set out from the Fielders’ home in Chaseville, driving to the end of Taite Road on Schenevus South Hill. The hike was on private land and began by passing a network of ponds with interesting statuary keeping watch. Progress was slowContinue reading “Schenevus South Hill Hike — August 19, 2008”

Westville Airport Breakfast & Bike Ride – August 16, 2008

On Saturday, August 16, fourteen ADKers and friends assembled by 8:30 at the Westville Airport for the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Department’s monthly Fly-in Breakfast super meal — $6.50 buys all you can eat of pancakes, eggs and sausage with OJ, coffee, tea and cocoa. The proceeds from the breakfast benefit the fire department. The breakfastContinue reading “Westville Airport Breakfast & Bike Ride – August 16, 2008”