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”

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”