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”

Decatur’s Scenic Roads – Hike August 12, 2008

Gerda and Ivan Gyori led 18 ADKers on a walk along the scenic roads of Decatur. Besides ever changing vistas, many wildflowers were observed including the Helleborine Orchid, observed the previous week at Moe Pond. The hike ended at the Gyori’s house where we enjoyed looking at Gerda’s flowers, particularly a healthy specimen of Edelweiss.Continue reading “Decatur’s Scenic Roads – Hike August 12, 2008”

Moe Pond Hike – Tuesday August 5, 2008

There were 17 of us who hiked to Moe Pond on Tues., Aug. 5th. It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone enjoyed the many interesting plants and mushrooms. The trail led us past a beaver pond and through a beautiful Red Pine forest. We ended at Moe pond where everyone enjoyed lunch and theContinue reading “Moe Pond Hike – Tuesday August 5, 2008”

Gilbert Lake State Park Hike — July 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 29th, Heide and Ernie Mahlke led 18 ADKer’s on a hike in Gilbert Lake State Park. The hike started near the old fire tower site and continued over a complex of trails leading to the Briggs Pavilion. The group enjoyed lunch outdoors near the Pavilion. Photographs: 1) near the old fire tower site,Continue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park Hike — July 29, 2008”

Clip-Clop, Waggle Walk in Bear Swamp

The outing Tuesday, July 22, is a Clip-Clop, Waggle Walk in Bear Swamp State Forest in the Towns of Roseboom and Decatur in Otsego Co. This ski trail, newly opened after a period of harvest, requires marking, clearing and a short stretch of new trail. The area can be accessed from the north on theContinue reading “Clip-Clop, Waggle Walk in Bear Swamp”

Bear Swamp State Forest Trail Clearing July 22nd 2008

On July 22, 2008, fourteen ADKers reported for clearing trail in the Bear Swamp State Forest. A ski trail, newly opened after a period of harvest, required marking, clearing. Afterwards the group convened at the Gyori’s house for lunch, tea and a delicious cake made by Gerda. Photographs by Doug Fielder

Hike to Table Rock – July 8, 2008

About 26 hikers left the top of Morgan Avenue and headed up to Hartwick’s Strawberry athletic field. From there they ventured into the forest between the field and the Job Corps. Currie Marr again helped us all to recognize the various fungi we encountered in the woods, and we all were interested in the variousContinue reading “Hike to Table Rock – July 8, 2008”

Hartwick State Forest Hike – July 01, 2008

Thirty-one ADKers hiked snowmobile paths of Hartwick State Forest on July 1. The weather was pleasant, the paths soft and wide, and the forest shady and mature. Interesting finds along the way included mushrooms, toads, birds, Purple Raspberry plants in full bloom, and Red Elderberry plants bearing fruit. Doug Fielder took the group picture onContinue reading “Hartwick State Forest Hike – July 01, 2008”

Hooker Mountain Hike Report By Scott Fielder – June 17th 2008

June 17 started out rather ominously as a cloudy/misty day but 24 brave souls gathered at our house in Chaseville for a caravan off to Hooker Mountain, the highest point in the Town of Maryland. We enjoyed a pleasant hike on the trail through the state land emerging on Norton Road and continuing on DogContinue reading “Hooker Mountain Hike Report By Scott Fielder – June 17th 2008”