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”

Canoe/Kayak Paddle on the Susquehanna River – June 10, 2008

Led by Barb Means, the canoe/kayak paddle on the Susquehanna River started from the bridge in Milford and went to the Crumhorn Boat Launch. The photographs below were taken by Ruth Schaeffer: 1) Participants, 2) Yellow Iris (Iris pseudacorus), 3) Participants, 4) Bullhead-Lily (Nuphar variegatum), 5) Participants, 6) Yellow Iris again.

Hike from Goodyear Lake to Colliers Dam – May 27, 2008

Nineteen hikers met at our home on Cliffside, Goodyear Lake to walk to the State Fishing Access site along the south end of the lake and on to the Colliers dam. Even though showers were predicted and some clouds looked threatening, it turned out to be a very pleasant morning. As we walked along theContinue reading “Hike from Goodyear Lake to Colliers Dam – May 27, 2008”