May 10th, 2022 – Oneonta Greenway

Report by Scott Fielder.  On May 10th, seventeen hikers showed up on a perfectly beautiful day for a two and a quarter mile hike on the Greenway.  The pace was not fast as we wanted to observe wildflowers and birds.  We were not disappointed in the variety of either.  The following wildflowers were in bloom: Continue reading “May 10th, 2022 – Oneonta Greenway”

May 3rd, 2022 – Finger Lakes Trail

Report by Tom Austin.  Twenty-two ADKers walked a portion of the Finger Lakes Trail near the Cannonsville Reservoir, a total of 2.5 mi. out and back.  Ten people continued on for another short distance in the opposite direction, adding about 20 more minutes of walking. Weather was perfect for the hike, sunny and spring-time warm.Continue reading “May 3rd, 2022 – Finger Lakes Trail”

April 26th, 2022 – Gilbert Lake State Park

Report by Aleda Koehn.  The weather was “iffy” but 19 ADKer’s were set to hike the circle route around Ice Pond and Lake of the Twin Fawns and return by the cabin colony – about 3 miles.  There was a bit of misty rain when we started but it was mainly dry the entire trip. Continue reading “April 26th, 2022 – Gilbert Lake State Park”

April 12th, 2022 – Homer Folks State Forest

Report by Jendy Murphy and Paul Wehren.  Twenty intrepid hikers agreed to the “rain or shine” provision for our hike through Homer Folks State Forest in Oneonta on April 12th.  Luckily, the rain was barely a sprinkle as we headed up toward the water towers, and the sun came out pretty quickly, with nice patchesContinue reading “April 12th, 2022 – Homer Folks State Forest”

April 10th, 2022 – College Camp

Report by Jared Stanley.  On Sunday, 12 hikers explored portions of the yellow, green and red trails at SUNY Oneonta’s College camp. Throughout the 1.5-mile hike, we experienced all the typical weather our region has to offer in the month of April – snow, wind, blue skies and sunshine.  Due to the recent rain storms in ourContinue reading “April 10th, 2022 – College Camp”

April 5th, 2022 – Clark Tower, Cooperstown

Report by Sarah Patterson.  We had twenty-two people sign up for the hike to Clark Tower and we welcomed a guest, and potential new member, Carol. The day started chilly but warmed up quickly as the sun came out.  We hiked up the old carriage road and made the left up to the Tower whereContinue reading “April 5th, 2022 – Clark Tower, Cooperstown”

March 29th – Fortin Park

Report by Barb Baumann.  The weather was cold and breezy, the conversation warm and friendly for the 13 ADKers who walked along the perimeter of the snow-covered fields at Fortin Park on Tuesday, March 29, 2022.  We heard at least one Cardinal, a Tufted Titmouse, some Chickadees and sparrows and a number of other birdsContinue reading “March 29th – Fortin Park”

March 22nd, 2022 – Crumhorn Mountain

Report by Maureen Dresser.  The hike was great.  We walked on Boy Scout Road, passing by the Scout Camp (Henderson Reservation) and Crumhorn Lake. The lake is always pretty. For some it was about three and a half miles, for others a little shorter. It was a cool, crisp, sunny day with twenty-two hikers showingContinue reading “March 22nd, 2022 – Crumhorn Mountain”

March 15th, 2022 – Lower Riddell State Park

Report by Lucille Wiggin.  The Tue., March 15th hike at Riddell State Park was on a beautiful day that brought out twenty-one walkers.  Linda Pearce led the “more energetic” folks on the longer, hilly walk while three of us “old timers” stayed on the level.  The snow had melted to about two inches and the ground wasContinue reading “March 15th, 2022 – Lower Riddell State Park”

March 8th, 2022 – Gilbert Lake State Park

Report by Aleda Koehn.  Fourteen brave ADKer’s met at the south end of Gilbert Lake State Park on a morning of about 25 degrees with a good breeze tossing about bits of snow.  On Sunday I had walked the entire route, from the parking lot, west side of lake, across the road, around the twoContinue reading “March 8th, 2022 – Gilbert Lake State Park”