April 10th, 2021 – Mud Lake

Trip Report by Liza Mundy – Seven hikers headed to Mud Lake in Ridell State Park. Trail was poorly marked but Alltrails mapping and participants’ printout of the state park trail map led to reaching our destination successfully. We were able to view some of the first signs of spring. A Trailing Arbitus a smallContinue reading “April 10th, 2021 – Mud Lake”

March 9, 2021 – Lower Riddell State Park

Report by Jendy Murphy and Paul Wehren.  On Tuesday, March 9, fifteen members hiked most of the perimeter of lower Robert V. Riddell State Park. Everyone was careful to navigate the ice, packed down and thick on many portions of the trail, where ice grippers and poles really came in handy. Our route avoided aContinue reading “March 9, 2021 – Lower Riddell State Park”

March 2nd, 2021 – Wilber Park

Report by Currie Marr.  Hiking conditions in Wilber Park were not promising. A cold front came through the night before lowering morning temperatures to 9 degrees F, and the prevailing cycle of alternating warm – freezing temperatures left extensive patches of ice on the paths and roads. Nevertheless, 6 people gathered to walk at the north endContinue reading “March 2nd, 2021 – Wilber Park”

February 23rd, 2021 -Gilbert Lake State Park

Report by Liza Mundy. Thirteen ADKers met on a mild winter day after a fresh snowfall at Gilbert Lake.  Most of the walkers wore snowshoes and made their way around the frozen lake on the mile long trail.  A few strollers, who pulled up the rear, enjoyed the famous Charlie Brown tree decorated for Valentine’sContinue reading “February 23rd, 2021 -Gilbert Lake State Park”

Neahwa Park – December 22nd, 2020

Report by Julie Smith.  Due to the 30 inch snowfall around the Oneonta area, our originally planned hike at Fortin Park was changed to Neahwa Park.  The displays along the way that were set-up by many Oneonta businesses and organizations at The Festival of Lights offered our 14 ADKers much delight as we walked theContinue reading “Neahwa Park – December 22nd, 2020”

Lower Riddell State Park – December 15, 2020

Trip report by Linda Pearce.   Sixteen ADKers came out this chilly morning to hike at Lower Riddell State Park. The sun shone at times and conditions were good for walking with just a dusting of snow in some places.  The trail took us through the woods where we encountered some blow-down, then out alongContinue reading “Lower Riddell State Park – December 15, 2020”

Gilbert Lake State Park – December 1st, 2020

Trip report by Jim and Carolyn Austin.  How fortunate we were that no rain interrupted our December 1st hike at Gilbert Lake State Park.  Twenty hikers took off from the parking area, past the large pavilion, and to the Deer Run camping loops.  After meandering through those roads we went to the lake and startedContinue reading “Gilbert Lake State Park – December 1st, 2020”

Goey Pond, Milford -November 17, 2020

Report by Liza Mundy.  On Nov. 17th, seventeen bundled hikers headed out in light snow to Goey Pond in Milford. Many of the hikers were acquainted with the secluded lake while some were not aware of its existence. At one time, not so long ago, it was the main water source for Milford, henceforth, makingContinue reading “Goey Pond, Milford -November 17, 2020”