May 18th, 2021 – Clark Tower

Report by Lucille Wiggin.  The May 18th Tue. hike saw 11 ADKers meeting on Beaver Meadow Rd., Cooperstown for a two mile hike to Clark Tower. We first walked along the wetland feeding the large pond that can be seen across from Carefree Gardens on Beaver Meadow Rd.  It is augmented by two small beaver dams.   By circling backContinue reading “May 18th, 2021 – Clark Tower”

May 11th, 2021 – Texas School House State Forest

Report by Aleda Koehn.  Sixteen ADKer’s met at TSHF on a beautiful spring morning.  The drive in was a bit trying as the Town of New Lisbon was resurfacing Texas Road and we were making some of the first tracks on the new dirt surface.   We started up the Blue Trail and then the cut offContinue reading “May 11th, 2021 – Texas School House State Forest”

April 27th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway

Report by Aleda Koehn.  The day was gray and started out rather cold, in the thirties, but 16 ADKers came to the Greenway for a “Walk and Spot Spring Wildflowers”.  As we started from the large parking area at the end of Silas Lane, a mower came along the edge of the field.  I wavedContinue reading “April 27th, 2021 – Oneonta Greenway”

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 30, 2021 – Crumhorn Mt.

Report by Lucille Wiggin.  The March 30th hike on Crumhorn Mt. found 16 of us meeting at the blue stone quarry on Boy Scout Rd. Our walk to Crumhorn Lake was pleasant and sunny.  Although there have been various water fowl on the lake, only the mergansers and Canada geese greeted us today.  We were surprisedContinue reading “March 30, 2021 – Crumhorn Mt.”

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”