February 22nd, 2022 – Susquehanna Greenway

Report by Bill and Kathy Holmstrom.  On February 22nd, twenty-two hikers joined together for a 2.3-mile circuit hike on the Susquehanna Greenway.  Before starting, we celebrated Roberta Austin’s birthday with a round of “Happy Birthday”. Wild temperature swings the previous week left the trail with patches of ice, as well as wet spots, to navigate.Continue reading “February 22nd, 2022 – Susquehanna Greenway”

February 15th, 2022 – Goodyear Lake

Report by Linda Pearce.  Twenty-one hikers came out on a brisk, sunny afternoon for our hike at Goodyear Lake.  Led by Barb Baumann, five people opted to do an easier and shorter walk of two miles on the lake roads.  The other fifteen, equipped with crampons and poles, did a three-mile hike from our houseContinue reading “February 15th, 2022 – Goodyear Lake”

February 8th, 2022 – Fortin Park

Report by Barb Baumann.  A Bald Eagle soared overhead as a welcome for the 23 ADKers gathered at the edge of the Fortin Park parking lot to sign in for the day’s hike. Because the snow was not appropriate for either skis or snowshoes, we walked the perimeter of the former F&F Airport’s landing/take-off field,Continue reading “February 8th, 2022 – Fortin Park”

February 1st, 2022 – Catskill Rail Trail, Stamford

Report by Tom Austin.  On a sunny, balmy day with temperatures up to 20° at hike start and two hours later 30°, twenty-one hikers walked the Catskill Railtrail. Led by Tom and Roberta Austin, we started at Vasta’s parking lot in Stamford, entered the trail toward Hobart and walked out an hour. A little overContinue reading “February 1st, 2022 – Catskill Rail Trail, Stamford”

January 4th, 2022 – Van Cleft Trail, Wilber Park

Report by Diane Aaronson.  Twenty-three people braved cold temperatures to hike the Van Cleft trail, which is accessed through Wilber Park, Oneonta. The day was sunny, clear and cold.  Two members opted to walk the paved trails in Wilber Park. The rest of us warmed up quickly as we headed uphill on the blue andContinue reading “January 4th, 2022 – Van Cleft Trail, Wilber Park”

January 25th, 2022 – New Island Trail

Report by Jim and Carolyn Austin.  January 25 was a cloudy, crisp morning.  Due to construction along the Mill Race, cars had to be parked at the Damaschke Field parking lot.  This added half a mile to our planned 3 mile hike.  Fifteen hikers began walking through Catella Park to New Island.  Two hikers thenContinue reading “January 25th, 2022 – New Island Trail”

December 28th, 2021 – Texas School House State Forest

Report by Tracy Verma.  On Tuesday, December 28, at Texas Schoolhouse State Forest on Jones Road near New Lisbon, 14 ADK hikers joined on this remote hike of about 2 miles on rough terrain. There had been some freezing rain over about 1/2 inch of fresh snow the night before, but the trail was safeContinue reading “December 28th, 2021 – Texas School House State Forest”

December 21st, 2021 – Neahwa Park

Report by Linda Pearce.  December 21, 2021 – the first day of winter – and a mild morning it was.  A robin sang nearby as twenty-eight people gathered in the parking lot of Damaschke Field in Neahwa Park.  Our approximate 2.5 mile walk started out passing Hodges Pond as several Canada geese paraded by onContinue reading “December 21st, 2021 – Neahwa Park”

December 7th, 2021 – West Branch Nature Preserve and Scenic Rail Trail

Report by Kathy and Bill Holmstrom. Sixteen members hiked the blue trail in the West Branch Nature Preserve, a 1.5-mile loop highlighted by a moderate climb along a cascading stream through an old growth hemlock forest. The size of the trees and the abundant moss and fern growth is reminiscent of Pacific Northwest forests. OnContinue reading “December 7th, 2021 – West Branch Nature Preserve and Scenic Rail Trail”