Thayer Farm Hike – Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A stalwart group of ADK hikers met at the Thayer Farm property off Route 80 north of Cooperstown on Tuesday, March 31st. After walking up the driveway to the new Nature Center we set out on the yellow trail through a handsome pine forest high above Otsego Lake heading west and then north on theContinue reading “Thayer Farm Hike – Tuesday, March 31, 2009”

Farmer’s Museum Trail Hike February 24th, 2009

11 people gathered at the Farmer’s Museum on Tuesday, February 24, then proceeded to the trailhead for Moe Pond above the village of Cooperstown. The sun was bright, the sky blue and even though it was a bit chilly, the snow was perfect for our snowshoes! The trails above the Farmer’s Museum provide a lovelyContinue reading “Farmer’s Museum Trail Hike February 24th, 2009”

Gilbert Lake State Park Hike – February 17, 2009

Gilbert Lake State Park, Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Under a cloudless ceruleon blue sky, eighteen walkers (some withsnowshoes) enjoyed the hard-packed wide, snowy loop trail though mostly wooded land. It was a great day to be outside, no wind nor bugs! Photographs taken by Serina Bangilan.

Greenway Hike – Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Surprisingly, eighteen people showed up for a walk on the Oneonta Greenway on Tuesday. We had to cancel our trip to Hick State Forest/ Roseboom Nordic Ski Trails because of icy conditions. The Greenway had some icy spots as well, but all were prepared with crampons and/or snowshoes, so everyone made it. The walking wasContinue reading “Greenway Hike – Tuesday, February 10, 2009”

Goodyear Lake Hike — February 3, 2009

Seventeen people joined in to ski, snowshoe or walk along the railroad tracks from our house at Goodyear Lake. Where the tracks run parallel to the Susquehanna River, we observed a lot of recent beaver activity. We were happy to welcome two first-timers to our group. We returned to the house to enjoy hot soupContinue reading “Goodyear Lake Hike — February 3, 2009”

Pine Lake Ski, Snowshoe & Hike – January 13, 2009

Tuesday, Jan. 13. A group of 22 hardy ADKers met at the Pine Lake Campus on a cold and partly sunny day. We had eleven skiers, seven snowshoers, and four walkers. Everyone seemed to have a great time. After a morning of exercise; which included climbing up and down banks and scrambling over and underContinue reading “Pine Lake Ski, Snowshoe & Hike – January 13, 2009”

First ADK Hike of the New Year – January 6, 2009

The first Susquehanna Chapter ADK hike of 2009 took place Tuesday, January 6th, in the lower Robert V. Riddell State Park. Eighteen participants walked familiar trails and a newly developed loop that went through a White Pine forest. Despite freezing temperatures initially, the morning was sunny and the exercise warmed us. What delighted everyone wasContinue reading “First ADK Hike of the New Year – January 6, 2009”

Gilbert Lake Hike – Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tues. Dec. 30 Gilbert Lake — A total of nine brave souls burned off some holiday calories with a 2 mile walk around the lake on the hard road. The snow was blowing and wind whipping so we decided to stay out of the woods for fear of branches breaking.18 feet a tromping9 hikers hikingmanyContinue reading “Gilbert Lake Hike – Tuesday, December 30, 2008”