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Outings Schedule

All area codes are 607 unless otherwise noted.

Please call trip leaders for hike details and to car pool. Riders should contribute a fair share toward gas.

Each trip leader must have all participants sign the liability release form which may be downloaded from our website:

Please Note: The outings listed below were current when the Winter 2019, Foot_Loose! Newsletter was issued. Consult the calendar for subsequent changes, additions and details of "To-Be-Announced" (TBA) outings.


Ratings are subjective and chosen by the leader. If you are uncertain that you are up to the hike, consult the leader. Tuesday outings are walks.

Class A – Difficult: More than 1500’ climb or more than 8 miles distance. More than 35 miles on the bike.

Class B – Moderate: Less than 1500’ climb and 6 to 8 miles total distance. 10-30 miles on bike.

Class C – Easy: Well-graded trails and less than 6 miles total distance. 10 miles or less by bike, suitable for beginners.

Walk: Less than 4 miles total distance, suitable for children.

TO LEAD A HIKE: Contact Linda Pearce, 607-432-8969, lpearce42 (at) OR Julie Smith, 607-432-8642, smithj3 (at) Trip leaders must have all participants sign a liability release form, which may be downloaded from our website: If you have any questions regarding a hike, including CANCELLATION: 1) CONTACT THE TRIP LEADER 2) Check the website 3) Check email messages.

Jan 15, South Kortright Rail Trail - The ADK hike on Tuesday, January 15 will be on the Catskill Rail Trail, starting in South Kortright and hiking towards Bloomville. We will meet at the stone bridge over the Delaware River in South Kortright at 10:00, (the only side street, which takes you from Rt. 10 to the Back River Road ), hike for about an hour on the flat and smooth rail trail, and then head back to South Kortright. You can park anywhere by the cemetery. Those who want to carpool from Oneonta will probably want to meet in the Hannaford parking lot at about 9:20. Kathy Carey 507-746-7616

Jan 16 - Annual Meeting followed by a short program by Jared Stanley - “An Afternoon at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY”. In his presentation Jared will discuss his visit to the Wild Center in the Adirondacks and showcase photos and videos of the Center’s indoor and outdoor exhibits

Jan 22 - Julie Smith & Bob Ciganek, 432-8642, Wilber Park, Oneonta

Jan 29 - Irv & Monica Peters, 315- 858-0261, Peters' Home

Feb 5 - Maureen Dresser, 286-9821, Crumhorn Mt. Road

Feb 12 - Jim & Carolyn Austin, 437-5734, Wilber Park, Oneonta

Feb 19 - Currie & Ginny Marr, 432-5434, Fortin Park

Feb 20 - Linda Seifried , “Forest Fires in North Cascades” - A photo tour up a glacier-fed river in the North Cascades of Washington State, including the effects of recent forest fires in the National Park. Reminder: February meeting is our annual Soup and Chili pot luck. Details coming in January.

Feb 26 - Linda Pearce, 432-8969, Riddell State Park

Mar 5 - Glenda Bolton, 432-7485, Federal Hill, Delhi

Mar 12 - Lucille Wiggin, 432-1022, Crumhorn Boy Scout Camp

Mar 19 - Aleda Koehn, 267-4586, Gilbert Lk. State Park

Mar 20 - Leslie Orzetti, Director of Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) - Leslie will give an overview of the Citizen Science Stream Monitoring Program for the New York portion of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.

Mar 26 - Liza Mundy, 286-7609, Arnold Lake State Forest

Your executive committee, wishing to reduce our carbon footprint, encourages members from outside Oneonta to carpool to meetings and activities.