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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 Summer 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.

Jun 25, Thacher State Park - The Tuesday hike (June 25), provided it doesn’t rain as forecast, will be at J B Thatcher State Park, (subtitled the Indian Ladder) 830 Thatcher Pk. Rd., Voorheesville, NY 12186, for those with GPS. GOOGLE says it is 70 mi., 1 hr. 16 min away. Therefore, we should arrive at Price Chopper about 8:45 a.m. to sign in and leave promptly at 9 a.m. Bring a lunch, water, and rain wear, if the forecast is only for showers. Stay tuned to the website for cancellation, if it is for all day rain.
For those wondering where this is, we head NW on I-88 to exit 23 and turn S. toward Schoharie on 30 A for a couple of miles. And, yes, we will pass thru the intersection where the limousine accident happened, but not approaching down the steep hill they did. That is where we will join Rt. 30, travel south east to 443, and 157 to Thatcher Pk. Rd.
Of course, we will car pool as much as possible and share the cost of gas and parking fee with our ever generous drivers. Since this is a 140 mi. round trip and a $6 parking fee, your leader is insisting that drivers take compensation (some have not in the past). We have done the math. and estimate that a car with 5 passengers should each contribute approximately $5.20 and a car with 4 people should contribute $6.50 each. This means that the driver will need to pay for the parking pass at the entrance with either a credit card or $6 in bills to feed into the machine which then issues the pass to be put on the dashboard. Upon completing that maneuver we turn an immediate right and park for the very new and wonderful Visitor's Center. After gaining somewhat of a geology education there we can proceed down the “Indian Ladder”, fifty or sixty steps, to the trail below the escarpment. The trail is about 3/4 to 1 mi. long and passes behind two small, but impressive water falls.
Actually, if you can’t go with us, you can Google the park and take a virtual hike with a cute 6 year old boy in a red jacket. Any questions or corrections to our Math., please call Lucille at 607-432-1022 or email me at . Put in your order for a nice day, please.

Jul 2 - Jack & Jann Ewen, 432-1269, Audubon Sanctuary

Jul 9 - Pam Lea, 315 274-2664, Pam's Property, Schuyler Lk.

Jul 16 -Julie Smith & Bob Ciganek, 432-8642, Wilber Pk., Oneonta

Jul 23 -Ruth Schaeffer, 988-7036, Fetterley Forest, Richfield Sprins

Jul 30 -Linda Pearce, 432-8969, Goodyear Lake

Aug 6 - Maureen Dresser, 286-9821, Crumhorn Rd.

Aug 13 -Betsy Cunningham, 437-3758, Woodland Dr., Jefferson

Aug 20 -Jim & Carolyn Austin, 437-5734, Homer Folks St. Forest

Aug 27 -Glenda Bolton, 432-7485, Palmer Hill, Andes

Sep 3 - Currie & Ginny Marr, 432-5434, SUNY Oneonta College Camp

Sep 10 -Roberta Austin, 435-1319, Windswept Acres, Delhi

Sep 17 -Tracy Verma, 353-9620, New Island, Oneonta

Sep 24 -Liza Mundy, 286-7609, Upper Gilboa Reservoir

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