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Goodyear Lake Hike – July 30, 2019

Report by Linda Pearce - Even though it was a very hot summer day, twenty-nine people came out to walk at Goodyear Lake. While two walkers did the shorter walk on the lake roads, the rest of us did a 3-mile hike from our house to the Collier's Dam. Along Silliman Cove Rd. we encountered a couple of cute, fluffy chickens hiding in the grass.

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Greenway Walk - July 2, 2019

Photos by Betsy O’Brien - - Jann Ewen led this walk on the Greenway trail in the town of Oneonta, NY. Plants photographed in the first row are “Shinleaf” (Pyrola elliptica), “Canada Lilly,”and in the second row”Angelica,” “Water-Parsnip.” Click on photos to enlarge.

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Fetterley Forest – July, 23, 2019

Report by Ruth Schaeffer - Our hike on Tues., July 23 was at Fetterley Forest, Richfield Springs. This is an Otsego Land Trust property above Canadarago Lake. There were 20 hikers ready to learn about ferns and local, native plants from Connie Tedesco, a botanist who identified ferns and wildflowers. We were hoping to identify 10 ferns and after the hike, we had found 13 species.

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Wilber Park Hike – July 16, 2019

Report by Bob and Julie - ADK Hikers 19 Ticks 0! The narrow and well-used red and blue trails took us into a woodland much like the Adirondacks. Mixed hardwoods and conifers sheltered healthy growths of ferns. We are so fortunate to have this gem in the heart of Oneonta. Photos by Betsy O'Brien Click on photos to enlarge.

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Thacher State Park Hike – June 25, 2019

Report by Lucille Wiggin The June 25th hike to Thacher State Park was a success for the nine people who braved the showery weather report and drove the hour and quarter N. E. to Voorheesville, township. The Indian Ladder trail below the cliff was closed for maintenance until July 4th or so. Therefore, we did a 1 &1/2 mi. walk out and back for 3 mi. round trip along the rail fence in the park and were delighted to learn of other parking lots, picnic areas and rest rooms previously unknown. We did catch a couple of sprinkles and a 5-10 min.

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Hike to Bilderebeck cunty Forest - March 26, 2019

Report by Liza Mundy - Nineteen hikers met to take a long awaited hike to Bilderbeck County Forest, via Arnold Lake State Forest, in the town of Hartwick. Fourteen hikers braved the deep snow (30" fell in the area over the weekend) while five hikers elected to walk around the lake. Joe Sweeney, Otsego Cty Forest Technician, led the way. Some were lucky to have snowshoes and skis while others trudged thru the deep snow for 3.75 miles. Joe spoke of the history and future plans for the forest.

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Bulldog Run Trail, Delhi, NY - Jun-4-2019

Trip Report by Glenda Bolton - Thirty-four Eager Hikers - A Beautiful Spring Day - A Scenic Trail - What more could we ask for? A new hike for ADK, The Bulldog Run, part of the Delhi Trails, was our destination on June 4th. Along the trail we witnessed all the beauty commonly associated with the Catskill Mountains: lush greenery, wild flowers, massive rock formations, old tree stands, and outstanding vistas. It was great that some long-time members of the club were able to join us. We also welcomed some new hikers. Hopefully the group enjoyed this hike as much as I.

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Betty and Wilbur Davis State Park May 14, 2019

Report by Linda Pearce - The weather for our hike was not what we would expect, or hope for, in mid-May. It was misty at times and the temperature hovered around 40 degrees, but we were happy that it didn't rain. Nine hardy souls ventured out for the 3+ mile walk on Andy's Trail that took us along the perimeter of the park. On the upper trail we encountered many large trees across our path - the work of ambitious beavers. The highlight of our walk was being able to observe for several minutes a beautiful male Scarlet Tanager just a short distance off the trail.

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Mud Lake Hike – May 7, 2019

Report by Aleda Koehn - Twenty happy hikers turned out for the Mud Lake hike, thankful that the weather was holding and the promised rain had yet to arrive. As always, two steep pitches and then a gradual up uphill. After all the recent rain there were wet places and the brook crossing was a bit more challenging than usual. Eventually all made it to the other side by various routes and we continued our walk.

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Franklin Mt. Hike - April 30, 2019

Photos by Irene Jervis - On a cool spring day Rod and Sally Hebbard led the ADK hike on Franklin Mountain. The highlight was the festival of daffodils displayed in their neighbor’s yard. Click on photos to enlarge.

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