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National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27 at Glimmerglass and Betty and Wilbur Davis State Parks

We will be celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27 at Glimmerglass and Betty and Wilbur Davis State Parks. We would like to invite members of your group to join us. We are in the process of finalizing our plans for the day. Some of activities planned are tree planting, wildflower planting, and trail marker placement. The State Biologist, Tom Hughes, will be giving a presentation at the Beaver Pond. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers.

Decatur's Scenic Roads - Hike August 12, 2008

Gerda and Ivan Gyori led 18 ADKers on a walk along the scenic roads of Decatur. Besides ever changing vistas, many wildflowers were observed including the Helleborine Orchid, observed the previous week at Moe Pond. The hike ended at the Gyori’s house where we enjoyed looking at Gerda’s flowers, particularly a healthy specimen of Edelweiss. Under sunny skies we enjoyed a pleasant lunch and ice cream on their deck.

Adirondack Mountain Club Action Alert

APA Accepting Comments till Sept. 2
on Lows Lake Floatplanes

Decision Could Impact Wilderness Character
of All Adirondack Waters

The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is taking up the issue of floatplanes on Lows Lake, an issue that could have major consequences for wilderness waters throughout the Adirondack Park.

Moe Pond Hike - Tuesday August 5, 2008

There were 17 of us who hiked to Moe Pond on Tues., Aug. 5th. It was a beautiful sunny day and everyone enjoyed the many interesting plants and mushrooms. The trail led us past a beaver pond and through a beautiful Red Pine forest. We ended at Moe pond where everyone enjoyed lunch and the scenery. It was another 10 min. back to our cars where everyone arrived tired but happy. A perfect day!

Adirondack Mountain Club -- PRESS RELEASE

3rd Edition of Eastern Region Trail Guide Published

Lake George, N.Y. -- The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has published a new edition of Adirondack Trails: Eastern Region, and the book is now available for purchase from ADK and from bookstores and outdoor retailers throughout the Northeast.

Gilbert Lake State Park Hike -- July 29, 2008

Tuesday, July 29th, Heide and Ernie Mahlke led 18 ADKer’s on a hike in Gilbert Lake State Park. The hike started near the old fire tower site and continued over a complex of trails leading to the Briggs Pavilion. The group enjoyed lunch outdoors near the Pavilion. Photographs: 1) near the old fire tower site, 2 & 3) Shaggy Parasol Mushroom, Lepiota rachodes, 4) Scott Fielder enjoying a ride, 5) Buprestid, a metallic wood-boring beetle on the picnic table, and 6) View of Gilbert Lake taken from the lunch site.


Newsletter of the Susquehanna Chapter of the Adirondack
Mountain Club (ADK), published quarterly – January, April, July, October

We will provide links below to the current and previous issues of "Foot-Loose!". This web site can provide a sort of "file drawer" on the world wide web, so that you will always know where your latest copy of the newsletter is!


Bear Swamp State Forest Trail Clearing

On July 22, 2008, fourteen ADKers reported for clearing trail in the Bear Swamp State Forest. A ski trail, newly opened after a period of harvest, required marking, clearing. Afterwards the group convened at the Gyori’s house for lunch, tea and a delicious cake made by Gerda.

Photographs by Doug Fielder

Clip-Clop, Waggle Walk in Bear Swamp

The outing Tuesday, July 22, is a Clip-Clop, Waggle Walk in Bear Swamp State Forest in the Towns of Roseboom and Decatur in Otsego Co. This ski trail, newly opened after a period of harvest, requires marking, clearing and a short stretch of new trail. The area can be accessed from the north on the Buttermilk Hill road which departs from County Rt. 165 a mile or so east of the hamlet of South Valley; or from the south on the Formen Road via County Rt. 38. ( A county map is probably essential here).