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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).

ADK Biking Every Third Saturday

Every third Sat. through Oct. the Wiggins or the Oakleys will lead a bike trip in the Cherry Valley after a breakfast at the Westville Airport on Rt. 166, two or three miles north of Milford. We plan to arrive between 8 and 8:30, eat, and leave about 9:30. In June, eight of us biked up the back road all the way to Cherry Valley, returned to Roseboom for lunch at the Country Cafe, and back to the Airport via Rt. 166 by 3:00. Wonderful day!
There are four or five cross over roads, so that everyone can do as much or little as they wish.

Adirondack Mountain Club Press Release -- July 15, 2008

Quiet Waters Would Enhance Adirondack Experience

The formation of a Quiet Waters Working Group offers an excellent opportunity to expand one of the Adirondack Park's greatest attractions, the St. Regis Canoe Area.

Hike to Table Rock - July 8, 2008

About 26 hikers left the top of Morgan Avenue and headed up to Hartwick's Strawberry athletic field. From there they ventured into the forest between the field and the Job Corps. Currie Marr again helped us all to recognize the various fungi we encountered in the woods, and we all were interested in the various frogs, toads, and snakes we encountered. Upon exiting the forest, the group headed towards Table Rock, but the day was hot and some hikers felt that they had to get back to the starting point.