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ADK ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour

ADK is organizing the 3rd annual ididaride! Adirondack Bike Tour to be held on Sunday, August 17, 2008. In addition to the 75-mile tour, there is a 20-mile option: a shuttle will take riders and their bicycles to Indian Lake, and from there people can bike back to North Creek. Enjoy:

May 25th Grand Prix Relay Race

The Susquehanna Chapter of ADK has a team paddling in the Sunday, May 25th Grand Prix Relay Race. We hope that those of you who are in town on that day will come out to support the team and perhaps help a bit at the exchange points. Our team consists of:

1st Leg - Kay & Sue Sanford
2nd Leg - Jack & Barb Meeks
3rd Leg - Julie Smith & Tony Uhl
4th Leg - Jean Seroka & Julius Koenig
5th Leg - Stefan & Linda Seifried

The Race begins at 12:15PM behind The Super Eight Motel.

Cherry Valley Creek Bike Ride

On a comfortably cool Saturday morning 13 people gathered at the Milford NCOC BOCES to ride 11 bikes up the Cherry Valley to Middlefield and for some even to Roseboom and back. Julia Smith was leader and organizer of the ride.

You may wonder how 13 people could manage with only 11 bikes. The solution to that mystery is the tandem bicycle. There's a video that you can click on to watch cyclists riding up a hill.

Photos 1 - 5 by Carol Saggese
Video and Photos 7 - 12 by Bob Thomas:

Help Maintain Glimmerglass State Park Trails, June 7, 2008

Saturday June 7, 2008, Help Maintain The Trails from 8am-11am: The Friends of Glimmerglass State Park, Inc. is a newly formed not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to help support the mission of the park. We are celebrating our first National Trails Day on June 7. We welcome any ADK members to participate. Free Park admission with registration. Sign up 8am at the beach house. Free lunch for participants. Please contact Karen Sheckells at the park (607-547-8662) with any questions about this event or about having any other events at Glimmerglass State Park.

Hike from Fernleigh Farm to Star Field with Photos

18 ADK members gathered at the Clark Sports Center on Tuesday, May 6 then proceeded to Fernleigh Farm on the East Side of Otsego Lake. The Clark Estates property overseer met them and told them a bit about the Fernleigh Farm area that they would be walking. The group then headed out on the tote road to VanYehres Road, and up the hill to the carriage trail eventually leading to Star Field. It was a beautiful day, lots of sunshine and mild temperature, which unfortunately brought out all of the black flies!!!!!

Nature Photographs by Carol Saggese

These Beautiful Iconic Memories of Nature are the creation of ADK Member, Carol Saggese, and include: 1) Barn at Riddell State Park, 2) Tree Stump with Lichen , 3) Leafy Greens of Spring 2008, 4) Ice in Milford State Forest, 5) A Dead Tree with a Twist, and 6) The Queen’s Lady’s Slipper, Cypripedium reginae. This orchid is found throughout the Northeast. The range is from Newfoundland south to New Jersey and west to Missouri.

Photographs on this page by

Volunteers Needed for National Trails Day in the Catskills

The following information concerning National Trails Day is now on the ADK Web site, The direct link to the NTD info is

Paul Ertelt
Communications Director
Adirondack Mountain Club
(518) 449-3870
(518) 810-7741 (cell)

The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) is celebrating National Trails Day in the Catskill Forest Preserve on Saturday, June 7, 2008. Volunteer trail crews led by experienced ADK leaders will spend the day maintaining sections of trail throughout the Catskills.

Milford State Forest Hike 4/15/08

Milford State Forest Hike, Tuesday April 15, 2008: Twenty-four participants enjoyed a sunny hike along paths in an area that has not been hiked since the tornado of 1998. The trails have been cleared of logs and many species of young trees occur, including Larch, Spruce, Fire Cherry, Maples, and Birch. From right to left photographs are: 1) bubble under ice, 2) trail puddle, 3) Surprise Pond, 4) snack time, 5) lunch, and 6) lunch again.

Photos of FLT - Oquaga Lake State Forest Hike

ADK Tuesday Hike April 8, 2008: Linda and Stef Seifried led this Finger-Lake-Trail trip that ended with lunch at Oquaga Lake State Park. Fourteen Club members participated on this sunny, warm (58 F) day in the area known as the “Arctic State Forest.” The green ruffle on the tree is a Leafy Lichen (foliose type) and flat lichens are often referred to as a “time-stains.” That nick-name indicates how slowly this composite organism (fungus + alga) grows. The diameter of this specimen reflects an age of many years.