Write-up: Nancy Coleman
Leader: Nancy Coleman
Co-Leader: Mary Pat Connors
It has been a very rainy Spring and June 10th was nice which is probably what brought out 26 Tramps for an interesting hike to the Pot Holes on Moss Island in Little Falls. After meeting at Gems Along the Mohawk in Herkimer, we parked at Rotary Park. This is a pleasant spot. There is a facility with clean bathrooms, a boat launch and a small park.
We hiked East to The Miracle Mile and a half, saw a lovely water fall, walked over Lock 17, once the largest lift lock in the world, and saw a boat go through the lock before we started hiking on Moss Island.
Moss Island, although not large, has many interesting features.
It is made of Gneiss Rock. This particular rock formation is some of the oldest exposed rock in the world. There are also plants that grow here, but not anywhere else in this region.
Climbers come from some distance since this is one of the best practice spots in the East.