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6706 – Deerfield Wilderness Park – December 24, 2017

6706 – Deerfield Wilderness Park – December 24, 2017

Write-up: Pam Carrier Leader: Pam Carrier Co-Leader: Meg Higgerson Eleven of us met at Deerfield Town Park to get in a little hike and feed the birds before Santa came. We welcomed two first-time hikers that fit right in with our Christmas Eve trek. Once back at the parking lot, we had a tailgate party with Christmas cookies and hot chocolate with “added warmth.”  All was well as we departed to finish our chores for the big day!

6698 – Downtown Clinton to Root Glen – November 26, 2017

6698 – Downtown Clinton to Root Glen – November 26, 2017

Write-up: Meg Higgerson Leader: Meg Higgerson Co-Leader: Karen Oeink On a cold and blustery Thanksgiving weekend day, The turkey was boned, leftovers stashed away. Forty-nine Tramps came out for the hike, The leader should probably have had a mike! The neighbors had questions. Where were they all going? We hiked and we chatted as the wind was a’ blowing Six miles were covered; turkey calories burned. With laughs and fun by the time we returned.

6697 – Proctor Park Promenade – November 25, 2017

6697 – Proctor Park Promenade – November 25, 2017

Write-up: Lu Blanchard Leader: Lu Blanchard Co-Leader: Dick Blanchard Where can you hike and see a pileated woodpecker, beautiful stone stairways, an old canal, a reflecting pool, a peregrine falcon and a 9-11 Memorial – all within the Utica city limits? We had a 5-mile hike in Proctor Park and up the parkway that amazed even the leaders! Since gaining designation as a National Historic Park, Proctor Park has been working to repair existing stonework, build new trails and bridges…

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6691 – Trenton Greenbelt – November 4, 2017

6691 – Trenton Greenbelt – November 4, 2017

Write-up: Jerry Stewart Leader: Jerry Stewart Saturday’s hike was the Greenbelt trails in Trenton. Though cold in the morning, 21 showed up to get a little exercise in before going to the club harvest dinner at the Franklin that evening. I was asked to lead, the scheduled leader had to be elsewhere, so I was it. I don’t know the trail very well but when you are with the Tramps, there are very few trails at least one of them…

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6690 – Inspiration Point/Kaaterskill Falls – October 29, 2017

6690 – Inspiration Point/Kaaterskill Falls – October 29, 2017

Write-up: Bobbie Scarpino Leader: Bobbie Scarpino Co-Leader: Carolyn Eastman 10 Tramps A major rain storm along with flash floods, and high winds were forecasted, so it was no surprise when the Tramps woke up to a drizzly dismal gray day at our motel in Leeds, NY. Certainly there was no “inspiration” for climbing an escarpment with nothing but a fog vista upon reaching the top! Dick and Mary Lou bailed before morning and the co-leader and her roommates disappeared at…

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6689 – Walkway Over the Hudson – October 28, 2017

6689 – Walkway Over the Hudson – October 28, 2017

  21 Tramps and 1 Son of a Tramp A weekend adventure took 21 Tramps 154 miles south to the bike/pedestrian trailhead of the Walkway Over the Hudson in Highland, NY. Lots of people crowded the bridge, so riding our bikes across was a cautious challenge. As we started over, Chuck’s son met us on his bike that he had taken on the train from NYC to Poughkeepsie. Once over and on the east side of the Hudson, the crowds…

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6681 – Parks West
September 30, 2017

6681 – Parks West
September 30, 2017

Write-up: Barb Kassel Leader: Barb Kassel Co-Leader: Madonna Fellows After weeks of beautiful weather, the second annual “Bike Your Park” ride was hit with a miserable day–overcast, ugly and threatening.  Three of us ( me–the leader, Madonna–the co-leader and Don–the good sport) did a shortened ride, managing to finish without getting wet.

6678 – OK Slip Falls –
September 17, 2017

6678 – OK Slip Falls –
September 17, 2017

Write-up: Meg Higgerson Leader: Meg Higgerson Co-leader: Grace McNasser It was a warm, beautiful fall day when 14 of us regrouped at the Speculator Fire House before heading to the trail head near Indian Lake. At the trailhead, we enjoyed Grace’s delicious biscotti and banana bread. Throughout the summer, the trail had been reported as wet and muddy but lo and behold, it was well traveled, well maintained and rarely wet! After many ups and downs, we reached the top of the…

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6677 – Inman Gulf
September 16, 2017

6677 – Inman Gulf
September 16, 2017

Write-up: Pete Geiskopf Leader: Pete Geiskopf Co-Leader:  Ron Geiskopf On a warm and clear late summer day 16 Tramps hiked Inman Gulf, Barnes Corners, NY. The trail follows the Inman Gulf for 4.3 miles, offering views of the gorge and Rainbow Falls, along with smaller falls and rapids.  The hike goes through stands of hemlock and oak, and later beech and maple.  At the end of the Rim trail, we hiked the gravel road back to the parking area, for…

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