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6661 – Rogers Environmental Center – August 5, 2017

6661 – Rogers Environmental Center – August 5, 2017

Write-up: Mike and Janice Huss Leader: Mike Huss Co-Leader: Janice Huss It turned out to be a beautiful day for a leisurely hike on the grounds of Rogers Environmental Center. We started out with a picnic lunch under a large shade tree. After finishing, we began walking toward the beginning of the trail and happened upon an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for a 13-year-old girl. The guest of honor wasn’t there yet but her mother was hard at work…

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6651 Newcomb Weekend Smorgasbord
July 15, 2017

6651 Newcomb Weekend Smorgasbord
July 15, 2017

Write-up: Meg Higgerson Weekend Coordinators: Meg and Bill Higgerson Rain, Rain, go away!! We dodged raindrops and downpours until we determined we should postpone the kayak until 11 am. As the sky cleared, we moved kayaks to decrease the number of vehicles in each put-in. We had 2 kayak adventures on Saturday. Both adventures were new to the Tramps and new to NYS as this waterway was opened to the public in 2016. COUNTY LINE FLOW: Six of us unloaded…

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6647 Chittenango Falls
July 2, 2017

6647 Chittenango Falls
July 2, 2017

Write-up: Sue Manier Leader: Sue Manier Co-Leader: Rick Manier News Report: “A powerful storm ripped through Madison County Saturday afternoon and left a path of destruction behind. Trees came down along with power lines in Cazenovia leaving over a 1,000 National Grid customers in the area without power. Emergency management crews have been busy with flooding and now storm damage. As rain continues to relentlessly fall across Central New York, residents have been urged to prepare for flash flooding. The National Weather…

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6641 Bike Ride Around Verona
June 11, 2107

6641 Bike Ride Around Verona
June 11, 2107

Write-up: Jerry Stewart Leader: Jerry Stewart Co-Leader: Carolyn Eastman Sunday’s bike ride with the Tramps…20 hearty souls braved the 90-degree heat and followed me on what was supposed to be a 15 – 20 mile ride. I was close, it turned out to be 25 but what’s 5 miles among friends? It was a great ride, such a nice day to be out and share my hometown with my friends. As we got to Lock 21 there was a tug…

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6640 Moss Island and the Moose
June 10, 2017

6640 Moss Island and the Moose
June 10, 2017

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…

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6639 – Gleasmans Falls
June 4, 2017

6639 – Gleasmans Falls
June 4, 2017

Write-up: Mary Pat Connors Leader: Mary Pat Connors Co-Leader: Sarah Cotter Once again Gleasmans Falls beckoned to 14 Tramps. It has been visited several times but never fails to delight. This hike offers: a very doable distance, 6 miles; a very slightly rolling trail mostly lined with sand and pine needles (well the usual mud also); and a beautiful destination on the Independence River… a nearly perfect hike. It is an adventure merely arriving at the trailhead. About 5 miles…

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6635   Boots ‘n’ Bar?? Hopping
May 27, 2017

6635   Boots ‘n’ Bar?? Hopping
May 27, 2017

Write-up: Deb Roberts Leader: Deb Roberts Co-Leader: Meg Higgerson What’s boots ‘n’ bar hopping you ask? Well, it’s what you get when you mix Deb and Meg together as leader and co-leader……. and combine with a few cute little hikes, each too short for its own Tramp outing. We found 4 hikes along Rt 28, each with something special not seen before. That’s the boot hopping. Then you add Meg’s great imagination to bring the ‘bar’ to the trail.  …

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6633 Ithaca Gorges
May 20, 2017

6633 Ithaca Gorges
May 20, 2017

Write-up: Don Fellows Leader: Don Fellows Co-Leader: Madonna Fellows Sixteen tramps hiked the gorges in Ithaca on a beautiful day. On our way to the gorge the guy ahead of me must have washed his windshield and a few drops landed on mine causing me to have a moment of panic that we were going to be rained on. In a short time, the sun reappeared and stayed with us all day. There were several who had never been to…

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6626 Erie Canal Clean-up
April 23, 2017

6626 Erie Canal Clean-up
April 23, 2017

Write-up: Pam Carrier Leader: Pam Carrier Co-Leader: Joan Eagan We were graced with a warm sunny day! T-shirts for the event were provided by Parks and Trails and passed out for the photo op. Thirty-five Tramps and 5 “Tramps-to-be” were set for the clean up. Folks started from each end and met near the Lock 20 garage making it a fun day for all!