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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.

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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6672 Fall Stream
September 2, 2017

6672 Fall Stream
September 2, 2017

Write-up: Nancy Coleman Leader: Nancy Coleman Co-Leader: Mary Pat Connors On a chilly Fall like day, only 2 Tramps, besides the leader, showed up for a beautiful, relaxing kayak on Fall Stream. It was 52 degrees when we entered the water. The three of us dawdled hoping it would warm up.  It turned out to be a perfect day for a kayak ride. The sun was warm, we remained dry, and it wasn’t windy, so we were very comfortable. There is a rather…

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6663, 6664 St. Lawrence Weekend Wolfe Island Ramble and
1000 Island Paddle
August 12-13, 2017

6663, 6664 St. Lawrence Weekend Wolfe Island Ramble and
1000 Island Paddle
August 12-13, 2017

Write-up: Jerry Stewart Leader: Jerry Stewart Co-Leader: Bobbie Scarpino I know what you’ve been thinking, whatever happened to the Wolfe Island ramble I invited you to. I could cop out and say you really had to be there (which in fact was way better than my story will be ) but… you know that’s not how I roll. And roll we did! Overcast day, I discovered the day before that the ferry to the island was out of commission so…

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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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6660 High Peaks Wilderness
August 4-6, 2017

6660 High Peaks Wilderness
August 4-6, 2017

Write-up: Lu Blanchard Leaders: Roger Felske, Lu Blanchard Co-Leader: Dick Blanchard High Peaks Weekend started unlike any other. Habitually late Tom Smith was already there when we arrived at 1:30pm! We were incredulous that he arrived so early, until we realized he was under the good influence of Darlene and Eric with whom he caravaned. What other surprises would this weekend hold? The rest of the campers trickled in from about 2:00 PM on, set up their tents and then…

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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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