Trip report Bowman Lake to Kopac Observation and back around the lake 053121
There were 6 hikers this morning, Marieanne Coursen, Lisa Wolf, Bob Nolan, John Nesbitt, Karen & Steve Ellsworth.
Hike report 053021 Wiley Brook SF Shapley Rd to Cooper School House Rd
We had 5 hikers today for our hike. Anne Altshuler, John Nesbitt, Lisa Wolf, Karen & Steve Ellsworth.
Hike Report Truman Hill 4/25/21
We had a cool day for this upward trek. There were 6 hikers Teri Currie, Cherokee Brown, John Nesbitt, Heidi Johnson, Karen & Steve Ellsworth. Teri contributed most of the photos. If others have photos they want to share just email me.
April Full Moon Hike Report
Hike Report 041821 Jackson - Lower Pond Loop
Hike report 03/28/21 Ludlow Stone Piles
Today's hike was a nice change into spring. The last three months we have snowshoed or skied.
FIRST DAY OF SPRING HIKE
We had a beautiful day for the first day of spring. Blue skies, no clouds, and very little breeze.
Hike Report Fred Stewart Rd. to Sidote Bench and Sandberg Lean-to
Hike report Kopac to Whaley snowshoe 022721
Hike Report Whaupaunaucau snowshoe
What a great group we had this morning. There were 19 snowshoers Anne Altshuler Michele Graham, Michael Solloway, Heather Manley, Dondon Currie, Dave Dis, Vicki Merrit, Cathy Cruz, June Granz, Dorothy Rice, Bill Carey, Peg Fuller, Maryann Weiss, Beth Stewart, John Nesbitt,Tom Larkin, Karen & Steve Ellsworth (some spelling of the names could be wrong, correct me.)
Ludlow snowshoe hike report
The morning started off on the cool side of 6 degrees.
February 11, 2021. Stage Road snowshoe:
Hike Report 020621 Bowman xcountry ski
It was a clear day and about 24 degrees but seemed cooler in the wind.
BOWMAN SNOWSHOE HIKE REPORT 1/31/2021
We met at the Bowman entrance and decided to hike from the parking just past the booth.
Today was perfect, it was warm, the bugs weren't out yet and we didn't get lost. Our ~4 mile hike turned out to be 4.6
We had 6 hikers, Anne Altshuler, Logan & Ebony Mondics, Steve, Karen and Noah Ellsworth.
Then on our way to Tucker road we found the Smokey and the Ranger geocache.
We took a detour to the one-lane bridge over Ludlow Creek for our group photo of masked bandits.
Then Tucker Rd. West to the DEC Truck trail South, following that about half way and ran into a trail runner (Richard Ellsworth)
before heading East bush whacking about .75 miles back to the FLT that we started on, to the cars.
The bushwhacking was interesting at an unnamed/unmarked creek but a carefully placed stepping stone was placed and everyone got over without getting wet.
Don you would have been proud of the photo that Karen suggested of the two Cairns or Karens.
Karen remembered a garbage bag and just about filled it. (good stewardship)
Hike report 040520 - Pharsalia Woods SF
Cloudy but no rain on Sunday Afternoon 29 March 2020 in Bowman Lake State Park in McDonough,
Hike Report – Sunday afternoon 22 March 2020 – Stewart Road + FLT, Pharsalia
A social distance hike can be done! We did one on Sunday afternoon 22 March 2020 in the Pharsalia Woods State Forest. We had 4 hikers: Carol Smith, Fred von Mechow, Patti von Mechow, and Don Windsor. We covered 3.2 miles in 2.5 hours for a speed of 1.3 miles per hour.
Sunday afternoon, 15 March 2020, had 9 hikers in the Pitcher Springs State Forest: Bruce Coon, Karen Ellsworth, Noah Ellsworth, Steve Ellsworth, Pat Lane, Carol Smith, Julie Thompson, Jean Wittman, and Don Windsor.
We had a nice hike today, March 14, 2020. A little chilly but not bad.
Hike Report – Sunday Afternoon – 8 March 2020 – Ambler SF, NB
Another glorious Sunday afternoon had 6 hikers in the McDonough State Forest at Preston Hollow:
In a coy change of location we went to Coy Street in the Pharsalia Woods State Forest in Pharsalia. A beautiful mid winter afternoon on Sunday 9 February 2020 with blue sky, dramatic clouds, and bright sunshine hosted 6 hikers: Anne Altshuler, Susan Dunshee, Steve Ellsworth, Peg Fuller, Lynn Kent, and Don Windsor. We covered 2.8 miles in 3.0 hours for a speed of 1.1 miles per hour.
Hike Report – Sunday Afternoon 2 Feb 2020 – Tower Road, McD
No shadows, cloudy, but if every winter day were as nice as this one, 6 more weeks of winter would be delightful. On Sunday afternoon 2 February 2020 we had 5 hikers on the Tower Road-FLT loop in the McDonough State Forest: Anne Altshuler, Steve Ellsworth, John Nesbitt, Carol Smith, and Don Windsor. See group photo. We covered 4.0 miles in 2.3 hours for a speed of 1.7 miles per hour.
Today, Jan. 31st, the Bullthistle hiking club hiked at Whaupaunaucau State Forest.
We only had 2 hikers on Thursday January 23rd for the snowshoe hike, Peg Fuller and Anne Altshuler. So my 3 dogs joined us, Tripp, Andie, and Bo.
Ticks! After all these years of being tick-free, I get 2 ticks – in January!
Hike Report - Sunday Afternoon 5 Jan 2020 - Whaupaunaucau SF, NN
Cloudy and gloomy, just as advertised, but the heavy rain waited for us to finish on Sunday afternoon, 29 December 2019. We had 6 hikers in the Pharsalia Woods State Forest in Plymouth: Anne Altshuler, Marieanne Coursin, Bill Diamond, Irene Diamond, Carol Smith, and Don Windsor. See group photo. We covered at least 3.5 miles (measured on topomap) in 2.6 hours for a speed of 1.3 miles per hour.
Sunday afternoon 15 December 2019 was blustery with passing bands of lake effect snow punctuated by sunshine. Perfect for hiking as 4 hikers took advantage of it on the road to Plasterville in North Norwich: Anne Altshuler, Lisa Barrett, Peg Fuller, and Don Windsor. We covered 3.0 miles in 2.1 hours for a speed of 1.4 miles per hour.
On Sunday afternoon, 24 November 2019,
Hike Report - Sunday Afternoon - 17 Nov 2019 - Camp Pharsalia loop
We had a great hike yesterday night in Pharsalia Woods. There were twelve hikers who took to the twilight at about 6:35pm. David Sadler, John Nesbitt, Mark Chaplain, Tom Holmes, Maryann Weiss, Lisa Barrett, Carol Smith, Anne Altshuler, J. Rebecca Hargrave, Sam Sprague, James Sprague and myself.
Hike Report - Sunday afternoon 13 Oct 2019 - Greenway South, Norwich
On Sunday afternoon 22 September 2019, we 2 hikers strolled the FLT south of Shapley Road in the Wiley Brook State Forest in Oxford: Anne Altshuler and Don Windsor.
On Sunday afternoon 15 September 2019, we had 5 hikers in the McDonough State Forest hiking the Kopac Trail - Whaley Pond loop
: Anne Altshuler, Steve Ellsworth, Peg Fuller, John Nesbitt, and Don Windsor. We covered 4.1 miles in 2.9 hours for a speed of 1.4 miles per hour.
BULLTHISTLE HIKE REPORT
On a really nice Sunday afternoon, 8 September 2019,
we 4 hikers hiked in the Whaupaunaucau State Forest in North Norwich: Anne Altshuler, Joyce Post, Dave Sadler, and Don Windsor. See group photo. We covered 4.1 miles in 2.8 hours for a speed of 1.5 miles per hour. The hills were definitely noticed.
Cool, cloudy, but no rain on the Sunday afternoon 1 September 2019 hike
on the Camp Pharsalia loop with 3 hikers: Anne Altshuler, Carol Smith, and Don Windsor. See group photo. We covered 3.3 miles in 1.7 hours for a speed of 1.9 miles per hour.
HIKE REPORT - Pharsalia WMA
Hike Report - Sunday Afternoon 25 Aug 2019 - Beaver Meadow SF, Ots+Smyr
HIKE REPORT on the FLT - Aug. 22nd,2 019
Thursday ,Aug 15th, 2019
The bird walk today at Glen Highland Farm in Morris had 9 birders.
- Red eyed vireo
- chipping sparrow