by Russ Faller
June 3, 2017: Nine Mid-Hudson Adirondack Mtn. Club members and 3 Lloyd Environmental Conservation Council members gathered where Rt. 299 crosses the Black Creek in the Town of Lloyd, NY. These 2 groups built the water trail in the early 1990s and have been maintaining it since.
The crew gathers.
Above, left to right: Jeff Kaplan, Dave Kaplan, Russ Faller, Judy Mage, Jean McAvoy, Johnny D., Bob Clark, Kelly Oggenfuss & Bud Hossenlopp. Roger Nott behind the camera. Stan Augie already on the water. Scott Greene hiding.
We paddle south looking for obstructions.
Still no obstructions.
Too bad we didn’t take a “before” shot. This tree (below) took 1.5 hours to clear.
We continued upstream, under the old RR bridge, to New Paltz Rd., finding only light work. We were relieved!