Finally, Spring!

Hike leader Mike Phipps sent this assessment of his April 4 hike on the Appalachian Trail in Orange County: “This past weekend’s hike to Fitzgerald Falls went well!  We had 9 hikers in all; no issues, just smiles!  We did some trail maintenance as the loss of winter snows uncovered much trash…came back home with three bags full! ”

Hudson River Hike Series: Storm King

StormKingGroupApril 6, 2013: Fourteen of us met on this early spring weather perfect day to hike the Stillman Trail from Mountain Road to Route 9W, offering along the way several beautiful views of the Hudson River, on to Butter Hill where we enjoyed a lunch break overlooking the Hudson River. While sharing lively conversations, delicious homemade treats (smoked sausage and jerky) were passed around by some participants.

Yet another very enjoyable outing in the beautiful Hudson Valley as commented by
some of the participants: “A lovely hike with a very friendly and welcoming group!”; “The
members of ADK are all very friendly and welcoming.” –Hike leader Jean-Claude Fouere.

For additional photos, click here.

Trip Post: Jan. 12, 2013, Riverside Park, NYC

Wildlife in The City: The Hippo Playground in Riverside Park.

Wildlife in The City: The Hippo Playground in Riverside Park.

An eager group of MHADKers filled a Metro-North train car early Saturday morning and headed to the Big City for an urban park adventure. This was the first in a planned seven-hike series along the Hudson River, from Manhattan to Lake Tear of the Clouds in the Adirondacks, organized by Jean-Claude Fouere. For more photos of the day, click here to go to the co-leader’s Flickr page.