Mohawk Valley Alpiners Hiking Club

located in the Central Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York


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Huyck Preserve

Posted by kathy miles on June 15, 2018 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Alpiner Shorty hike at Huyck Preserve.June 14,2018.

3 members attending


After a hike to beautiful Rensselaerville Falls we decided the wind was too strong to launch our boats. So we explored the trails around Myosotis and Lincoln Ponds. Beautiful well maintained trails to marshes and varying types of forrest. Many stone walls outlining old farm fields.

The trail had three color ribbons marking the trail. We learned that there will be a trail run walk t...

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Great Swamp Conservancy hike

Posted by kathy miles on June 11, 2018 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

8 members and one guest attending

Great Swamp Conservancy Hike



It was a cool morning to start off and one of those hikes where you put on and took off layers multiple times throughout the day. We started out on the West side of the conservancy. The East side was a buzz with school children, so we left that side to them! The trail system is mostly flat and mowed, which makes for easy walking. Our first stop was...

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Pine Bush Preserve

Posted by kathy miles on May 24, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

May 23 was a beautiful warm and breezy day - perfect for visiting the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. We headed into the Karner Barrens to hike 2 1/2 miles through pitch pine - scrub oak forest. Our first stop was the overlook dune to view the Helderberg escarpment. A stop at a pond rewarded some with Baltimore Oriole sightings. We saw several areas recently burned through land management. The endangered and protected Karner Blue butterflies were spotted. Their larva only eat the wild blue lup...

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Ithaca Waterfalls overnight trip

Posted by kathy miles on May 22, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

May 16-17, 2018

11 members and 2 guests attending

After parking we walked a couple of blocks to the trail to Cascadilla Falls (nine waterfalls and many stairs). We hiked up to college town at Cornell for lunch. We went to the very popular Ithaca Bagel Shop. Good service in a place filled with college students. We saw students sitting in the gorge reading books. One girl had walked across the creek and hung her hammock. Next some of us checked out Ithaca Falls below the old Ithac...

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Oklahoma Gulf hike

Posted by kathy miles on May 12, 2018 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

11 members attending

We had a glorious day for our hike. The morning started out at a perfect 60-degree temperature and sunny as we made our way down the trail. We first wound our way thru open woods on an old logging road and then hit the snowmobile trail. Once we got to the actual trail we began our up and down traverse taking in the views of the small streams and ravines along the way. The trail was mostly dry with only one rather large mud puddle we h...

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Shorty Waterfalls West

Posted by kathy miles on May 4, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Alpiner Shorty Hike #111

May 2,2018 Waterfalls West.

We saw one on the Black River where we were met with 20 motorcyclist from Fort Drum they were on a spring outing too. Seven on the Lower Moose River and one on Otter Creek. Great day.

It was so hot that we enjoyed standing in the cold mist provided by some of the falls.

Five Alpiners 

I was looking at a Whitewater map of the Bottom Moose (as they call it) and we missed about three more falls.

Silver Hollow hike

Posted by kathy miles on April 9, 2018 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Trip Report – Silver Hollow


Event # 1124


Ten members attending

After meeting at the parking area at the junction of 30A & I-88, the brave hikers headed south to Hunter and Silver Hollow. The weatherman had decided to provide us with a new coating of snow overnight to make the ride south most enjoyable. Parking at the trailhead was challenging, we were asked by the landowner to move our vehicles down the road to park, this gave the...

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Yatesville Falls Shorty

Posted by kathy miles on March 29, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Yatesville Falls Shorty hike

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

2 member skiers, 11 members shoeing, 1 guest shoeing, 2 members lunching only, 3 pups

Lauren and Sharon G started in on ski’s. The rest of the group headed in on snowshoes. Molly was sinking in so Pat returned her to her truck. The falls was still frozen over and very lovely. Too icy to rappel down into the gorge. That adventure will have to wait for sum...

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Jackson Hill Shorty

Posted by kathy miles on March 20, 2018 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

March 14, 2018

Jackson Hill ski/snowshoe

6 members attending

Lauren took off on his skis to ski the Into-theWoods trail. He had to break trail across the field on the fresh snow. Then the rest of us went down a steep trail on snow shoes. We had to break trail. But it was worth it to be out in the beautiful woods. After a couple of loop trails we gathered at the warming Hut for a great lunch. Lauren had started the fire. As usual, we had plenty of food and a bottle of w...

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Alpiner Pond via Jockeybush Lake

Posted by kathy miles on February 24, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Alpiner Pond via Jockeybush Lake-snowshoe

9 members attending

With mild temperature in the upper 30s we started down the foot trail to Jockeybush Lake. Well ‘down’ is not quite accurate. The trek to Jockeybush and from there to Alpiner Pond is mostly up hill. In addition to the climbing our other obstacles were 1.) the trail surface, which was pretty firm but lumpy from others having bare-booted and leaving deep holes 2.) water crossin...

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