Mohawk Valley Alpiners Hiking Club

located in the Central Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York


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Partridge Run

Posted by kathy miles on February 11, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Partridge Run

February 10, 2018

Event No. 1120

4 members, 2 guests

The forecast for an icy mix early on did not deter us from exploring the East section of the Partridge Run WMA. Neither did a broken snowshoe binding. Fortunately an extra pair was brought. We decided to park a car down the road in order to do a through trip with long downhills. A sprinkle accompanied us for about 1/2 our hike. The trail had been broken by snowmobiles for the most part. We did m...

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Shorty at Sharon's

Posted by kathy miles on February 11, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Shorty at Sharon's

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A few hikers braved the snow on Wednesday for some great snow conditions and great views: 

We snow hiked through the woods with views of ohisa Creek and endless ravine with some open snow fields too. After our hike we had some good home cooked eats and beer. Great day



Pashley Falls hike

Posted by kathy miles on February 5, 2018 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Pashley Falls loop

Saturday, February 3, 2018

14 members and one guest

No one else on the trail all day

We had a large, brave group that headed out on a chilly Saturday morning to explore Pashley Falls near Indian Lake. Early on, we took a short spur off our trail to take a peak at a frozen Lake Adirondack. We also spiked down part of the Elm Lake trail to explore for a future attempt.

We then headed down a beautiful, snowy, narrow trail past a cedar forest to...

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Cooperstown Christmas Walk

Posted by kathy miles on December 23, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

December 17, 2017

We enjoyed a brisk walk around town to view the old homes and their Christmas decorations. We viewed the lake from two locations and learned more about Castle Rock. We realized it is not located at the brewery. We observed the beginnings of the mighty Susquehanna River before it flows 464 miles in to the Chesapeake Bay. We noticed that an art gallery in the Library opens at 11:00 so we looped a couple of more streets and returned to warm up and view photo and wor...

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Holey Boulders and Watch Hill

Posted by kathy miles on December 6, 2017 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Event # 1114

December 2, 2017

One canine and nine human Alpiners gathered at the Watch Hill trailhead in Indian Lake. The group first set foot to the Snowy Mountain boulder field (also known as the Holy Boulders) following an informal path covered in a dusting of snow over crunchy leaves through open woods. The massive glacial erratics came into view at one mile. Everyone enjoyed exploring the unique boulders and took advantage of many fun photo opportunities. We then returned...

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Sleeping Lion hike

Posted by kathy miles on November 20, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)



14 members and one pup attending

We were fortunate to have a cool sunny day sandwiched between

two dreary days for our hike. We eventually assembled from several

meeting points at one of the trailheads (except for three members

through no fault of their own).

Sleeping Lion is a relatively easy hike through nicely maintained mature

forest. The trail does undulate but is by no means ...

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Hadley Mt. hike

Posted by kathy miles on November 6, 2017 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Saturday October 28,2017

Event 1112

It was a beautiful Fall morning and the parking area at the base of the mountain was already full. A dozen Alpiners signed in and headed to the summit. Hadley has the challenge of an immediate ascent over bedrock and loose boulders and now leaves have been added.The trail ,however, is beautifully maintained and just requires a bit of caution. Although the group set out at a variety of paces we all convened at the summit ...

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Camp Sagamore Trails

Posted by kathy miles on October 30, 2017 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday October 26, 2017 Shorty?????

What a perfect fall day! Twelve Alpiners started our hike around Sagamore Lake on the east side of the camp. The trail was beautiful with easy climbs and views of the lake. Halfway around the lake we found a monument for John Hoy. Marie started an idea to figure out who he might be!

When we approached the Slope trail all were interested in the side trip to the power house designed by Thomas Edison in 1911 to provide lights to the Sagamore...

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Shorty Stockade district of Schnectady

Posted by kathy miles on September 30, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Ten of us walked through the Schenectady stockade historic area, America's oldest historic neighborhood, on Wednesday. While there were many interesting houses we walked past, we stopped briefly at 22 of the structures to learn a little about them and look at them a little more closely. We saw homes of early governors and tradesmen, including one from the 1600's, and saw and entered two churches, one from the early 1700's. We also saw the early courthouse with its massive columns, a rest...

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Extra hike-Waters Mill Pond-hike

Posted by kathy miles on August 8, 2017 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

With short notice 6 of us were available to get out to for a short local hike this day. Our route started from Potter’s Homestead. The trail starts on private property. The owner welcomes hikers. After a very short distance we were on state land. The trail is fairly level with few wet areas. We snooped around at the pond and found an old foundation with some artifacts (old trash). We crossed the outlet, some of us by rock hopping, some by walking across the ...

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