Mohawk Valley Alpiners Hiking Club

located in the Central Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York


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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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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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