Mohawk Valley Alpiners Hiking Club

located in the Central Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York


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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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Tirrell Pond hike

Posted by kathy miles on July 24, 2017 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Tirrell Pond Hike

July 16, 2017

12 human members and one canine member attending

After spotting a car at the Lake Durant/NPT trailhead, we parked at the Blue Mtn parking area. This year's precipitation made for a wet, washed out trail, but we made our way to the pond in high spirits. At the pond, we were greeted by a loon and a beautiful sandy beach. Many of us enjoyed a refreshing swim in the pond. The trail improved after we left the pond. ...

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Shorty Wild Center

Posted by kathy miles on July 14, 2017 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Our group of 13 had a beautiful day for our Wild Center Adventure. We arrived around 11:00. We found a nice picnic area. Once nourished, we were off!


The center is divided half indoors and half outside. We divided into small groups and headed in different directions to enjoy the day.

Outside we explored The Wild Walk, the spider web and the eagles nest! We could see Whiteface Mountain in the distance. The summit was in the ...

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Tassell Hill hike

Posted by kathy miles on June 27, 2017 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Trip Report – Tassell Hill Hike

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Event #1103

9 Alpiners and 2 guests attending

Following some hot and humid weather earlier in the week, we were greeted with a much cooler morning, with the threat of some rain showers later in the day. The coolness made for a perfect day for a hike, and the sun was shining brightly on us through some puffy white clouds.

We started off from a parking area on White Street (which is really just a gravel t...

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Howe Caves hike

Posted by kathy miles on June 26, 2017 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

June 21, Wednesday.

12 members and one guest attending

Our day started with a great lunch at Grapevine Farms in Cobleskill, a charming and gift shop. ...wonderful soup , salads, and sandwiches were enjoyed by all.

Next stop was Howe Caverns. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, sharing the history of the cave and its evolution . 156 feet down via elevator to the Vestibule of the caves...52 degrees Fahrenheit year round.

We walked along brick pat...

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Zip Line adventure

Posted by kathy miles on June 4, 2017 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

14 members, 5 guests attending

Finally, we held our zipping experience at Mountain Ridge Adventure in Glenville. The day was cool and windy but at least it wasn't raining. Participation was high and eagerness was evident as we broke into 2 groups to get harnessed up and ready to attend ground school. We learned how to always be locked in to prevent any mishaps. It seemed confusing at first, lock, unlock, lock? But after a few times we got the hang of it and ...

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