Mohawk Valley Alpiners Hiking Club

located in the Central Mohawk Valley of Upstate New York


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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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Shorty Ambrose Clark hike

Posted by kathy miles on May 7, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Ambrose Clark Tower

Shorty Event No. 86

May 3,2017

10 members and 1 guest attended

It was another day just like any other of late…drizzle,light rain, cool and

breezy. There was an air of optimism as a dozen Alpiners started out on

the main trail up to the Irish Tower. A special feature of the trail system is

its website like loops,so once we reached a split in the trail we took the path

less traveled and did several interconnecting ...

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Shorty-Moss Island

Posted by kathy miles on May 7, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Moss Island

Event #85

April 26, 2017

11 members attemded

A nice east breeze and some mallards greeted the Mohawk Valley Alpiners as we headed to Moss Island, a designated National Landmark.

Our first ooh and ahh was the new, spacious vault toilet, strategically placed at the beginning of the 35' climbing walls. Soft new growth on European Mountain Ash and shad blossoms said it was spring. Our group took its time exploring the many paths that meandered t...

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Twitchell Lake Paddle/Hike

Posted by kathy miles on May 7, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Trip Report – Twitchell Lake Paddle / LaBastille Hike

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Event #1098

Leader: Scott Healy

8 members and 1 guest attending

After starting off with a very crisp morning, Mother Nature decided to bless us with a beautiful, sunny and warm day! We gathered at the Eagle Bay Visitor Center briefly, to make sure we had everyone, and then set off down the bumpy and windy Big Moose Road. Another turn up Twitchell Road brought us to the DEC boat ...

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Shorty Tributary of Panther Creek

Posted by kathy miles on May 7, 2017 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Trip Report Event No. 84: Shorty Hike to the waterfalls on a tributary of Panther Creek.

Seven brave Alpiners trusted the Weather Underground forecast for the rain to hold off until the afternoon and were not frightened by the very steep trail rating.

We started up the trail along Looking Glass Pond. We were hit by a very damp cold wind but when we started our decent along the stream the trees protected us, and we were soon rewarded with an old stone mill and our first waterfall....

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