Author Archives: Mary Kathryn Noack

01/15-01/17 – HIKE – Street & Nye, Catamount, &  Allen

Epic MLK Weekend in the Adirondacks with Eric Stevenson and Jessica Delo-Novelli Due to the impending snowstorm we looked at multiple options and decided to hike Street & Nye upon arrival making it a Full Moon summit. Street & Nye’s … Continue reading

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01/22/22 – Snowshoe – Beaver Meadow

A foot of pretty white snow and peeking sunshine made for a delightful snowshoe on the beautiful Beaver Meadow Audubon Center trails. Ten of us navigated a 3-mile loop hike on well-marked trails, which included many ups and downs, picturesque … Continue reading

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11/06/21 – HIKE – Deer Lick Conserv. Area

Seventeen happy hikers enjoyed 4 miles of scenic ravines, creeks, and marvelous fall colors on this sublime autumn day (photo 1). We savored the sunshine and each other, many of us reconnecting with friends we hadn’t seen in a long … Continue reading

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10/23/21 – HIKE – Allegany Wildlands

     11 hikers enjoyed a guided hike by naturalist Erik Danielson of the Western New York Land Conservancy on a 200 acre property near Allegany State Park. The Conservancy is striving to purchase the land from the owner with a … Continue reading

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10/15-17/21 Canoe Camp – Lake Lila

A beautiful fall afternoon brought together paddle pals and their favorite paddle pup for canoe camping!  After a short portage from Lake Lila Access Rd, paddlers shoved off into the setting sun in search of the best campsite on the … Continue reading

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2021 Tillman Rd Wildlife Management Area Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up

Under bright blue skies, 13 volunteers showed up ready to work.  8 large bags of garbage were collected on the roads that surround the wetlands area and the paths around the large interior ponds. Thank you to the following volunteers … Continue reading

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04/17 – HIKE – Chestnut Ridge

To mark the reopening of our local ADK outings three fellow ADK members joined me for an enjoyable hike on the roads of Chestnut Ridge Park. We combined an aerobic workout with a reunion, as we caught up on each … Continue reading

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04/13 – HIKE – Noonmark Mountain

Wanting to stick to lowlands and enjoy the Noonmark Mountain trail out of the Ausable Club before the dreaded permit system is enforced, set out on a perfect 60-degree day.  Such a terrific trail, plenty of ledges for views due … Continue reading

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03/30 – HIKE – Silver Lake Bog

  One of the first spring feelingdays, hiked through the Nature Conservancy’s Silver Lake Bog from boardwalks over the bog a trail leading to bluffs overlooking Silver Lake with views of Whiteface and Esther Mountains.  Sat for a couple hours … Continue reading

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Conservation Trail Days 12-13

Holland to Wales Day 12: HOLLAND~ Vermont Hill to Warner Hill section CT6 Map “No Camera” and 26+ Ravines and fellow hikers” Started our hike in cool weather by a pretty field of horses with the sunshine making nice patterns … Continue reading

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