Author Archives: Mary Kathryn Noack

LOJ WEEKEND – 03/06/20 – 03/08/20

I attended the annual Adk-Nfc Loj weekend outing March 6-8th hosted by Mary and Richard Schraven. We all stayed in the upper 12 person loft and 3 others stayed in downstairs rooms. Some attendees went cross-country skiing at the Mt … Continue reading

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HIKES – CREEKS OF WEST SENECA -03/14 and 03/16/20

On Saturday, March 14, I needed a break from the 24-hour news cycle (all coronavirus, all the time). So, I took a long walk along Cazenovia Creek, in West Seneca. I started at Mill Road Park, and headed upstream. It … Continue reading

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YM HIKE – 12/07/19 – Iroquois Nat’l Wildlife Refuge

  A young member hike for the record books.  Starting out at the Refuge Welcome Center, we decided to follow the 4 mi. xcountry skiing loop.  The majority of this property being wetlands, paired with decent snow coverage after a … Continue reading

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HIKE – 11/16/19 – Niagara Gorge

A group of hardy ADK members hiked the Niagara Gorge starting from Artpark in Lewiston. I’ve never seen so many fisherman parked in the lot! We began on a bright sunny blue skied day with brisk temps around 20°, though … Continue reading

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HIKE – 10/20/19 – Conservation Trail

On Sunday October 20th thirteen hikers and two dogs enjoyed a beautiful day on the Conservation Trail in Hunters Creek Park. Many trees were at near peak color and fallen leaves provided a soft cushion to hike on.  Numerous bridges … Continue reading

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HIKE – Devils Hole – 10/05/19

October 5, 2019 Six Adk members met at the Devils Hole parking lot and hiked down the winding rock stairway to the lower gorge. We enjoyed walking along the lower gorge never losing sight of the ever changing roaring rapids … Continue reading

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Conservation Trail through Hunters Creek – 9/22/18

Setting off through the brisk morning air of the first day of Autumn, made this hike quite comfortable and enjoyable.  Going at an easy pace, 3 nature appreciators noted various fungi and identified trees within the second growth forest.  Straying … Continue reading

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Bike Ride Circumnavigation of Grand Island – 9/8/2018

Four ADK bikers circumnavigated Grand Island on Saturday morning, with cool temperatures in the 60’s. The day was cloudy and breezy but no rain. The outing began with breakfast of French toast at Tom Burkman’s house. A headwind challenged the … Continue reading

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Bike Ride from Lockport to Royalton Ravine Park- 8/11/18

Our group of 5 set out from Lockport along the canal path on a picture perfect summer day with temps in the mid to upper seventies.  After about 1 hour, we reached the park and sat down under a shelter … Continue reading

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