Thursday, February 22, 2024

EoK Snow Hike

I was finally feeling better after my spell with COVID so I went on an afternoon hike East of Keeney.

I went in at Heritage Drive and hiked the entire parcel south of Howe. Lots of folks have been using the trails as well as a dirt biker.

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Snowshoeing after the big storm

It is so nice to have a forest and cool trails on my property - especially after a huge snowstorm where I can snowshoe!
From my front yard, looking westward on Hopewell....

Sunday, February 4, 2024

Woo Eee - Back at the Valley!

Since I was down in Stamford for a musical event - I couldn't resist stopping at Trumbull on the way back. Its been a couple of years since I rode here and it was a thrill to revisit this spectacular spot.

I was bikeless (for a change) and after parking at the Whitney Ave lot, I hiked in through the super rugged north end (Indian Ledges). It never disappoints!

Of course - Copper Creek!
Bummer - the trail I built a few years back - no longer exists! Huge trees have obliterated it :-(
It was late afternoon and the sun was going down. Here Kevin and I are heading to Turtle Rock.
Another bummer - the sunken boardwalk - man there's a lot of water here now...
Ah... but the rest of the park still has all those rugged granite outcroppings and cliffs
Could resist this perfect sun placement - It felt like a Druid moment!
Yep - I of course never rode it but the hard core riders I knew did! Yikes!
Ages ago I did ride down this (hugging the cliffs) but sadly its all overgrown now

A nostalgic visit to Woodway Park

On the way back from a musical event in Stamford  - I drove by my old neighborhood and did a short hike around Woodway Park. It was nice to see the Town finally put a sign up. It also appears that the ATV crowd finally stop crapping up this place but sadly all the trails I built have not been maintained and are barely still visible :-(



Monday, January 8, 2024

Snowshoeing (Backyard Bliss Jan 2024)

After the winter storm on Sunday, Monday was a day of sunshine and a great day to snowshoe in my backyard trails!



Tuesday, December 12, 2023

A sunny hike (EoK)

Took a sunny hike on the trails south of Howe Street today - things are looking good!



Saturday, October 14, 2023

Colonie Park - By The River!

On the way up to visit my mother I stopped by Colonie Mohawk River Park to ride the trails by the river.  I have often ridden the trails on the south side of the rail trail but this was my first time riding the trails by the river - they were great!

Some of the Green Trails (as marked on Trailforks) have been "sanitized" for young mothers with baby carriages but they are still fun to ride
There's plenty of decent singletrack!
Along the river was great!
This is the location of the photo ABOVE
The lovely Mohawk River:
There's even a covered bridge!
Even though I was a bit pressed for time, I couldn't resist riding a bit of the trails on the south side of the rail trail which I used to ride quite frequently :-)