Sunday, April 27, 2014
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Today's hike with the Ramblers was in New Jersey, starting in Montclair and ending in Summit. About half of the 16 miles were roadwalking and half were hiking.
Much of the scenery was more gently pretty than whomp-you-over-the-head (although Hemlock Falls is nice), but it was exciting to see that spring is finally here. The day was warm - in the 70s - and we saw the first wildflowers.
Monday, April 7, 2014
Spring is finally arriving, and this weekend the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park trail crew started up again. I spent several hours Saturday uprooting invasive wineberry. This is a good time of year to do it, since the plants don't have any leaves yet. It's easy to spot the wineberry, which is a relative of the raspberry from Asia. Like kudzu, it was brought over to be ornamental, but it grew out of control.