The Crooked Canes Journal


Viewing 21 of 79 - 2016

    Return    

Indian Kill Hike ~ Apr 21, 2016

Journal entry by Jan and Jim Bornheim



Indian Kill Hike: It was a beautiful day in the 70’s with bright sunshine.  Off to a good start with Munchkins at the parking lot.  Twenty-three of us hiked the boundaries of the Indian Kill, enjoying three waterfalls, flowers and old trees (except the one’s we had to climb over).  Lunch was at a peaceful waterfall overlook.

Following the hike, we went to the Rookery.  The highlight was the two horned-owl owlettes (fuzzballs) in a nest.  Also saw several blue heron, an osprey, a large beaver lodge and a Canada goose nesting in the side of the beaver lodge (blending into the background to be almost invisible).

Thanks to Peter, Karen, Don, Joy, Jan, Diane, Leon, Karen, Ed, Linda, JoEllen, Linda, Nancy, Barbara, Gail, Jim, Margie, Tom, Bob, Kurt, Laurie, Denis, and Jim for participating .

4/24/16 - Diane Wisell added 3 photos. 4/26/16 - Wanderer . added 20 photos.

27 photos



Photo by Jan



Photo by Jan



Joy on natural bridge



Photo by Jan



The Admissions Review Committee - added by Diane



Hi Doc! Funny I should run into you here. (I'm in trouble now!) - added by Diane



Two little owls in a borrowed heron nest. - added by Diane



Group crossing the Indian Kill above the dam - added by Wanderer



Joy posing for the group with Ed clapping to express his approval - added by Wanderer



Negotiating a steep section - added by Wanderer



One of several falls along our route - added by Wanderer



The Indian Kill - added by Wanderer



Along the banks of the Indian Kill - added by Wanderer



"End of the trail" - added by Wanderer



Cascade at our lunch spot - added by Wanderer



Joy, Jan, Bob, Tom - added by Wanderer



A mallard joining us for lunch - added by Wanderer



Don, Linda, Karen - added by Wanderer



Happy Birthday Don! - added by Wanderer



Downstream from our lunch spot - added by Wanderer



Just another view - added by Wanderer



Such a gracious leader - Jim lending a hand - added by Wanderer



Changing of the guard at the Ballston Creek Preserve - added by Wanderer



The Sentinel - added by Wanderer



Osprey having a bite to eat - look close to see the large fish in his claws - (may have to enlarge the photo) - added by Wanderer



Canada goose on a nest on an active beaver lodge at the Ballston Creek Preserve. If you look close you can see the nest is lined with tiny feathers/down. - added by Wanderer



Same Canada goose with its mate not far away - to the left - near the edge of the photo - added by Wanderer



Viewing 21 of 79 - 2016

    Return    

Update entry