Anyone have any feeling about the new "Lost Huskies" posters on Hastings poles? I was the one who called the listed number when posters went up last summer. Poster said the dogs went missing on "the Hastings trail" and I pointed out that we have many trails. Asked where exactly did the dogs vanish? Got the feeling that these were not Hastings dogowners and they were not very familiar with the area. Huskies are known roamers--to take them untagged and unmicrochipped to a strange area is risky. I… Continue
Added by Rhona Neuwirth on January 12, 2010 at 2:26pm —
Had dinner last night with biking friends, our stories landed on the embarrassing things that have happened while riding. Fortunately, we were able to laugh about our spills. I often encourage folks who ride with us to not only have the right safety gear but to also have health insurance
in order, dental plan… Continue
Added by Howard Strang on December 11, 2009 at 6:42pm —
Haven Colgate once again did a stellar job channeling Fred Hubbard for the annual walk on Rowley's Bridge Trail on Sept. 26 as part of the regional Hudson River Valley Ramble
. Haven not only kept the presentation lively but also added some old-fashioned interactivity by handing out laminated cards that contained photos of some of the flora. We were encouraged to check off each of the plants pictured as we saw… Continue
Added by Thom Forbes on October 3, 2009 at 12:42am —
Shane was seen in the upper Villard area of Hastings around 1:30P on Monday, Aug. 17
TimberZ was seen in the morning Tuesday, Aug 18 around Ravensdale, Rosedale and Nicholas Dr close to 9A, Hastings Bridge connecting Yonkers to Hastings and Mount Hope Cem. TimberZ was said to be going South but, we believe it may have West. TimberZ knows this area as he goes with his Playpen associate to Central Avenue to Pet Goods and is regular there.
TimberZ is trying to find his way… Continue
Added by Philomena J.M. McNamara on August 22, 2009 at 1:59pm —
Timber Z and Shane D are still missing; PLS KEEP LOOKING FOR THEM: OUR LIVES ARE VERY EMPTY WITHOUT THEM>>>
Your group knows these trail and Hastings. I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP TO SAVE THE LIVES OF MY DOGS AS THEY WILL DIE IN THIS WEATHER ESPECIALLY TIMBERZ WITH HIS TICK FUR COAT...
MY DOGS ARE WORKING TO SAVE AREAS LIKE THESE TRAILS. PLS HELP THEM SO THEN LATER CAN HELP YOU DO THE WORK YOU WANT OF SECURING over… Continue
Added by Philomena J.M. McNamara on August 22, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Google Maps is expanding to biking and hiking trails, according to USA Today
. A Google employee on a tricycle rides around to snap views. "Much of the world is inaccessible to the car," says Daniel Ratner, a Google senior engineer who designed the trike. "We want to get access to places people find important." See the story by clicking… Continue
Added by Thom Forbes on June 10, 2009 at 8:00am —
"Walkable Westchester," a just-published guide to more than 180 parks and nearly 600 miles of trails in the county by Jane and Walt Daniels, is available on Amazon.com
and at the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference website
($24.95 plus $3.50… Continue
Added by Thom Forbes on April 6, 2009 at 12:00pm —
See Working the Virtual Trails
on the main HTG site regarding some updates to the site, a few requests, and a 1938 map that shows the Algonquin Trail running from the Hastings train station to Ardsley, and then connecting to another trail that ends in Eastview.
Added by Thom Forbes on March 21, 2009 at 1:53pm —
With temps in the 50s, I took a lunchtime stroll
on Rowley's Bridge Trail with Sadie the pit and my new Canon PowerShot this afternoon.
Added by Thom Forbes on March 18, 2009 at 5:04pm —
Some reflections after a walk with Louise Hubbard on the trails today:
Added by Thom Forbes on March 14, 2009 at 5:28pm —
This trail shows up on the oldest maps of Hastings and could indeed be the remnants of a Native American trail, although no one knows for sure. It winds down the east side of Hillside Woods and leads to the new Dobbs Ferry maintenance facility. Since it is not part of any loop and leads to a dead end, it is rarely used except by dog walkers from the neighborhood nearby. The trail is in fairly good shape and easy to follow in most spots, but there are a few portions that are severely eroded,… Continue
Added by Bruce Bolger on February 21, 2009 at 10:09pm —
Dear Peter, Meg, and Bruce,
I wanted to comment on the subject of biking in Hillside Woods. My husband is an avid mountain biker, and bikes with a group of men from Hastings. Mountain bikers seek rugged trails with obstacles such as fallen logs, rocks, exposed tree roots, etc. The Hillside Woods trails in their current state are more attractive to mountain bikers than if they were smoothed with gravel or wood chips. There are great mountain biking trails in this area, the closest in Sprain… Continue
Added by Lauren Blum on February 3, 2009 at 4:00pm —
I noticed last week how slippery the steps leading up to Warburton Ave. had become so I spent about 10 minutes raking the leaves away this afternoon. With them went the remnants of wood chips past. Not many chips were left. Does it make sense to put new wood chips down in the spring, or should we just let the steps go au natural?
I haven't been watching the steps as closely in the past as I will now; any thoughts you may have about their condition in spring and summer is… Continue
Added by Thom Forbes on December 14, 2008 at 4:29pm —
This is a copy of a blog entry I've posted to the main Hastings Trail Group site with additional photos. I post it here, too, to encourage group members to start their own blogs. I also suggest, below, some ground rules to ensure the success of this network whose ecology, experience tells me, is as fragile as that of the trails themselves. But as resilient, too!
So, I gave an event on Saturday… Continue
Added by Thom Forbes on December 8, 2008 at 8:30pm —