Archive for September, 2013

Secret Bear Mountain State Park Slab Scramble

Bear Mountain is one of New York State’s most popular public parks. However, despite the thousands of people that visit the area each year, the mountain still has a few secrets that only a few hikers in the area are aware of. Perhaps the biggest secret is the rock slab on Bear Mountain’s Southwest slope. […]

Northern Half of the Suffern Bear Mountain Trail

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 Dorothy led a large group of as many as 40 Hudson Valley Hikers (HVH) through Harriman State Park. Due to the large group size I decided to sweep the hike. This gave me the opportunity to take more photos than usual on an HVH trip. The twelve mile Northern traverse […]

Views from Ramapo Torne

I have long admired the rocky out cropping known as Ramapo Torne. It sits perched above the interchange of Interstates 87, 287 and Route 17 and is easily visible while heading North on the New York State Thruway near the New York/New Jersey border.  Inspired by the remarkably clear weather the New York City area […]