Sunday, December 21, 2008

Stony Brook - Pine Meadow Brook

Near Sloatsburg
Harriman State Park
Rockland County, New York

This hike takes place during a snowstorm. I first headed out to Pine Swamp Mountain in Harriman, heading by way of Gate Hill Rd. towards 7 Lakes Dr. As I approach the traffic circle, I see the 7 Lakes Drive is CLOSED in the north direction, probably due to the snow conditions. So I headed on 7 Lakes Drive south towards Sloatsburg, and parked at the big Trailhead by the Pine Meadow Trail. Took the Pine Meadow Trail east along the Stony Brook to the yellow Stony Brook Trail. Then to the Kakiat Trail upstream along the Pine Meadow Brook and Cascade of Slid. Turned around by the Seven Hills trail which shortly connected to the Pine Meadow Trail on the other side of the brook, and headed back on the Pine Meadow Trail. The fresh snow falling was absolutely amazing.

Intersection of Route 202 and 306
Looking North at Lime Kiln Mountain.
(I love the contrast in this picture!)

Lime Kiln Mountain facing southwest from Call Hollow Rd.

Gate Hill Road - The windy part before the Traffic Circle

On Pine Meadow Trail at beginning of Hike

Stony Brook from the Pine Meadow Trail

Another view of Stony Brook

Waterfall at Cascade of Slid
Full view of Cascade of Slid.
Along the Kakiat Trail.

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