Sunday, May 9, 2010

Long Path

Near Mountainview Park
Rockland County,
New York

Total Time:
1:10 hours
Total Distance: 2.5 Miles

Red Trail
Long Path: Blue Blaze
Appalachian Trail (AT): White Blaze
Major Welch Trail: Red Blaze

I usually state how good the hike was. Well, today I will complain how BAD this hike was. The weather was cloudy and windy, there were NO views, and there were signs of human settlement throughout this hike. Just awful! In fact, I didnt even take any pictures! I parked on Sugar Hill Rd, right off of Mountainview Ave, and started looking for the Long Path. There was this other red-blazed trail there in place of where the Long Path was, and this was just some sort of detour back to the Long Path. Took the Long Path first east and then north, brushing along the side of the Oak Hill Cemetary, and then back into the wood, and then behind the apartment complexes. I was going to take this all the way to Christian Herald Road and then turn around, but I really didnt want to take that route again. I also didn't want to have to loop again on the road, so using my GPS with satellite view I bushwacked through the woods and ended up by a Water Tower. There is also some sort of newly built temple here. It has a Persian style and some hidden minarets, and its kind of freaky because it has no name or anything on the building. Perhaps its a secret operation for Ahmadinejad or Ghadaffi. Anyways, I continued along south on Mountainview Road back to my car.

Map of the route.

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