Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lake Welch

Harriman State Park
Rockland County,
New York

Total Time:
1:45 min
Estimated Distance: 2.3 Miles

Hiking Partners:
Yehuda Koblick
Shimmy Rosenberg

We had tried hiking along Lake Sebago but the rangers had not posted the lake as safe for walking upon, so we headed for Lake Welch which was fully frozen and posted as safe to walk on. The weather was cold and the snow was very deep. We started at the parking area off of County Route 106 after the causeway, an headed south towards the islands. Hiked through the islands, and then to the beach area. I never knew this before, but the beach area and parking lot is a major snowmobile area, and there were many snowmobilers there racing through the lot. From there went along the lake towards the dam of the lake to check it out, and then headed back along the lake towards the car.

Map of the route.
Yehuda and Shimmy at the beginning of the hike on the frozen lake.
An Ice Fisherman on the lake with his catch. Looks like Perch.
Me at the first island.
Me at Lake Welch beach.
Shimmy on the lifegaurd chair.
Shimmy at the flagpole at the far end of the lake.
Water flowing over the dam.
At the end of the hike. Facing Jackie Jones Tower.

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