Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bear Mountain Short Hike

Bear Mountain State Park,
Rockland / Orange Counties,
New York

Appalachian Trail (AT): White Blaze

Total Time:
0:50 hr
Estimated Distance:
1.5 Miles

I had made a trip to the Bear Mountain zoo with my wife and kids. After we had finished, my wife agreed to drive up to the top of the mountain on Perkins Drive while I would run up and meet her. So I started at the zoo, and hiked up fast along the new AT Trail. Near the end of the first round I took bushwack shortcut and cut across to the tower at the summit. My wife and kids beat me to the top.

The photos below were taken with my cell phone since that is all I had with me for this hike.

Map of the route.
View from the first viewpoint.
Facing southeast towards the Hudson River,
Iona Island, and Peekskill.

Seasonal Waterfall on the way up.
At the top. A couple admiring the view.

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