Monday, March 21, 2011

Pine Meadow Brook in Snow

Harriman State Park
Rockland County,
New York

Pine Meadow Trail: Red Blaze
Stony Brook Trail: Orange Blaze
Kakiat Trail: White Blaze
Hillburn Torne Sebago (HTS) Trail: Orange Blaze

Total Time: 1:30 hr
Estimated Distance: 2.5 Miles

This was the last real snow of the season, and I had to take advantage despite it being a weekday and hence a workday. It was only about an inch or two of snow (about three inches at the highest point of the hike), but it was a very pretty heavy, wet snow. This is one of my favorite hikes, and is also the most popular trail in the entire Harriman State Park. I normally do this route after the first snow of the season, but this time it was the last snow of the season.

I parked at the Reeves Meadow Visitor Center off 7 Lakes Drive near Sloatsburg. Hiked the Pine Meadow Trail along the brook which was roaring to the Stony Brook Trail, and then along the Kakiat Trail past the Cascade of Slid waterfall. Took the HTS Trail for a short duration across the brook, then took the Pine Meadow Trail back towards the return and back to my car.

Map of the Route.
Pine Meadow Trail in the snow.
Hiking Along the Stony Brook

Intersection of Pine Meadow and Stony Brook Trails
Cascade of Slid
Pine Meadow Brook from the HTS Bridge

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