Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lake Askoti/Skanatati Sunset Hike

Harriman State Park,
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Arden-Surebridge Trail: Red blaze
Red Cross Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 1:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.5 Miles

Pros: Scenic lakes
Cons: Road walking on the end

Hiking Partners:
Shimmy Rosenberg
Mordy Rosenberg

I was not feeling well, and was disappointed about not getting out earlier in the day. Despite the way I felt, I needed to get out and go hiking, which in the end made me feel much better. It had just snowed about 8 inches the previous day, but the weather had quickly warmed up and melted much of the snow. However, there was still plenty of snow remaining in Harriman, where we ended up hiking about an hour prior to sunset until sunset.

We parked at the Lake Skanatati Parking area, and took the Arden-Surebridge Trail up the eastern flank of Pine Swamp Mountain, trudging through the snow, and then went down the Red Cross Trail, crossing 7 Lakes Drive and visiting the rocky and scenic peninsula at the northern end of Lake Askoti. We then turned around back to 7 Lakes Drive, and walked along 7 Lakes Drive southward back towards the parking area.

Map of the Route

Lake Skanatati About an Hour to Sunset

Start of the Arden-Surebridge Trail, with Mordy and Shimmy Crossing a Brook

Lake Skanatati Winter View

Another View of Lake Skanatati

Mordy at the Beginning of the Arden-Surebridge Trail

Shimmy Ascending Pine Swamp Mountain

Mordy Climbing a Sideways Tree

Mordy Doing Excercise Along the Trail

Me and Mordy on 7 Lakes Drive
Me on the Lake Askoti Peninsula

Me and Mordy Looking at Lake Askoti

Lake Askoti from the Northern Flank

Me at Lake Askoti

Snall Island on Lake Skanatati

Looking at the Rock that Juts into Lake Askoti

Shimmy and Mordy at Lake Askoti

7 Lakes Drive

Sunset at Lake Skanatati

Another Sunset View at Lake Skanatati

Posing in Front of Lake Skanatati

Me at Lake Skanatati Sunset

Lake Skanatati Sunset

Lake Skanatati Sunset from Parking Area

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