Sunday, February 8, 2009

Diamond Mountain, Pine Meadow Lake/Lake Wanoksink

Harriman State Park,
Rockland County, NY

This hike was on one of the few "warm" winter days - the temperature was in the 40's and the snow was wet and melting. Parked car at the lot at the Lake Sebago landing. Hiked southwest along the trail that hugs the shore of the lake. At the end of the lake by the dam, took Tuxedo Mount Ivy Trail briefly (for about 3 minutes) to the beginning of the orange-blazed Hillburn Torne Sebago (HTS) Trail. Went south up the cliff scramble to the summit of Diamond Mountain. At top at intersection of Seven Hills Trail, turned north onto Seven Hills. Went to the viewpoint overlooking Lake Sebago, then turned around for about a minute or two to the Diamond Tower Mountain (DTM) Trail.

Took the DTM Trail south down the mountain, then at the bottom bushwacked across the old dam over the swamp to the old Pine Meadow "Road". Went south on Pine Meadow Road till Pine Meadow Lake. Hung out by the lake for a bit, then headed on the unmarked road thru Pine Meadow Mountain to Lake Wanksink. Then headed north on Pine Meadow Road, made a left onto Woodtown Road, and continued along the Seven Hills Trail where it met with Woodtown Road. Took Seven Hills back to the parking area.

Lake Sebago on east shore looking east to Dutch Dr.
The thick ice layer on the lake is beginning to melt.

Ditto. With the trees as a foreground.

On east shore of Lake Sebago looking towards the gap.

Pine Meadow Trail right before the HTS Junction.
Looking southeast towards Diamond Mnt. (background)

Steep scramble in the snow near summit of Diamond

Lookout on Diamond Mnt. near the summit.
From 7 Hills Tr. looking northeast to Lake Sebago.

Looking east towards the south portion of Lake Sebago.

Me at the lookout atop Diamond Mnt.

West side of Diamond Mountain,
looking towards Pine Meadow Lake.

Rocky Point at Pine Meadow Lake.
Note the tire tracks on the lake.

Lake Wanoksink, south end of Lake.

Lake Wanoksink south end.
Note the tire tracks on the lake.

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