Monday, March 2, 2009

Pine Swamp Mountain

Harriman State Park,
Orange County, New York

I had missed hiking on the previous day due because I wasn't feeling well, so had an opportunity to go on Monday which was a snow day so I grabbed. Because it was a work day I had to keep this hike much shorter then usual. But the foot of fresh snow and even deeper drifts made it quite arduous. The snow was coming down pretty heavy during the entire hike.

Started at trailhead off 7 Lakes Drive by Lake Skanatati, and climbed the Arden Surebridge Trail to the lookout at the summit. Then returned the same way. I fell several times on the scramble part as I couldn't see the footing in the deep drifts.

7 Lakes Drive near the trailhead

At the trailhead with Lake Skanatati behind me

Starting the ascent

In a deep drift

On the trail near the lookout

At the summit looking west.
Closer lake is Skanatati and further lake is Kanuwake

Looking northwest from the summit.

Me at the summit

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