Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain State Park,
Rockland County, NY

Kept this hike short and ascent minimal because I hadn't been feeling too good. Drove up Perkins Memorial and parked at the top of the mountain. Headed down on the east side of the mountain on the Appalachian Trail, until it hit the cul-de-sac by the end of the Perkins Drive extension. Then took an umarked trail (sort of a bushwack) from that point back up the mountain towards the summit, and then bushwacked towards a large rock face which I hiked up, and then took the Appalachian Trail back to the summit where I had parked.

Heading down the AT.
Looking SE towards Iona Island and the Hudson R.

Bald Mnt, The Timp, and West Mnt.
Looking south from unmarked trail part.

Manhattan Skyline visible in the notch
between The Timp and West Mnt.

The summit tower in the distance. Facing west.
At the summit. Facing SE towards Dunderberg Mnt
and the Hudson River and Peekskill

Dunderberg Mnt, the Hudson, and Peekskill

No comments:

Post a Comment