Sunday, October 24, 2010

Long Mountain

Harriman State Park,
Orange County,
New York

Long Path (T-T): Green
Total Time: 0:40 hr
Estimated Distance: 1.4 Miles

Hiking Partner:
My Sister

This was our second hike of the day. Long Mountain is a great short hike with a pretty good yet easy climb and excellent summit views. We started at the Long Mountain Parking Area off of Route 6, and took a spur trail in the woods before hitting the Long Path. There are several spur trails in the woods north of the parking area, and you can use them as short alternates since this route is otherwise the same back and forth.

We literally ran the entire route up to the summit, took some pictures of the great view, and then ran back down the Long Path all the way back to the parking area.

I reminisced the last time I had hiked this mountain. It was about 5 years ago, immediately following a huge snowstorm. I hiked with two friends in a foot of snow in frigid temperatures, with several places near the top of the mountain having drifts several feet deep. It was one of my most memorable hikes.

Map of the Route

View of Popolopenwhere we just
were a few minutes earlier!
Facing east from the Long Mnt Summit.

Turkey Hill Lake, right below Long Mnt.
Facing soteast, with West Mnt in background.

Facing east towards Summer Hill
and Bear Mountain in the background.

Torrey Memorial Plaque on the Long Mountain Summit.

Me at the summit with Turkey Hill Lake

Zoom shot into Turkey Hill Lake with the foliage.

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