Sunday, March 22, 2015

Halfway Mountain Snow

Harriman State Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Pine Meadow Trail: Red blaze
Stony Brook Trail: Yellow blaze
Hillburn-Torne-Sebago (HTS) Trail: Orange blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze

Total time: 1:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.6 miles
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Level of Recommendation: Recommended
Points of Interest: Walk along river and view
Pros: Pretty view of river and good view
Cons: This area is very busy

This was the last hike with snow on the ground. Again I was short on time so I opted for something quick. It remained unseasonably cold for late March so I had to bundle up, and the snow on the trail was quite icy. This felt more like a January hike than a late March hike.

I parked in the Reeves Meadow parking area, and took the Pine Meadow Trail along the side of the Stony Brook, to the Stony Brook Trail and then to the Kakiat Trail. I then took the HTS Trail up Halfway Mountain the view. I then climbed back down, crossed the new bridge of the HTS trail over the brook, and then took the Pine Meadow Trail back.

Map of the Route
Harriman/Bear Mountain Trails Southern Map

Pine Meadow Trail Crossing the Reeves Brook

Along the Stony Brook Trail. Note the Steep Angle of Wall
and the Angled Trees Coming Out ofIt

Pine Meadow Brook near the Stony Brook Confluence

Bridge Crossing Pine Meadow Brook

Pine Meadow Brook

Water Flowing At the Pine Meadow Brook at Cascade of Slid

Cascade of Slid Waterfall, with new Bridge Above

Cascade of Slid Main Waterfall

The New Bridge on the HTS Trail

View Atop Halfway Mountain

Halfway Mountain View

Halfway Mountain View. Note the Blue Sky.

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