Sunday, April 3, 2016

Harriman State Park Late Season Snow

Drive Through Harriman State Park in the Snow
Rockland/Orange Counties,

New York

For an exceptionally mild winter, April had started out pretty cold. The night before this hike was in the 30's with rain, but snow was predicted upstate. Additionally, there was a high wind warning in the area with very strong winds. The morning started out very cold and winter-like, and felt more like February than April!

Upon driving north towards Harriman, as I entered the park and drove to a higher elevation, there was snow on the ground! at to 1000 foot mark there was about 3 inches of wet, heavy snow! This despite the trees already starting their bloom. On the way up to the hike while driving on County Route 106 (Gate Hill Road/Lake Kanawauke Road) I encountered some surreal scenes which I photographed.

Lake Welch

Crow Sitting upon a Blooming Tree in the Snow

The Same Picture Zoomed Out.
This is by the Lake Welch Causeway

Lake Welch

Lake Kanawauke (Little Long Pond)

Hiker Xing Sign at the Ramapo Dunderberg Trailhead

The Hiker Xing Sign

Road Before the White Bar Trailhead, Where I Parked

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