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.
|Crow Sitting upon a Blooming Tree in the Snow|
|The Same Picture Zoomed Out.|
This is by the Lake Welch Causeway
|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|