Tuxedo-Mt. Ivy (TMI) Trail: Red blaze
Red Arrow Trail: Red blaze
Total Time: 1:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.0 Miles
Pros: Quiet region of Harriman
Cons: Lacks good views, power lines on top
The weather had been warming up since the intense cold snap, and it was actually raining earlier in the day and the previous day. It was still wet, damp, and cloudy, and all the snow on the ground had melted from the rain and warmth.
I parked at the trailhead parking for the TMI Trail, and took the trail up past the power lines, and then up the notch going up the mountain ridge. The path was very muddy and I had to precariously navigate over the many large puddles.
Where the TMI was rerouted on the south side of the mountain, I continued up the old trail base through the valley. This trail had been heavily eroded, and that's why they had rerouted this trail. At the intersection of the Red Arrow Trail, I took the Red Arrow Trail to the current TMI Trail, which I took back down the mountain and made way back to the trailhead parking.
|Map of the Route|
|Power Lines at the Beginning of the Trail|
|Excessive Water Run-Off Along the Trail|
|Very Foggy Conditions|
|Green Mountain Laurel in an Otherwise Dreary Forest|
|More Mountain Laurel Greenery along the Red Arrow Trail|
|Intersection of the Red Arrow and TMI Trail|
|View at the TMI Trail|
|Above View, Zoomed Out|
|Me at the Above View|
|Another Angle at the Above View|
|Group of Hikers Ascending the Trail|