Sunday, January 28, 2018

Lime Kiln Mountain Melting Snow

Harriman State Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
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

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

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