Monday, April 2, 2018

Kakiat April Snowstorm

Kakiat County Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trail:
Mountain Trail: Orange blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze
Old Mill Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 1:20 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.8 Miles

Pros: Very scenic in fresh snow, good view
Cons: None

Hiking Partner:
Shimmy Rosenberg

March was exceptionally cold, and winter seems to have lingered along into April. It has been a very chilly start to spring, and I and everyone was quite surprised to have woken up to 6 inches snow.  I have never seen this much snow in April. Although this snow was predicted, nobody took the forecasters seriously. Anyways, this was a good oppurtunity for a quick hike up Kakiat, to the view.

We parked at the Kakiat parking area, and took the Mountain Trail up to the first view. We took a bunch of pictures, and then bushwacked north to the Kakiat Trail, which we took down the mountain, to the Old Mill Trail. We took the Old Mill Trail around, back to the parking area.

Map of the Route

Shimmy at the Beginning of the Hike

Me at the Field at the Bottom of the Mountain

Mahwah River in the Snow

Kakiat Gazebo and Field

Shimmy at the Start of the Mountain Trail

Me on the Mountain Trail with my Snowshoes

Gas Pipeline

Me on a Fallen Tree

Ascending the Mountain on the Mountain Trail

Approaching the Kakiat Lower Overlook

Kakiat Overlook

Snow on the Mountain

View Facing East

Everything is Snow Covered

AMe at the Kakiat Overlook

Me and Shimmy at the Kakiat Overlook

Me and Shimmy Selfiie

View Facing South

Shhimmy at the Overlook

Me Again

Panorama View

Budding Trees in the Snow

Close up of the Budding Trees

View Facing East/Northeast

Bridge at the End of the Old Mill Trail

On the Small Bridge at the End of the Old Mill Trail

Mahwah River

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