Sunday, June 24, 2018

Panther Mountain View

Harriman State Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Pine Meadow Trail: Red blaze
Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail: Yellow blaze

Total Time: 1:30 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.8 Miles

Pros: Good climb and nice view
Cons: None

Hiking Partners:
Shimmy Rosenberg
Josef Friedman

We were short on time, so we chose a close trail that was relatively short in distance but still very scenic. We parked at the Ramapo Equestrian Center, which is the trailhead terminus of the Pine Meadow Trail, and took this trail as it climbs up the Ramapo Mountain Escarpment to the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail. We the continued up along the Suffern-Bear Mountain Trail northbound, through the rocky area and ridge top. There are several good views here and we were afforded with some delicious blueberries and huckleberries along the trail. At the descent of Panther Mountain where the trail turns and goes down, we turned around and headed back, due to worsening weather conditions and time constraints. The weather was extremely humid and uncomfortable, and some ominous thunderstorm clouds appeared in the distance, prompting us to finish the hike sooner than anticipated.

Map of the Route

View at the Beginning of the Rocky Part on the S-BM Trail

Ascending Panther Mountain

Mountain Laurels on the Trail

Approaching the Main View

View Facing East

View Facing Southeast

Me at the Panther Mountain View

Shimmy at the Panther Mountain View

Me and Shimmy at the Panther Mountain View

View Facing Northeast, Towards south Mountain and Hi-Tor

View Beyond the Blueberry Meadow

View Below the Escarpment of Rockland County

Blueberry Fields along the Ridge Line

Me and Joseph Walking through the Blueberry Grove

More Blueberry Groves

Newly Ripened Blueberries

View Before the Trail Descent

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