Thursday, February 21, 2019

Kakiat Ice Storm

Kakiat County Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Old Mill Trail: Blue blaze
Kakiat Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 22 minutes
Estimated Distance: 0.9 miles

Pros: Scenic with glazed layer of ice
Cons: None

The previous night there was a snowstorm that ended with freezing rain, leaving a glistening coating of ice on all the trees. As the clouds cleared and the sun came out in the morning, a beautiful scene unfolded. I took the opportunity for a short hike in Kakiat prior to going to work and enjoy the scenery. I parked in the parking area, crossed the bridge over the Mahwah River, and then took the Old Mill Trail loop around back to the Kakiat Trail, and then back to my car.

Map of the Route

Mahwah River by the Bridge

Icy Coating on the Old Mill Trail

Ice Coating on the Brush

More Ice Coating on the Brush

Old Mill Trail Ice Canopy

Continuing Along the Old Mill Trail

Old Mill Trail through the Pine Grove

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