Tuesday, August 20, 2019

West Mountain LinkedIn Hike

Harriman/Bear Mountain State Parks,
Rockland and Orange Counties,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Anthony Wayne Trail: White blaze
Fawn Trail: Red blaze
Timp-Torne Trail Blue blaze
Appalachian Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 1:45 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.8 Miles

Pros: Good climb, great views
Cons: None

Hiking Partners:
Shimon Rosenberg
Ari Gunzburg
David Lichtenstadter
Elliot Weiss
Eliezer Hott
Davkd Chait
Mak Zipper
Jacob Cohen

I put together a hike that I organized on LinkedIn, and the result was several hike-minded professionals that joined for this great hike. We parked at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area on the Palisades Parkway, and took the Anthony Wayne Trail to the Fawn Trail. We took the Fawn Trail to the Timp-Torne Trail at the ridgecrest, and climbed up the mountain along the ridge on the Timp-Torne Trail.

What I like about the trail are the continuous views along the ascent, climaxing with views of both the east and west sides of the mountain. At the top where we connected with the Appalachian Trail we took a quick rest at the view before descending. We descended along the Appalachian Trail, taking it to the Fawn Trail, back to the Anthony Wayne Trail and back to the parking area.

Map of the Route

Narrow Rock Crevice on the Timp-Torne Trail

First View at the Timp Torne Trail

Ascending West Mountain

Group Photo Along the West Mountain View

View of Bear Mountain

View Looking North

View Looking West

View Looking Southwest

View Facing Northeast to Bear Mountain

Mark Zipper Ascending the Final View

View at the Top Near Sunset

Me at the West Mountain Sunset

Group Photo at the Top View

Another Group Photo

View Facing South

Me at the Appalachian Train View on the Descent

Me with Ari Gunzburg and Shimon Rosenberg
Ari's Website can be accessed at www.arigunzburg.com

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