Sunday, December 1, 2019

Hasenclever Mountain & Hasenclever Mine Loop

Harriman State Park,
Orange & Rockland Counties,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Red Cross Trail: Red blaze
Arden-Surebridge Trail: Red blaze

Total Time: 1:55 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.7 Miles

Pros: Quiet area (except for parking area), nice lake views
Cons: None

Hiking Partners:
Shimmy Rosenberg
Yehudah Koblick

Our first snowstorm of the season was predicted for Sunday and Monday. I had checked the radar and saw that it wasn't going to snow yet, but figured we should move fast and get back sooner than later to play it safe. At the end of the hike there was freezing rain that picked up and made things quite slick, although we did get back okay. (The following day had 6 inches of snow.)

We parked at the Lake Skanatati parking area, and took the Long Path to the connector stream up to the road at Lake Askoti. We crossed 7 Lakes Drive and took the unmarked wide path on the east side of Lake Askoti, slowly climbing up and going along until the intersection of the Red Cross Trail. We then continued a short distance further towards the Hasenclever Mine, through an evergreen Mountain Laurel forest.

We turned around at the mine, and took the Red Cross Trail to the view, and then down the hill to the northern part of Lake Askoti. We then crossed 7 Lakes Drive and then climbed up to the end of the trail, to the Arden-Surebridge Trail. We tool the Arden-Surebridge Trail down the mountain and back towards the parking area.

Map of the Route

Lake Skanatati

Lake Skanatati, Facing South

Lake Skanatati from the Stream Inlet

Evergreen Mountain Laurel Forest

Hasenclever Mine Main Pit

The other side of the Hasenclever Mine Pit

Rock Dump at the Hasenclever Mine

Yehudah and Shimmy on the Red Cross Trail

Me on the Red Cross Trail at the Hasenclever Mine

View at Hasenclever Mountain, Looking Towards Hogencamp Mountain

Me at the Above View

Pine Trees at the Hasenclever Mountain View

Yehudah Descending Hasenclever Mountain

Lake Askoti Scenic Peninsula

Me at the Lake Askoti Peninsula

Yehudah at Lake Askoti

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