Monday, April 13, 2020

Pine Swamp Mountain Sunset

Harriman State Park,
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Arden-Surebridge Trail: Red blaze
Long Path: Green path

Total Time: 0:45 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.0 Miles

Pros: Good climb and beautiful sunset
Cons: None

Hiking Partner:
Joseph Friedman
Elisha Friedman

It had been raining hard all day. At the end of the day, about 2 hours before sunset, the rain cleared and the sun came out with warm weather. We decided to do a short sunset hike nearby. We parked at the Lake Skanatati parking area, and took the Arden-Surebridge Trail up for a short part until bushwhacking on the old trail that previously went to to the view of the Pine Swamp Mountain. We took this path up to the top of the view for the sunset, and were privaleged to see a very aesthetic rainbow. We then bushwhacked down the mountain along a route I have travelled many times, to the Long Path. We took the Long Path back to the parking area alongside the lake, and took a short detour after the parking area to the inlet stream, which was flowing strongly with a nice waterfall under the bridge.

Map of the Route

Lake Skanatati from the Parking Area

Signage at the Trailhead

View from Pine Swamp Mountain at Sunset

Lake Skanatati and and Kanawauke from the View

Me at the PIne Swamp Mountain View

Rainbow as Viewed from the Lake Skanatati View

Sunset Over Lake Skanatati

Rainbow Arch Descening the Mountain, Obscured by Trees

Sunset over Lake Skanatati

Lake Skanatati from the North Shore

Waterfall at the Inlet of Lake Skanatati

Me in Lake Skanatati

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