Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Daters Mountain Almost Perpendicular LinkedIn Hike

Harriman State Park,
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Blue Disc Trail: Blue blaze
Total Time: 2:05 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.9 Miles (a bit extra because of return to retrieve lost bottle)

Pros: Very scenic hike with good scrambles, great scenery, and nice views
Cons: End of hike on Pine Meadow Trail is very busy, parking is busy on weekends

Hike Type: Loop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Hiking Partners:
Jerry Dobner, Meir Frankel, Sol Fruchter, Eliezer Hott, Raphi Levine, Rafael Rosenberg, Shimon Rosenberg, Shloimy Tauber, Shmully Zand

Map of Route:

I had organized a networking hike with connected LinkedIn members after work. With the sun setting very late, and itching to get some more hikes and good networking, I organized a group of people to go hiking together up Daters Mountain. This is a short and rewarding hike. The climb is a bit difficult near the end, but the view is very expansive and rewarding. 

I had brought my hiking gear to work with me, and changed on the way to the hike. We parked at the cul-de-sac at the end of the Johnsontown Road in Sloatsburg. We took the Blue Disc up from it's trailhead, climbing gradually at the beginning, and then steeply up until the view. The area where the view is Dater's Mountain, but also referenced as "Almost Perpendicular" on the maps.

At the top viewpoint, we did some networking, with everyone sharing what they do professionally. We then turned around and came back with the same route. One of my hiking partners realized he had lost his water bottle, so I volunteered to go back all the way till the steep part to help him retrieve it.

Map of the Route

Hiking Group at the Trailhead at the Beginning of the Hike

Hiking Up the Scramble Approaching the Summit

Our Group Relaxing at the Top

Hiking Members at the View

At the Rock above Almost Perpendicular

Heshy Friedman and Shimon Rosenberg at Daters Mountain Almost Perpendicular

Me at the top View

Zoomed In to Me at the View

Me with Jerry Dobner

Another View of Me with Jerry Dobner

Evening View from Almost Perpendicular

At the Rocky Area at the Mountain View

Sun Going Over the Horizon on Daters Mountain

Me with Shimon Rosenberg and Samuel Zand

View Facing Southwest to Chipmunk Mountain and Ramapo Torne

Large Rock Over Almost Perpendicular

View from the Summit Facing South

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