Sunday, July 25, 2021

Island Pond Mountain Lemon Squeezer Loop

Harriman State Park,
Orange Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Crooked Road: Unblazed
Appalachian Trail: White blaze

Total Time: 1:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 1.6 Miles 

Pros: Scenic Lake, rock formation, and pretty view
Cons: Bushwack down is a bit complicated
Hike Type: Lollipop Loop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Hiking Partner:
Elisha Friedman

Map of Route:

I had just returned from a trip from Florida in the late morning, and it was good to be back home where I was nearby the mountains with more seasonable temperatures than I was feeling down south. We parked on Arden Valley Road near Island Pond adjacent to Crooked Road. We took Crooked Road, which is a bit overgrown, down to the Appalachian Trail, which we then took for a short detour to the north shore of Island Pond.

We then turned back and took the Appalachian Trail to the east, to the Lemon Squeezer. We squeezed through the Lemon Squeezer and climbed up the mountain, and took a short bushwack a the top to the Island Pond Mountain view. We then bushwacked down the steep side of Island Pond Mountain going back to Crooked Road, which we took back to our car.

Map of the Route

Island Pond

Island Pond

Small Island at Island Pond

Me at Island Pond

Island Pond through the Trees

Lemon Squeezer Entrance

Me at the Lemon Squeezer Entrance

Going through the Entrance at the Lemon Squeezer Entrance

Squeeze at the Lemon Squeezer

Me Through the Lemon Squeezer

Overhang at the Lemon Squeezer

Large Rocks at the at the Lemon Squeezer

Another View of the Lemon Squeezer

Me at the Lemon Squeezer

Island Pond Mountain

Island Pond from Island Pond Mountain

Island Pond from Island Pond Mountain

Me at Island Pond Mountain

View from Island Pond Mountain

Island Pond Mountain

Island Pond Mountain

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