Sunday, September 10, 2023

Anthonys Nose Northern Approach on a Rainy Day

Hudson Highlands State Park,
Putnam and Westchester Counties.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Appalachian Trail: White blaze
Camp Smith Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 1:30 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.2 Miles

Pros: Good climb, Great view
Cons: Busy area generally
Hike Type: Out and back
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Google Maps of Parking:

This was a rainy Sunday. I had checked the radar and there was to the south moving up, but I underestimated the speed of the rain and the rain started coming down heavy as I left the summit, and it was raining very hard the entire way down. Lucky for me I have a rain poncho in my camelbak which came into good use. I took the Appalachian Trail up from the Bear Mountain Bridge to the Camp Smith Trail to the summit view. I then took the same route back to my car.

Map of the Route

Platform at the Beginning of the Hike

Beginning of the Hike

Route 9D and the County Line Sign

Beginning of the Hike

At the Appalachian Trail and Camp Smith Trail Junction

Bedrock on the Camp Smith Trail

Small Pond Near the Summit

Sign for the Summit View Spur Trail

Approaching the Anthony's Nose View

Bear Mountain Bridge

View of Iona Island and the Hudson River

View of Bear Mountain Bridge and the Hudson River

Start of the Rain

The Same Pond Above in the Rain

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