Sunday, January 7, 2024

Chipmunk Mountain Snow

Harriman State Park
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Pine Meadow Trail: Red blaze
Stony Brook Trail: Orange blaze
Stony Brook/Pine Meadow Connector Trail: Unblazed
Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail: Orange blaze

Total Time: 2:20 minutes
Estimated Distance: 3.4 Mile

Pros: Good climb, good view, and scenic brook
Cons: Busy area
Hike Type: Candy Wrapper Loop
Level of Difficulty: Difficult in Snow

Google Maps of Parking:

Hiking Partner:
Yehudah Koblick 

This was the first snow of the season. It snowed about 6 inches, and the snow was still coming down lightly during the hike. This was a real winter wonderland with the fresh snow, overflowing brook, and evergreen mountain laurel.

We parked at the Reeves Meadow trailhead, and took the Pine Meadow Trail and Stony Brook Trail along the side of the brook. We then took the Stony Brook/Pine Meadow Connector Trail up the mountain to the Pine Meadow Trail, which we took to the Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail up Chipmunk Mountain to the view. There wasn't much of a view do to the poor visibility with the snow and clouds. We then turned back and took the Hillburn-Torne-Sebago Trail back to the Pine Meadow Trail which we took back to the trailhead.

Map of the Route

Snowy Reeves Meadow Parking Lot

Beginning of the Hike

Trailhead at Reeves Meadow

Pine Meadow Trail at Reeves Brook

Stony Brook in the Snow

Gas Line

Stony Brook Trail

Yehudah on the Stony Brook Trail

Mountain Laurel Forest on the HTS Trail

Ascending the Chipmunk Mountain Summit

Heading Back Down on the HTS Trail

The Sun is Finally Coming Out after the Snow

Bridge Over Quartz Brook

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