Sunday, January 28, 2018

In the Fog - Cross River Reservoir

Jan 28th - On my trip back home from upstate NY, I just had to stop and take a few photos at the Cross River Reservoir in Pound Ridge NY - the fog was incredible!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Iced off!!

Iced off the trails... ARRRGGG!!!

Luther Forest

What a bummer - I showed up at Luther and rode both south loops as well as a bit of the north side but it was terribly icy almost everywhere and very difficult to ride (unless I suppose you had studs…), After two hours, I called it quits.

Schenectady Central Park

After a break for lunch and a visit with an old friend, I decided to check out the trail at Schenectady Central Park but once I got there—despite the fact that the forest ground was completely snow free—every trail and fireroad was a non-stop sheet of ice so I headed up to Hawkwood (Anchor Diamond trails in Burnt Hills) to hike instead.


But that was iced over as well and really needed crampons to keep from slipping  -- Crazy!!!!!!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Exploring Pine Mountain

The early morning crappy weather (overcast, sporadic rain) turned nice (sunny!) after a couple of hours.  We came in via Bennetts Pond / Rt 7, and after exploring the stream crossing, we headed along the south side of the pond then over the White Trail and up the first hike-a-bike Red Trail. Most of the rest of the time was spent exploring the hillsides "off the beaten track".

The highlight of our "tour" was finding quite a few more natural overlooks on Pine Mountain - the terrain there was amazing!

Stream Crossing

 Bennetts Pond :-)

Heading Up the Red

At the Kiosk

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Wicked Rock Gardens

Many Overlooks (ooo yeah!)

 Hidden Stream

As we traveled eastward over an incredibly picturesque ridge, we had to dip into this ravine and cross this raging stream. I can image this spot must be heaven in the summer greenery...


The Pine Mountain area is amazing - it's no wonder Charles Ives spent a lot of time there! LINK