We hiked last week. A lot of possible hiking areas were closed due to road wash-outs. We did manage to hike the Escarpment Trail right outside Windham, NY. We wanted to hike to Windham High Peak. First we had to cross the brook that brought all the flood the week before. While running swiftly, it looked innocent enough. The bridge was gone, washed away. But we made it across by hopping from rock to rock.
Crossing the stream, or brook
These 'bridges' were pushed over by the water as well
A brave-looking woman, who didn't look so energetic on the way back
Through the 'enchanted forest', the trail really, really is over those roots
? a castle for a fairy princess? With her own umbrella?
fresh bear tracks
we saw toads
The view from the top
and on the other side of the mountain.
We hiked up 3,500 feet, and over 17,000 steps, which works out to a little over 7 miles.
Yes, I hiked up over 3,5 miles UP the mountain (and it was all uphill),
and over 3,5 miles down.
Yes, we were tired. Yes, our legs were sore the next day.
What a beautiful area -
we definitely will be back.
Thank you, Nicole and Greg