We thought it might be a good one to begin on, and it's very early in the season. Temps were in the forties at the trailhead, though at least ten degrees cooler at the summit. Low cloud ceiling, too, but an amazing view nonetheless. It was a very wet hike, this early in the season.
|Saw a cool tree-burl-kinda-thing early on in the hike.|
A little way in to the hike, there is a patch of old-growth forest, which is rare to see around here--even in the Catskills. It was much . . . darker than the photo seems to suggest. The word "primeval" fits; it felt sacred, otherwordly.
|US Geo Survey Triangulation Benchmark|
|USGS Summit Benchmark|
|Fitbit says I climbed 142 flights of stairs . . .|
|GPS overview of post-hike route|