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    Murle Telford completed Taughannock Falls

    over 1 year ago

    Murle Telford saved Taughannock Falls

    over 1 year ago

    Murle Telford saved Rim & Gorge Trail

    over 1 year ago

    Murle Telford completed Rim & Gorge Trail

    over 1 year ago

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    almost 3 years ago

    Murle Telford reviewed The Hudson Highlands

    over 4 years ago

    We hiked the Bull Hill (Mt. Taurus) via Washburn/Notch/Brook/Cornish Trail Loop. The start of the hike was a moderate incline with more pastoral woods than mountain. It starts to get rocky at the clearing of the quarry. It gets quite steep at spots between the quarry and the top of the mountain. There are some fantastic views of the Hudson to the east and south (including West Point Military Academy) as you go up the mountain. Be sure to take advantage of the rock outcroppings to sit, rest, and enjoy the views. The trek down the far side of the mountain is much more relaxed. It is a mix of trail walking and creek running.

    The trails aren't very well marked in some areas. I would suggest hiking this with a partner to allow for more eyes on the lookout for the round trail-markers. There are times when I missed looking at nature because I was more focused on finding the next marker (a.k.a. not getting lost).

    Overall, it was quite a fun trek. There was a good variety and enough additional options of trails that we can return without repeating the same hike.

    The link below is the official hike site:
    http://nynjtc.org/hike/east-hudson-highlands

    enjoy!

    Murle Telford completed The Hudson Highlands Trail

    over 4 years ago

    Murle Telford completed Burke Lake Trail

    over 4 years ago

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