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    Richard Amos added Weekend Hikes

    about 1 month ago

    Richard Amos added Green Mountains

    about 1 month ago

    Richard Amos added mass-dissappoint

    about 1 month ago

    Richard Amos saved Sugarloaf Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Richard Amos reviewed Storm King Mountain via Storm King Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Love this hike. Don't let the distance fool you, it's got a lot of elevation and too many good views to make it a short one. Incredibly varied pace thanks to some steep inclines and then some breezy walks through forest sections. Did this on a hot 98F day and whilst I was not attractive by the end, the actual hike was pretty cool in many sections thanks to the tree coverage and breeze up top.

    This is definitely a hike you can do for 3 hours stopping a lot, or race around on a cool day. It's such a fun trail to try different routes up the rocks. Do not do this on a hot day if you don't like walking up steep rocks. Not many loose rocks, but they are steep sometimes!

    Not all the trails you find are marked on AllTrails maps or even any other maps, so take a map so you can follow the route you're supposed to be on. Ended up on a detour on aqua/yellow on a trail not marked on maps - even with a GPS unit I was confused.

    As of July 1st 2018 there is NO car park as it's under repair, but there is parking along the side of the road, which as others mention... is a bit hairy when bikers come along at 60+.

    Richard Amos saved Buttermilk Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Richard Amos saved Cornish Estate Trail Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Richard Amos updated Shaunepeak Woods Ramble 5K

    3 months ago

    Richard Amos added Windham NY

    3 months ago

    Richard Amos completed Rainbow Falls Trail

    3 months ago

    Richard Amos added Minnewaska

    3 months ago

    Richard Amos added New Paltz etc

    3 months ago

    Richard Amos saved Table Rocks Trail

    3 months ago

    Richard Amos saved Coxing Trail Loop

    3 months ago

    Richard Amos added tough climb!

    3 months ago

    Richard Amos reviewed Bear Mountain Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    Did this backwards (Major Welch first) today, and it was great but surprisingly tricky and occasionally difficult to find the trail on the way up. Views are fantastic, not a ton of wild life but some great birds soaring.

    The top has a good view but I actually thought some of the views on the way up MW were better than the top! And yes, people are parked up but you walked, so feel good and enjoy it as much as they are.

    It seems under specified here: the Major Welch section is a serious hike! Yes you're not vertical rock climbing but there is more scrambling than I've done on many other trails and you DO need to be comfortable with heights. I took someone less serious about hiking and they were surprised (as was I!) that I'd taken them on this route! I would not want to do MW downwards or in the wet either - it's fun but it was fun because it's dry.

    The overall trail has lots of people even on a Monday and many are not serious hikers, which depending on how you like your trail pals is good, neutral, or bad!

    Bring grippy shoes with good ankle support.

    Richard Amos completed Bear Mountain Loop Trail

    3 months ago