22 September 2008

Hiking Bear Mountain

Sunday I went with a group organized by the Central Park Conservancy to hike up Bear Mountain. We met at the North Meadow Recreation Center at 9 am. After a little delay 14 of us piled into two vans and headed out across the George Washington Bridge and up the Palisades to Bear Mountain. It was about an hour ride up a tree lined highway. The three mile hike turned into a much longer hike when I found myself in the fast group. There were some rocky and steep points and my legs are a bit sore today. Over all it was great hike with beautiful surroundings.

On the Appalachian Trail on top of Bear Mountain. Way back in the haze we could see NYC.

Sparks our fearless trail leader checking out the map

Some of the group in front of the shelter maintained by boy scouts along the Appalachian trail.
Trail marker. The lower one is the Appalachian trail marker for NY.

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