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Harriman State Park - Turkey Hill, Stockbridge Mountain, Black Mountain, AT, Long Path

June 6, 2021

13.5 Mi • 2,339 Ft Gain • 179 Photos • 5 Videos

I came out of this hike completely soaked in sweat. This is the first time I really pushed through the heat for such a long distance. I was initially worried if I brought enough water, but I monitored my intake and sipped at a consistent pace throughout the day. I knew going in this would be more of a forest hike than a view hike and I was okay with that. Due to the intense sun, I didn't want to spend too much time on mountain tops and I was happy to stay in the shade as much as possible. Even without the views, it was an awesome hike! I enjoyed exploring a new section of Harriman.
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Harriman State Park - Lake Skenonto, Tom Jones Mountain, Black Rock Mountain

May 1, 2021

13.7 Mi • 2,536 Ft Gain • 349 Photos • 16 Videos

Harriman is abundant with water sources, as I encountered over a dozen streams on this hike alone. Lake Skenonto provided a great backdrop to enjoy during lunch. The small rock scramble up to Tom Jones Mountain was well worth the views of the Hudson Valley once up there. Campers were abundant, as well as at least one black snake I encountered on my way up Black Rock mountain. The view of Lake Stahahe from the top of Car Pond mountain was a bit obstructed, but allowed me to find another shelter. My longest hike to date did not disappoint.
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