Never got a chance to post this last month. Beacon Mountain. While the Hudson Highlands are no Adirondacks, they are beautiful in their own right. For somewhere from which you can see NYC on a clear day, they can seem so far away. A four hour hike took us up the main trail on Beacon Mountain, past the ruins of the cog railway and hotel, out to the Beacon Reservoir, up to the Fire Tower, and back down.
Thanks Harv. I grew up Skiing the East. My brother from another mother settled in VT about 20 years ago. Been up in the Northeast for the past couple of weeks... started in RI with my parents... have been in the NEK since last week. Will end up flying out of Portland next week. Since moving West, I have been back East for Xmas & ThanksG several times, but have not put boards on snow over here since 2009. I have more time now. At some point, I'll ride snow over here again. I have a super strong connection in VT, so I'll always have a reason to visit.
Doubtful I could keep up with you in the BC, but it would be fun to make turns in bounds or have a beer or both. Plattekill would be cool, but might snow might not line up with your schedule. Big dreams of returning to Smuggs, but current family situation makes that hard. Hey you never know.
As always, thanks for posting.
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Hey thanks boys! It’s been an interesting last few weeks. Most of our mountain biking trails are in forest closure areas so we’ve been exploring some different spots. I’m ready to get back on the bike again but it’s been kind of cool to check out new (for us) places.
Oh man.. Those are AWESOME as well. The light this week was amazing here in NYC - though as you all know, I hardly ever take a photo these days. Maybe I should switch from shooting multiple frames to one again.
Will be in Placid from Thursday night through Sunday afternoon. Everyone is up for some hiking. Looking for recommendations that will keep the whole family happy. Something along the lines of 1,250’ of vertical gain or so, on well marked trails, that can be done by the wife and 14 yo in three hours or less would be ideal. Of course hoping for great views. I’m sure you guys must have some preferred hikes in that family category. Hit me with them! Thanks.
We’ll probably hit up the Memorial Highway and a Gondola ride on Saturday, maybe a round of disc golf, definitely an Ubu or Bloody at the Lounge. If anyone’s around and wants to grab a drink or three somewhere one night let me know!