Saturday, January 17, 2009

Hiking/Snowshoeing - Taconic Crest Trail

Today, I led a Schenectady ADK trip to the northern end of the Taconic Crest Trail, along the NY/VT border. With the temperature at 0 degrees F, six of us started the 1.1-mile, 880' climb up Prosser Hollow to intersect the TCT on the ridge. It was pretty cold starting out, but soon people were shedding layers as we warmed up. When we reached the ridge, there was a slight breeze, and the layers went back on. We enjoyed a couple of nice views as we headed north, and eventually came to the steep downhill leading back to the pre-positioned car on NY346 at the Vermont line. This was such a short hike (3.2 miles) and it was so cold that we never stopped for lunch or anything else, aside from the occasional breather or clothing adjustment. We reached the car only 2.5 hours after we started, and retired to a nearby Stewart's Shop for some warmth.

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