Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hiking - Harvey Mountain

Today I led a hike for Schenectady ADK to Harvey Mountain, just south of I-90 on the New York/Massachusetts line. It's not far from home, and is a relatively short hike, so we got a late morning start with plans to eat lunch on the summit. Six of us set off through the early spring woods, with the sun streaming down through the new green foliage.

After a few ups and downs, we reached the final climb to a large clearing just below the actual summit. After visiting the real summit and finding the NY/MA border marker, we returned to this clearing for lunch and some views.

The day was becoming warmer by the minute, with more than a hint of humidity, and there wasn't a lot of shade to be found here. After an abbreviated lunch stop, we headed back down the way we had come. Tentative plans to also climb nearby Beebe Hill were scrapped because of the heat, the hour, and the overall shortage of additional water.

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