Today was another beautiful day, and with my good bike in the shop, I decided to get in a somewhat longer and tougher hike than earlier this week, and something with a view. After much deliberating and gnashing of teeth, I settled on Moreau Lake State Park, south of Glens Falls. There's an extensive trail system there atop the Palmertown Range (map at link), accessible either from the main park itself or from Spier Falls Road along the Hudson River. I took the cheap option, and parked below the Spier Falls Dam, ready for the steep uphill climb to the ridge.
|The Spier Falls Dam on the Hudson River|
|A shady lunch spot. I could see the old IP smokestack in Corinth from here.|
|The Hudson River, flowing downstream and northward here, heading toward Glens Falls. This was my favorite view of the day.|
|Another view of the dam and former falls|