After an unremarkable walk in the Albany Pine Bush yesterday that included trails being closed and lots of Thruway noise, it was nice to get out for a real hike today.
|Entire yellow trail was closed. Short noisy roadside walk on the rest.|
|Our route, starting on NY30 just south of the Sacandaga Campground|
We always hit the westernmost viewpoint first, and have the beginnings of lunch there. We're never exactly sure what we're looking at, but usually the colors were much more vivid than they were today, with many trees already bare.
After lunch, we headed back to the col between the two summits, and then up to some more major cliffs on the eastern side. Somehow we'd managed to miss this view on several previous explorations of the far eastern end of the ridge.
|Cathead Mountain in the distance, and the Sacandaga River with NY30 left center|
|Our favorite spot to linger a while|