Parked at Ramapo Reservation. Hiked with my friend, Merrill. Took the orange blazed trail, passing waterfall, to blue blaze to red/Silver. When we reached the power lines, we turned left and headed up hill. Saw large boulders towards the left and headed up unmarked trail to find the summit. There was a rock pile and we each contributed a rock to it. A fun find!
I actually live on the trail head to Mount Newfoundland, so I'm up at the pine bluff at least once a month for the past twenty years! On February 4th, I snow-shoed from Notch all the way up! The snow did a nice job of hiding the unfortunate litter, and there were no ATV or motorcycle tracks to be seen, truly serene. As of Sunday March 21, 2021, 99% of the snow is gone now.
Green Pond Mountain
Since we were up on Mt. Newfoundland, we also hiked the opposite direction to Green Pond Lake (Green Pond Mountain), and the beach looks beautiful this afternoon in the sun.The snow is gone as of today.
Since today was so beautiful, we did a lot of hiking. Kanouse was first in our order, and it was a great hike up today. The snow and ice is gone, and the trail was not muddy at all. Beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline today as well. The famed star and the flagpole made it through the winter.
My co-pilot clearly thinks this peak lives up to its name – What a Drag. She couldn’t bear to stay awake, even with all the heavy panting and sweating her out of shape daddy was doing.
Up the Yellow, to white, to the pipeline we went from the parking lot on 202.
Most of the trails were well packed single tracks in the snow. Microspikes worked perfectly. Though the last bit up to the top may have warranted snowshoes.