Buck mountain(From Carris Hill summit)

Buck mountain(From Carris Hill summit) —jon

Ran into this guy on the yellow trail at the northern base of Buck Mtn.  Was about 5 ft. long,about as thick as my wrists, and wiggling tail like a rattlesnake.  Black runner? Black rat snake? I don't know but really really big.

Ran into this guy on the yellow trail at the northern base of Buck Mtn. Was about 5 ft. long,about as thick as my wrists, and wiggling tail like a rattlesnake. Black runner? Black rat snake? I don't know but really really big. —jon

saw these blooming in the stream by otterhole.

saw these blooming in the stream by otterhole. —jon

From the drive down 287 south you can actually see buck Mtn, and from the eastern viewpoint you can get a good shot of the bridge after Ramapo mtn.

From the drive down 287 south you can actually see buck Mtn, and from the eastern viewpoint you can get a good shot of the bridge after Ramapo mtn. —jon