Wednesday, June 18, 2014

May a month of awakenings and rapid transitions

Hobble bush on Hunter Mt

Early in May the DEC discouraged hikers from climbing above 3,000 feet in the Adirondacks. So, we decided it might be a good time to head south to the Catskills where the climate was a little milder and drier. Our first Catskill Mountain we selected was Hunter Mountain.
Bridge Crossing about 1/2 mi from trail-head
Clintonia on Hunter mt
Trillium on Hunter Mt

Not much greenery but did see some early spring moss and flowers such as trillium and clintonia

views were good because the foliage had not come in yet

the ranger tower atop Hunter. The only view at the summit is from this platform

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