Took a trip up to the Adirondacks during the massive heat wave in NYC this summer. I like to take hikes while up there and this trip brought a new trail on Moxham Mountain. It’s a nice trail. New, so there are stumps still to be flattened – which means watch your step as you go. The day started out cloudy, so the way up was cool and not that taxing. The path is a long one, it goes up and down, so the way back is not much easier than the way up. It’s a little over 2 miles and we were out there for several hours. The sun came out eventually which made the return strenuous. This also gave some really nice images of the views from the path.
The sun comes through the trees.
The sun shows how dark it can be under the trees in the early stages of the hike.
I can see through the trees!
Another hill south of us.
Gaze at the land and the sky as you climb.
The light dances on a stump.
A shallow creek to cross, both coming and going.
Another view of the land.
The clouds are still out there.
A view through the trees.
An interesting grouping of trees.
The path before us.
Out of the trees and over the rock I called the dinosaur spine.
I just liked the shape of this tree as we neared our lunch area.
Our lunch view.
Looking down from our lunch outcrop.
There is the end of the hike.
The clouds shade the other mountains.
Looking at the mountain.
Lots of clouds gathering.
Ye Olde Moxham Mountain.
More clouds through the trees.
The land before us.
The same view in color.
A final look before the trip back.
The clouds are breaking up, giving us this nice view on the return trip.
The sun plays on the rocks.
A snake sunbathes.
A look through the trees while returning gives you views you didn’t notice on the way up.
Driving by the mountain and saying goodbye for the day.
Next week: We’ll take a look at a farm near my parents’ home.