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10/22/2007 09:59:24 AM · #1
Fall colors are here and they are going to get even better next weekend. If you are up for a hike speak up and we can talk about trails and times. If not, check out some photos from yesterday.

//nikolaipozdniakov.com/WebGalleriesTrips/2007-10%20-%20Harriman%20State%20Park/

This place is accessible by train if you don't have a car.

Nick

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Meeting time:
11:30AM-12:00PM

Proposed plan:
- Start at the meeting point marked on the map. Which is the trail that leads to railroad.
- Hike up the mountain, take photos, have lunch somewhere on top. Not sure how far we want to hike so we'll decide based on the trail conditions and how people feel.
- If we have energy, hike to Trukey Hill Pond. Overlook trail is uphill but lake trail is fairly flat so we can do that.
- At the end of the day drive over to Perkins Drive. We can shoot sunset there and rest up before drive home.

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Park Map:
//maps.google.com/maps/ms?uid=116057232914546859075&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=107688007378149344583.00043d191fe60822a0fb6&z=12&om=1

Fall colors map:
//www.weather.com/maps/activity/fallfoliage/northeastusfallfoliage_large.html

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List of people:
Nikolai1024 - Nick - Yes
atsxus - Stephanie - Yes
TLL061 - Tom - Maybe
photodude - Mike - Yes
scalvert - Shannon - Maybe

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What to bring:

- Boots. Mud, rocks and all kinds of stuff can be on the trail. Be ready.
- Water. Better bring extra just in case
- Lunch. We are eating on the trail or picnic area.
- Tripod. It gets dark with all the trees around.
- Snack bars just in case.
- Camera with lenses. Duh!

Message edited by author 2007-10-26 17:18:57.
10/22/2007 11:33:40 AM · #2
Although I can't join you, I grew up around this area and would love to go. Some fall I will drive down from the Albany area and photograph the Bear Mtn Bridge. It is incredible in the fall.
10/22/2007 12:05:07 PM · #3
I'm in!!!

I was just in Bear Mountain yesterday...will post pictures later, but I'd love to go back.

Tell me when and where.

Stephanie
10/22/2007 12:25:51 PM · #4
Originally posted by atsxus:

I'm in!!!

I was just in Bear Mountain yesterday...will post pictures later, but I'd love to go back.

Tell me when and where.

Stephanie


I'm actually looking for ideas. I was thinking of a hiking trail off rt9W. I heard it has nice views of hudson. Then perkins memorial drive or turkey hill pond overlook for sunset. I'll post more info when I get home tonight but I would like to hear your suggestions as well.
10/22/2007 12:57:22 PM · #5
I'd have to investigate. I've mostly just taken pictures of the Bear Mountain Bridge, and the Overlook up Perkins Memorial Drive.

Steph
10/22/2007 03:14:57 PM · #6
I'm starting a map which I'm hoping to keep updating during this week:

//maps.google.com/maps/ms?uid=116057232914546859075&hl=en&gl=us&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=107688007378149344583.00043d191fe60822a0fb6&z=12&om=1
10/22/2007 03:23:43 PM · #7
Nick what day are you thinking about sunday is better for me
10/22/2007 03:44:11 PM · #8
Sunday 10/28
10/22/2007 07:31:06 PM · #9
I did a bit of reasearch and I think it would be cool to hike to Dunderberg Spiral Railway.

Few links and descriptions:
//www.columbia.edu/~brennan/dunderberg/begin.html
//www.bearmountain.net/advent_1.htm

"The hike starts with a strenuous ½ mile uphill section but does not require any rock scrambling -
After that it's mostly moderate going along scenic trails with
stunning Hudson River views and even a few railroad tunnels from the original 1890s construction."

' . substr('//www.bearmountain.net/tunnel1x.jpg', strrpos('//www.bearmountain.net/tunnel1x.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

What do you guys think?
10/22/2007 09:40:31 PM · #10
I would probably be up for this.
10/23/2007 09:12:39 AM · #11
Originally posted by photodude:

I would probably be up for this.


All right. We got 1 yes and 2 maybe. Anyone else?
10/23/2007 09:28:59 AM · #12
I don't know...strenuous up-hill.... LOL. :) J/K.

Steph
10/23/2007 01:09:35 PM · #13
Updated proposed plan. Suggestions are welcome.

Nick
10/24/2007 09:53:48 PM · #14
Im missing something, whats the update?
10/24/2007 10:04:28 PM · #15
Originally posted by photodude:

Im missing something, whats the update?


We are still on. What update are you looking for?
10/24/2007 10:05:01 PM · #16
Originally posted by Nikolai1024:

Originally posted by photodude:

Im missing something, whats the update?


We are still on. What update are you looking for?


ohh.. see first post
10/24/2007 11:41:45 PM · #17
I'm a possibility for Sunday. No guarantees, but I'm keeping an eye on the thread.
10/24/2007 11:57:04 PM · #18
Would love to come, but I have other obligations :( It seems my schedule is making me miss out on all the good Fall photo trips. :(
10/25/2007 09:23:26 AM · #19
Originally posted by nshapiro:

Would love to come, but I have other obligations :( It seems my schedule is making me miss out on all the good Fall photo trips. :(


Seems like a straight drive for you on i87 isn't it? We'll miss you.
10/25/2007 10:48:09 AM · #20
One important thing we need to decide is starting time. Would 12:30-1PM give us enought time?
10/26/2007 07:42:35 AM · #21
All things being equal, I would rather meet up in the morning, less traffic, smaller crowds, etc
10/26/2007 09:27:38 AM · #22
Originally posted by photodude:

All things being equal, I would rather meet up in the morning, less traffic, smaller crowds, etc


sure. what time?
10/26/2007 10:19:27 AM · #23
I would shoot more for 930 or 10, but like I said, Im willing to go with the flow
10/26/2007 11:22:39 AM · #24
Originally posted by photodude:

I would shoot more for 930 or 10, but like I said, Im willing to go with the flow


It is a bit of a drive for me so I would have to get up early. If others want I'm cool with 10-10:30AM.

Stephanie, what do you think?
10/26/2007 11:37:59 AM · #25
Originally posted by Nikolai1024:

Originally posted by photodude:

I would shoot more for 930 or 10, but like I said, Im willing to go with the flow


It is a bit of a drive for me so I would have to get up early. If others want I'm cool with 10-10:30AM.

Stephanie, what do you think?


Honestly, 12:30/1:00 sounds good for me. I'll be out late Saturday night for a Pre-Halloween party and I don't know what time I'll get home. But if you guys want to go early, by all means go without me. I don't want to hold you up. I'll just go out by myself.

Stephanie
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