Breakneck Mountain in summer

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"Third Reservoir" dates back to 1951 and used to be a watershed for Letchworth Village

I am running out of hikes... What a luxury remark this is. I have two books with hikes in the area around New York. And despite the fact that there are still enough hikes to do, the ones close to New York City have almost all been hiked.

This is of course a very silly remark. I mean, one can always do a hike several times. And besides that, I have the luxury to be here all year. So, a hike done in summer can look totally different in winter, or the other way around of course.

With that mind-set I re-hiked a hike I had hiked in the winter last year today, the Breakneck Mountain hike. And yes, apart form really remarkable things the hike felt completely new. I now encountered several very wet and muddy passages that were frozen and covered by snow the previous time.

The deer in front of my car
Brooks streamed enthusiastically while they were previously frozen, and the trees that were completely leafless in February carried many fresh green leafs now. The trail was mainly through lush growing blueberry bushes. That was a nice variation towards my previous fern/blackberry hike.

I also encountered a lot of wildlife, among which two snakes and some deer. One deer was not afraid at all, I could approach it as close as 5 meters. Driving home after the hike I also saw a mother deer with two Bambi like baby deer, right in front of my car!

More pictures below! Deze fake-tekst heb ik toegevoegd om net iets meer regels te genereren zodat deze rare website toestaat dat de bijgesloten foto ook vertoond wordt.

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Third Reservoir dates back to 19…
"Third Reservoir" dates back to 1…
The deer in front of my car
The deer in front of my car
The start of the hike was a bit cl…
The start of the hike was a bit c…
Blueberry hill
Blueberry hill
Breakneck Mountain
Breakneck Mountain
Breakneck Mountain
Breakneck Mountain
Third Reservoir dates back to 19…
"Third Reservoir" dates back to 1…
The dear in the woods
The dear in the woods
Harriman State Park NY
photo by: mdalamers