The Osborn loop and Sugar Loaf Hill in winter
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Last year I hiked the Osborn Loop and Sugar Loaf Hill, just above Peekskill (see here). A nice and pleasant hike. And despite the fact that the panorama from the 230-meter (760-ft) high Sugarloaf Hill was really good, the presence of the many trees and their leaves obstructed the views significantly.
Since the days are still pretty short, the 3.5-hour hike seemed a great opportunity to push it in the short daylight time window. And since the trees do not have leaves at this time, I hoped the view aspect would become even more impressive.
Well that worked! Although I still had to look through the branches, the views were way better! And, there were more advantages! Unlike last week when I hiked at 17° C (63 F) the past days the temperature had been around -6 °C (21 F).
Sugarloaf is very easy to "climb" so, after completing the access loop, I found myself once again on the summit, overlooking the great Hudson River. And, as said, the views were much better. Unfortunately the almost setting winter sun was so low that the overall result was not really much better than in spring. The heavy wind chill made my stay on the top really short. A good thing, because the sun was almost gone so I had to keep moving.
Despite this, a worthwhile revisit!
More pictures below!