The first snow hike of the winter season at Timp Mountain

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Autumn meets winter

After yesterday's huge blizzard I considered it a nice opportunity to make a nice snow hike in the Catskill Mountains. But on my way to the Catskills I found out that, like always, the amount of snow in the city was much less than outside the city. This made me change my plans, and I decided to make a much closer hike to home, at the Dunderberg and Timp site in the Hudson Valley.

I had hiked this nice hike around an unfinished Spiral Railroad in March last year (see here!). At that time it was the other way around. At that time the weather was all of a sudden very hot after a snowy period. And now I was doing the same hike in the snow after a period of relative hot weather.

At the trail head, at Hudson River level, the snow had almost completely molten away.

Autumn meets winter
But after some climbing I found myself in a thick layer that kept getting thicker the higher I got. The scenery was really special. Like in Central Park, the autumn leaves were still on the trees giving an unreal vista on the autumn colours amidst the white snow-scape. The deep blue sky helped emphasizing the colors.

There was one draw back. Due to the many fallen branches and the thick snow layer my progress was not really good. I made it to the 300-meter (980-ft) high Timp. The Dunderberg section of the hike could not be done. But still, a very nice way to enjoy an early snow accumulation.

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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Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
At the lower sections of the hike …
At the lower sections of the hike…
At the lower sections of the hike …
At the lower sections of the hike…
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
Autumn meets winter
At the Timp and the higher section…
At the Timp and the higher sectio…
At the higher sections of the hike…
At the higher sections of the hik…
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photo by: mdalamers