When: Saturday, September 26th, from 8am to 11:30am
Where: Palisades Interstate Park
What: Hiking with Lindsay and my sister
Weather: Cool but comfortable.
The day finally arrived when we were able to stop talking about hiking the Palisades and actually do it. Once again, the three of us found ourselves up bright and early with another NYNJ Trail Conference "Hike of the Week" tucked in my back pocket.
We have made a habit of paying no mind to the difficulty of these hikes, as we have found them to be greatly overexaggerated. On this particular hike, however, the mention of "rock scrambling" actually meant "rock scrambling."
The first portion of this hike descends down long
switchbacks until the trail comes to rest along the shore of the mighty Hudson River, providing a spectacular panoramic view.
The next part of this hike is the tricky part, which includes, but is not limited to the Giant Stairs and two talus slopes, one of which you see pictured.
After this one mile stretch where you indeed need to be paying attention to where you put your feet, the rest of the hike was relatively easy.
After this, it was all uphill back to the State Line Lookout where we had parked the car.
Another great hike had by all.