Breakneck Ridge

Breakneck Ridge, Hudson Highlands (6/16/2006)
This is the Hike of the Week for 7/13/2004 as described on the NY-NJ Trail Conference website. According to the description "Despite its relatively short length, this is generally considered to be the most strenuous hike in the East Hudson Highlands." I say -- no way! It was tricky in places, but not extremely strenuous.
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Railway building at Breakneck Point

Laura and Storm King at river level

Bannerman Castle

Climbing the Breakneck Ridge trail

And climbing ...

... and climbing

Train at foot of Storm King


First landing marked by flags

Two other fools

View south: Route 9D, Amtrack railway, Hudson

Little Stony Point

View northwest

Bannerman Castle

Continuing the assault


The mighty Storm King

Military copters heading for West Point

Laura about to switch to alternate 'x' trail

Amtrack far below

Boat at Little Stony Point


Still not at the top

The photographer, camera-less

Heading for final assault

View of Bull Hill

View of Storm King


Almost there!

At the peak, 1200' above the river

Green-Margined Tiger Beetle

Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle

Tiny boat, huge wake with West Point in rear

One of Breakneck's peaks with Storm King


Rt. 293 cut into Storm King

Green-Margined Tiger Beetle

Lake Surprise

Newburgh Beacon Bridge & Denning's Point

Sugarloaf Mountain

Black Rat Snake


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