Fitzgerald Falls

Fitzgerald Falls, Appalachian Trail (10/25/2007)
This out-and-back begins where the AT crosses Route 5 just north of Greenwood Lake, NY. Heading east on the AT, we climbed up the side of Fitzgerald Falls, and then took the Allis Trail (blue blazed) south into Sterling Forest for some viewpoints on Sterling Mountain before turning back.
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Start of hike at Route 5

Magnificent leaf drop

It was supposed to rain but didn't!

Near peak fall foliage

Beautiful rock formations

Frog near the formation

Another frog


First glimpse of Fitzgerald Falls

Colorful forest bed

The falls was just a trickle

But still a great lunch spot

Frog at the bottom of the falls

And another

Climbing the AT at the falls side

Above-ground roots

Abandoned pipe

Boundary wall

Remnants of homesteads


AT register at intersection with Allis trail

Signing the register

View west from Allis trail

High color

Cairn photography

On Sterling Mountain ridge

Cairns abound

View east from Sterling Mountain

Radio tower east

View of Mombasha Lake

More cairns


Taking a break

View east from Sterling Mountain


View of Bearfort Ridge

Significant leaf drop

Tree fungus graffiti

A large hawk flew out over us here


At the top of Fitzgerald Falls

The climb down


Still just a trickle

Look at that colorful carpet

Trees hugging?

Boundary wall

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