Flat Rock Brook

Flat Rock Brook (4/3/2010)
This is the hike of the week for 1/13/2006 as described on the NYNJTC site with a few additions: a short walk along the quarry trail, the Yellow Loop trail, and an out and back to the Jones Road facility along the Red trail. Had we not been short on time, we could have easily added the Orange Loop trail and by doing so, hiked in just about every area in this lovely little area.

Total distance covered today was 2.9 miles in about 1.5 hours.

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Picnic gazebo

Downy woodpecker

Quarry pond

Canadian geese in pond

Visitor's Center and pond

Quarry boardwalk


On the White Loop trail

Red & White intersection

Thin tree with a big job

Wild turkey

View from overlook

Visitor's Center below

A muddy Blue Loop trail

But rains lead to green

Darling buds of ... April

Short climb on Blue

Recent fall from past storm

Foundation remains

Flat Rock brook

Crossing on stones

Female mallard

On the Yellow Loop trail

Skunk cabbage

Firs on the Yellow

Blue Jay

Young but tall growth

A very wet Yellow Loop trail

Bird house on Yellow

Crossing Flat Rock brook again

Snack time near Mystery bridge

MacFadden's Pond

The Mystery bridge

Laura on the bridge

MacFadden's Pond

Another view of waterfall

Wall remains line the brook

Red trail parallels brook

Small cascade

[photo by Laura]


Buds over the brook

Looks like a canal here

Red trail back


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