Gertrude's Nose

Gertrude's Nose, Minnewaska State Park (8/21/2006)

This is the Hike of the Week for 8/7/2003 as described on the NY-NJ Trail Conference website as well as is Shawangunk hike #2 ("Gertrude's Nose") from the book Take a Hike: New York City (1st edition).
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Lake Minnewaska (Catskills on horizon)

Patterson's Pellet

View of Hamilton Point

The spectacular Gertrude's Nose trail

Above the Palmaghatt Ravine

Hamilton Point


Gertrude's Nose trail


Hamilton Point


Sheer drop

Glacial errata


Dangling over the edge

House-sized rock slabs

Standing ardha padmasana

Lots of crevices


High Point Monument in far distance

Deep crevices on Gertrude's Nose trail


Approaching Gertrude's Nose


Wallkill Valley from the Nose

Laura on the Nose

Perfect spot for lunch



Pine needle carpet


Heading northeast

Powerline across Gertrude's Nose trail

Pitch pines abound

View from Millbrook Mountain

Albert K. Smiley Memorial Tower on Sky Top in Mohonk Preserve

Gazebo over Lake Minnewaska

Dry bridge over Minnewaska Carriageway

Lake Minnewaska

Lake Minnewaska

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