Giant Stairs

Giant Stairs, The Palisades (7/8/2006)
This is New Jersey Hike #4 ("Giant Stairs") from the book Take a Hike: New York City (1st edition) and is also the Hike of the Week for 10/21/2005 as described on the NY-NJ Trail Conference website.
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View north from State Line Lookout

25 cents?!

View south from State Line Lookout

Boat on the Hudson

Daddy Longlegs all over

Climbing down to the shore


River level

Tunnels of vegetation


First glimpse of the Giant Stairs

Start of the 1-mile rock scramble


Clambering under forest cover



Out in the open


Cliffs of the Palisades


Where's my camera?


Lone dead tree surrounded by huge rocks


Tappan Zee Bridge



Swallowtail resting

A swing!

Huge cairns at end of Giant Stairs

Ruins of sculptress Mary Lawrence's Italian Garden

At Peanut Leap Cascade


Perfect spot for lunch

Border Monument [detail]



Back at State Line Lookout

State Highway dedication


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