Sterling Ridge

Sterling Ridge, Sterling Forest (10/27/2006)

This is Western Hudson Hike #3 ("Ridge and Shore Loop") from the book Take a Hike: New York City (1st edition) as well as the Hike of the Week for 9/19/2002 as described on the NY-NJ Trail Conference website.
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Sterling Ridge trail

Forest floor from above

Hiking the ridge

Glimpse of Sterling Lake

Heavy leaf blanket


View east at power line cut

View east

Laura hidden in autumn color

Cairn on glacially-carved ridge

Photographing Sterling Lake

Southern tip of lake

Looking NE

Large ridge cairn

Northern part of Sterling Lake


Large houses east of lake


Curious (and hungry) chipmunk

Tractor at ranger station

Rough Mountain Ranger Station & fire tower

View up Sterling firetower

Hummingbird feeder


Sterling firetower

Laura gets intimate with Smokey

Two wild turkeys from a large flock


On the bank of Sterling Lake


Visitor center across lake

Sterling Lake trail



Leaves on water

Friendly dragonfly


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