Stockbridge Mountain

Stockbridge Mountain, Harriman State Park (6/6/2009)

This is the Hike of the Week for 4/9/2009 as described on the NYNJTC website, with a quarter-mile out and back to visit Hippo Rock. Total distance traveled was 6 miles in about 3.5 hours.
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Silvermine Lake

Closer view

Barbecues on Menomine trail

Creek between Silvermine Lake and Lake Nawahunta

Surrounded by wildflowers

Old parking area for ski area



Grave of James H. Lewis

Pines across Lake Nawahunta

Lake Nawahunta

Hawk and crow battle

[Photo by Laura] Dan taking ...

... this photo

The Lewis Mine

Closer in

[Photo by Laura]

On Nawahunta Fire Road

Marsh to the north


Mountain Laurel ...

... flowers ...

... were ...

... blooming

Tiny red eft

On the Long Path

Beautiful ferns

Stockbridge Cave Shelter and chimney

Fireplace is in left corner

View from inside

Stockbridge Cave Shelter


Steep climb here

Roof of Stockbridge Shelter

It was built in 1928

View from the roof

Zoom of view

It was our lunch spot

View from inside


Steep descent

A rocky patch of the Long Path

Ferns along Menomine trail

Hippo Rock, a huge glacial ...

... erratic juts out to the trail

Back to Menomine trail

[Photo by Laura]

Back to Lake Nawahunta


Mallards cleaning in Lake Nawahunta

Mallards from other bank


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