Monday, October 18, 2004

BERLIN MTN TACONIC MTNS (THE "SCOUTING WITH DAD" HIKE)

The plan was to hike the Taconic Crest Trail from Petersburg Pass to Berlin Mtn to see if it was suitable for mountain biking. My father and I arrived at Petersburg Pass on a cool and cloudy fall day.


Petersburg Pass Trailhead

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Petersburg Pass View


View Northwest from Petersburg Pass

The leaves covered the trail as we headed towards Berlin Mtn. The trail was wide and showed some signs of illegal ATV/4X4 use. We passed through Berlin Gap and up to the flat summit. There was the footings for the old fire tower which was taken down. The view of Mt Greylock the Massachusettes high point was ver nice to the East. The rolling hills and farmland of New York's Hudson Valley to the West.


Leaves on the trail


Trail Marker


Nice Fall Forest


Berlin Mountain Summit


Mt Greylock from Berlin Summit

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We hiked back to Petersburg Pass and concluded that the terrain was too steep and loose to make it a good mountain bike trip. It did however turn out to be a rather nice place to hike for the day with my dad.



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