Near Pawling NY the AT passes the Dover Oak, a white oak which is the largest in New York
My trekking poles are nearly 4 feet long
The branches reach across Dover Rd
This beautiful boardwalk crossed a lowland area with great birdwatching
Note the writing on the chair
There’s actually a passenger train that you can take from NYC and get dropped off right here on the AT
While I was hiking two days ago, a local day hiker offered to share with me (as trail magic) an excerpt from Henry David Thoreau. I gladly accepted, and he recited this wonderful bit of advice:
I just love the Thoreau quote. Historically, the west tends to view nature as something to be exploited in both necessary, as well as frivolous, ways. As long as we breath air on this earth, it’s our destiny to be “users”, but it doesn’t mean we can’t explore ways to minimize the use and abuse of our world. Very thought-provoking!
You are more than welcome!
The boardwalk is gorgeous!!!
Still looking for momma bear.
Marti, go straight up from the left-most corner of the big boulder.
Aww, it looks like she is trying to coax her cub down. Thank you, Sally.