Hook Mountain, NY: 6/22/10

People think that since we live only 40 minutes north of New York City, we are surrounded by concrete and suburban sprawl. Hook Mountain has great views of the Tappan Zee bridge, and on a clear day, you can see the city.

View from Hook Mountain NY

My daughter Zoe and I went on a hike this morning that’s five minutes from our house and 10 minutes north of the bridge.

It tops out on a 300-foot cliff. The cliff is on state land, but the rock is of poor quality, so climbing is a big no-no. A great hike that gets extra points for being so close to home.

Wild Flowering Cactus
Wild Flowering Cactus

 

One comment on “Hook Mountain, NY: 6/22/10

  1. Pretty cool to have a steep hike and nice view so close to home. How much vert on that hike? Also, I always wondered why they built the Tappan Zee across the widest point in the river. That bridge must be 4 miles long. I’m sure there must be an engineering reason.

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