“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
“Details of the many walks I made along the crest have blurred, now, into a pleasing tapestry of grass and space and sunlight.”
– Colin Fletcher
Today (8/2/16) I went to Anthony’s Nose again. Since I have written about my travels to the Nose several times, I am finding it more and more difficult to find ways to describe and chronicle just how great this hike is. As you may or may not know, my hikes to the Nose are what I use to get my mind straight. It doesn’t matter that I have traveled from South Mountain Pass to the Nose countless times, the anticipation and eventual hike are always physically demanding but at the same time mentally soothing.
In order to give you all a little bit of a different perspective of the hike to the Nose, all of the pictures that I took today are in black and white. I will admit that I do have a preference for B & W photos, so I look forward to seeing what you think.
South Mt. pass at the start and end of the hike.
The AT headed up to the Nose
The view off of the AT into the woods.
More climbing as you make your way up.
Just to the right on the road is Camp Smith, a National Guard training facility. It is clearly marked as being “Off Limits.” You will be arrested if you are caught trespassing!!!!!
On your return from the Nose this will be your final climb of the hike.
One of the things that I really have not mentioned in any of my posts is that there is a viewpoint almost at the Nose where you have this incredible view looking north on the Hudson River.
Although you can’t see it, West Point is located on the left side of the picture.
Sugar Loaf Mountain (another excellent hike)
A wider view taken from the same spot as the first picture.
Five minutes away from this viewpoint is Anthony’s Nose. Here are some pictures taken of Bear Mt., Iona Island, The Torne and the Bear Mt. Bridge.
The Bear Mt. Bridge is obviously to the right with Bear Mt. to the left of the bridge and the playing fields are all of the way on the left of the picture.
A hat without a head.
Looking south towards NYC
A final view of Bear Mt.
So another excellent hike to the Nose ends. I hope that you enjoy the pictures, as different as they may be.