Thursday, May 2, 2013
My foray to Virgin Falls was my first hike in some time, thanks to a rotator cuff injury that makes carrying a backpack painful. I finally purchased a lumbar pack, so now I can hike pain-free (if dorkily). I was excited to get back to the trails, so my next hike was with the Ramblers. It went through Goose Pond State Park, up Lazy Hill, and up Sugarloaf Mountain. The hike wasn't far from New York City, in Orange County. Sugarloaf is fairly steep and requires moderate scrambling at the end, but the view is worth it. This photo was taken very close to the top; you can get an idea of both the steepness and the view from it.