Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Ramapo Mountain Hidden Valley hike
Sunday's Ramblers hike was a little bit of a departure from the usual, in that it was nearly all on trails, but not on official trails. We followed old roads, gas lines, and unmarked trails, with a very small amount of easy bushwhacking. I thought I had never been here before - until we reached the old water tower and so-called "castle," which I remembered from a previous Ramblers hike.
I was surprised to find the hike as interesting as it was. At one point we wandered through an area with many remains of appliances, including a tricycle in a tree and two buses. We also saw some attractive lakes and ponds. And thanks to the gas lines, we took in some nice, open vistas.