Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hiking through Westchester

Westchester hike

Sunday's club hike was routed through parts of Westchester I'd never seen, plus we were promised baby animals. Baby animals? Sign me up!

We started at Muscoot Farm, near Katonah. I was disappointed not to see piglets, but there were baby goats and goslings. We then proceeded to Lasden Park, which has some gardens, an arboretum, and war memorials. Then it was on to Angle Fly Preserve, then past some schools and fields, onto another rail-trail, and out to the train.

None of it was very wild, and much of it was quite flat, but it was pretty. We hiked about 13 miles, but I'm not sure of the elevation game, since I didn't set my watch right.

Westchester hike

Monday, May 13, 2019

Hiking the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail

Hoeferlin Memorial Trail

The official Ramblers hike the Hoeferlin Memorial Trail was very different from">the scout
back in March. The snow had melted and the leaves were coming out. Unsurprisingly, the lack of snow made hiking easier, and thus faster.
Hoeferlin Memorial Trail

It really is a surprisingly scenic area, and there is a dense network of trails far beyond what we covered in our 17 miles.