|Date||Distance||Time||Elevation Gain||Average Moving Time||Year to Date Miles|
|02/23/2020||5.7 miles||4 hours 4 minutes||1,004'||1.7 mph||29.4|
Map: NYNJTC Northern Harriman Bear Mountain Trails, Map 119
Parking: Elk Pen
Directions: Take AT to Arden Surebridge trail. Stay right on red on white blazed Arden Surebridge Trail. Follow trail around Island Pond to Lemon Squeezer intersection. Turn left on AT and return to the Elk Pen.
We met a woman at the trailhead who said she's planning on hiking the AT this year. She was out to test her gear.
Our 2018 map showed an area on the Arden Surebridge trail that is seasonally impassible. Once we were there, we remembered it. We had hiked here before, and there had been knee deep water on the trail. We had bushwhacked around it, and it wasn't an easy bushwhack (we still had to cross a body of water). Luckily today it was passable. When we got to the other side, the blazes for the Arden Surebridge trail went straight and to the right. Did they come up with an alternate route? We went straight.
|Section of trail which sometimes has knee deep flooding|