Saturday, June 28, 2014

NY Appalachian Trail - Section 2 - Hoyt Road to Red Trail (Pawling Reserve)

June 28, 2014

Miles: 10.4
Time:  ?

Year to date miles:  207.2

Parking: Dirt lot on Hoyt Road, Wingdale, NY. Room for 4 cars.

Rest rooms: Privy

Hike directions:
From parking area, face road and turn left onto the road.
The trail will leave the road on the left side.
Cross wooden bridge over Duell Hollow Brook.
Cross paved Duell Hollow Road.
Pass a stream with pump - there was a sign about the water being contaminated with coliform bacteria.
The trail turns left at the Wiley Shelter.
Cross dirt Leather Hill Road.
Cross yellow trail.
Cross red trail.
Cross green trail.
Cross yellow trail.
Reach red trail at 5.2 miles.
Retrace steps.

Map: Appalachian Trail Conservancy New York / New Jersey Appalachian Trail Guide and Maps

Hike description:
We crossed paths with several through hikers - pretty much everyone we saw was a through hiker today. Some would barely acknowledge us - they just looked determined as they flew by. Others stopped for a minute and usually asked questions about our dogs. We got an offer of trail magic (cold beverages) even though we are just day hikers. It was a hot day, in the 80's. Luckily most of the trail is pretty level, because any uphill hiking was just too tiring in the heat. The one stream at .7 miles had plenty of water. Other streams were just completely dry. We felt like we could have hiked further, but we needed to make sure we had enough water for the dogs, so we turned around at 5.2 miles.

Trail enters woods at Hoyt Road

Good for the navigationally challenged :)

Train schedule posted right at trail

There were long sections of puncheon.
The dogs kept knocking each other off.

Turnaround point at 5.2 miles.


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