Saturday, November 21, 2015

Panther Mountain/Lake Wanoksink/Pine Meadow Lake Loop from Ramapo Equestrian Center, Harriman

Date Distance Time Elevation Gain Average Moving Time Year to Date Miles
11/15/2015 9.4 miles 4 hours 44 minutes 1,974' mph 711.4

Trail Map
Parking: See directions

Hike directions: Panther Mountain/Lake Wanoksink/Pine Meadow Lake Loop
We varied the original directions by taking the Conklins Crossing and Suffern-Bear Mountain trails at the end.

This is a loop hike with no street crossings (yeah!). It also passes by two ponds (double yeah!), except Trek decided today it was too cold to go swimming. There are a number of stream crossings, one of which we found tricky (short, but easy to get feet wet). Trekking poles are helpful for some of the stream crossings, a couple of which you can cross on a log. This hike has some views (including a view of NYC), but the ponds were more exciting than the views. The beginning/end of the hike is steep. It can be slow going with the deep leaves (I've also done it when it was icy).

Panther Mountain

View of NYC

Stopping at the first lake - he waded, but didn't swim

Second lake - he wanted to swim so badly

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