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Leave It Better Than You Find It ~ Enjoy, Do Not Destroy

February 15, 2018

The plan for this week was to hike the trail known as Gertrude's Nose in Minnewaska State Park. This would be my first trip to this area and I was excited to set my feet on some new trails. I woke up on Tuesday morning at 6:00 AM and felt somewhat rejuvenated after feeling inexplicably lethargic after last week's icy hike up Bald Mountain and through Doodletown. 

After breakfast among geriatrics at the Stewart Airport Diner and a drive through farm towns with dilapidated structures lining the road, I was passed the Mohonk Preserve Visitor's Center, climbing the gentle incline of Main Street. The road ahead cut a tight angle and the incline became more intense.

As my Camry climbed the edge of the cliff, I looked to my left and had my first glimpse of the...

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