North-South Lake State Park Hike September 16th, 2008

On Tuesday, September 16th, 16 ADKers hiked about 1.5 miles on the Escarpment Trail from the parking lot of North Lake in the Catskills. Along the way we admired incredible views from Artist’s Rock, Sunset Rock and Newman’s Ledge. Lunch for 12 hikers was at Newman’s Ledge; whereas, 4 hikers proceeded north past Badman’s Cave. Upon returning, the hike was extended southward to the former Catskill Mountain House. Leaders were Gerri Scheele and Lucille Wiggin. Photographs 1, 11 by Currie Marr; 2, 3, 7-10, 12 by Scott Fielder; and 4-6 by Carol Sagesse: 1) Artist’s Rock, 2) North and South Lakes from Sunset Rock, 3) On top of Sunset Rock, 4) Viewing the Beyond, 5) Reflections, 6) Tannersville 7) Sunset Rock Discussion, 8) Migrating Canada Geese, 9) Lunch on Newman’s Ledge, 10) Return Trip, 11) Browsing Deer, and 12) Catskill Mountain House Sign.

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