Hike Fishkill and Scofield Ridges, Hudson Highlands

Leader: Russ Faller
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Hudson Highlands Hike

We climbed the Fishkill Ridge from Sunnyside Rd. on marked trails and old woods roads, then proceeded south along Scofield Ridge and turned westward to the tower on So. Beacon Mtn.  The forest was a blaze with Fall colors at their most beautiful.  The tower view was expansive but, because of the clouds, we could not make out NYC.  The Hudson River, Shawangunk Mtns. and the Catskills were impressive.  As we left the tower, it began to drizzle.  We carefully descended the Casino Trail on all its loose rocks, without twisting ankles, to the cars, then shuttled those who got us to the start back to their cars.

Participants were ADK members Barbara M., Denise S., Kathy A., Joan B., and the leader, Russ Faller. Guest Erin M. joined the group.