Our latest hike was at Owl's Head Mt in Keene, NY. Ironically there are 3 different mountains called Owl's Head. This one is a short but intense hike, dotted with many overlooks which makes the trek nicer than most, especially since the colors are changing .
|L to R: me, Marybeth, Trish and Jane.|
The weather was fantastic, the sky clear and the views wonderful.
There were a lot of cars at the trail head and we expected to see large numbers of people on the trail but there weren't as many as I expected. The trail was very eroded so I guess this is a super-popular hike. I thought this would be a good time to continue my documentation of the people I meet along the trail. Well, it turned out to be so, and we had an unexpected treat at the summit.
|We're from Rochester. We're here for a short vacation.|
|I'm from Keene and my sister is from New Jersey. My dog is only|
8 months old and weighs about 120 lbs. He's very friendly and
When we got to an overlook just below the summit, we saw this group of young people. I thought I hit a goldmine. It turns out they're a group of students from a local college and they belong to a climbing club. We had a nice conversation with them.
We were fortunate to see one of the climbers doing his thing.
While at the summit this couple arrived.
|We're from Plattsburgh. "Do you hike a lot?" "I don't, but he does."|
In the below photo these three were with another school group. They were in a class called Expeditionary Studies at Plattsburgh College. Two other students and their instructor were learning rock-climbing skills.