What's New on this website,...
July 17, 2015 - Added a new hike, Delaware Water Gap - Tammany Fire Road. Truth be told, I prefer the very similar Delaware Water Gap - Sunfish Pond hike to this new hike.
May 27, 2015 - Made major updates to the Palisades Interstate Park: Southern Section hike.
May 20, 2015 - Added a new hike, West Mountain Ridge
May 14, 2015 - Added some photos to the Bear Mountain hike.
May 13, 2015 - Added a new hike, Pine Swamp Mountain. Added a list of some of my favorite hikes.
May 10, 2015 - Added a new hike, Lake Sebago - Diamond Mountain
May 6, 2015 - Rewrote parts of the Dunderberg (and Bald) Mountain & the Timp hike to make it easier to follow.
April 30, 2015 - Rewrote parts of the Schunemunk Mountain: The Megaliths hike to make it easier to follow.
April 28, 2015 - Revamped the Hike Selector to make it more useful (your feedback is appreciated!).
December 26, 2014 - Added a new hike, Rockhouse Mountain
November 25, 2014 -Added a new hike, ASB - Dunning - LongPath Circular (possibly the shortest hike on this website). Also added a new blog entry as I happened to witness the installation of a new information kiosk in Harriman today.
October 12, 2014 - Added a new hike, Fingerboard Shelter
October 1, 2014 - Added a new hike, Jackie Jones Mountain
September 30, 2014 - Added a new elevation profile and photo to Jackie Jones Fire Tower
September 24, 2014 - Added a new hike, Jackie Jones Fire Tower
September 22, 2014 - Added elevation profile and other information about the Delaware Water Gap - Mount Tammany hike. There are now four versions of the Delaware Water Gap hikes (FWIW; I like the Sunfish Pond version best).
September 18, 2014 - Added elevation profile and other information about the Delaware Water Gap - Dunnfield Creek hike (previously a version of the Delaware Water Gap - Holly Springs hike).
September 11, 2014 - I'm Back on the trails with updates to hikes in the Delaware Water Gap area.
July 28, 2013 - In case you were wondering why there have been almost no updates to this website in a long while; Various injuries (nothing serious) have kept me off the trails for almost all of 2013. I hope to be hiking regularly again within the next few months (if not sooner).
December 11, 2012 - Made a variety of changes (trailhead, route, photos) to Mombasha High Point
November 25, 2012 - Added a new hike, Lake Askoti - Fingerboard Shelter Circular. Updated imagery for Iron Mine Hike, Lake Skenonto Circular, Pound Mountain Circular, Tuxedo + Two Lakes, and Wyanokie High Point
November 22, 2012 - Made multiple updates and added photos to Bear Mountain
August 19, 2012 - Added the elevation profile for the optional (longer) version of Dover Oak & Nuclear Lake
August 12, 2012 - Added a new hike, Dover Oak & Nuclear Lake
June 10, 2012 - Added a new hike, Breakneck Ridge, Sunset Point & Sugarloaf Mountain
February 12, 2012 - Added a new hike, Tuxedo + Two Lakes
July 15, 2011 - Added a new hike, Breakneck Ridge & Mount Taurus
May 22, 2011 - Added a new hike, Catamount Mountain
May 1, 2011 - Added a new hike, Tom Jones Mountain
April 10, 2011 - Added a new hike, Goshen Mountain
March 27, 2011 - Added a new hike, Hogencamp Mountain
March 13, 2011 - Added a new hike, Car Pond Mountain
December 24, 2010 - Added a new hike, Taste of Breakneck Ridge
December 19, 2010 - Added images to all Breakneck Ridge hikes. Reorganized and updated two Breakneck Ridge hikes into their own pages; Breakneck Ridge - Breakneck Bypass and Breakneck Ridge - Notch Trail
December 5, 2010 - Renamed and updated the hiking directions of the Breakneck Ridge hikes. Also added photos and an additional elevation profile. The full and renamed Breakneck Ridge hike can be found here: Breakneck Ridge & Sugarloaf Mountain and the two shorter / abbreviated ways to climb Breakneck Ridge are here: Breakneck Ridge: Two Shorter Options - This last part has been superseded by the entry for December 19 above.
November 29, 2010 - Renamed the "Times Square, Orange County" hike to Elk Pen - Times Square Circular.
November 28, 2010 - Added a new hike, Elk Pen - Lichen Trail Circular
November 25, 2010 - Added a new hike, Elk Pen Five Mile Circular
November 21, 2010 - Added a new hike, Elk Pen - Lemon Squeezer Circular
October 24, 2010 - Added a new hike, Elk Pen Seven Mile Circular
October 17, 2010 - Added a new blog entry and some new photos to the Times Square, Orange County hike.
October 10, 2010 - Added a new hike, Palisades Interstate Park: Giant Stairs
September 12, 2010 - Added some new photos and an elevation profile to the Breakneck Ridge hike.
July 25, 2010 - Added a new hike, Schunemunk Mountain: The Megaliths
July 18, 2010 - Added some clarifying language to Johnsontown Road - Diamond Mountain
July 5, 2010 - Corrected a mistake and added some clarifying language to Doodletown Plus West Mountain
May 21, 2010 - Added a few books to the bibliography page.
May 2, 2010 - Added an elevation profile and some updated notes to Palisades Interstate Park: Northern Section
April 13, 2010 - Added elevation profiles for two (of the three) versions of West Mountain & Nuclear Lake (Pawling, NY)
February 21, 2010 - Added a new hike, Johnsontown Road - Lake Skenonto & Sebago
December 25, 2009 - Added a new hike which replaces another hike of the same name, Pine Meadow Lake
November 26, 2009 - Added a new hike, Dater Mountain Nature County Park
November 18, 2009 - Added a new hike, Johnsontown Road - Lake Sebago
September 23, 2009 - Added a new hike, Johnsontown Road - Diamond Mountain Circular
August 28, 2009 - Made various changes to an old hike to create the Three Mountains: West, The Timp & Bald hike.
August 21, 2009 - Made various updates (i.e. new/faster driving directions) and added an elevation profile to the West Pawling Appalachian Trail Highlights hike.
August 12, 2009 - Made various updates to the Wyanokie High Point hike taking into account some recent trail changes.
July 8, 2009 - Made various updates and added an elevation profile and some new images to The Timp & the Anchor hike.
June 11, 2009 - Added a new hike, Doodletown Plus West Mountain
May 14, 2009 - Added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page.
May 13, 2009 - Added information about Public Transportation to Hiking Areas
May 6, 2009 - Added a new hike, Macedonia Brook State Park
April 17, 2009 - Completed a major re-organization of the website's files, started this What's New page, expanded the bibliography page, added a blog and redesigned the home page. Apologies for the links that were broken in the effort! With this re-organization the website should now be able to grow without another such upheaval for a long long time.
March 18, 2009 - Added a new hike, Raccoon Brook Hill
January 4, 2009 - Added a new hike, Southern Storm King State Park and a panoramic view of Storm King Mountain, Breakneck Ridge and Mount Taurus taken from a viewpoint along this hike.
December 12, 2008 - Added a new hike, Ramapo Mountains
November 18, 2008 - Added a new hike, Three Mountains Plus Doodletown
September 24, 2008 - Updated the Delaware Water Gap hike and added a 10-mile option (Longer variation #2).
September 22, 2008 - Added a new hike, Times Square, Orange County.
August 24, 2008 - Added a new hike, Popolopen Torne. This hike has some truly excellent views. With this hike, NYCdayhiking.com now has 31 hikes listed on it! Also added an expanded bibliography of books about hiking in the New York City area.
August 20, 2008 - Added a third hiking route option for Breakneck Ridge and an image of the altitude profile for the famous first 1.5 miles of the hike.
August 14, 2008 - Made a major update to the Black Rock Forest hike changing the route and adding photo's.
August 7, 2008 - Made numerous updates to the Schunemunk hike updating the text and adding photo's.
June 11, 2008 - Added a new hike, Beacon Hills & Views.
May 4, 2008 - Added a new hike, West Pawling Appalachian Trail Highlights.
January 30, 2008 - Added a new hike, the Sterling Fire Tower Loop.
January 1, 2008 - The Guide to Day Hiking has been updated and now contains a section on Traction Devices for Ice. In short, it says buy Stabilicers. The Hiking Recommendations page has also been updated with a similar section.
December 30, 2007 - The Mt. Taurus hike has been revised and re-written. The route was changed and the use of a GPS has increased the accuracy of various details.
November 23, 2007 - The Pyramid Mountain hike has been updated and re-written with the hike direction reversed from what it was originally. This (improvement!?) puts the obvious lunch spots later in the hike (versus earlier in the hike). A link to very good downloadable hiking trail maps for this area has also been added.
April 8, 2007 - Finalized information about the Pound Mountain Circular hike after hiking it again along with a GPS.
March 11, 2007 - Added a new hike, the Pound Mountain Circular. While still a rough draft, it should be easy to follow for an experienced hiker who has the appropriate map.
January 7, 2007 - Updated the driving directions for the Bearfort Ridge hike to include an alternative way of driving there from NYC. This alternative way will probably be easier to follow. It avoids poorly signed sections of roadway in NJ (i.e. Route 513) and I predict will result in fewer people getting lost. It might even be a faster way of getting there.
November 19, 2006 - Updated information on The Timp and the Anchor hike.
November 7, 2006 - Updated and expanded the Hiking Recommendations page.
November 6, 2006 - Launched www.NYCdayhiking.com, a new (and somewhat derivative) website dedicated to day hiking in the NYC area.
Please feel free to email Michael Brochstein with any comments, suggestions and/or questions.
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