March 21, 2012

Hike to Overlook Mountain Fire Tower

The weekend weather was a perfect sunny 68 degrees, so we ventured out for a hike. We chose a trail that leads up nearby Overlook Mountain to a fire tower at its peak. On the way we passed the ruins of one of the Catskill's old grand lodges, the Overlook Mountain House. Amazing.

This a the view from the top. The haze left from the morning fog never quite lifted from the valleys, but it made for beautiful views.

Looking southwest. To the left you can see parts of the Ashokan Reservoir.

The fire tower, which is rickety, but open and still operable.

Hotel ruins.

The main lodge. Sandy and Finn are checking us in.

Back at the cabin, we have a new pile to burn in our outdoor fire pit. It's mostly refuse from Hurricane Irene.

1 comment:

  1. The first shot is particularly beautiful. xo