Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Take Shelter

Shelters of Harriman: William Brien Memorial

As the name implies, this geocache is near the William Brien Shelter at the intersection of the Appalachian and Menomine Trails. It looked like it was going to rain as I was heading out but I packed a rain jacket and went anyway. And guess what? It didn't rain until I was done and driving home. Of course, impending-rain weather is the best for hiking. It was cool and windy. Not humid at all. Apart from its being a little dark in the woods, conditions were great.

The shelter is about a 2.7-mile round trip (no wonder my shoes keep breaking apart) from the Silvermine Lake parking area. Most of the walk is on a level path, with only the last stretch being a bit steep as it heads up the hill to the shelter. And the cache was just a bit more of a climb up above the shelter to a rocky peak.

The William Brien Shelter. It looks more or less the same as the other shelters in Harriman.

Silvermine Lake

A ditch near Silvermine Lake. Not the most notable subject but there is a rough beauty about it.

Mmmm... forbidden road.


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