Wasn't it a lovely week-end? On Saturday, the family and I ditched Brooklyn for a day of nature and hiking. We headed North along the Hudson, to Bear Mountain National Park, grabbed our back-packs and headed along the trail towards Bald Mountain. The climb was certainly not a difficult one, but the trails were rather badly eroded, so that most of the time, one had to carefully step over rocks and exposed roots. More than once, I lost my footing and thought I would lose my footing. However, once at the top, the views are spectacular. We stopped to have a pick-nick before heading back down.
Dipping sore feet in the glacial waters of a stream helped a bit, once we got back down the mountain, but I won't lie...my muscles ached.
Glad to be back in Brooklyn in one piece.