Archive for the ‘Summer 2010’ Category

North-South Lake, Haines Falls, NYSummer is here, and that allows travelers Eric and Elisabeth several opportunities to take a number of treks into some of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states such as New York, New Jersey (and maybe even Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia).  By the end of the summer, a few of these states’ high points will hopefully be explored, offering a few new picture sets to share.  Travel in and around the busy “Northeast Corridor” will continue, but there will also be opportunities to slow down and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation in such places as the Catskill Escarpment, Lake George, and those remote state high points.  As always, trip details with photos are posted in reverse chronological order, starting with the most recent trips at the top.  Just scroll down below for pictures and captions, or click on a link in the itinerary to jump directly to a trip post.  (For the older, Spring 2010 posts, jump here)

  • June 2010:  Mount Davis, the highest point in Pennsylvania (day trip)
  • June 2010:  Albany, NY; Lake George, NY; North-South Lake (Catskills, NY); Lower Hudson River, NYC
  • August 2010:  New Jersey / New York City

New Jersey High Point above Lake Marcia

Coming soon!

The June 2010 trip featured a mixture of hotel accommodations and outdoor camping.  The first night started in Albany, which allowed for a quick trip up to Lake George the following day.  The next two days were spent camping at North-South Lake, south of Albany in the Catskill Mountains.  The last two nights allowed for leisurely travel back to Altoona via Reading to see Eric’s Mom and Dad right after Father’s Day.  The trip is directly summarized below, followed by individual posts with pictures and captions.  While the itinerary listed here is in the correct order, the posts themselves are in reverse chronological order, with the most recent visits at the top.

The following is a tentative itinerary, which will be updated with final pictures, comments, and captions once the trip is complete

Sunday, June 20, 2010

  • Afternoon:  driving
  • Evening:  hotel

Monday, June 21, 2010

  • Morning: LG
  • Afternoon: Lunch, Map Store
  • Evening: North-South Lake, set up camp, fire, etc

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

  • Morning: Escarpment trail
  • Afternoon: Lunch, etc
  • Evening: Dinner, fire, etc

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

  • Morning: Lower Hudson
  • Afternoon: Danbury, CT, Spring Valley, NY, or Port Jervis, NY – TBA
  • Evening: Check in

Thursday, June 24, 2010

  • Morning:  Train to NYC (via NJT Bergen, NJT Pascack, or Metro-North Hudson Line)
  • Afternoon:  Long Island Railroad to Elmont, NY?
  • Evening:  Visit with Chris, return to station, another hotel stay

Friday, June 25, 2010

  • Morning:  Visit in Reading
  • Afternoon:  Travel, return to Altoona by early evening