Day Trip: Hike Breakneck Ridge
















Last weekend was just stunning.  It really was.  With warm fall temperatures in the 60s and the leaves at their most colorful, I made a point of getting out of the city.  Sami and I spent the day hiking near Breakneck Ridge, New York, which we agreed was a terrific decision.


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We accidentally chose the toughest paths and went through some pretty steep scrambles, but it was absolutely worth it (even my hamstrings agree).


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A little gem of the hiking in Breakneck Ridge is the abandoned ruins along the trails.  We stopped into all of them to play and climb and explore.


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I often forget how easy it is to get out of town, and how restorative it can be, even if just for the day. It felt like we really got away.  This trip was only an hour-long ride on the Metro North, required nothing but a backpack with snacks in it, and took almost zero planning in advance.


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Why don't we do this all the time?



     

2 comments:

  1. Sibling time is the best time. You two are great :) Not to mention, this exact hike is one of my all time favorite fall experiences!

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  2. Oooh, ruins! How mysterious...

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