Saturday, November 05, 2005

Shawangunk Ridge, NY



Wednesday's all day adventure was to Sam's Point Preserve and the Ice Caves at the Shawangunk Ridge, NY State Park - a part of the Open Space Institute, Inc. and The Nature Conservancy. The photos will say more than mere words... enjoy!
Steps in the Ice Caves

Wooden plank inside the Ice Caves - over deep crevaces, etc.

The view of the ladder before climbing...

The ladder from the top after climbing...

Opening 3

Opening 1

Rocks in the woods...

Rockface

Shawangunk Ridge

The Lake

An unidentified bird - one of a pair seen in the upper plateau along the lake shore.

The bird again - if anyone knows what kind of bird this is, please enlighten me!

The pair together on the path...

Here's proof I climbed the mountain!

And this is the view I was looking at while sitting in the above photos: Blueberry bushes on the mountain top amid the scrub pines and 3 million year old conglomerate rock.

View from the top as sunset approaches...

8 comments:

Micki said...

Would loved to have been on this trip with you. Great pics!

Marlene said...

Great photo's Pat.

Rayna said...

How gorgeous! thanks for sharing them - and thanks for the b.d. wishes.

Karoda said...

Pat, you are on top of the world or at least that is the way it looks in the photos of you :)

Scrapmaker said...

Pat, thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Jen

Elle said...

Those are some beautiful views.

cfent said...

wow! gorgeous photos!
what inspiration.
thansk for sharing those pat.
claire

PaMdora said...

Wow, love that gorgeous lake view!

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