A Hot and Humid Sunday at Thacher Park

On June 20, prior to going out to the folks house, I decided to go for a little walk at the OSI Parcel of Thacher Park, from Carrick Road down to High Point, then to Hang Gliders’ Point. While very hazy, it still was a beautiful day.

Parked at the old Blue Stone Mining Pit, with the “Stone Sculptures”.

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At the 3 Mile Ski Trail Loop Intersection.

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Hiking down an old-woods road that I accidentially followed too far and went right past High Point.

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I ended up in this big hay field bordering the OSI Parcel that has a trail running through it via a landowner easement.

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And I finally found my way to the High Point Overlook, in the haze.

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Looking down over the Altamont Fair Grounds.

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You could see the corn just starting to pop up along Brandle Road in Altamont from the overlook.

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And where a farmer had just cut some fresh hay below.

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A pretty cloud.

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Looking off High Point onto land below.

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Hiked over to Hang Gliders’ Cliff.

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View from the unmarked trail to Hang Glider’s Cliff.

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A Hang Gliders’ Cliff.

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Low clouds hung out and over Settles Hill.

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Somebody had hung a flag at Hang Gliders Cliff.

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Hiking back to the pickup truck saw this cute little flower.

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It was hot! Yet, it was nice to at least get out and do a lot of hiking during this very hot and humid weekend.

Here is a map of the hike.


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