This was my first hike after the Grand Canyon. Several weeks had passed, in part due to weekend thunderstorms. On this day, I joined the Appalachian Mountain Club, with the understanding that they were going to visit Harriman State Park, specifically some trails that I hadn’t yet hiked. Instead, I was disappointed to learn that the intended leader had been replaced, and the replacement leader had changed the venue. Apparently this was communicated via e-mail to members of the AMC, but since I was not a member, I didn’t know that.
So we went to Sterling Forest, to the very trails that I had hiked just two months earlier. The only difference was that whereas I had done the hike clockwise, the group did it counterclockwise. They also added a hike around Sterling Lake onto the end of the hike.
This is a panoramic view of Greenwood Lake from Bare Rock.
The following images were taken toward the end of our hike, as we walked around Sterling Lake.
This was about an 8.5-mile hike.