hiking bear mountain.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

route 9 new york

this past weekend we packed a bag full of snacks and dog treats and loaded up the car for a hike. the hudson valley proved to be as gorgeous as ever and the trees were in full display.

hiking bear mountain

bear mountain state park is a short (and beautiful) drive from new york city filled with dog friendly trails and gorgeous views. ed and i could barely hold a conversation over the crunch crunch of the leaves and sam wiggins could barely contain himself in general. 

hiking bear mountain

of course i couldn't help but snap a few phone photos of the gorgeous views, but for the most part, it was satisfying to unplug and walk until our legs fell off.

hiking bear mountain

a thorough tick inspection commenced before stepping into the car, sam wiggins being the main culprit. leg pits! check his leg pits! 

hiking bear mountain

followed by apples and peanut butter crackers, a pit-stop at starbucks, and a passed out pup for the ride back home.

(instagram @beccabaust)


Danielle E. Alvarez said...

Gosh, I have so many memories from Bear Mountain. It's where I used to pick pumpkins and Christmas trees with my family. It was also the "almost home indicator" when I drove from school. Fall in Paris is nice... but nice quite as beautiful.

Melinda DiOrio said...

Great photos! I happen to agree Hudson Valley is a beautiful and easy getaway from NYC. The Bear Mountain park is great, my boyfriend and I went to a lovely wedding there last year. I'm with you on the "unplugging" too. Usually I spend a lot of time taking photographs on our little mini getaways, but lately my camera has been staying in my bag as I just enjoy the moment.


Anonymous said...

That place is absolutely beautiful. Those pictures I can't even....

Quyen Nguyen said...

Beautiful pictures. I would love to have more fall colors like that in Los Angeles!

A Crimson Kiss said...

These images are so beautiful, they almost make my heart ache.

susan said...

wow gorgeous color up there!

dervla @ The Curator said...

aww bear mountain, haven't been there in AGES, our dog loves it too.

Barbie // Fringe & Feathers said...

Great captures! I have so many wonderful memories of trips up to Bear Mountain during the summertime, but I've never been in the fall.

Erin said...

Beautiful colors! The leaves in Chicago are changing at a really slow pace this year. Your pictures remind me that I need to get out of the city sometime soon!

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