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A-Team Hike Waterfalls Trail at Moreau Park ~ Mar 30, 2017

Journal entry by Don McMahon



It was a sunny day with some cirrus clouds overhead with a cool enough start that the snow was crisp and just right for microspikes. Six souls, Jim I, Linda F, Bonnie, Tom and Don showed up at the Bonita Lake parking lot and Jim R met us later at the Spring trailhead. We quickly donned microspikes and started up the yellow trail to where the new trail to the Bonita Dam begins. The new trail is well located and ascends with graded slopes all the way to the dam. Somewhat more than halfway it crosses "Sam's" stream and after a very short steep climb, one sees a spectular view of the principal waterfall. There are additional cataracts above and below but one has to leave the trail to see them. From there to the dam the trail skirts the upper edge of a steep slope down to the north and, in the winter, one catches glimpses of the Hudson River on its way north to Corinth. We arrived at the dam after walking somewhat more that an hour, had a snack, and decided to take the north shore trail of Lake Bonita to the pump house and access road to the prison. When we got there we observed that the access road was still covered with snow making the mile long trip to Grant's Cottage more difficult than planned. So we used the picnic table for a leasurely lunch, and continued walking around Lake Bonita to the LB parking lot, arriving there about 1 pm. A good day to be out to explore the new trail!

3/31/17 - Bonnie Whitman added 4 photos.

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The whole gang. - added by Bonnie



Frozen waterfall - added by Bonnie



What a beautiful day. - added by Bonnie



Nice warm place for an after lunch nap. - added by Bonnie



Smiles all the way. - added by Bonnie



Short break at the Dam - added by Bonnie



Time for lunch and sunshine - added by Bonnie



Lake Bonita - added by Bonnie



Photo added by Bonnie



Photo added by Bonnie



Photo added by Bonnie



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