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I've often looked at this part of the New York Mountains while passing by, but hadn't explored any of it on foot.

I prepared a route through the area and loaded it into my Delorme GPS to follow as a guide, expecting to make a few changes along the way, depending on topography and time constraints.

Perfect hiking weather again and, like yesterday, I'll see no people today. I'll drink about 3.5 litres of water, eat one energy bar, plus some chocolate, almonds and dried apricots (not quite enough food, really). 13.4 hiking miles and about 2300 feet of elevation gain.