So, in spite of a straight-up-the-side of the mountain hike at the beginning ( a REAL killer!); in spite
of major hills popping up all over; in spite of Panther Mountain's 'one step to oblivion' way, way high in the sky trails
(my acrophobia was having a field day!); in spite of one major stomach ache due to dehydration, and one sprained ankle WE,
the hated hikers, beat you Harriman! WE beat you! 9 miles! I've proven my mettle! That nice, hot bath is gonna be real
sweet and well deserved!!
One note of caution. Even though I came away with merely exhaustion and a slightly messed up knee, one should
not take on Harriman State Pk. unless one is a seasoned and experienced hiker, and in great shape. That place could kill you!
Back Trails at Ringwood