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My buddy and I did a sweet little overnighter in Harriman State park last month, April 26-27.  We parked on Johnson Town rd, I believe in Tuxedo, and picked up the trail head from there. Day one we hiked for 8.5 miles in the blazing sun. There was no where to hide from the sun being that the trees were just beginning to bud.

We found a great spot near a lake and pitched our tents. I had to use the rain fly on my tent to try to get some shade and get out of the sun..it was driving me crazy.  I even decided to go in the water, which was VERY VERY cold. So cold that I nestled my bottle of Jack in some shallow water because it was like hot tea from hiking all day..within 1/2 hour it was perfect temperature again to enjoy.

As evening set  I saw what at first I thought was a huge horse..grazing about 20 feet from my tent..turned out it was a monster deer..very large indeed. It grazed back and forth around our tents eating the long grasses for over an hour. Around 9:30 or so at night as I was laying in my tent setteling in for the night, I heard rustling outside my vestibule and saw a shadow of something BIG alongside my tent..was it a moose? A big bear? a Cow? Orb?...lmao, no..it was that deer on steroids from earlier, walking past my tent to go down to the lake for some water. Beautifull sight, made my night. I awoke up around 3 am for a bathroom break and walllaaaa...a stunning full moon illuminating over the lake lighting up the entire area..another beautifull sight.

 Woke up at 6 am to ducks honking all around..ate breakfast, relaxed for a bit, packed up and began hiking out, covering 6.5 miles for day 2 to end our trip.

 We had a great time out and as usual the beauty of mother nature always comes through and makes me want to get back out in nature as soon as possible.










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Thanks for the TR. Awesome. Great pics too. Miss hiking!!!!

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hey Burner...thanks. Where you been..long time huh?

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good stuff. i'm gonna get out for a short overnight this Sunday - probably in Harriman. can't wait.
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Have fun. Post back and let us know how u made out.

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