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This is part 14 of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here.  Each new edition includes a quote from a hiker, along with this writer's insight into what the person might have meant. Your interpretation may be different!

 

Following is my selection of this week's thoughts of a hiker.

 


 

 

March 26, 2016

 

I think that I shall never see; a trail as rocky as the AT.  (w/apologies to J. Kilmer)

 


 

Apologies to poet Joyce Kilmer were certainly not needed, since the subject matter is definitely different than trees. Although of course, it's still related to the outdoors.

 

I selected this specific journal entry today because it reminded me of a conversation I recently had with a fellow hiker (aka my husband) regarding the difference in trails in New York and Montana.

Hiking in New York

 

Here in New York, many trails are incredibly rock-filled. I hunted around for a photo to show what I mean, and I found this one from early 2017. I believe this was taken as we hiked up to Shunnemunk Mountain in Blooming Grove NY (Orange County).

 

Shunnemunk is the highest peak in the county. At the top, hikers can get 360 degree views of the area. But as you can see from this photo, there are rocks everywhere, and Shunnemunk is not unique in this characteristic. This is not a picture of the Appalachian Trail, but it might as well be. As the hiker above pointed out, that trail is also incredibly rocky. In fact, most hiking in the New York area require that hikers constantly keep an eye on the ground so they don't trip over any rocks.

 

Hiking in MontanaThis is in sharp contrast this with all of the hikes we have taken so far in the Montana area. Of course, we've only been on a very small fraction of trails, but those we have been on are much more like this photo to the left. Whether the trail is a huge incline, or level, in a remote area, or a well trafficked area, most of them are just packed dirt.

 

So the question that was recently discussed in my house was as follows.

 

"Why do they call them the Rockies when there are no rocks?"

 

For more thehousekat.com Hiking-related posts, click here. 

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

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Kat,

We recently saw a PBS specials on the great mountains of the world.  And the Rockies were one of them.  And there was no explanation for the name. A

Sep 25, 2018 02:43 PM #1
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There are endless hiking trials in NYS. I enjoy reading about your adventures. Have you been to the summit of Mt Marcy?

Sep 25, 2018 03:25 PM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Hi there. I'm sure there is a good explanation as well, but it's probably not because of the rocks!

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - No I have not been to Mt Marcy, although the hubby has. Maybe someday!

Sep 25, 2018 03:58 PM #3
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Hi Kat- that's a good question about the Rockies!  I love your hiking log series and it's fun guessing what the author meant. 

Sep 25, 2018 06:14 PM #4
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Hi Kat Palmiotti  - great context putting that entry to the pic really helps with understanding! 

Sep 25, 2018 06:42 PM #5
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Hi Kat

Those trails are certainly dramatically different. We have some trails in our area that are very rocky - perhaps in areas of former glacier activity, and others where rocks were a non-issue. I hiked a trail in Hawaii that was incredibly rocky, at least my way of thinking!

Anyone interested in moving to your area who is also interested in hiking will find you to be a terrific resource for everything they need!

Jeff

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Kat, I remember when I was young and my parents used to take me on hikes, they were like you passionate about it, since I left the military I have not hiked... maybe if I did I would be forty lbs lighter:)Endre

Sep 25, 2018 11:40 PM #7
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Kathy Streib - Thank you! It's fun reading the entries as well and picking one to write about.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Thank you! Pictures always help tell a story. 

Jeff Dowler, CRS - There is something soothing about the woods; I'd love to point out some good treks to fellow hikers!

Sep 26, 2018 03:01 AM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr. - I think hiking is one of the ways I keep the weight off, (although it does sneak on from time to time.)

Sep 26, 2018 03:02 AM #9
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Kat, reading your hiking logs reminds me I haven't been FOREVER.  We do have rocks in our Rockies!  

Sep 26, 2018 06:21 AM #10
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Wow ...quite the contrast...must sat I prefer the dirt...and wildflowers for scenery ...and someone else's legs to hike !

Sep 28, 2018 04:50 AM #11
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Joan Cox - If the rocks are there, I suspect I'll see them eventually! 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Haha, very funny about someone else's legs. The dirt and wildflowers were quite enjoyable.

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 I have never seems to have trouble finding rocks in the Rocky Mountains Kat. It seems to be all where are you hike and how tender your feet have become in my case...

Sep 29, 2018 07:17 AM #13
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Kat, such a difference and your photos really do a great job of showcasing it. I haven't been on a hike in a couple of months and the last one was out in the Shenandoah, some rocks but, not nearly as many as Shunnemunk. 

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Hiking is my happy place. And I live in the Rockies. I'm not sure about the name, but we do have rocks! Look at all the rocks in my profile picture (and the full one on my challenge post!) : -) Kasey

Oct 09, 2018 08:36 AM #15
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, - Then I guess that's just reason for me to continue to look!

Amanda S. Davidson - I've never hiked in Shenandoah - it looks like a beautiful area!

 

Oct 10, 2018 02:42 AM #16
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Kasey & John Boles  - Hiking is my happy place as well, and I do see the rocks! Was the walk up to your photo spot rocky as well?

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Kat Palmiotti that was actually a drive to the top of the mountain. We cheated on that one. It is the Beartooth Highway Scenic Byway. It is an amazing drive. And yes, lots of rocks! -Kasey

Oct 10, 2018 10:20 AM #18
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