The View From The Summit, From The Ramapough

…via Hudson Hikers

One our fellow hiking clubs, Hudson Hikers, (Ramapo Chapter of The Adirondack Mountain Club) recently published a newsletter to the internet that contains a poem, The View From The Summit, in which text contains some Harriman State Park landmarks we know well and hold dear to our own hearts:

(Quoting the first verse)

“Happy the Harriman hikers who take to the trail
Health in mind and body shall be theirs without fail
Away from Reeves Meadow hubbub up Rockland’s Seven Hills
And Old Red to Ramapo Torne with serpent lair and scramble spills
Pass by a Bear who must be Russian and a Pulpit without a priest
Pine Meadow Lake’s the spot for summer dip with luncheon feast
Peer at Diamond’s Sebago views and careen down Cascade of Slid
Plod Blue Disc to a Den where bad Claudius Smith once hid
Yet ahead greet Tom Jones to Stahahe of High Peak renown
Yonder cross Island Pond in winter if in Boston Mine you don’t drown”

Read the rest here (note: you will need Acrobat Reader (free)


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