Hiking in Beacon, NY

On Sunday, my sister, her bf and I headed up to Beacon, NY for a 5 mile hike.

You start off my climbing a good set of stairs.

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From there, it is a vertical and rocky hike.

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It rained for like two minutes twice and then the weather was perfect for hiking. We took some stops along the way because it is a tough hike!

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After about a mile and a half you get to the middle point, where you can turn around or keep on going.

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We decided to fuel up on some lunch before the second part of the hike.

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Such a gorgeous view.

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Tree pose is my favorite yoga pose. πŸ™‚

After lunch we continued on the hike. Some parts weren’t as rocky as the previous trail and some parts were full on boulders that you had to climb up. We found a cool rock garden that people stacked rocks on top of each other. We decided to make one too.

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We continued on and took some pics almost at the top (we were heading for the fire tower). How beautiful is this view?

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Then we made it!

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There were some people by the fire tower and they warned us to be careful because it was very windy on the tower. They said we would be fine but just hold on tight.

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We climbed to the top, it was very windy and shaky, but we did it! I was more scared going down than up. My sister, who is afraid of heights rocked it and made it to the top with our encouragement!

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View from the top!

What an amazing day! I hadn’t been hiking since I was little and a hike was on my summer bucket list. Such a different kind of workout, both mentally and physically enduring. Such a fun Sunday!

PS That evening we watched the movie Everest- now that is a climb you couldn’t pay me to do. πŸ™‚Β 

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