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Sad in AZ posted 9/16/2013 12:12 PM

This week I visited Thatcher State Park outside of Albany. It's on an escarpment (The Helderberg Escarpment), very rich in fossils (didn't find any!) and involves several Important Bird Areas (IBAs) for upstate New York.

Looking out over the upper Hudson Valley:

Heading to the Indian Ladder Trail (formerly inhabited by the Mohawk nation)

A slot cave (home to Indiana bats)

Underground river emerging

If you look closely, you can see the water 'trickle' (can't call it a fall...)

A bit of history:

Looking back at the escarpment (autumn is approaching)

[This message edited by Sad in AZ at 12:13 PM, September 16th (Monday)]

nowiknow23 posted 9/16/2013 12:17 PM


Rebreather posted 9/16/2013 12:29 PM

Wow, how lovely!!

TrulyReconciled posted 9/16/2013 12:48 PM

Nice. See any red tail hawks?

jo2love posted 9/16/2013 12:51 PM

Amazing views!

sad12008 posted 9/16/2013 12:58 PM

Love the photos, Sad! That's a really cool looking area. Historic details are not my strong suit, so I'm going to having to look up the "Burgoyne Invasion". Glad you got to enjoy such a beautiful place!

Deeply Scared posted 9/16/2013 13:21 PM

Beautiful!! I bet you had a wonderful time!

Crescita posted 9/16/2013 13:24 PM

Love the pics, especially the history

Sad in AZ posted 9/16/2013 16:40 PM

TR: Embarrassingly enough, I forgot my binoculars (actually, I thought they were already in the car)

sad12008: I'm sure you remember hearing something about the American Revolution...

tired girl posted 9/17/2013 12:34 PM

I am sure you know ALL about it, but we just discovered Mt. Lemon here in Tucson about three weeks ago, it was awesome!!! And Madera Canyon, so many places to go here in Tucson!!

TrulyReconciled posted 9/17/2013 16:44 PM

Binoculars? You need a spotting scope

Sad in AZ posted 9/17/2013 17:44 PM

Need is rather subjective, TR; especially when you're marginally employed.

TG: Mt. Lemmon, Madera Canyon, Sabino Canyon (Thunder Canyon Brewery ) All fabulous! If you need any suggestions, let me know

LosferWords posted 9/17/2013 20:17 PM

Awesome pics. Looks like it was a wonderful hike.

TrulyReconciled posted 9/18/2013 10:20 AM

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