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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 12:12 PM, September 16th (Monday)

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)

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Default  Posted: 12:17 PM, September 16th (Monday)

Beautiful!


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Default  Posted: 12:29 PM, September 16th (Monday)

Wow, how lovely!!


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Default  Posted: 12:48 PM, September 16th (Monday)

Nice. See any red tail hawks?


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Default  Posted: 12:51 PM, September 16th (Monday)

Amazing views!




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Default  Posted: 12:58 PM, September 16th (Monday)

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!


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Default  Posted: 1:21 PM, September 16th (Monday)

Beautiful!! I bet you had a wonderful time!


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Default  Posted: 1:24 PM, September 16th (Monday)

Love the pics, especially the history

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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 4:40 PM, September 16th (Monday)

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

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Default  Posted: 12:34 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

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!!


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Default  Posted: 4:44 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

Binoculars? You need a spotting scope


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Default  Posted: 5:44 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

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


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Default  Posted: 8:17 PM, September 17th (Tuesday)

Awesome pics. Looks like it was a wonderful hike.

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