Started off the day with Windham, then drove down to Rider Hollow and saw Balsam and Eagle. Very wet and windy, and got pretty cold by the end of the day. The weather was awesome and a lot of fun, but it took me a while to dry out afterward.
Fall is a great time of year to go hiking in the Catskills. I went off trail for awhile on a private path by mistake after a hard water crossing. The Pine Hill-West Branch trail was really sucky. Too overgrown. I enjoyed the Seager-Big Indian trail though. I'd like to see the other side, perhaps I will when I go to Balsam.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe