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Trail conditions: ice and snow

Winter conditions persist on the trail. Ice may be present in low-lying areas from tide water. Wind-blown snow my cover portions of the trail. Proceed with caution. Boots with traction recommended.

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Trail conditions: flotsam and ice

Friday’s full moon tide met heavy run-off from this week’s rainstorm. The trail was submerged under waist-deep water on Friday afternoon. Winds out of the north drove floating debris and driftwood onshore. The water receded as the tide ebbed, leaving behind flotsam and puddles on portions of

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Red and green

At night, the Coast Guard station is lit up with flashing red and green lights as if decorated for the holidays. Actually, the flashing lights are atop buoys that the Coast Guard crew removed from the river. The Aids to Navigation Team is in the process of

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Knock knock who's there?

I heard a knock at the window frame. Thump thump. I got up from the kitchen table and looked out the window. No one was there. Just a chickadee picking seeds from the bird-feeder. Then I heard it again. Thump thump. I noticed some movement out of

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Trail conditions: possible ice

Sub-freezing temperatures during the night. Ice may form in low-lying tidal areas along the trail. Proceed with caution.

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Fog bow

Water temperature: 42 degrees. Relatively warm, moist air in contact with the cold river creates fog in the valley. Thick fog on the river this a.m. The morning sun shone through the fog and created a fog bow. A fog bow is like a rainbow but without

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Haunted Hudson River

I heard a faint whistling outside. I look out the window through the blinds but didn’t see anything. Just the wind, I thought. The faint whistle continued intermittently. Then, I heard it loud and clear. A distinct whistle. Definitely not the wind. I put on my jacket

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Snow on mountaintops

It may be autumn here in the valley, but it’s looking like winter on the peaks. From the kitchen window, I can see Kaaterskill High Peak and Overlook Mountain covered in snow.

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Trail conditions: detritus

North winds combined with high tides washed floating plant debris and driftwood onto portions of the trail. Watch your step!

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Autumn at its prime

The maple tree at the lighthouse dock, my indicator of the progress of autumn leaf color, is bright red. The air is crisp. Overnight temperatures are dipping into the 30s.

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