Hiking Breakneck Ridge, in photos

Obviously I took a million (OK, 85) photos when we went hiking at Breakneck Ridge a couple weeks ago. While I spent most of the climb with both hands firmly planted on the rocks, my phone safely tucked away in my backpack, the views were just too spectacular to go undocumented. Whenever I reached a point flat enough to stand on safely, I was snapping photos and taking video.

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(After my friend Jordan took this one I climbed right back down and took the easier ascent.)

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Like I said last week, I felt (and still feel) SO accomplished! I never thought I’d be able to say I climbed a mountain and conquered one of the most difficult hikes in the Northeast.

On the descent, there were still plenty of adventures to be had. The woods were filled with streams to splash in and old buildings to climb and explore.

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After the hike (it took us about four hours), we headed into Cold Spring and ate ALL. THE. FOOD. I’ll be sharing more of that with you soon!

If you want to go: You can take MetroNorth from Grand Central to Cold Spring and walk about a mile to the trail. There’s also a stop at the trail, appropriately called Breakneck Ridge, with trains making stops three times a day on the weekends only. The hike is challenging but not impossible, even if you’re completely out of shape, as I am. It took us about four hours.

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