This week was filled with sweeping views, beautiful wildflowers, weird and wonderful weather conditions, and a group of amazing hikers that took to some challenging trails with a whole lot of heart.
Saturday's group tackled Windham High Peak and a taxing trek with warm temperatures and no leaf cover in early spring back to base camp, completing over 13 miles! We had some first time hikers that showed incredible perseverance. They were rewarded with amazing views and some wonky weather. Low cloud cover over the Hudson Valley kept views on the east side of the valley obscured, while the interior Catskills had clear skies and beautiful views of the Blackhead range.
The Saturday overnighters camped out in the lean to and clearly bonded quickly under a lovely night sky. They may have stayed up until 3 AM, but still crushed three more mountains the next day with our Sunday day hikers.
The entire weekend offered amazing wildflowers, which are now coming up in full bloom. We had our first confirmed spotting of a Columbine in DBA history (that means in all of Dave's hiking history too!). Check out a few of our favorites here (and keep scrolling to see a Newt spotted by the spring as well!).