Near mountain was also a great part of NY. A good portion of it has been groomed with steps, making it a little easier. From the top, you can see NYC. That was really neat! I have never been to NYC, and would love to come back someday to explore without my backpack.
After descending bear mountain, the AT goes through a zoo. I thought the zoo was a little sad. I'm used to seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, and seeing them in cages was very different. After the zoo, the trail crosses the Hudson river via the Bear Mountain Bridge. It was windy, so my picture turned out a little crooked.
Starting to fall asleep, so I will tell you all about my Christmas in July soon. I'm beat!