Touchmenot is a mountain in the Catskills of New York. This is a pleasant little hike, not too steep and not too difficult, but with some lovely spring ephemerals and those pretty Spring Beauty specialists I mentioned a couple of days ago.
Painted Trilium (Trillium undulatum)
Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) (and my weird freckly hand)
Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolium)
Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)
Miterwort (Mitella sp.) (with cool fringy white petals)
Spring Beauty of course
So many trout lilies in the path
An old farm pond
The house is long gone but we found the foundations…
And this neat old wall
I liked how the fallen tree framed the path
Perfect black fly habitat (yay?)
I thought these baby oak leaves looked particularly magical
Don’t peel the birches!
I love how you can see the diversity of the trees in the hills, especially that weird patch of conifers.
Thanks for hiking with me!