Take a hike! (with me?): Touchmenot Mountain

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.

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Painted Trilium (Trillium undulatum)

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Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) (and my weird freckly hand)

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Dwarf Ginseng (Panax trifolium)

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Jack in the pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

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Miterwort (Mitella sp.) (with cool fringy white petals)

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Spring Beauty of course

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So many trout lilies in the path

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An old farm pond

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The house is long gone but we found the foundations…

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And this neat old wall

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I liked how the fallen tree framed the path

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Perfect black fly habitat (yay?)

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Caddisfly cases

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Little Pond

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I thought these baby oak leaves looked particularly magical

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Don’t peel the birches!

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I love how you can see the diversity of the trees in the hills, especially that weird patch of conifers.

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Big Pond

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Thanks for hiking with me!

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