Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Brace Mountain - Finally to the Top!

I have tried to hike Brace Mountain (highest peak in Dutchess County) at least four times, and many times I came down thinking that I successfully had reached the top. Every time I came down and talked to people and realized that I hadn't quite made it to the top. Today, though, I made it. How did I know? The top of the mountain, I had finally heard, was marked with a pile of stones and a flag! I found it! Becca and Mom joined me for this adventure and we really struggled with the very steep descent because of the very dry and plentiful autumn leaves. If it is possible to sled on leaves, we did it!