A blog of personal reflections, adventures both close to home and far away, political musings and commentary, and thoughts on negotiating life as a twenty-something, queer Mainer transplanted to New York City hoping to write, inspire, teach and change the world.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Appalachian Trail Metro North Stop

Thanks to SMH and other friends the weekends have been full of adventure that is accessible via public transit. We finally explored the section of the Appalachian trail accessible via Metro North (though we had to take a bus from South East due to weekend track work) and it was lovely. I am always so surprised at the idyllic landscapes accessible to NYC. I am beginning to understand the Hudson River school painters and their obsession with the landscape upstate. We had a lovely temperate day, got started down by a herd of cattle and had the Pawling Nature Reserve to ourselves! As a child I hiked the AT frequently during the summers in Maine and New Hampshire and it was pretty amazing to see another segment of it and imagine that I could keep going to Maine... or Georgia.


  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger Jessica said…

    hey, I hope this isn't weird. My name is Jessica and in highschool, I was friends with Jonathan and you two played music at my house. I recently had the videos put into the computer and have been sharing bits of them on facebook so I searched for you there and didn't find you but found you here... anyway, here is a link if you want to see yourself way back then!


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