NEW YORK: EMPIRE STATE, AND HILLY PRECURSOR TO THE NORTHERN BRUTALITY
So close it hurts. Just one excellent little state left until I'm enjoying 4th of July hamburgers and a cold beer with my family. A little R&R never hurt anyone, and with my speedy schedule to get home, my feet are in the process of impeaching me as their leader unless I give them a little vacation.
With numerous views, challenging climbs, and plenty of trail distractions to keep a hike occupied, New York is a good state. The ever-increasing climbs are slowly reminding my legs that real work is just a few states away. With the last 3 states not taking prisoners, it's best to get the whining done now.
Onward and ever Upward, Northward bound we go!