Anthony's Nose - Westchester, Putnam, Orange & Rockland Counties, NY. June 2010
From the West side of the Bear Mountain Bridge, that's Anthony's Nose on the opposite shore.
The Anthony's Nose Trail shoots off south from the Appalachian Trail in Putnam County. Note the trail's blue blaze on the tree at right, and the cabinet
on the left, where hikers can record their visit.
With West Point just a couple of miles away, it's not unusual for the quiet to be broken by a fly-by of military aircraft. These 3 helos are heading south down the Hudson,
as seen from the Nose, passing Bear Mountain State Park, and Bear Mountain itself at right.
Still looking southwest from the Nose, that's Iona Island across the water. Formerly a U.S. Navy ammunition depot, it's now a 556-acre bird sanctuary, and part of Bear Mountain SP.
One of several markers placed by the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey on the Nose, this is a reference marker, and it's arrow points towards a similar station mark nearby. The stamping on this one indicates it was placed here in 1938.
Facing west from Anthony's Nose, there's the Bear Mountain Bridge spanning the Hudson River, and beyond it, U.S. Route 6 snakes westward. The smaller bridges to the right span the Popolopen Creek. You can see a railroad bridge, a footbridge, and the Popolopen Bridge.
There's the hiker, and beyond, West Point and the Hudson River, looking north.
After hiking back down from the Nose on the Appalachian Trail, the southbound AT crosses the Hudson on the Bear Mtn. Bridge. Here are a couple views from the bridge of the old Conrail (now CSX) West Shore Line rail tracks. First north, then south.
There's an unnamed path that crosses a footbridge (c. 2002) over the Popolopen Creek, now on the Orange County side of the river. This is the view from the footbridge towards the BM Bridge. Down low in the foreground is the railroad bridge (CSX).
Here's a shot of the footbridge itself. Behind it, as well as in the photo below, is the Popolopen Bridge on U.S. Route 9W, 150 feet above the creek.
And finally, here's a view of the Bear Mountain Bridge you don't see too often.