Hiking Storm King and Butter Hill
Storm King has become my favorite local trek this season. It’s less crowded than Mt. Beacon, and doesn’t start with a steep set of stairs, which lends to a prettier hike. The trade-off for the peace and quiet is that it requires crossing the Newburgh-Beacon bridge and a longer drive.
A few weeks ago I had a long day at work but the last hours of daylight were calling to me to make use of them before going home. I decided to cross over to Storm King and get in a quick hike. It was a Saturday, so there were a few cars at the pull-off on 9W. In all my hikes on Storm King, I had only bumped into one other pair of hikers, but the number of cars suggested today would be different.