Storm King and Butter Hill

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.
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