A list of puns related to "Escarpment"
I know there are quite a few homes on the escarpment itself and that the city has bought unstable property from people living too close to the edge. I'm curious to hear other people's thoughts on the subject since it's such a vital area of traffic and use.
They have now put up a comparison chart for liquid yeast equivalents, I was looking to make a hefe with something similar to Wyeast 3068, but couldnt be 100% sure with their descriptions. I thought it would be a Weizen I but now you can see for yourself:
I know the city doesn't maintain the stairs but do they accumulate much snow? Is it still largely usable?
We're headed up to the Porkies (from lower Michigan) as part of a UP fall-colors adventure, and are spending a day hiking trails within the park. Our plan is to start at the Lake of the Clouds Overlook, and then descend down and around Escarpment Trail, then back—which I believe to be roughly 8.5 miles total. We won't be setting up camp or anything, nor do I think we'll be staying into the night.
Does anyone have insight into the terrain type(s) along that particular trail? I'll be grabbing some new shoes for the occasion, and am split between hiking shoes, boots, or trail runners (though less so). Which option might be most appropriate, also given the potential for light rain? Any recs on other essential-or-precautionary items would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much.
Looking to plant an escarpment black cherry and the closest potential nursery I've found is Kerrville. Any place closer?
I'm planning on hiking the escarpment trail next weekend and I'm trying to figure out which direction to head.
I'm going to be arriving late friday night so I'd like to optimize for space to hang a hammock early on in the trail.
Does anyone have recommendations?
Date: 8/28/21 – 8/29/21
Location: The Escarpment Trail in the Catskills
Weather: On our trip a few months back we were supposed to get soaked and we didn't. This trip had between a 5-15% chance of rain and naturally we were paid back for our luck previously. On-and-off dreary weather most of Day 1 and about 2 hours of legitimate downpour. Day 2 started off sunny and then would turn overcast and foggy and then back to sun.
Turnout: 6 fellow subredditors and Boone the unofficial subreddit mascot made it on this trip.
Day 1 (13.93 miles) - After convening at the southern terminus of the trail at 7am we shuttled 2 vehicles up to our starting point in the north and hit the trail right around 8am. The humidity was high and skies were overcast as we began the 3+ mile ascent up Windham High Peak. Once we summited we took in the view, though it was primarily obscured by the cloud inversions that were happening. We then had a ~3 mile trek across the ridgeline with some minor ups-and-downs. During this time the overcast skies started to hit us with some light drizzle and we thought "Ehhh, it'll let up in a minute". Famous last words.
Drizzle soon became steady, driving rain and the raingear came out. We had originally thought about taking lunch at the Batavia Shelter, however it reached the point where we decided to pause at a lookout we were near. /u/AorticEinstein graciously set up his tarp and the 6 of us plus Boone squeezed close and had some food. After about an hour the rain had moderately let up and we continued on to the Batavia Shelter as we still needed to visit it to top off our water. Due to the heavy rain both that day and the week prior, we didn't have to go far to find a solid water source instead of continuing all the way down to the shelter (admittedly, it would've only been 0.3 miles). After filling up it was time to ascent Blackhead Mountain.
/u/TotalCatskills has called the ascent up Twin Mt from Pecoy Notch as being arguably the hardest 3/4 miles of trail in the Catskills. (shoutout to him, his site is a great resource for all of us in the area). Maybe it was the rain, maybe it was the full stomach, or maybe it was just me being a poor hiker, but the 0.9 miles up... keep reading on reddit ➡