Mid-Life Cycling

Mid-Life Cycling

30 October 2013

To A Virgin (Forest)

I went on a deep woods bike adventure today.

All right...I took a little spin after work to this place:




I wished I'd had my regular camera.  I did the best I could with my cell phone to capture the line of color on the rock ridge and its reflection in the water.

So where did I go?


My little jaunt took me to a virgin...OK, a virgin forest.  Where?



Would you believe Manhattan?  (You probably didn't believe there was a virgin anything there.)  Yes, at the very northern tip of the island, there's a wooded area in Inwood Hill Park where trees have never been cut or planted.  Take away the Henry Hudson Parkway bridge and the nearby buildings, and it's more or less the way it was when Peter Stuyvesant landed there.

I think it's one of those places best seen at this time of year.

 

1 comment:

  1. " Take away the Henry Hudson Parkway bridge and the nearby buildings, and it's more or less the way it was when Peter Stuyvesant landed there."

    Of course, if Robert Moses didn't get his way, you wouldn't have to take away the Henry Hudson.

    The Robert Caro book on Moses, "The Power Broker" talks about Inwood Hill and one man's fight to stop Moses from cutting through the park.

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