For many years now, the CAC has held a fall foliage hike to the restored fire tower at the top of Mount Nimham. We try to aim for mid-October when the leaves are at their peak of color, and the woods smell like fall in the northeast. This year 17 people enjoyed the hike from the DEC parking area on Gypsy Trail Road to the Mount Nimham fire tower and back. Here we are preparing to cross a small stream using a newly installed bridge along the trail.
As you can see we had a terrific hike in what turned out to be perfect fall weather. When we got to the top, we all had lunch at the base of the tower then climbed to the top and had a look around. George Baum gave a short talk about the history of the area and of the fire tower.
On the way down, we split into several different groups. Some hiked down Nimham Court, some explored new trails, and some returned the way we came along the well marked trail. Those that went that way got to watch hike leader Dave Ehnebuske step off the small dam in the creek at the bottom and into knee-deep nice cool water! Luckily for Dave it was at the very end of the hike, not at the beginning.