Up the Hill

It’s been so busy here for us, with spring plantings and the kids’ school work that we haven’t had any time to really go anywhere. An appointment in a distant town might take us to a little exploration, but we really have no time for a lengthy exploit.

Some of this blog’s readers have expressed curiosity about our geography where we live. We live in the Mohawk Valley, the lowest geographic point of New York State. There’s the Catskills to the south and the Adirondacks to the north. We have plenty of hills here in the Valley, though! Up behind my house is a very steep hill (we call them hills, but I suppose they might be considered mountains elsewhere?). We went for a little hike. It is very rugged countryside. I took my camera along and snapped some photos for you to see.

Here’s the gorge where most of the water comes spiling down from the hill. We have to have such gorges (they are man-made) otherwise, our homes and everything around them are washed out during heavy rains.



And here’s a shot of us going downhill. It’s a strenuous exercise!


Those are the only photos that came out well. I’ll try to take more next time we are out. The view from the top is breathtaking!

About the Author

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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