NORTHBOUND FROM MT. IVY TO BIG HILL SHELTER: 6.00 MILES
TOTAL MILES COMPLETED: 16.80 MILES
This section starts near the busy Palisades Interstate Parkway and Route 202 in Mt. Ivy, New York and even follows alongside the Parkway for a bit. Eventually it turns into the woods and passes through Cheesecote Park and Harriman State Park. There are a couple of abandoned classic vehicles along the way as well as reservoirs and even an old cemetery. In order to get back before sundown, I gave up looking for the site of a 1974 plane crash where you can still find pieces of the wreckage. That will be for next time when I complete the remaining three-and-a-half miles of the section.