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Aug 19, 2019 - Lighthouses along the middle Hudson

I walked with Dot and Jed at the Esopus Nature Preserve and viewed the Esopus Lighthouse from the trail. I do remember being there years ago looking for a letterbox. It is a beautiful day! The next day, Mom and I happened to go to a park at Kingston Point and viewed the Kingston Lighthouse from the shore. There were dogs fetching sticks and balls from the Hudson for their masters also. Mom told me how she and Dad had taken the trolley here when it was operational. It might be on weekends now as the sign says, but the tracks don't look it! I...

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Aug 4, 2014 - Day with Dot

Dot is on vacation this week, so I had a rare opportunity to spend time with her. She chose to go on a hike down in Esopus to see the waterfalls on a trail and then to take a different trail around a pond that her son David had mentioned. Seems like I’m not the only one with a fetish for water falling from one level down to another! I remember walking this path and seeing a big snapping turtle on the rock near the waterfall and that people were walking over and close to it to get near the falls. I chose to stay back and found my letterbox...

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Jul 28, 2011 - Big Hiking day

Today I hiked in Black Creek Preserve and in Esopus Meadows Preserve. I visited the Esopus Town Library and Lighthouse Park. All this was done as a quest to find many letterboxes. I found lots but I think there are more to be found. Dot showed me Black Creek Preserve earlier this year and I had the clues to one letterbox here, but we didn't find it. I didn't find that one today either but have heard that it's there - in a stone wall - behind a rock near one that looks like a car without wheels and another one that looks like a brown...

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