By Clifford Hart (Recycled from May 2014, Edition 6)
Photos: © Greg Miller Photography
I had often admired Overlook Mountain located in Woodstock from afar, as a kid in the backseat of a ski-laden car hurtling up the New York State Thruway. Because of its great height relative to its immediate surroundings, I always imagined Overlook would be quite a challenge to climb. So one early-spring morning a few years back, after poking around some old trail guides that had lots of pictures but not much information, I decided to give it a whirl.
As I headed north out of Woodstock on Meads Mountain Road, my first surprise was how far up the mountain I was able to climb without setting foot out of my car. Arriving at the well-maintained parking area across from a monastery, everything looked so peaceful and inviting I wondered if I might be in the wrong place.
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