Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Escape from Black Friday - A Sample Route


Brooklyn forecast for Friday: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming WSW 5 to 8 kt in the morning. Sunny, Sunny, with a high near 56. Seas around 1 ft.

Wow. PERFECT weather for getting outside and doing something to work off the turkey and pie, huh? May I make a suggestion? Blow off the awfulness at the malls, get out there and make the most of it!

See the picture above for a great example of a suitable route for an Escape from Black Friday. Either arrow will work.

Haven't seen anything this clearly marked where you are? Well, that anyone who's a regular reader here probably already knows their escape options, by land or by sea (and probably had their own Escape planned long before I even thought of posting about it) but if you're not sure, I bet this site can help.

It's going to be a lovely day in the Northeast, and the snow will be here soon enough. A fall day like this is a gift - it would be such a shame to waste it on shopping!


Baydog said...

Who needs to shop with all of the leftovers for the next few days?

Anonymous said...

Is that Breakneck ridge?

bonnie said...

No, although we did hit Breakneck for one of our Thankgiving Friday hikes a couple of years ago. Loved it, took pictures!. This one is at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, CT. We ended up going back here for our usual Friday hike this year - this is not too far from where TQ's folks live and it's a favorite destination of ours for working off Thanksgiving excesses. There's a wonderful variety of trails; this one is a loop that goes around the Giant's head. It's very steep & for an average hiker like me, best done when conditions are nice, but when they are, it's tons of fun, with absolutely spectacular views at the top.

Friday was so nice that every scenic perch had a percher, and that's a thing I do love to see.