Ho-hum, another jaw-dropping vista in the beautiful Hudson Highlands near Peekskill, NY.
This is a relatively challenging hike on Camp Smith Trail in the Hudson Highlands overlooking the Hudson River with spectacular views along the way. Careful in the winter - parts can be dangerous if there's ice on the ground unless you have crampons or other specialized equipment. Please stay on the blue-marked trail until you are close to the cache.
This cache is located around 150 feet off the trail. If you find yourself plummitting off the side of a cliff, you've probably gone too far. When you get to a bend in the trail and can see the Bear Mountain Bridge, do yourself a favor and follow the little side trail to the edge of the hill for a nice look at the gorgeous scenery. Ooh, look, another side trail to the right! I wonder where that goes.
The cache is a small plastic container with a pen and a log book plus some goodies for trade, plus a special goft for the first to find (FTF). (Yes, it's real.) Please leave this cache hidden as you found it.
The Camp Smith Trail is a public hiking trail in the town of Cortlandt, NY. It is named for the NY National Guard Camp that it borders. In 1995 the National Guard camp gave the NY/NJ Trail Conference this land for the express purpose of developing a hiking trail on it. Both geocaches are on the public trail land. Geocachers do not need to go on the restricted military land to retrieve them. Here is some information about the trail: http://www.nynjtc.org/hike/camp-smith-trail