we can avoid the lift lines by using snow shoes to the back hills of rockwood.
rockwood at Pocantico The Park offers many varied training routes and in the last 5 years New York State created access to Rockwood State Park that allows additional running routes most notably routes that parallel the Hudson River. you can run on soft surface carriage trails and many times not repeat any trail. but for us we will be going cross country. the parking area is at the end of rt 117. going east---go past rockefeller state park entrance to the END. there you will see a parking garage on the hill on left. we can use that lot or the small outdoor lot below it. the entrance for rockwood is across the street. bring lunch--we can also bring wine to warm us. my cell[masked]
GO TO THE END ON RT117 (there is no exit from the taconic going south to rt-117). north only.
rt -117 becomes phelps way then kendal way--just stay to the left at the end of 117.
the parking lot is on the left, BUT--if you go left onto hospital access rd you can use the parking structure. just in case if no snow removal