Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Moneyhole Mountain - Fahnenstock NY

Robert Buchanan writes in:

A couple of weeks ago I was back in the Moneyhole Mountain area of Fahnestock.

There's an interesting mound/cairn that I had been to a few times in the summer but revisiting it in the winter I can guess why it is situated where it is.With the leaves down one gets a spectacular view westward to the mountains on the other side of the Hudson River.

There is a nearby cairn cluster site that also sits by a high point with a wide western view.

In another interesting twist of history, this mound was used as a control site for the first major international orienteering event (World Cup, May 1986) to be held in the US. A permanent sign which is visible in the summer pictures shows it was used as a control site.

So along with the ancients, the site was visited by the world's elite orienteers back in the last century.

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