The last time we went hiking at the Gunks, it was because it was raining too hard to climb. Actually, every time we hike at the Gunks it is because it is raining too hard. The last hike was unique in that the fog was so thick we could not see the trail more than 10 - 20 feet ahead of us. On the left is a picture of the tower at the top of Skytop in thick fog.
Many of the trails are not very strenuous but the rocks and land can be very slippery and muddy when wet.