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Friday, August 29, 2014

Burger Hill Sunset(Hudson Valley)

An absolutely gorgeous Friday evening was setting up, so I drove down to Burger Hill Park just outside of Rhineback to watch the sunset.  A popular spot to catch the sunset, I'd been waiting for the right conditions and tonight was nearly perfect.  There is no marked trail, but an obvious wide path heads through open fields directly up to the top of the hill.
 Trucks and farm equipment near the foot of the hill.
 Looking up the wide path at a nice older couple in front of me.
 About 15 minutes prior to sunset the suns rays still spilling across the field.
 Active hay fields.
 Shadows and the suns last rays creeping in.
 Ascending the hill.
 The trail climbs for .4 of a mile through beautiful open fields, with views all around you.
 As you climb the hill, views west to the Catskills unfold.
A panorama from about 3/4 of the way up Burger Hill.
 Looking back over the beautiful landscape of rural Rhineback.
 Relaxing at the top of Burger Hill.
 A lovely older couple enjoyed the views from the top with me. 
 Looking north from the top of the hill.
 The setting sun beyond the northern Catskills.
 Rural Dutchess County.
 Nearby homes and yards.
 The radiant sky and warm evening temperatures made for a perfect setting.
 The pink glow made for a magical feel.
 Looking back down the fields.
 The moon above the sunset.
 The moon.
 A last look to the west as we all headed back down the hill.
This is one of those places that you should consider yourself lucky to visit.  Especially at sunset.  Wow.

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