A closer look at the Ashokan Reservoir far below.
After the views near Cornell's summit, I turned back, retracing my steps over both summits and back down to the trail junction with Terrace Mountain Lean To. I was feeling pretty good and it was only 2pm, so I opted to continue straight towards the Lean To. This adds an extra 1.8 miles RT to the hike but the elevation gain/ loss isn't significant and it shouldn't take too much time.
What a great day!!! Hiked a total of 11.4 miles all together with the extra stops with an elevation gain of over 2700 feet total.