|The final route for Stage 1.|
|Not sure why they chose these colors, but I'm glad they did.|
|Garrison, NY 10524|
|The view of Bear Mt. across the Hudson.|
|A very refreshing lunch in Pawling before the big climb.|
|The major climb of the day crosses the Appalacian Trail.|
|Another quaint hamlet sign.|
|Lovely farm country abounds throughout the Hudson Valley.|
|Friends Jill and Doug slow down to say hello.|
|The oldest inn in America.|
|The FDR home is one of the many historic spots along the river.|
|Back again, safe and sound as night falls.|
|Stage 1: The final count.|
In all, it was a delightful day.
Up next: Stage 2: Exploring the West.