Trail Conference member and volunteer Margo Moss is a Palisades enthusiast.
“It is amazing to me that this fabulous historical landmark exists within minutes of New York City, with a population of 6 million +,” she writes. “There are over 40 miles of trails here, expertly maintained under the direction of PIP Trail Crew Supervisor Christina Fehre, and her amazing crew. In addition to their work on the trails, they offer weekend hikes for people of all ages. The park offers historical programs for children and adults and there are several picnic areas complete with playgrounds and gorgeous Hudson River views and benches for those who just want to relax and enjoy the scenery. For me the Palisades offer ‘food for the soul.’ ”
Margo puts her energy where her heart is. She is a frequent hike leader on trails along the Palisades (top and bottom), a participant in the park’s monthly Meetup-Cleanup events, and most recently, one of the plaintiffs listed on a lawsuit challenging a zoning change in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, where she resides, that would raise the height limit of buildings in the area from 35 to 150 feet. (Read more about the Palisades lawsuit.)
Margo, a photographer, documents her excursions in photos. Here are some of her photos showing people hiking and cleaning up trails in the Palisades region. (Click on photos to see them in larger format.)