Albany in the Hudson Valley seen from Thacher Park high on the Helderberg Escarpment. The Taconics and Berkshires rise just beyond.
Massachusetts is to the top-right, Vermont is to the top-left.
At the top of the escarpment is the John Boyd Thacher Park, overlooking the valleys and the mountain ranges beyond. East of the city of Albany are the Taconic Mountains and the northern reaches of the Berkshires. Northward are the Adirondacks. To the northeast, the Green Mountains of Vermont. The Catskills are to the south.
A picnic area on the edge of the escarpment in Thacher Park.
I spent a lot of time in Thacher Park and the area around it while growing up. There's a lake not far from where I took these pictures called Thompson's Lake. My family went camping there during many summers. I remember one summer in particular, August 1974, when we were camped at Thompson's Lake. The entire campground listened to Richard Nixon's resignation speech. You could hear it echoing through the woods just walking around. Nearly every radio in the campground was tuned in. I was fourteen years old.