We almost didn't hike this weekend. The weather forecast was dismal. First we cancelled the camping trip to the Poconos. Then decided against the Catskills in favor of something a bit closer. We chose the Fishkill Ridge, outside Beacon. This hike normally offers rewarding views. In the morning when we started, however, the forest was shrouded in fog, showing us beauty of another sort. As the day wore one, the fog lifted and the sun came out. As we made our way back up Lamb's Hill a second time, we were able to see across the Hudson, up to the Catskills.