I’ve never hiked the length of the Appalachian Trail, nor is it likely I ever will. But those parts of the trail nearest to me, in New York and New Jersey, are among my favorite places to walk. These photos are from a segment of the trail that goes through Wawayanda State Park. Wawayanda touches Vernon and West Milford, N.J., and Warwick, N.Y. In the middle of June, this part of the trail is as green and lush as it ever gets.