Sunday, October 14, 2012

Windham High Peak, Catskills

October 13, 2012
Distance: 7.3 miles
Time: 4 hours 35 minutes
Map: Catskill Trails Map Set
Parking: Parking lot on Route 23/Cross Road intersection in Windham. The lot was very full.
Restrooms: none
Notes: Catskill 3500 footer
Post hike dinner: Yum Yum Noodle Bar  Woodstock, NY (I just noticed on their website that they now have a food truck!)

Directions: From parking lot, cross the street to get onto blue blazed Escarpment Trail.
After 1.05 miles, pass yellow blazed Elm Ridge trail on right.
Continue on Escarpment Trail to the summit, and retrace steps.

Notes: This is one of the easier Catskill 3500 footers. There were many leaf peepers out. Some of the lower trails are used by mountain bikers. The ones we met were very dog friendly - I was worried about my off leash dogs passing them, but they were good!

Year to date miles: 312.8
Catskill 3500 footer # 15

Sign at trailhead, across th street from the parking lot
Intersection with Elm Ridge trail
Lean To on Escarpment trail
There are no views at the actual summit. But there are 2 lookouts immediately before the summit marker.
View to the north I think - this mountain is at the northern edge of the Catskills, so not very mountainous in the distance.
View to the south - Blackhead, Black Dome, Thomas Cole

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