Sunday, September 22, 2013

Slide Mountain, Catskills

September 22, 2013
Distance: 5.7 miles 
Time: 3 hours 35 minutes
Map: Catskill Trails Map Set

Parking: See Directions.
Notes: Catskill 3500 footers #22
Post hike dinner: Jaipore, Brewster, NY (no where near the hike!)
Directions: Slide Mountain (west access)

This is a moderate hike. The incline is never too difficult. The hardest part for me was just the typical rocky footing in parts. We found plenty of water for the dogs.

There is a small cutout view before the summit. At the summit there are footings from a fire tower. Just past the summit is a large flat area with somewhat obstructed views, but still pretty nonetheless. Below the large flat area is the John Burroughs plaque.

Year to date miles 301.2

Parking area (pretty full when we arrived) and trail register.

Leaves starting to show some yellow color

Sign at the top of some stone steps for the right turn onto a woods road

Leaving the level woods road for the climb up Slide.

The rocky footing sometimes makes for slow going, especially downhill.

Pass the blue blazed trail on the right. This trail can be used to make a longer loop hike, which I hope to do some day.

View from ledge before the summit. The photo looks pretty washed out, but there is some color down there!

View a short distance past the Slide summit. A good spot to take a break.

Waiting for Glen....

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