Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ashokan High Point, Catskills

Date Distance Time Elevation Gain Average Moving Time Year to Date Miles
11/14/2015 9 miles 4 hours 36 minutes 2,271' 2.16 mph 691.8

Trail Map
Parking: See directions
Catskill All Trails Challenge: Map 143
Catskill 67 List: #6

Hike directions: Ashokan High Point

Nice hike. This hike is known to have a lot of bees, so this time of year seems appropriate to hike it. We encountered snow near the summit. This is a lollipop hike. Up until the loop, the hike is very gradual. Once you hit the loop, the incline gets steeper. We found the descent from the summit harder (wet leaves & snow made for a slippery descent). We will have to do this again sometime. We didn't have time to explore the meadow area or look for the plane crash site
The hike starts out on a woods road

The trail splits - it is a loop. To the right is the shorter approach to the summit.

Old graffiti at the summit

Summit view

Meadow just past the summit

Fireplace plus seats

Great mountain views from the meadow - low hanging clouds

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