Here are a few of our favorite Catskill backwoods memories. Of course, they came with pictures!
Sunrise on Giant Ledge. Camping on Giant Ledge well, simply put is incredible. Being able to wake up and sip your java to this view is second to none.
View from Friday Mountain’s Summit. The view from Friday’s summit is not as open or expansive as other peaks, but it has something the most popular peaks don’t have. Solitude. See you’ll have one of the hardest bushwhacks to any mountain in the Catskills to get a glimpse of this one. That’s okay with us, most likely we’ll be there by ourselves.
Sunrise on almost any stream in these mountains. This one is way up in the Neversink Valley. There is no official trail to this spot. Getting water for breakfast at 6:45 AM on a cool summer morning is something simply that “stays with you”. The smells, sounds, and sights.
Stuff you miss if you hike too fast. Let’s face it, sometimes we just need to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. It’s not always about the big stuff.
Great dam makers. Some of the most interesting spectacles don’t come from large mountains, but rather small animals. When you hike and come across an active beaver lodge as we did here it almost makes you forget your destination.
Backwoods wanderer with a passion for backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the wilds of the Catskills and Adirondacks in New York. A Catskill 3500 Club Member and Adirondack Forty-Sixer. Climbed Mount Rainier. Professionally an Exercise Physiologist.