Tag Archives: Catskill 3500 Club

Graham Mountain Catskills

Graham Mountain is a privately owned peak in the Catskill Mountains. It is the second-highest of the Catskill High Peaks without a maintained trail. The first is its higher neighbor, Doubletop. It was once home to a TV relay station which its abandon remains still sit on its summit. This is too bad as the summit has a wonderful first growth pygmy hardwood population. Just below the summit, a ledge and talus slope looking toward…

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Windham High Peak is the most northern of the Catskill 3500 Club high peaks. From various points, it towers over other peaks and valleys even though being one of the lowest of the 3500. It is one of the most frequently climbed mountains hiked in the Catskills due to its outstanding views, relative ease, and close proximity to a major Catskill tourist town. Windham High Peak makes for an excellent winter outing. Featured Photo: Windham…

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West Kill Mountain from John Robb Lean-to

West Kill Mountain is the tallest peak on Devil’s Path at 3898 feet. It’s closest higher neighbor is Hunter Mountain that is 3.13-miles away at a Bearing 77.6° True or 90.7° Magnetic. It’s Isolation Limit Point is 3-miles away just below Hunter’s Summit. West Kill’s Isolation Circle Area is a large 27.7 mi² (71.8 km²). It was heavily glaciated and has many ridges with cirques in which small glaciers carved the slopes of this massive…

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Chris at the Seager Trailhead

Doubletop Mountain a 3875′ peak was known as one of the hardest Catskill off-trail peaks and is the Catskill’s highest peak without a trail. Today with a herd path ascending from the north, the going is much easier. No one says you need to climb the herd path. I have been on Doubletop 3-times, but have attempted it five. Each time I missed making the summit was due to time and weather. Doubletop, with its…

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Crossing Tributary of Biscuit Brook

In the Big Indian Wilderness sits Fir Mountain a 3630′ trail-less peak. The mountain is located about 1-mile NW of Spruce Mountain and 1.5-miles SE of Big Indian Mountain. It sits on the Catskill Divide as the east slopes drain to the Esopus and on to the Hudson and east, south, and west to the West Branch of the Neversink and to the Delaware River and Bay. The summit does have Fir trees on it,…

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5/19

Please note changes in access and rules for hiking and camping in the Adirondacks and Catskills during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please act responsibly during this stressful period. Please read the DEC info carefully. Read more here!

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