Tag Archives: Denning

Slide Mountain from Cornell

Slide Mountain is the tallest peak in the Catskill Mountains of New York. It is located in the southern Catskills and is a wilderness unit bearing its name; Slide Mountain Wilderness. Being the tallest makes it one of the most popular. It ranks first in the Catskills at 4184′ and eclipses 17 of the Adirondack Forty-Sixer peaks. Slide’s nearest higher neighbor is Killington Peak in Vermont. Even with the height, Slide is hard to view…

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DEC Statewide Forest Ranger Highlights Many people think the Catskills are full of simple easy hikes to its highest peaks. These excerpts from the latest rescues in the Catskills by Rangers and local SARS, emergency squads and fire departments show otherwise. Learn! It seemed to be a quiet week in the Catskills, that’s good. Town of Denning Sullivan County Wilderness Rescue: On Aug. 16 at 3:50 p.m., a 74-year-old woman from Albany walking the access…

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View from Paul's Lookout on the Curtis - Ormsbee Trail

The blue blazed Curtis – Ormsbee Trail is a short connector trail in the Slide Mountain Wilderness of the Catskill Mountains. It provides the hiker with a beautiful alternative to the “dog route” from the Slide Mountain Trail Head, or as part of the main approach coming from Denning. In its 1.65-mile length, the hiker will find fine views, first growth forest, and interesting trail-side scenery. History behind the Curtis – Ormsbee Trail The Curtis-Ormsbee Trail…

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View from near the summit of Rocky Mountain in the Catskills

Rocky Mountain is a 3508’ 3487′ peak (update 2018: Rocky’s elevation has been downgraded to 3487′) in the Catskills Bushwhack Range in the Slide Mountain Wilderness. Geographically it can be considered as a part of the Peekamoose Mountain Range. However, local hikers have deemed the range the Bushwhack Range, so it will be referred to on this site. The peak is a required climb for the Catskill 3500 Club. Over the past couple of decades…

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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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