Tag Archives: Devil’s Path

Summit of Twin Mountain

After a period of closure due to vandalism, the section of Devil’s Path between Pecoy Notch and Twin Mountain Summit is again open for hiking. According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, the trail is open with a short reroute.  On the state website they state: “The short reroute on the previously closed section between Twin Mountain Peak and Pecoy Notch Trail provides safe passage for visitors while maintaining the character of the…

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View from Friday Mountain at the canister of Devil's Path

See update on this closure. The NYSDEC has announced on its web site a section of Devil’s Path is closed until further notice due to vandalism. The closure is from Pecoy Notch to the summit of Twin Mountain. This act comes not long after another unlawful event of illegal blazing on Cascade Mountain in the Adirondacks and a wildfire at 3,100′ on Blackhead Mountain’s in the Catskills due to an unattended/abandon campfire. Those events did…

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devils tombstone campground closed for 2019

From the DEC web site: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that Devil’s Tombstone Campground and Day Use Area in the town of Hunter, Greene County, will be temporarily closed for the 2019 season to allow for upgrades to the facility. “As one of the oldest and most popular campgrounds in the Catskill Forest Preserve, Devil’s Tombstone provides a variety of Catskill visitors with overnight accommodations each year,”…

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Becker Hollow Trail-head

There are many ways up the Catskills second highest summit. Ranging from moderate to difficult makes reaching the fire tower views doable for most people. With a horse trail and handicap ramp for mounting and dismounting, it gives the trip another dimension. Even though this writer has read criticism in forums about the safety for horses on the steeper sections of the trail, it does offer an opportunity that no other high peak in New…

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John Robb Lean-to

Lean-tos for the Hunter – West Kill Wilderness are included in this description. There are three lean-tos in the area and all have merit. If you are new to lean-to camping it may be worth reading our post on using backcountry shelters. Diamond Notch lean-to The Diamond Notch lean-to is located with-in the Hunter – West Kill Wilderness area and is the only lean-to in this area that is in first growth forest. The lean-to…

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5/16

The Adirondack Mountian Club has closed the Heart Lake Program Center (Lake Placid), Johns Brook Property (Keene Valley), and Member Service Center (Lake George) until at least May 14th.

The Adirondack Mountain Reserve (“AMR”) is immediately reducing the parking capacity on its lot located on the southerly end of Ausable Road where it intersects with Route 73 in St. Huberts.

Effective until further notice all NYS Fire Towers are closed. Also hiking Doubletop and Graham has been closed by the landowners.

The trails connecting to the upper viewing platform to the famed Kaaterskill Falls will be closed until further notice. Read more here