Tag Archives: NYSDEC

Chris on the Macomb Silde

Macomb Mountain is the most southern of the Adirondack High Peaks. It is a required climb for the Adirondack Forty-Sixer membership. The summit provides wonderful views over Elk Lake and the jumble of high peaks to the north. To reach the summit, it has been thought of as a bushwhack, but since the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Adirondack 46ers have brushed out designated herd paths, it is more of an unmarked…

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Kaaterskill Falls

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 Rangers of rescue in the Catskills show otherwise. Enjoy! Greene County Kaaterskill Wild Forest Wilderness Rescue: On July 20 at 2:15 p.m., DEC’s Central Dispatch was notified that a 72-year-old man from Galloway, New Jersey, slipped on wet rocks near Kaaterskill Falls causing an ankle injury. Forest Rangers Breigle, Dawson,…

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Mount Sherrill Catskills

On January 19th Rangers responded to a call from a hiker stating that a hiking partner was injured on Mt. Sherrill a trailless peak in the Catskills. The peak is typically climbed as part of membership for the Catskill 3500 Club. The injured hiker was found about 2.5-miles from the trailhead near the summit which has steep terrain on its eastern face. Six Rangers responded to the incident in which a 58-year-old female from Roxbury…

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Fly Fishing

On November 4th, 2016 the New York State Department of Conservation (NYSDEC) issued a notice that fishing is now prohibited in parts of the famed 64 mile Esopus Creek due to low water levels. The NYSDEC says all species will be included during this order of suspension and that the low water flow is “creating a stressful environment for trout”. Continuing fishing during these conditions may cause added stress and impact spawning and production of the next generation of trout, according…

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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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