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Slide Mountain from Cornell Mountain, Catskills NY

Slide Mountain is an icon among Catskill mountain peaks. It greets tens of thousands of hikers each year. During the “in season” hiking months (mid spring to mid fall) on average, it is not uncommon to share this peak with 40-50 people. This wonderful peak holds the lofty status of being the highest in the Catskills. Place among the 35: 1st Elevation: 4190 feet above sea level. Summit Coordinates: 41° 59.92’N, 74° 23.18’W Interesting Features:…

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Chris on Slide Mountain

So we are into spring. Looking back on this past winter all I can think of is “blah”. It’s somewhat rare in the Catskills that we don’t get much snow. Not only is it rare, but it’s disappointing for those of us who thrive on back-country activities that require it. I guess chalk one up for climate change. But the Catskills is not the only wintry place impacted. But really, who am I to complain as we…

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It was a long time coming. Since the 1990’s. At that time I started my Catskill 3500 journey with my oldest son which we finished in 1999. This July I had the joy of completing my second 3500 adventure with my younger son finishing on a three-day trip up the Neversink and out over Slide Mountain. Balsam Cap, Friday, Dink, and out over Slide Mountain In the southern Catskills, just south of Slide Mountain sits…

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Devil's Path from Burroughs Range Trail on the North Face of Slide

This is one of the toughest loops in the Catskills. With awe-inspired views, extensive first growth and subalpine forests, lean-tos, designated campsites, and mountain springs with sparkling chilled water this trip has something for everyone. Just the Burroughs Range alone is a thigh buster but add to it the ascent to the col between Giant Ledge and Little Slide Mountain and then the descent to Woodland Valley State Campground your body will be screaming for some…

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9/9

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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