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The mass of Thomas Cole Mountain looking east from Camel's Hump

In his funeral oration delivered before the National Academy of Design, New York, May 4, 1848 William Cullen Bryant described in exceptional detail the life of his dear friend and celebrated artist Thomas Cole. As you climb Thomas Cole Mountain, spend some time thinking about his grand works, Falls of Kaaterskill (1826), View on the Catskill – Early Autumn (1837), His Master piece The Clove, Catskills (1827) and some of his spiritual works which he might…

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Blackhead Range from Windham High Peak

Like most big brothers they always seem to be just a few inches taller than the rest of us. Black Dome is the loftiest peak in the Blackhead Range but only by about 40 feet and is third highest in the Catskills. Black Dome provides the hiker with excellent vistas from the east and south. No view exists from the northern edge of its summit. There are several approaches to Black Dome, one from Big Hollow…

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View from Black Dome Mountain looking south Devil's Path in view

There are some renowned hikes in the Catskills and this is one of them. The bulk of the Blackhead Mountains consists of four peaks over 3500 feet. Blackhead, Black Dome, and Thomas Cole all reach almost the 4,000-foot mark. Although not considered a peak (in my opinion it is), Camel’s Hump eclipses 3,500 feet. All peaks are great destinations and have superb features along the way. The range can be climbed from the north or south at…

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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!