Tag Archives: Trail-less peak

Graham Mountain Catskills

Graham Mountain is a privately owned peak in the Catskill Mountains. It is the second-highest of the Catskill High Peaks without a maintained trail. The first is its higher neighbor, Doubletop. It was once home to a TV relay station which its abandon remains still sit on its summit. This is too bad as the summit has a wonderful first growth pygmy hardwood population. Just below the summit, a ledge and talus slope looking toward…

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Hough and Macomb in the Adirondack Dix Range

The Dix Range, peaks associated with Dix Mountain anchor the High Peaks. As one drives the Adirondack Northway from the south one can catch a glimpse of these peaks, especially the crown-like summit of Macomb. Situated south and separated from Marcy and the main jumble of high peaks Dix offers some of the best hiking, overnight or multiday backpacking and views in the Adirondacks and possibly in the Northeast. One can push and “do” the…

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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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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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